Welcome to Huntcliff Surgery
PLEASE NOTE: Huntcliff Surgery will be closed bank holiday Monday 25th May 2020
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE CORONVIRUS (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 chief Medical Officer announce on Friday 13th March that the country is moving into the 'Delay' stage of the response to Coronavirus (Covid-19)
The new advice, updated 18th May 2020, from Professor Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer is as follows:
From today the general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is now:
New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/change in smell or taste
Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/change in smell or taste.
The individual's household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.
DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR A HOSPITAL.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.
Use the NHS111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- yours symptoms do not get better after 14 days
Please access the NHS111 online coronavirus service at: www.111.nhs.co.uk
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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 sanitizer gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitizer 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.
Flu vaccinations are now available for patients identified at risk
Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment for your Flu vaccination
You are considered at risk if you have certain long term medical conditions, are pregnant or are aged 65 or over. To check if you are eligible, please contact the surgery or check the NHS website via the following link:
Patients can order prescriptions and/or book appointments online. To register for these services:
- You will be required to complete an on-line access form and show address confirmation such as a utility bill and also photo ID, such as a passport or photo driving licence to a member of the administration team at Huntcliff Surgery.
You will then be issued with an access code and registration instructions.
This is a quick and easy process and need only be done once.
Registered users will be provided with a password, which will be required to sign in.
Once signed up you can book appointments here or order prescriptions here.
Our Practice’s main objective is ensuring that our patients receive the optimum level of care available. Our Practice Mission Statement is as follows:-
Our wish is to accommodate the needs of our patients while promoting self-reliance. There is an emphasis on the prevention of illness while maintaining the traditional values of family medicine. We hope to provide a friendly personalised service.
We are a training practice for the Teesside branch of the Northern Deanery of the University of Newcastle which means you may see a different GP registrar in the surgery every 6 months. Training is carried out by Dr Fish. Dr Fish gives valuable tuition to these fully qualified doctors who are gaining experience in a general practice setting.
(Site updated 22/05/2020)