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Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01207 583400 or visit our website – our opening ours are 08:30am- 5:30pm Monday- Friday. Please note our telephone line is shut between 12pm - 12:30pm daily.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.

If you are waiting for an annual review, please be assured we will be in touch.

Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.


Flu Clinics!

 

This year our flu clinics will be on the following dates:

 

Saturday 12th September 8.30am – 12.30pm

Saturday 26th September 8.30am – 12.30pm

Saturday 10th October 8.30am – 12.30pm

Saturday 17th October 8.30am – 12.30pm

 

This year to stay safe and maintain social distancing the entry to the clinic will be via the Extended Hours door located at the bottom of the car park. The main entrance will be your EXIT.

 

There will be staff located in the car park to help guide you.

 

  • DO NOT ATTEND if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Please can we ask that you attend by yourself where possible. We will only be allowing one person in per room.
  • Wear appropriate clothing to allow us to access your upper arm.
  • Please wear a face covering.
  • A One way system will be in operation.

 

If you have other issues that you need to discuss, please make an alternative appointment as this clinic is for vaccinations only.

 

We are only open for our flu clinic on these dates, any other urgent medical needs should be addressed by contacting 111.


The surgery sends out text reminders for you appointments:

Please do not reply to our NHSnoreply text messages as the inbox is not manned.


Important information regarding flu vaccinations for 50-64 year olds:

 

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.


*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.

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. 


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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


veterans

Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice 

Consett Medical Centre is now an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice: If you are a veteran, please let our reception team know so that we are able to add your name to our Veteran Register, this will enable us to ensure we keep you informed of help available and support you and your family through the Healthcare system.

Click here for more information and resources available.

 

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