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Lanchester Medical CentreDurham RoadLanchester, County Durham, DH7 0LSTel: 01207 520877
Building Update Essential Maintance - After the temporary closure of Lanchester Medical Centre Building on Thursday 8th April 2021, we can confirm that the services at Lanchester Medical Centre Building resumed on 9th April 2021. Thank you to everyone who has supported the practice in maintaining services to patients during the building closure.
COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting
Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination. The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40. For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting
Patient Participation AGM - Wednesday 3rd February 10.30am till 11.30am via Zoom. If you would like to join us please get in touch with Gillian at the surgery 01207520877. PPG Minutes 2.12.2020 PPG Agenda AGM 3.2.20
COVID SURGERY UPDATE
When you have been asked to attend the surgery: Please come alone or with one carer or parent, where ever possible provide your own face covering, attend your appointment on time not before and do not attend if you have any new COVID symptoms.
Services to Support You or a Family Member
If you are self isolating Lanchester Partnership Support can offer to pick up shopping or prescriptions or just have a chat - Please ring 07925130310. This has an answer phone facility.
Ante Natal – Tuesday 14:00 – 16:30
Well Baby Clinic - 2nd & 4th Thursday 13:00 – 13:45 (Health Visitor only) 14:00 – 15:00 pre-booked immunisations only
Minor Surgery - Wednesday (weekly) 14:00 – 16:00
The physiotherapists are now offering assessment appointments to any patients with new problems. You do not need to see the GP to make an appointment.
Please ask for a form at reception or you can download the form.
Physiotherapy Self Referral Form
Once you complete the form you can hand it to reception or email it to email@example.com or post to: AHP Central Appointments. 1st Floor Education Building, Bishop Auckland General Hospital, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 6AD
You will be contacted directly by the Physiotherapist. If you need more information pick up a leaflet from reception.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
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