Welcome to Willington Medical Group
Welcome along to our surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services. Find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, all from the comfort of your own home.
We are continuing to treat and manage patients remotely where possible. If you have been advised to attend the practice for any reason, it is recommended that you wear a face covering e.g. face mask or scarf.
For information on the wearing of face masks please visit the website below.
For advice on how to obtain an exemption from face covering card for Arriva buses please visit the website below,
COVID Vaccination Update
Willington Medical Group is currently providing COVID vaccination with both Pfiser and AstraZeneca vaccination as part of the Wear Valley PCN vaccination programme.
Please do not contact the practice to arrange vaccination, we have priority lists to call patients and arrange appointments. You can see the priority of patients here (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020#vaccine-priority-groups-advice-on-2-december-2020)
Due to the stability of the Pfiser vaccine all patients will be invited to attend at North House Surgery for this vaccination.
The AstraZeneca vaccine is being used to support care homes, care home staff, housebound and healthcare professionals initially. Some small clinics may run at practice level and you may be invited to attend here as we work through the cohorts.
Routine GP services have been postponed in order to roll out this vaccination programme safely and quickly. As a result there will be less clinic appointments available so we do ask for your patience and understanding as we work to protect as many patients as quickly as possible. We are still open to deal with urgent medical concerns.
Dr Daniel Wilmer
GP and Clinical Director for Wear Valley PCN.
If you have a Facebook account, we now have a new Facebook page for the practice!
Please click the link below for more information
Willington Medical Group
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and 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. Check online using the link below for advice on your travel and contact history and the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.
Booking of appointments online is currently suspended to to COVID-19 concerns. Please telephone the practice if you wish to make an appointment. Thank you.
The practice is now taking bookings for patients aged 50-64 years for the seasonal influenza vaccine. Please ring 01388 742500 to make an appointment.
From 01/04/2020 ABL Health will be delivering the Stop Smoking Service across County Durham. Our person-centred service focuses on delivering flexible specialist stop smoking support to those who live or work in County Durham.
Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak our smoke-free County Durham Service is still open.
Our Practitioners are here to offer you support with quitting smoking so please contact us on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016
Spotting Cancer Early Saves Lives
Smear Tests Save Lives
Recognising Head and Neck Cancer
COVID-19 - Keep Safe
COVID-19 - Transport Face Coverings
Kooth Mental Health Support for Children and Young People
Kooth helps to support children and young people by providing mental health support via online platforms and telephone support. They are open on weekdays from 12pm to 10pm and on weekends from 6pm to 10pm for ages 11 to 18.
Every Mind Matters
Every Mind Matters Provides simple tips and advice to start taking better care of your mental health. If you are still struggling after several weeks and it is affecting your daily life, please contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.
The Every Mind Matters Sleep Page also provides practical advice on how to improve your sleep.
Ten Minute Workouts, NHS Fitness Studio and Keeping Active at Home
You can access free easy Ten Minute Workouts from Public Health England or try other exercise videos at home on the NHS Fitness Studio. Sport England also has tips for Keeping Active at Home .
NHS Health and Wellbeing Advice and Mind
Visit the NHS Mental Health and Wellbeing Advice Website for self assessment, audio guides and practical tools, if you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood.
If you already have a mental health condition, you can also access the Comprehensive Guidance Provided by Mind.
Quit for COVID
Patient Participation Group (PPG)
Willington Patient Participation Group is looking for new members.
The PPG is a group of volunteer patients who are involved in making sure the practice provides the services the patients need. PPGs are a valuable source of information about patient's views and experiences.
We meet on a quarterly basis at the Practice.
If you are interested in finding out more about the Patient Participation Group please contact one of the members below
David Craggs 01388 763709
Graham Sewell 07732 625286
Kathleen Kyle 01388 746349
Or complete the form on the PPG page of our website.
General Date Protection Regulation (GDPR)
For more information, please check our GDPR page or click HERE.
Are you a dog lover who has lost your pet?
Would you like to be visited on a regular basis by one of the WAG dogs?
Please see attached leaflet for more details. Wag & Company Visiting Leaflet
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What is MY NHS?
The NHS belongs to us all. If you’re interested in your local NHS and would like to get involved in the work done to develop and improve local health services then join MY NHS.
By joining MY NHS you will:
Receive invitations to events
Have opportunities to give your views about areas of healthcare that interest you
Be able to participate as much or as little as you like
For ways to join MY NHS please click the link below