Noticeboard

National Screening tests

The NHS offers a number of screening tests aimed either at detecting precancerous conditions [cervical smear test] or very early cancers [breast screening and bowel screening]
We strongly advise our patients to take up these tests. They are all by invitation and a letter will be sent to those who are eligible. 

If you have lost your invitation or think you have been missed out or have missed an appointment, you can still have your tests. Please speak to reception, the practice nurse or the doctor.  For replacement of bowel screening kits you can phone  0800 0121 833

slide 1

Welcome to Durham Road Medical Group

Our Practice Welcomes New Patients

Generated button

Video Consultations

Video consultation waiting room

Prescriptions

Do not attend the surgery to book or collect a prescription, please drop off at your preferred pharmacy and advise the surgery of the pharmacy name. 

Please note we no longer take orders for repeat medication over the telephone!

Flu Vaccines

NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get your flu vaccine this year. This is for three reasons:

      1. Flu can be serious and life threatening. Every year thousands of people in Scotland are hospitalised because of flu. People aged 65 or over are at particular risk.

      2. To reduce the risk of you spreading flu to friends and family.

      3. To help our NHS avoid the pressure that a spike in seasonal flu would put on top of COVID-19.

      Please follow this link for information regarding the dates and locations for drive through clinics. Drive Through Location and Dates

      Please follow this link for information regarding the dates and locations for walk through clinics. Walk Through Location and Dates

      Please follow this link for information regarding pharmacies for flu vaccinations. Pharmacies for Flu Vaccinations

      Vaccinations for all children aged 2-5 will be done by the school nurse teams. There will be clinics from October and all parents will receive a letter regarding this.

      Social Media

      Please find us on Facebook for all the latest surgery and health information.

      https://www.facebook.com/durhamroadmedicalgroup/

      Coronavirus

      Our Doctors have requested that patients DO NOT attend the practice at 8 am in the mornings to book appointments. Please make appointments by telephone only.

      The following are possible symptoms of covid:

      - high temperature or fever

      - a new continuous cough

      - loss of sense of smell or taste

      - shortness of breath

      For further details or if you need a covid test, please follow the link below:

      https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus or call 0800 028 2816.

      Attending the Practice

      If a GP has requested to see you in the Practice, we kindly ask you wear a face covering, such as a mask or a scarf.

      For further information regarding face masks please follow the link below:

      Face mask information 

      Sick Notes

      Please do not contact our GP surgery regarding sick notes for suspected coronavirus. We would appreciate this at this difficult time. Please read the following link below, please also, direct your employer to the link below for details.

      Sick notes information

      For further details, please see 'further information' on right tab.

      Smoking

      Please follow this link for information regarding local NHS stop smoking services.

      NHS stop smoking services

      Practice Closures

      Friday 25th December

      Monday 28th December

      Friday 1st January

      Monday 4th January

      Please contact NHS 24 if you need urgent medical attention.  Telephone number 111.

      Bank Holidays

      IMPORTANT MESSAGE - REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

      We do not take repeat prescriptions over the phone.  You can order your prescriptions as follows;

      Online on our website

      Drop Repeat slip into surgery

      Contact your regular  pharmacy to order by phone (Many pharmacies are happy to take prescription orders over the phone if you register with them)

      Doctor availability

      We now have both male and female Doctors working in the practice.

      Nursing/Healthcare Assistant

      Linzi Dourley is now undertaking health care assistant duties.

      Durham Road Medical Group Online

      We hope that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. We are still developing the website, so please let us know if there glaring errors, or if you have suggestions!

      Serving you

      Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The website allows you to order repeat prescriptions on line.order a repeat prescription .

      Partners in Care

      Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. 

      (Site updated 25/11/2020)
      Order your repeat medications
       
      NHS ScotlandThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website