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**** Please could we ask our patients that if you have any flu like symptoms or sickness and diarrhoea you ring the surgery and ask for a telephone advice call with the doctor rather than coming into the surgery. 

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**** From 1st December Middle Chare Surgery will be opening on a Saturday morning from 08.00am - 11.30am instead of a Monday evening. There will be GP and Nurse appointments available.

 

People with dementia want to feel confident and comfortable doing the things that are important to them, in their community. We as a practice have registered to become Dementia Friends and are encouraging our staff, colleagues and volunteers to become Dementia Friends also, you'll be making a huge difference to people affected by dementia.

Patient Online Service

 

This practice offers the facility for patients to view online, export or print detailed coded information held in their own records from 1st March 2016.

 

This practice currently offers the facility for patients:

  • to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online
  • to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances
  • to view online, export or print summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient
  • to view all detailed coded records 

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group.

 

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 £54,293 before Tax and National insurance. This is for three full time GPs, two part time GPs, one salaried GP and two long term locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

 

 

 

 

   

A carer is a person who looks after a relative, friend or neighbour who is finding life difficult to manage without help.  This may be because of illness, disability or old age.  The time spent caring ranges from a few hours per week to 24-hour attention.
What problems does this bring the carer?
 

 

    • Lack of time for living their own lives  

    • Competing demands of other responsibilities  

    • Financial  

    • Isolation  

    • Stress  

    • Resentment



Some or all of the following may be useful to contact:

 

    • Your GP (for help with those who are being cared for)  

    • Durham County Carers Support (Tel: 0300 005 1213;  Text: 07624 818 403)  
    • Email: admin@dcccarers.org

    • A Social Worker for possible help with things like home help, meals on wheels and respite care  

    • A Welfare Rights Officer for advice about possible financial help



How can a carer help himself or herself?
In general, increasing the opportunities for self care.  This may take the following forms:  

 

    • Sharing the caring, which makes time for the carer’s personal enjoyment.

    • Writing a “menu” of enjoyable activities which the carer can choose from when the opportunity arises.

    • Eating well.

    • Suitable physical activity.

    • Learning to relax and rest.

    • Developing a support network based on friends and family as well as using any of the contacts below.

Useful sources of information:

 

Carers National Association
20/25 Glasshouse Yard
London
EC1A  4JS
Carer’s line tel: 0345 573369 (10.00 - 5.00 p.m. weekdays) FAX: 020 7490 8824
Website: www.carersuk.demon.co.uk


 
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