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Coronavirus (COVID-19):

Please wear a mask/face covering whilst inside the surgery building. Stay at home if you have symptoms of Coronavirus. See home page for more information.

Primary Care Network (PCN):

working together with local practices to improve healthcare in our area:

https://countydurhamccg.nhs.uk/our-work/primary-care-networks/

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.

Covid vaccines:

Coxhoe Medical Practice are leading 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

Extended Hours Access

 

Coxhoe is part of Central Durham GP Federation. If you need to see a GP in the evening or weekends, appontments are available at selected times. These are from 6.30pm on some weekday evenings as well as some Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please call the surgery to book an appointment. There are no walk-in slots, you must book beforehand and may need to speak to the doctor or nurse on the phone first due to the coronavirus restrictions in force. Thank you!

 

"Out of Area" Patients

From January 2015 practices have been allowed to register patients who live outside the practice boundaries. Any such registrations are at  the discretion of the practice, taking into account the feasibility of being able to provide good GP services "at a distance". This varies between patients and depends on medical and geographical considerations. Special registration requests and unusual circumstances patients may apply even if not covered by the guidelines detailed here. Such registration requests will be considered by a senior doctor and the practice manager on a case by case basis. It is vitally important that all parties are clear who will be responsible for home visits and emergency care. If an application is successful, the patient is registered as an "out of area" patient on the understanding that they will not be able to receive home visits from Coxhoe, they must attend the surgery in person for all ordinary needs which cannot be sorted out by phone. If an "out of area" patient does need urgent attention close to home, or a home visit, this will be arranged via the NHS phone service 111. For details of the NHS regulations governing this system, please contact reception. Thank you.

Government Coronavirus Data Extraction

The UK Government are extracting data from all GP systems regarding patients' coronavirus status. Coxhoe Medical Practice is required by law by the Government to comply with this data extraction. For more information, please click HERE.

Physio self referral

Patients over 16 are able to self refer directly to physio for musculoskeletal problems using the following link: County Durham and Darlington - Self Referral to Physiotherapy (cddft.nhs.uk)

 

 

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