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STAFF TRAINING DATES 2019-20

The following dates is when the practice is closed for staff training:

Wednesday 8th May Closed from 15:00 - 18:00

Wednesday 15th May 2019 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 19th June 2019 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 17th July 2019 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 18th September 2019 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 16th October 2019 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 4th December 2019 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 12th February 2020 closed from 12noon - 18:00

Wednesday 18th March 2020 closed from 12noon - 18:00

PRACTICE CLOSURE DATES 2019-20

The practice will be closed on the following dates:

Monday 6th May 2019 (Bank Holiday)

Monday 27th May 2019 (Bank Holiday)

Monday 26th August 2019 (Bank Holiday)

Wednesday 25th December 2019 (Christmas Day)

Thursday 26th December 2019 (Boxing Day)

Wednesday 1st January 2020 (New Years Day)

 

Urgent care services in Sunderland are changing

Patients in Sunderland will be able to access NHS urgent care services more simply and closer to home after 1 August 2019.

From 1 August 2019, the best way to access NHS urgent care services will be to contact your GP practice or local pharmacy, or call NHS 111 when they are closed.

 Urgent care is for minor injuries or illnesses which need medical attention the same day, but are not serious enough for the Emergency Department.

 From 1 August 2019, these will be the main urgent care services for patients in Sunderland:

  • GP practices – collectively providing extra appointments in evenings, weekends and bank holidays. These can be booked through your GP practice, at one of five locations around Sunderland, Washington and Houghton.
  • Pharmacists - local pharmacists are highly trained and provide free, confidential advice on minor illnesses from sickness and diarrhoea to hay fever.
  • Urgent care centres at Pallion or Bunny Hill health centres, open 10am-10pm Monday to Friday; 8am-10pm weekends and bank holidays, no appointment needed.
  • NHS 111 - if you have an urgent need which is not life-threatening, NHS 111 health advisors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help you get the right medical attention for your needs.

To find out more, please visit http://www.sunderlandccg.nhs.uk/.

CORONAVIRUS

COVID19

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
  • If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms: Respiratory Symptoms/ Flu like Symptoms/ Shortness of Breathe/ Cough/ Sore Throat
  • If you still contact the practice YOU MUST INFORM THE TEAM OF ANY OF THE ABOVE

 

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call NHS 111 if you need to speak to someone.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.