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Painkillers Don't Exist
"It's estimated that 7.1 million adults in England take prescribed opioids or gabapentinoid (pregabalin or gabapentin) pain medication. Medications such as codeine, morphine and tramadol are often prescribed as a 'quick fix' after an injury or operation. However, these can lead to addiction and even death if they are taken for a prolonged period of time, or misused."
If you, or someone you know, are prescribed such medications, please follow the link below for more information.
Do Your Bit
To help protect the NHS, we must ask patients to keep A&E free for serious emergencies. Remember there are many other services that can help if it is not life threatening, including your community pharmacy, GP and 111.
Please click here for advice on when you need to go to A&E.
If you have been advised to self-refer to physiotherapy, or you feel you would benefit from a self-referral to physiotherapy, please click here for the online self-referral form.
If you are unable to complete the form online, you can collect a paper copy from the surgery.
County Durham and Darlington are offering a new Freephone service for emotional supports for adults. To access the service, please call 0800 0516171 then Option 1, then Option 3.
Our flu clinic appointments are now available to book from the start of October. Please ring to book your appointment.
Please be aware, the practice will be following social distancing guidelines in these clinics so patients will not be allowed into the practice until the time of their appointment.
All appointments must pre-booked so please ring the surgery to book your appointment.
Please note that people in the 50-64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Following the recent government guidelines, from Monday 15 June 2020 we must ask that all patients attending the practice for an appointment wear a face covering. This does not need to be a surgical mask, it can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. It must cover your nose and mouth whilst allowing you to breathe comfortably. For more information on face coverings, please visit https://bit.ly/37ntGPW
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Fellrose surgery will be closed for the foreseeable future from Monday 30 March. Patients who usually attend Fellrose surgery should ring the normal surgery number - 0191 3889898. All your medical needs will still be dealt with during this challenging time.
As per government guidelines, we will be moving to a telephone triage service where all appointments will be triaged by a doctor or nurse practitioner initially and then a further appointment may be arranged after that.
You may find it more convenient to submit an E-Consult where you will receive a response from a clinician within 48 hours. You can do this by clicking the E-Consult banner below.
If your problem is more urgent, please contact the surgery and a telephone triage appointment will be arranged. if the clinician feels you need to be seen, please be reassured that a face to face appointment will be made.
As you will likely have seen, the COVID-19 Vaccination has been licensed for use within the UK. This National Program is being delivered by our Primary Care Network starting later this month. However, this first batch of vaccinations will be offered to some of the most vulnerable patients over 80 years of age in line with National Guidance. You will be contacted directly when you become eligible for vaccination and should respond at that time accordingly. Please do not contact the surgery to make an appointment unless you have been invited to do so.
If you require a sick note for isolation, please go to https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
If you require a sick note for another reason, please submit your request via E-Consult
As per government guidelines, we can now only prescribe 28 days supply for repeat prescriptions. This applies to all patients, even those who would usually get 2 months supply on their prescription.
Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
Help Us To Help You
We are still here to help and see patients who have symptoms they may be concerned about.
Cervical Screening Resumed
Anyone who receives an invite for cervical screening can now book an appointment for this at the surgery. If you have had an invite for your cervical screening since the beginning of March, and have not been able to get an appointment, please contact the surgery now to book an appointment.
For more information about cervical screening and coronavirus, please visit www.jostrust.org.uk/csaw.
Mental Health Support
(Site updated 11/12/2020)