Summer Newsletter 2021
Darlington Primary Care Network (all GP surgeries) have now finished their vaccination programme having vaccinated cohorts 1-9. The programme based at Feethams House provided vaccinations from January through to June and was a great success.
Any patient requiring a vaccination (first or second) should now make arrangements via the National Booking service by ringing 119 or booking online
You may have noticed we have a new website. We hope the new site is much clearer and easier to find the information you are looking for. E-consultations can be processed via the website along with prescription ordering. We are hoping to add the booking of appointments to the site shortly, given the forthcoming changes to the social distancing and relaxation of covid guidance.
Please use the online forms (e-consultation or enquiry) to request an ongoing or extension to your sick note. These will be processed and emailed back to you. This will avoid you having to make contact with the practice. Other useful information is available also.
Thinking of booking a holiday abroad? You may need travel vaccines or, if diseases such as malaria are a risk, you may need to start protecting yourself well in advance.
Advice and vaccinations are given by the Practice Nurses. If you have any queries, you must make an appointment with the Practice Nurse. You will be asked to complete a travel questionnaire prior to the appointment, so that the Practice Nurse can check what vaccines you may require. An online version is available on our website (We recommend that you have your travel vaccinations administered at least 4 – 6 weeks before your departure date).
Cancer is a condition where cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. Cancer sometimes begins in one part of the body before spreading to other areas. This process is known as metastasis.
1 in 2 people will develop some form of cancer during their lifetime.
Changes to your body's normal processes or unusual, unexplained symptoms can sometimes be an early sign of cancer.
Symptoms that need to be checked by a doctor include:
- a lump that suddenly appears on your body
- unexplained bleeding
- changes to your bowel habits
But in many cases your symptoms will not be related to cancer and will be caused by other, non-cancerous health conditions.
Due to unsociable behaviour in our car park on an evening, we have had to start locking the gate in the car park.
This gate is opened first thing on a morning and locked at 6pm when the surgery closes.
Did you know
You are about 1cm taller in the morning when you first get up than when you go to bed. This is because during the day the soft cartilage between your bones gets squashed and compressed.
We would like to thank all our patients for their understanding, through these uncertain times and changes that have had to be made in the surgery due to the pandemic.
Working together we will get through this.
Published: Jul 1, 2021