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We are introducing an initiative to help people to find the most appropriate source of help when they call our practice or pop in to make an appointment.

This means that our specially trained receptionists may ask questions about why appointments are required.

You are not obliged to answer the questions they ask, however by doing so we can make sure that those people who really need to see a GP can see them as soon as possible.

Virtually everyone who calls to make an appointment asks to see a GP, but very often help will be available more quickly from other highly skilled medical professionals such as nurses or pharmacists, or from other services, including the voluntary sector, they can support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs.

Our trained receptionists will be able to offer you the most appropriate help using the range of information they have access to.

 

EXTENDED ACCESS

 LUMLEY SURGERY WILL BE THE HUB FOR CHESTER LE STREET PRACTICES ON A  SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. OPENING TIMES ARE 8AM - 1PM.

PLEASE BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT VIA PRACTICE MONDAY - FRIDAY 8-6

OR RING NHS 111 ON THE DAY

 

FRIENDS & FAMILY TEST - HAVE YOUR SAY - PLEASE FOLLOW LINK BELOW TO COMPLETE SHORT SURVEY.  http://www.elephantkiosks.com/software/north-durham-ccg/surveys/?sid=ndur_greatlumley_01_fft

ONLINE PATIENT ACCESS IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL PATIENTS OVER 16 YEARS OF AGE WITH INTERNET ACCESS. THIS WILL INCLUDE ONLINE APPOINTMENT BOOKING, PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS AND ACCESS TO SOME OF YOUR PATIENT RECORDS INCLUDING ALLERGIES, MEDICATIONS & IMMUNISATIONS. PLEASE SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF THE RECEPTION TEAM FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE THEN FOLLOW LINk www.patient.co.uk

THESE ARE LIMITIED TO DOCTOR (SELECT ROUTINE GP )APPOINTMENTS, ASTHMA AND BLOOD PRESSURE APPOINTMENTS AT PRESENT TIME

 

 

 

 

red_pills_bottleRepeat Prescriptions

Patients may order their repeat prescriptions by

  • delivering the counterfoil to the surgery and place in prescription box,
  • posting
  • online - please ask reception staff to access
  • request via your local pharmacy

Prescriptions will normally be ready within 2 working days.

AS FROM 17TH JUNE WE WILL BE INTRODUCING ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING. YOU CAN NOMINATE ANY PHARMACY FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS TO BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY INSTEAD OF HAVING TO COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIPTION FROM YOUR GP (ONCE OREDERED) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE COLLECT A LEAFLET AT THE SURGERY OR YOUR NOMINATED PHARMACY.

A prescription collection service has been set up with local pharmacies which include Lumley Pharmacy, Boots, Lloyds & Superdrug (Chester-le-Street branches only).

Request forms for this service are available from reception.

In return we ask you to

  • Give reasonable notice when ordering repeat prescriptions.
  • Not ask for routine repeat prescriptions during consultations with a Doctor
  • Not to expect a prescription every time you visit the Doctor

 

 
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