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CORONAVIRUS update - PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE UNLESS ADVISED TO BY A MEMBER OF STAFF.
When you arrive, please stay in your car and ring the practice on 01915265818. A member of staff will come out to collect you. Or ring the door bell and when possible wait outside for assistance. Face coverings to be worn throughout your visit. Thank you for your understanding.
If you are concerned you may have Coronavirus or may have come in contact with someone who has, stay indoors and click HERE for more information. If you would like help after contracting COVID click HERE
NHS researchers in the UK are working together to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.
Many possible COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in the UK. Different vaccines may work better for different groups of people. It's important we include people from all backgrounds and ages in our research. This gives researchers an understanding of how well each vaccine may work.
All COVID-19 vaccines being researched in the NHS have gone through strict safety testing, and have been approved by a number of processes. We use the same high standards to COVID research as we do to all NHS research.
We are still looking for volunteers for studies in the North East and North Cumbria to find a vaccine against COVID-19.
To sign up and for more information visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact
HELP THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19: PRINCIPLE TRIAL - Do you have a Covid-like illness, had symptoms for less than 15 days, are over 50 and are interested in taking part in a trial to see if community treatment can speed recovery and reduce hospital admissions. Please click HERE to see if you are eligible and how to self-refer
For isolation guidance click HERE
For general Coronavirus information click HERE.
For advice for parents during Coronavirus click HERE
For information to help with your recovery from Covid19 please visit Yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk
Due to recommendations for public safety, we have temporarily suspended the use of SystmOnline to book appointments. Sorry for any inconvenience.
PRIVATE MEDICALS: Due to increasing pressure from the pandemic and the COVID-19 vaccination programme we are not currently able to arrange any private medical examinations at the practice. We will continue to accommodate adoption and fostering medicals as these can only be carried out by a patients own GP. Private medicals can be arranged outside of the practice, though we are not able to advise you where to attend. If you have any queries about this please contact reception who will pass your details on to the GP.
LONG-TERM PAIN MEDICATIONS DONT KILL PAIN - THEY MASK IT - Visit https://painkillersdontexist.com/ to find out more or read the leaflet
2017 CQC Practice Report - OUTSTANDING
Please see full report for details - Southdene Medical Centre final report
24.3.17 Letter from Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health
Northern Echo Press Release 7th October 2017
Sunderland Echo Press Release 5th October 2017
Hartlepool Mail Press Release 5th October 2017
22.3.17 Letter from Stewart Findlay, Chief Clinical Officer for DDES CCG
12.4.17 Nationally CQC - Celebrating Good Care Booklet
May 2017 Nationally Practice Management Magazine - Be Outstanding - Tips for practices
Northern Echo Press Release 8th March 2017
Hartlepool Mail Press Release 13th March 2017
Sunderland Echo Press Release 13th March 2017
Please could we remind all patients, your long term condition annual MOT is due in your birthday month.
Please remember to make an appointment in your birthday month
2 WEEK WAIT REFERRAL
County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust and the North East Cancer Alliance have produced a patient information video for information on the Cancer Pathway - What is a 2 Week Wait referral. If you would like more details please watch the short film containing important information. Click here
Are you a carer?Please watch this short film for information
Friends & Family
Have your say and please give us your views and complete our Friends and Family Questionnaire - Thank you
For information on what to if you are unwell please click here
‘Talk Before You Walk’ when your GP practice is closed
Patients across Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield are reminded to ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when in need of care when your GP practice is closed.
By phoning NHS 111, patients who need to be seen urgently on the same day will be offered an appointment with a healthcare professional either at their own GP surgery or at another surgery nearby called a Primary Care Service or a hub.
Your quick guide to local health services Find out more
For information on Non-Emergency NHS funded transport please click here
Not Well? Want to be seen quickly?
Receptionists may ask you a few questions to help navigate you to the best person to help you quickly. They wont try to diagnose your problem, but you may need to tell them a little bit about why you are calling.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page to find out ways to order direct from the practice Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Wheelchair access to all three sites is at the front entrance.Patient services are all provided at the ground-floor level.
Booking Appointments and Repeat Prescriptions Online
Patients can now book appointments and order repeat prescriptions online.If you wish to register please call into Southdene Medical Centre for your registration to be completed. You must bring photo ID with you.If already registered click on the Icon below to book an appointment or order repeat prescriptions. Please view the following videos for more information.
South Durham Health
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(Site updated 25/08/2021)