There is a national shortage of blood bottles, which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021.
This is affecting every healthcare service provider. We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests.
- Review all of the required blood tests to determine those that can safely be delayed
- Advise you if we feel that you urgently require having blood taken to assist your treatment
- Add your name to a waiting list to rearrange your blood test
- Advise you when the situation changes
We are extremely sorry for the inconvenience. This is something that is completely out of our control.
COVID UPDATE – 15th July 2021
Although the guidelines regarding face coverings is due to change from the 19th July 2021 our current PPE (personal protective equipment) guidelines have to remain in place. We would therefore ask that all patients continue to wear face coverings in the practice (unless exempt) to support us in preventing the spread of coronavirus.
We will also continue to offer telephone consultations in the first instance and if the GP/Nurse Practitioner wishes to see you then they will arrange a face to face appointment for you.
With the current increase of demand with prescriptions, please be aware your prescription will be ready to collect after 72 hours.
All Childcare, financial & travel support can be found here
You can also find support on guidance on shielding extremely vulnerable people here
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if
- You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
- You are aged 65 and above
- To find out more click here
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Teesside will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
- A high temperature or
- A new continuous cough
- Changes to your sense of smell and taste
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
From the 01.04.2017 South Tees CCG have been operating a new extended hours service which allows you to see a GP, Nurse Practitioner or Nurse from 6 pm to 9.30 pm Monday to Friday and 8 am to 9.30 pm weekends and bank holidays. This can be for routine appointments and not just emergencies. They are now offering Smears, Some dressings and ear irrigation. For more information please use the extended hours link in further information on the right hand side of this page.
Thank you to our PPG who have worked hard again this year devoting their time to help us improve our services. Please find a link to our action plan which we agreed together and what we did based on the feedback we receive from our patients. http://www.woodsidesurgery.co.uk/website/A8105/files/Patient_Participation_Action_Plan_2013%5b1%5d.docx
If you would like to become a member of our patient group please contact reception for more details.
Patient Online Services
Our online services should be up and running as usual. If you have any problems please contact the surgery to let us know.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Friends and Family Test
If you have recently used our services, please feel free to complete this short survey by clicking the "Friend and Family Survey" link on the right hand side of this page. This Survey is anonymous, and will help us to provide continually improving services based on your feedback. Many Thanks.
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 form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in this practice in the last full financial year was £99,695 before Tax and National insurance. This is for three full time GPs, zero part time GPs and zero locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.
(Site updated 22/09/2021)