Coxhoe Medical Practice - Our Team Cares
COVID BOOSTERS- WE HAVE APPOINTMENTS THIS THURSDAY 23RD DECEMEBER AT BOWBURN COMMUNITY CENTRE, IF YOU ARE SENT A TEXT INFORMING YOU THAT YOUR BOOSTER IS DUE PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK AND BOOK AN APPOINTMENT
Primary Care Network (PCN)- working together with local practices to improve healthcare in our area:
We are an active member of our PCN, Durham East, please visit the PCN website for further information.
https://durhameastpcn.gpweb.org.uk- here you will find useful information about some of our wider practice team and the important role they play in providing healthcare i.e our Social Prescriber, First Contact Physio.
Flu vaccines- please contact reception to book an appointment
Covid vaccines- we are part of the team providing covid vaccines from the hub at Bowburn Community Centre, you will be invited for a vaccine when this is due, you can find further information on the NHS app and by calling 119
Thanks for visiting our surgery website where we hope you will find a user-friendly layout and a wealth of information about us.
Use the buttons above and "Quick Links" to the right to find out when we’re open and what to do when we’re not, learn about our services and ethos, and catch up on our latest news.
We are a welcoming practice and we strive always to provide the best possible care for our patients.
If you want to know more about suspected coronavirus and General Practice, please note the following:
The main symptoms of Coronavirus are one or more out of: a new continuous cough, a high temperature (more than 37.8 degrees Centigrade), and a loss of sense of smell.
A sore throat, tummy upset or muscle cramps may also occur, especially in younger age groups.
Regarding Coronavirus, if you are very unwell or very short of breath, then please dial 999.
If you are unwell and need help during surgery opening hours, then please phone the surgery on 0191 3770340 (0191 3770215 if urgent) and explain to the receptionist, they will get a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner to call you back. If it is out of hours, then access 111 either online or by phone.
If you are managing with your symptoms but need more information, or would like to arrange a Coronavirus test, then please access 111 online or on the phone, or 119 online or on the phone to arrange a test.
111: NHS 111 Online
119: To arrange a test
The latest Government advice and regulations can be found at: Gov.Uk
Any alerts or special regulations in County Durham can be found at: Durham Council
For all other GP problems, or for results or nurse appointments, please either use the NHS App (NHS App) or phone the surgery on 0191 3770340.
Remember you can also phone your favourite pharmacy for advice on medicines and minor ailments.
We apologise for any delays or inconvenience caused by the severe pressure on appointments during the pandemic.
Patients attending the surgery must wear a face mask both on public transport (if applicable) and in the surgery, unless advised by a Doctor or Nurse it is safe to remove your mask.
We are delighted to have been rated "Good" by the Care Quality Commission. See our report here.
Our registered patients can order a repeat prescription, see their medical records and test results online. The best way to access this information is via the NHS App. For security and confidentiality reasons users must register and these services are password protected.
Many problems can be dealt with via an e-Consult, but DO NOT use e-consult for any urgent matter or if you are at all concerned there may be a serious cause for your symptoms. An e-consult sent on Friday WILL NOT BE SEEN till Monday, or Tuesday on Bank Holidays. Please use 111 over weekends and Bank Holidays!
We love to hear from our patients, sending us your comments is also just a click away.
If you’re not yet a patient here at Coxhoe, but would like to be, you can pick up the necessary forms at Reception.
Health and Happiness
Our team are dedicated to your continued good health and approach your care with professionalism, discretion and friendliness. You can count on a warm welcome from everyone involved here at the practice.
NHS England have suspended all online booking of consulting room appointments. You can still be seen at the surgery, but you must speak to the Doctor or Nurse first. Many (but not all) problems can be dealt with over the phone. Doing this helps reduce the spread of the virus. Thanks for your understanding.
(Site updated 20/12/2021)