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THINK!  RING YOUR OWN GP FIRST

With the recent closing of the walk in centres, we encourage all our patients to ring the practice first on 01429 838217, 01429 820235, 01429 820233 or 0191 586 3859  between 8am to 5:30pm for any medical advice.

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Out-of-hours services are provided by the Urgent Care Centre at Peterlee Hospital, O’Neil Drive and at The Extended Primary Care Service at the Peterlee Health Centre. This service is for urgent problems only which cannot wait to be seen until the next routine surgery.

The service is used from 18:00 – 08:00 the following day and weekends from Friday 18:00 until Monday 08:00.

Telephone 111 (Freephone) to access medical assistance

Patients urged: ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when your GP practice is closed

 

Patients across Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield have been reminded to ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when in need of care when their GP practice is closed.

 

By phoning NHS 111, patients who need to be seen urgently on the same day will be offered an appointment with a healthcare professional either at their own GP surgery or at another surgery nearby called a Primary Care Service or a hub.

 

Primary Care Services are available across the area.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath or symptoms suggestive of a stroke or worsening of an infection which could suggest SEPSIS constitute an emergency.  

 
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