FROM MONDAY 16TH MARCH WE WILL BE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS. ANY APPOINTMENTS THAT PATIENTS ALREADY HAVE BOOKED WILL BE CONVERTED TO PHONE CALLS WHERE AT ALL POSSIBLE.
PLEASE PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE ON THE 111 LINK AND DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE A NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH OR HIGH FEVER.
TO HELP US HELP ALL OUR PATIENTS PARTICULARLY THE OLDER GENERATION AND THOSE WITH UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS TRY AND USE ONLINE SERVICES WHERE POSSIBLE
- USE ECONSULTATIONS FOR ROUTINE MATTERS THAT DO NOT NECESSARILY NEED A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT
ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS ON LINE - THIS WILL HELP KEEP THE PHONE LINES FREE FOR THE GPS TO CALL PATIENTS
IF YOU FEEL UNWELL PLEASE SEND A RELATIVE TO THE DISPENSARY TO COLLECT YOUR MEDICINE.
PLEASE TRY TO NOT TELEPHONE THE SURGERY ON A MORNING WHEN THE LINES ARE REALLY BUSY.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in the North East and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
More information can be found on the NHS website here
111 Coronavirus information https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Welcome to Evenwood Medical Practice
Evenwood Surgery is a small pratice based in the village of Evenwood. We currently have approx 2030 patients registered with 4 Partners in the practice.
The Surgery offers a whole range of services with the best possible standards of health care to you, our patients.
All of our patients are treated with respect and courtesy. Any advice given is based on a social need as well as a clinical basis. All results will be explained to you, therefore putting you in a good position to decide on the best possible treatment. Confidentiality is adhered to at ALL times. Information about you will be divulged once the Surgery has written consent, even to members of your family.
The surgery is contactable between the hours of 8.00am - 6.00pm
Monday to Friday 01388 832236
We hope to use our surgery website as a way of presenting all our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the practice & our patients.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.
(Site updated 15/03/2020)