Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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The SurgeryChapel StreetWillington, CrookCounty Durham, DL15 0EQTel: 01388 742500
HRT / Pill Checks
Health Checks – Height / Weight / BMI / Waist Circumference / Lifestyle / Dietary Advice
Childhood immunisations are given by the practice nurses.
Parents will be contacted by the surgery when these are due. Postnatal and first developmental checks, usually done at 6-8 weeks, are done by the GP.
These are available at the Health Centre. Please take your book or card and any old batteries to be recycled.
The Surgery holds a smoking cessation clinic in the practice every Monday and Friday. Appointments for this can be made at reception. For those patients who cannot attend on a Monday or Friday or who would prefer to be seen elsewhere the following drop in clinics are also available:
Woodhouse Close Church Bishop Auckland- Wednesday 9.30-11.30
Woodhouse Close Leisure Centre Bishop Auckland -Saturday 9.30-11.30
Richardson Hospital, Barnard Castle, Thursday 4.30pm - 5.00 pm for new patients (only 2 appts available, please ring Smoke Free Living in advance to book 01429-839 282) and 5.30pm-7.30 pm as a drop-in service for existing patients.
Britton & Robson Chemists, Willington.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.) Insurance claim forms
Prescriptions for taking medication abroad Private sick notes
Vaccination certificatesThe fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales.
From 1st April 2018 the following fees will apply:
BMA Fees list
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