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Chastleton Mission Statement
At Chastleton, our mission is to provide the highest possible standard of care to all of our patients. 

Appointments

Appointments can either be booked up to two weeks in advance (non-urgent or review appointments) or booked on the day (acute or urgent problems). 

Out of Hours

If you require urgent attention or advice,  telephone  111.   If possible, have a pen and paper handy.   

Test Results

Please could you telephone the surgery for your results on: 01913846171 between 2.00- 4.00 pm Monday – Friday

Cancelling your Appointment

If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Named Accountable GP

All patients now have a named accountable GP who is responsible for patients overall care at the practice.  If you wish to know who your named accountable GP is, please ask at reception.  Please note that although all patients have been allocated a named accountable GP, patients are able to see any GP they like and are not restricted to the GP they have been allocated.

Welcome to Chastleton Medical Group Online

Chastleton Medical GroupThis surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you. 

As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.

Bank Holiday - 26 August 2019

Please note the surgery will be closed from 1730 hours on Friday 23rd August 2019 to 0830 hours on Tuesday 27th August 2019. 

If you require medical attention whilst the surgery is closed please contact the out of hours service by calling 111.

Practice Training

Please note the surgery will be closed from 12pm on Thursday 19th September 2019 and will reopen at 8.30am on Friday 20th September 2019.

If you require medical attention whilst the surgery is closed please contact the out of hours service by calling 111.

Repeat Prescription Ordering Service

From September 2019 community pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. This is to ensure safe and responsible issuing of medication and to prevent unnecessary medicine waste. for more information please click here: Repeat Prescription Ordering Service Leaflet

Repeat Prescription Requests

Please allow 48 hours notice for repeat prescription requests.

We politely remind patients that it is their own responsibility to ensure they order repeat medication in time before they run out. 

Shingles Information - for patients aged between 70 and 79

Shingles (also known as herpes zoster) can be a very painful nerve and skin condition and tends to affect people more commonly as they get older. For some, the pain caused by shingles can last for many years. There is a vaccine that can significantly reduce your chance of developing shingles. And, if you do go on to have shingles the symptoms are likely to be milder and the illness shorter, than if you had not had the vaccination.   You only need to have the vaccination once – unlike the flu jab, you do not need to be re-vaccinated every year.

Please do not miss out on this opportunity as the vaccine is only available up until your 80th birthday.   Follow the link below for further information on the Shingles vaccination and to check your eligibility.

http://www.shinglesaware.co.uk

Hayfever Self Care

Hayfever poster

New ways for your local GP practice to help you get to the right support

Across County Durham, all GP practices want to make sure their patients are seen quickly by the right healthcare professional.  We know that when you are not feeling well you just want to feel better quickly.

Throughout June and July, your GP practice staff are receiving specialist training developed by clinicians, to help them provide you with information about choices you have to see an appropriate person for your healthcare needs.  Sometimes a GP isn't the best person to see.  Within your GP practice for example a Practice Nurse (for matters including dressings, immunisations or ear syringes) may be better.  You could also be directed to a healthcare professional in the community such as a community pharmacist, optician or sexual health nurse.

So shortly, when you contact your GP practice, receptionists may ask you a few questions to help navigate you to the best person to help you quickly.  They wont try to diagnose your problem but you may need to tell them a little bit about why you are calling.  You don't have to of course, the choice is yours and you can always still request to see your GP, but you may be able to be seen faster by someone who is able to provide the right care for you using 'Care navigation' to help. 

For further details please see the link below 

www.northdurhamccg.nhs.uk/about-our-ccg/care-navigation

Evening & Weekend GP Appointments

Need to see a GP in the evening or weekends?

GPs in central Durham are working together to offer extra GP appointments from 6.30pm to 9pm on weekday evenings as well as Saturday and Sunday.  This service is based at Meadowfield Surgery and is only accessible by appointment.  

Contact the surgery to book an available evening or weekend appointment.

Introduction of Text Messaging Service

From the 1st September 2017 Chastleton will be introducing a text messaging service to all of our registered patients aged 16 years and over.

This service will enable us to send a text message to your mobile phone to remind you of your appointment.

Please complete the consent form at reception (copy also attached below) to either opt in/opt out of the service and to provide us with your most up to date mobile number. 

Patients can opt in and out of this service at any time.

Update as of 12/09/17 - the text messaging service for test results is currently suspended.  We are unsure when this element of the service will resume again. 

SMS Consent Form

Patient Online - Giving you more choice in accessing GP Services

Patient Online will help you to take greater control of your health & wellbeing by increasing online access to services. If you wish to, you can use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly and also view your detailed coded information in your GP online record, including medications, immunisations, test results and allergies.

Please be aware that you must be aged 16 years or over to register for online access.

If you would like to register for Patient Online please speak to a member of our Reception Team.

(Site updated 22/08/2019)
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