We would ask all patients coming in to the surgery to wear a face mask or face covering. Thank you.
Our highest priority at Consett Medical Centre is our patients health and well-being. To protect other patients and our staff, so we are able to continue working during the coronavirus pandemic, we have been advised to make changes to our appointments system:
Anyone with a fever, new continuous cough (even if mild) or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste in the past 7 days, OR a household contact with new continuous cough or fever in the past 14 days must NOT attend the surgery unless advised otherwise by the practice.
If you have symptoms and they are mild then stay home and follow NHS online guidance. Anyone with cough or fever who is unwell please contact 111 online/111 by phone/999.
We are trying to provide as much care as possible remotely through e-consultations, telephone, video, and text messaging.
All patients who need to be seen in the surgery will be screened by telephone or text beforehand or as you enter the building
Please avoid attending the surgery in person unless you have been asked to attend.
Prescriptions and fit notes can be requested online.
This a difficult and worrying time for us all and we are constantly updating our procedures in line with national recommendations. We appreciate your patience at this difficult time.
Dr Gorman & all the staff at Consett Medical Centre
Exemption cards or badges
Some people may feel more comfortable showing something that says they do not have to wear a face covering. This could be in the form of an exemption card, badge or even a home-made sign.
This is a personal choice, and is not necessary in law.
If you would like to use an exemption card you can use the PDF attachments on this page https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
*Important Information* COVID19
Any patient with a chronic illness who would normally attend the surgery for an annual review appointment please be aware that these appointments will now become phone consultations. Your nurse will contact you on the date and time that would have been allocated for your appointment. Please do not attend the surgery.
More information can be found on the governments website- here
The surgery will be closed Thursday 20th August for staff training. We will re-open on Friday 21st August at 8.30am
For all urgent medical enquiries and emergencies call 111 or 999
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Welcome to our surgery website. We hope to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information
We do our best to ensure the information supplied on this website is kept up to date and accurate. If you notice any information that you feel is incorrect or if you would like to give feedback on the content of this site please contact the surgery using the comments and feedback form here.
n.b. Please only use this form for comments about the practice and suggestions as to how we can improve our service to you. Medical matters and official complaints cannot be dealt with via this form. If you have a query regarding a medical matter please telephone reception to make an appointment to see the appropriate person.
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Who is it suitable for?
To use the NHS App you must be aged 13 or over and registered with a GP surgery in England.
How does it work?
Use the NHS App to:
- get advice about coronavirus – get information about coronavirus and find out what to do if you think you have it
- order repeat prescriptions – see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to
- book appointments – search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery, and see details of your upcoming and past appointments
- check your symptoms – search trusted NHS information and advice on hundreds of conditions and treatments, and get instant advice and medical help near you
- view your medical record – securely access your GP medical record, to see information like your allergies and your current and past medicines
- register to be an organ donor – chose to donate some or all your organs and check your registered decision
- find out how the NHS uses your data – choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning
If your GP surgery or hospital offers other services in the NHS App, you may be able to:
- message your GP surgery, doctor or health professional online
- consult a GP or health professional through an online form and get a reply
- access health services on behalf of someone you care for
- view your hospital and other healthcare appointments
- view useful links your doctor or health professional has shared with you
Watch a video about the NHS App
Who to call when the surgery is closed?
Click here to access 111 online
and for information about the NHS out-of-hours service, click here
Important Surgery Notice
The surgery phone lines will be closed from 12.00-12.30 daily.
Our main reception desk will remain open from
08.30-5.30pm every day and will not close
A dedicated number will be available during the time our lines are closed in case of emergency
For all medical emergencies, call 999
This is due to increased patient demand and a National shortage of GPs and we are working hard to improve this situation.
When you book an appointment you will be asked the reason for needing the appointment. Your GP has requested that our reception team ask for this information to ensure you are offer the most appropriate appointment.
Thank you for your support
When calling the surgery for results and hospital transport* please ensure you are calling between
1pm-4pm Monday to Friday, press option 1 *Very limited hospital transport is currently available
The surgery will be closed for staff training every third Thursday of the month
We open again at 8.30am the following morning.
If you require non-urgent medical attention while we are closed please call 111. For all medical emergencies please call 999.
We will send you a text reminder for your appointments or clinics. This is an automated service, please do not reply to these messages.
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Consett Medical Centre is working towards being a Dementia Friendly surgery for more information please speak to our reception team
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(Site updated 24/07/2020)