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As a practice, unfortunately we are unable to provide exemption letters for face coverings. For more information, please click here.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer COVID antibody testing at present

As of 8th June 2020, anybody entering the surgery MUST wear a face covering such as fabric masks (these do not need to be medical grade masks) but this is essential for patient and staff safety. We need to continue to maintain social distancing in the waiting room, therefore we would ask where possible for patients to wait outside. You can inform us you have arrived via a phone call to reception.

COVID-19 Research

For further information on COVID-19 research click the "Research" tab to the right side of this page under "further information"

Home Visits

Doctor's bagThe medical centre is the best place for us to see anyone however, sometimes we may need to see you at home.

Every request for a home visit will be assessed by a doctor. We allocate time for visits each day but concentrate on providing surgery consultations so that more people can be seen throughout the day.

Night cover is provided by Durham and Chester-le-Street Primary Care Trust at the Out of Hours Centre at the University Hospital of North Durham. 

In return we ask you to:

  • Ensure that requests for home visits are done first thing in the morning, preferably before 10am.
  • Not to request a home visit unless the patient is too ill to be brought to the surgery.
  • Home visits usually take place between the hours of 12noon and 2pm however, if you feel that an immediate visit is needed then please let the receptionist know on booking.
  • Confine requests for night visits to problems that really cannot wait until the next working day. 
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