It is a requirement for patients to wear a face covering when entering the surgery. If you do have an appointment we would be grateful if you could come with your face covering on – covering your nose, mouth and chin. This can be in the form of a mask, scarf or handkerchief of any sort of fabric.
The NHS has started the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccine, you will be invited to come forward. This may be by phone, text or letter from the surgery or national NHS booking service. The nominated hub for giving the vaccine for the outer west area is Blaydon Primary Care Centre. Please do not approach the practice to get an appointment until you are contacted by ourselves. It is important that all patients make sure that they have up to date telephone numbers and addresses on their records so that all patients receive an invitation.
Patients without transport can request to be booked on a volunteer mini bus service where patients in small groups will be taken to and from their appointments. The vaccine will be given in two doses with a time difference of 12 weeks.
TEXT MESSAGES FOR COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
Strict numbers of text messaging invitations are being sent, depending on how many vaccines the Blaydon Primary Care site is expecting. We are inviting our patients in priority order, so it is important that you do not share the link to anyone else. People not registered at the practice and not in the current invitation list will have their appointment cancelled, and will not receive a vaccine even if they turn up at Blaydon.
The text will say: Chopwell Surgery invites you to book a COVID vaccine at Blaydon by going to [link]. We are prioritising invites, so do not forward this link to anyone else. To verify this message visit our website. If you have difficulties booking please call the surgery.
The booking site will ask you for your name, date of birth, NHS Number (or postcode if you do not know your NHS Number), phone number and email. The NHS will never verify your identity by asking for your bank details or ask for payment; this vaccine is free and in the UK can only be given by the NHS.
Patients who have had an appointment arranged at Blaydon Primary Care Centre are advised to watch the video below. Thank you.
Chopwell Primary Healthcare Centre
NHS ‘OPEN FOR BUSINESS’ CAMPAIGN
- If you need medical help, the NHS is still here for you.
- If you need medical help from your GP practice, contact them either online, by an app or by phone to be assessed.
- If you need urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.
- If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999
- If you are told to go to hospital it is important that you go to hospital.
- You should continue to attend your appointments, unless you have been told not to attend.
- You can order your repeat prescriptions on the NHS App and through your GP surgery or pharmacy’s online service, where available.
- If you need to collect a prescription and have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating at home – please arrange for a friend, relative or volunteer to collect for you.
- To help us to keep supplying medicines to everyone who needs them, please only order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at the usual time.
- It is important that you or your baby or child still have routine vaccinations. They protect against serious and potentially deadly illnesses and stop outbreaks in the community.
- If the person needing vaccination has coronavirus symptoms or is self-isolating because someone in the household is displaying symptoms, please contact your GP practice for advice.
- If you have a symptom that you are worried about, you must contact your GP Practice.
- Your clinician will discuss with you the benefits of starting or continuing your cancer treatment against the increased risks of contracting coronavirus.
Heart Attack Patients
- If you think you or a family member are suffering with the symptoms of a heart attack you must dial 999 immediately.
- If you or a family member develop symptoms such as heavy or tight chest pain that may spread to your arms, neck or jaw, or make you breathless, sick, sweaty or light-headed and that doesn’t go away, this could be caused by a heart attack. Dial 999 immediately.
- If you think you or a family member are suffering with the symptoms of a stroke you must dial 999 immediately.
- You can spot the symptoms of a stroke by using the FAST test:
- Face – is the face drooping / fallen on one side? Can they smile?
- Arms – can they raise both arms and keep them there?
- Speech – is it slurred?
- Time to call 999 if you see any of the above signs
- If you are pregnant it is important that you still attend your antenatal appointments and continue to seek advice from your midwife or maternity team.
- If you are worried about your health or the health of your unborn baby, please contact your midwife or maternity team.
Parents of young children
- If you are worried about the health of your baby or child, please call 111.
- If it’s a serious or life-threatening emergency, call 999
- NHS is here to support your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as your physical health.
- If you are concerned about the mental health of your child, please contact your GP or check online self-referral options for under 18 years olds at:
- If you are facing mental health issues contact your GP or key worker, if you have one, and continue to access your mental health services as usual. We are also still open for new referrals, via your GP or online.
- If you’re experiencing stress and anxiety, you can get further information, including how to self-refer to psychological therapies at:
- If you are facing a mental health crisis, use the NHS 111 online service. If you cannot get help online, call 111.
Learning Disability and Autism
- If you need medical help reasonable adjustments will be made so you get the right care and support.
- Your local community teams and crisis support lines are available if you are worried or anxious.
We are open. The surgery’s glass door is operated by intercom. Please telephone the surgery if you need medical attention and a clinician will contact you to decide if they need to see you. This is according to Government guidelines.
Please note the following:
Patients attending the surgery are asked to wear their own face covering.
Do NOT call us asking about pharmacy services.
Do NOT call us about Coronavirus symptoms – please access 111 online if you feel this is required. – we can not offer any further information than what you can get online.
Do NOT come to the practice without a prearranged appointment.
There are two locked prescription boxes located outside the surgery. One at the main glass door and one at the green car park gate. These boxes are checked twice a day.
We will not tolerate any aggressive or abusive behaviour.
We are trying our very best to maintain our service and need the support of our patients.
We will no longer be issuing paper prescriptions or printing sick notes. Sick notes will be emailed to patients.
All prescription will be sent electronically to a pharmacy. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy already we will contact you to arrange this.
Sick notes are all requested online via our e consult pop up. We will now be emailing the signed sick note to the email address stated in the online request.
Please make sure that the surgery has the correct address, telephone number and email address for you. – this is very important.
Chopwell Primary Healthcare Centre staff
For the most up-to-date Coronavirus advice visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
NHS 111 for advice: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19
Welcome to Chopwell Primary Healthcare Centre
We are now live with E-consultations
Our Clinical Team:
Dr Mohammad S Hassan (MBBS, MRCGP) (Partner)
Dr Sameena Hassan BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG (Partner)
Dr Susan McCleary (MBBS, MRCGP, DRCOG) (long term locum)
Mrs Sandra Telford (Advanced Nurse Practitioner) is a registered nurse.
Nurse Practitioners prescribe medication, treat illness, and full examination.
Irrm Ahmad (PCN Pharmacist) Medication reviews
Carrie Horton (Community Link Worker) Social Prescriber
Digital survey for patients:
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“Chopwell Primary Healthcare Centre aims to provide patients with high quality personal health care and to seek continuous improvement in the health status of the whole practice population. We aim to achieve this by developing and maintaining a cohesive team-based approach which is responsive to people’s needs and expectations and reflects, wherever possible, the latest advances in primary care.”