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Welcome to The Eston Surgery
The Eston Surgery is proud to offer a high standard of patient- centred healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, health screening, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations, flu vaccinations, travel clinics and well-person check-ups. (Click on clinics & services for full details)
The surgery is open Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) from 8am to 6pm.
Clinics run at various intervals throughout the day offering flexibility to patients wishing to access medical care. We do not have set nursing clinics to allow different types of services to be offered at a time convenient to you. For patients who struggle to get to the surgery during the day time, please telephone us and ask about the STAR service, the STAR service is ran by local GPs and offers extended access for our surgery. With appointments available to book for GPs, nurse practitioners, practice nurses and HCAs.
We are a teaching practice
We are accredited to help train the doctors of the future and ask your co-operation in this process. We are a teaching practice for university medical schools, and occasionally students may sit in on consultations, this will also help the staff here to improve and maintain medical and consultation skills. You will always be asked by the receptionist if this is acceptable to you. If you feel at all uncomfortable during your consultation, please inform the clinician who can ask the student to leave. All consultations are strictly confidential.
Sometimes we will ask if the student can interview you separately, and on occasion and with your agreement we may ask if your consultation can be recorded. This would be for teaching purposes only and we certainly won’t be offended if you say no. You are entitled to refuse at any time. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.
THE LOCAL CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP HAVE ARRANGED FOR THE DOCTORS FROM THIS AREA TO ATTEND ESSENTIAL TRAINING FOR THE NHS.
THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.00PM ON THE DAY, WE WILL RE-OPEN AT 8AM THE FOLLOWING MORNING. PATIENTS CAN TELEPHONE 111 IF THEY NEED TO SPEAK TO A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WHILE THE SURGERY IS CLOSED.
SURGERY CLOSURES DUE TO ESSENTIAL GP and PRACTICE STAFF TRAINING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES :-
Thursday 20th June 2019
Thursday 12th September 2019
Thursday 30th January 2020
Thursday 12th March 2020
The most common minor ailments seen by GPs where over the counter medicines are more appropriate.
The Eston Surgery is supporting the joint initiative of Darlington, HAST and South Tees CCGs-
Prescribers at the Eston Surgery do not prescribe medicines and treatments for self-limiting and minor health conditions where:
Self-care is the most appropriate route
Medicines and treatments are available to buy over the counter
Find out the most effective ways to treat things like heartburn and a blocked nose at home, and save yourself a trip to the GP surgery.
Remember: you can also get advice from your local pharmacist for lots of health issues, including when to visit your GP. And there's no need for an appointment.
PRE-BOOKING EXTENDED HOURS ACCESS
From 1st July, the surgery will be providing extended hours access to our patients for face to face GP appointments to pre-book.
Normanby Medical Centre doctors (who are part of Eston PCN) will be providing this service for our patients. See our news section (7) for more details about Eston PCN.
To book (or cancel) an appointment, please telephone our reception, ask at our desk or you can pre-book and cancel on-line.
Appointments will be available to book from 1st July, every Tuesday evening from 6.30pm onwards.
Please note, the clinic will be held at Normanby Medical Centre (across the bridge from Eston Surgery) in Low Grange Health Village.
Alternatively, if you wish to book a STAR GP or NP appointment in advance you can now book directly by clicking here and following the instructions.
(Site updated 14/11/2019)