Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours for the surgery are as follows:

Monday the 24th of December 2018 – 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm
Tuesday the 25th of December 2018 – Closed (Christmas Day)
Wednesday the 26th of December 2018 – Closed (Boxing Day)
Thursday the 27th of December 2018 – 9am to 1pm
Friday the 28th of December 2018 – 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm
Saturday the 29th of December 2018 – Closed (weekend)
Sunday the 30th of December 2018 – Closed (weekend)
Monday the 31st of December 2018 – 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm
Tuesday the 1st of January 2019 – Closed
Wednesday the 2nd of January 2019 – 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm

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Surgery Closed Half Day For Training

The surgery will be closing at 12pm on Wednesday the 19th of September 2018 due for training purposes so there will be no clinics held that afternoon. If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed please ring NHS 111 or 01207 561736. If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services on 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Winter Flu vaccine 2018/19

We are pleased to inform you that the winter flu vaccinations are available at the surgery from the week beginning 17th of September 2018.

Help protect yourself and your loved ones from flu.

The Department of Health recommends vaccination for ‘at risk’ groups. Please make an appointment if you fall into the following categories:

  • Adults over 65
  • Those aged 6 months – 65 years in clinical risk groups – e.g. patients with long term (chronic) or underlying conditions
  • Pregnant women
  • All 2, 3 year olds
  • Those in long-stay residential care homes.
  • Carers

Some children of primary school age will also be offered a flu vaccination at school.

Flu clinics will be held at the surgery daily Monday to Friday.

 

 

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August Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 27th of August 2018 due to the Bank Holiday.

If you need urgent medical advice during the time that the practice is closed please ring 01207 561736 or NHS 111. If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the surgery being closed that day.

 

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e Consult

Coming to the practice in Autumn 2018!!!!

eConsult provides an online portal where patients can self-check their symptoms, and receive on the spot medical advice 24/7. Helping to relieve pressure on GPs by giving patients access to round-the-clock support and alternative treatment providers.

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Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 28th of May 2018 due to the Spring Bank Holiday. Patients can telephone NHS 111 if they need urgent medical advice or 999 if you have a serious medical emergency. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Surgery Closing Early For Training

The surgery will be closing slightly earlier than usual on Thursday the 24th of May 2018 due to clinical staff training across the Gateshead area. The surgery will shut at 12.30pm instead of the usual time of 1pm.

If you need urgent medical advice please ring 01207 561736 and you will be directed to the correct service to call. If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Bank Holiday Closure

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 7th of May 2018 due to the (May Day) public bank holiday. If you need urgent medical advice when the surgery is closed please ring 01207 561736 or NHS 111. If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by ringing 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused by the surgery’s closure.

 

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Outside Prescription Box

Unfortunately we have had to take the decision to close the outside prescription box for at least the next month due to birds trying to use it as a nesting box. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

 

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Update on Telephone Line Fault

Chopwell surgery is now closed until 9am tomorrow morning. Unfortunately BT are still fixing the line fault. As usual on a Thursday if anyone needs urgent medical advice between 1pm today and 6pm this evening please ring 03301239532 and after 6pm please ring NHS 111 until 8am tomorrow morning. From 8am until 9am the 03301239532 number is one you would need again. If you have a serious medical emergency please call the emergency services by dialling 999. Sorry again for any inconvenience caused.

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