Have you got a non-urgent problem with your feet?
You don't need to come and see your GP anymore! Our patients can refer themselves directly to Podiatry at County Durham and Darlington Foundation Trust to be seen and treated.
All you need to do is complete the below link or email [email protected] they will then send you an electronic referral form to complete and return to them. You can also contact them by telephone on 01388 455 200
This could save you up to 3 weeks' worth of waiting by avoiding the need for a GP referral.
GP surgeries are working under increasing pressure and must prioritise the services they can provide. We no longer offer a full travel service. The NHS has a very comprehensive website, giving the information you need to identify any vaccines advised for trips abroad, and ensure that you stay as healthy as possible.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the Fit For Travel website.
|DTP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio)||Revaxis||10 yearly (if had 5, no booster needed)|
|Hepatitis A||Havrix, Avaxim||25 years after 2nd dose|
|Typhoid||Typherix, Typhim vi||3 yearly|
** Not commonly required.
Other vaccinations may be necessary for more exotic or unusual destinations, complex travel itineraries, or long stay vacations. These need to be given at a high street travel clinic. There will be a charge for these. If you would rather have all of your vaccinations done at these clinics, they can also give the vaccines above but they will charge for these.
We strongly advise you to check your requirements at least three months before travel, as sometimes a course of up to three vaccinations needs to be given over the course of several weeks.
It is your responsibility to ascertain which vaccinations (and, if relevant, anti-malaria tablets) you need, and also to inform yourself fully of recommended travel safe precautions. To do this, you should visit Travel Health Pro or the Fit For Travel website and read the information relevant to the country you are visiting.
The ‘vaccinations for some travellers’ section usually relates to back-packers, people travelling for more than 4 weeks, or special situations, e.g. working in health care projects, or with animals. If you are planning such a trip you need to make arrangements to have these at a high street travel clinic.
If you think that you need any of the vaccinations provided by the NHS, please attend a travel clinic and then hand your form in at reception clearly marking what country you are visiting. Our practice nurse will check our stock and your travel form then you will be contacted with an appointment. Please do not make appointment without visiting a travel clinic and having your printout as this will be a wasted appointment.
There have been changes to the shingles vaccine programme.
Please click the below link for more information:
Dr Graham retired as a GP at Queens Road Surgery on the 31st August 2023, after being with the Practice for 17 years.
We would like to wish him all the best for the future and thank him for all his hard work and dedication over the years.
Please be aware following the government announcement yesterday that Covid vaccines will be offered from 11 September to certain patients, that we cannot make appointments for this yet as we don’t know when we will get supplies.
Once we know when our vaccines will be delivered we will arrange a clinic and invite eligible patients in.
Thanks for your patience
We will be holding our first flu vaccine clinics on:
Saturday 23 September and Saturday 30 September.
These clinics will be by appointment only, and you will be given a time frame to attend. We will be sending out invitations over the next few days to patients who are eligible. When calling to make your appointment please call any day after 2.00 pm when our lines are not so busy. We do expect the telephone lines to be exceptionally busy over the next couple of weeks with patients calling to book their appointments. We ask that you bear this in mind; our receptionists will be working extremely hard to help everyone.
Please see below the groups who will be eligible for a flu vaccine from 1 September 2023:
- Aged 65 years and over.
- Aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups (as defined by the Green Book, chapter 19 (Influenza).
- Pregnant women.
- All children who will be aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2023.
- Primary school aged children (from Reception to Year 6).
- Patients who are in long-stay residential care homes.
- Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person.
- Patients who are close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
- Frontline workers in a social care setting without an employer led occupational health scheme, including those working for a registered residential care or nursing home, registered domiciliary care providers, voluntary managed hospice providers, and those that are employed by individuals who receive direct payments (personal budgets) or Personal Health budgets, such as Personal Assistants.
Please note the clinics will be running from our main site Queens Road Surgery
Autumn Covid Booster
We do not have confirmation of any delivery dates yet but have been informed the campaign will start in October and finish on the 15th of December 2023. As soon as we have confirmed dates, we will be in touch with patients who are eligible.