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Seasonal Influenza Vaccines - Book your appointment NOW

Flu vaccine will be available at Discovery Practice from October 2020 for those eligible in an at risk group. Please call to book you appointment. Please read information of the changes we have made to our Vaccination Clinics to ensure we keep you safe this year on the "Influenza vaccine Appointment" section under the Appointment tab.   Thank you

 

As you will have seen/heard in the media; the Government is expanding this year’s flu vaccination programme to include people aged 50 to 64.

 

In order to protect those most vulnerable, the ‘at-risk’ groups will be prioritised and vaccinated first.

 

Once the ‘at-risk group’ phase is well underway, those aged 50 to 64 will then receive an invitation to be vaccinated (they will not be vaccinated prior to receiving an invitation.)

Coronovirus  

Please see attached for details of  Covid-19 How to get tested

If you think you have coronavirus or you have a New Continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/change of smell or taste or you have in the last 14 days been to a country or area with a high risk or coronavirus go to (www.nhs.uk for a details of high risk countries) or you have been in an airport or close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus.

DO NOT GO TO THE GP SURGERY/HOSPITAL OR COMMUNITY PHARMACY., STAY INDOORS AND AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH OTHER PEOPLE. 

 


From January 2019 repeat prescription requests will no longer be accepted via telephone and require 72 hours to process.  For details of How To Order please visit the prescriptions section on the website.


SELF CARE FORUM - www.selfcareforum.org  This site offers helpful advice and leaflet which are downloadable.  We believe in empowering our patients to have confidence in managing their conditions.  It will also provide helpful advice through the winter months.

OUT OF HOURS: If you need to see or speak to a GP on Bank Holidays, weekends or between 6pm and 8am Monday to Friday please ring NHS 111.  To learn more about our local extended hours GP services please visit http://www.southteesaccessresponse.nhs.uk/


PRACTICE CLOSURES

Future planned half day closing is Wednesday 22nd April 2020, from 12pm the practice will re-open the following day at 8am.

The practice temporarily closes on Thursdays between 12pm & 2.00pm to facilitate staff training and education.  If during this period you need to speak to a Doctor URGENTLY please call 07436803445. This number is only available on Thursdays during this period.  PLEASE NOTE THE PRACTICE CLOSED ON UK BANK HOLIDAYS

PATIENT ONLINE
You can now access a summary of your medical record, order repeat prescriptions and book call back appointments via our online services.  To apply for access and a password please contact our reception team who will explain the simple process.  

ALLOCATION OF NAMED GP FOR ALL PATIENTS
Please see under the Practice Policies section for further details.

Useful Numbers

HELPFUL ORGANISATIONS  

Age Concern:  
Telephone service for older people, their families and other people working with them

0800 00 99 66

Care Line: 
Telephone counselling service for the general public

020 8514 1177

Carers Line: 
Advice and information for all carers

0808 808 7777

Childline: 
Help line for children and young people to age 18

0800 1111

Cruse Bereavement Care: 
Help line for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people

0870 167 1677

Drinkline: 
Offers advice, information and support to anyone concerned about their own 
or someone else's drinking

0800 917 8282

Frank: 
24 hour help line for drug users and solvent mis-users, their families and carers

0800 77 66 00

Help the Aged - Senior Line: 
Advice and information for older people

0808 800 6565

NSPCC: 
24 hour help line for children and young people or anyone concerned about a child or 
young person at risk of abuse

0808 800 5000

Refuge: 
National charity providing safe accommodation for women experiencing domestic violence

0808 808 9999

Shelter Line: 
24 hour housing advice

0808 800 4444

The Samaritans: 
24 hour confidential and emotional support help line for anyone in crisis

08457 90 90 90

Victim Support: 
Help line offering emotional support and practical advice for anyone affected by crime

0845 30 30 900

Rape Crisis

 08088029999

Support Line01708765200

NYAS National Youth and Advocacy Service

0808 808 1001

Stop It Now

Together we can prevent child sexual abuse - for confidential help and support

0808 1000 900

help at hand

support and help for children - making sure your views, feelings and wishes are heard and taken seriously.

0800 528 0731



 
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