Following a lengthy period of absence through ill health, Dr Andreas Russ has decided to retire from GP practice as of October 2018.
We all sorry to hear of this news but appreciate Dr Russ’ decision and wish him all the best in his retirement.
To help fill the gap, Dr Szemis will take on a Partnership role from October and we are also very pleased to announce the arrival of Dr Kate Corkain, from 8th August 2018.
Dr Corkain will be working 3 days a week.
We are also pleased to announce our new Clinical Pharmacist, Emily Douglas who will be assisting with the prescribing of medication, medication reviews and any other pharmacy queries. Emily will be working between Neasham Road Surgery and Clifton Court Medical Practice from 28th August 2018.
The GP Access Service starts from 3rd January. This service provides additional routine prebookable clinics.
The surgeries will be held at DR PIPER HOUSE in Darlington and are available for all patients registered at any practice in Darlington. Please call your surgery to book these appointments.
|Monday||6.30pm – 9.00pm||GP & HCA|
|Tuesday||6.30pm – 9.00pm||GP & Practice Nurse|
|Wednesday||6.30pm – 9.00pm||GP & Practice Nurse|
|Thursday||6.30pm – 9.00pm||GP & Practice Nurse|
|Friday||6.30pm – 8.30pm||GP & HCA|
|Saturday||8.00am – 2.00pm||GP x 2, Practice Nurse, HCA|
|Sunday||9.00am – 1.00pm||GP & Practice Nurse|
We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at your appointments, please let us know. We want to know if you need information in braille, large print or easy read. We want to know if you need a British Sign Language interpreter or advocate. We want to know if we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool. Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call us on 01325 461128 between 10am and 6pm.
- Nurse Practitioners have extensive experience in managing and treating minor illness, they can assess and examine you, make a diagnosis, provide treatment and advice, including giving you a prescription if requires
- They can make referrals to hospitals, other healthcare professionals and admit patients to hospital in an emergency if necessary; they are also able to order blood tests and X-rays.
- Nurse Practitioners cannot sign sick notes, however they can arrange for one to be signed for you.