Flu eligibility – 2020
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.
Face Coverings when attending surgery.
Can we please advise the following to all patients attending the surgery:
- Patients to wear a suitable face covering e.g. face mask / scarf etc. when attending the practice.
- Patients please attend just before your appointment time to avoid sitting around and observe social distancing when possible.
- Patients to attends appointments alone (there will be some exceptions to this rule, check when booking appointment if unsure)
- Patients will also be asked not to take their face covering off until told to by a clinician or when they have exited the building.
Thank you for your co operation
Bank Holiday Opening
The surgery will be open 8am-6pm on Bank Holiday (Friday 8th May)
NENC Suicide Prevention Network Website Launch
The North East and North Cumbria Suicide Prevention Network has launched new Suicide Prevention Network website, covering the whole North East and North Cumbria area. The website will provide a new community resource for people seeking help and advice about suicide and mental wellbeing, guidance for those who have sadly been bereaved by suicide, and signposting to a library of professional resources for those working in suicide prevention.
The website content will be expanded by Network members over the coming weeks and months
Easter Opening Times
The surgery will be open 8am-6pm on Good Friday (10th April) and Easter Monday (13th April).
Coronavirus – Useful Information Directory
Please see the directory link below. It has some great links and information on the following:
- Mental Wellbeing Support,
- Welfare & Support ,
- Financial support information
- Ideas for keeping the mind active
- Online learning links for kids
- and so many useful numbers and links for patients
Coronavirus useful information directory
24 Hour domestic abuse helpline
24 Hour domestic abuse helpline
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.
However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.
The average earnings for GPs working in the Hetton Medical Practice in the last financial year ending in 2018/19 was £107,480 before taxation and National Insurance.
This is for 1 full time GPs and 6 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Under 65 Flus – At Risk Patients
We have just received our delivery for the Under 65’s – Flu Vaccines.
If you are at risk (have a chronic disease etc) – you can now call the surgery on 0191 5261177 to book an appointment.
NB: Over 65’s can also ring to book appointment if they haven’t done so already.