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Surgeries Issue Cold Weather Warning

Shotley and Holbrook surgeries have offered the following advice as the Shotley Peninsula faces the so-called Beast from the East, with heavy snow and ice coming in with temperatures predicted to drop to minus four degree celsius. 

Look out for others – remember to keep an eye out for elderly relatives, neighbours and friends. Many older people will be reluctant to go out because of the cold and for fear of falling over. Spare a few moments if you can to pop round for a chat.  Check they have enough food in the house and that they are warm enough.

Keep your home warm – your main living room should be between around 18-21C (65-70F). You could also use a hot water bottle or an electric blanket (but not both at the same time) to keep you warm while you’re in bed.  

Keep active and eat well - move around at least once every hour and don’t sit down for long periods of time. Try to have hot meals and warm drinks regularly throughout the day. Food is a vital source of energy and will help to keep your body warm.

Wrap up well - wrap up well when you go out in the cold. Wear lots of thin layers - clothes made from cotton, wool and fleecy fibres are particularly good and help to maintain body heat. 

Know what to do should you need help
 –  NHS 111 is a free 24/7 urgent medical telephone advice line. Trained advisors will be able to give you advice on a health condition affecting you or your family.  You can also access the service at NHS 111 Online 
HERE

Your local pharmacy - don’t forget your local pharmacist is a great source of help and advice and can advise on the best over the counter medicine for your condition. Many pharmacies are open long hours and you don't need an appointment to speak to the pharmacist. If you are feeling unwell, pop in for help and advice before making a GP appointment.

For more information on Staying Well This Winter visit http://www.nhs.uk/staywell/ 

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Holbrook Surgery

Opening Times

Monday 07:30 – 17:00 Tuesday 08:00 – 18:30 Wednesday 08:00 – 18:30 Thursday 08:00 – 12:30 Friday 08:00 – 18:30

Appointment Times

Dr Simon Dineen
Dr Jane Midforth  
Dr Jonathan D’Souza 
Dr Julia Lewis

 Monday 07:30 - 11:00   Tuesday 08:40 - 11:50 and 15:30 - 18:40 Wednesday 08:40 - 11:50 and 15:30 - 18:40 Thursday08:40 - 11:50 Friday08:40 - 11:50 and 16:20- 17:40 For urgent problems only - ring after 1pm for an appointment  Saturday 08:30 - 10:30 

SURGERIES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Drs Jane Midforth and Julia Lewis also work from the Holbrook/Shotley Surgery.
Dr Midforth's Holbrook sessions: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday morning
Dr Lewis' Holbrook sessions: Thursday morning

Please note that on Tuesday appointments are offered until 18:40 but the doors will be closed at 18:30.

Dispensary

The Holbrook Surgery Dispensary is open for the collection of prescriptions and medicines:

 Mondays08:00 - 17:00 (closed 13:00 - 14:00) Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays08:00 - 18:30 (closed 13:00 - 14:00) Thursdays08:00 - 12:30 Saturday08:30 - 10:30 

Please note: Please be aware that if a drug has been specially ordered for you, it may not arrive until 8.30am.


Shotley 

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 – 18:30 Tuesday 08:00 – 17:00 Wednesday 08:00 – 17:00 Thursday 08:00 – 18:30 Friday 08:00 – 12:30

Appointment Times

Dr Sidhu Gada
Dr Sudhir Wawdhane
Dr Jane Midforth
Dr Julia Lewis

 Monday 08:30 - 11:50 and 15:50 - 18:20    Tuesday 8:40 - 11:50 Wednesday 8:40 - 11:50 Thursday 08:40 - 11:50 and 15:50 - 18:20 Friday 08:40 - 11:50

SURGERIES ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Drs Jane Midforth and Julia Lewis also work from the Holbrook/Shotley Surgery. 
Dr Midforth's Shotley sessions: Monday and Thursday afternoons
Dr Lewis's Shotley sessions: Monday morning

Please note that on Thursday appointments are offered until 18:40 but the doors will be closed at 18:30.

Dispensary

The Shotley Surgery Dispensary is open for the collection of prescriptions and medicines:

 Mondays08:00 - 18:30 (closed 13:00 - 14:00) Tuesdays and Wednesdays08:00 - 17:00 (closed 13:00 - 14:00)  Thursdays08:00 - 18:30 (closed 13:00  - 14:00)  Fridays08:00 - 12:30

Please note: Please be aware that if a drug has been specially ordered for you, it may not arrive until 8.30am.


When Surgeries Are Closed

For emergencies at nights (after 18:30) weekdays and bank holidays please telephone 111

Calls to this number are free from both landlines and mobile phones.

Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.

In a genuine emergency you should call 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.  

Training Days

In order to maintain high standards of medical care, our doctors will be attending clinical training on the dates below. As a result there will be no afternoon clinics on these days:

Morning clinics will take place as normal on these days.

  • Thursday 9th February 2017

  • Thursday 23rd March

  • Wednesday 26th April 2017

  • Thursday 18th May 2017

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017

  • Thursday 13th July 2017

  • Thursday 7th September 2017

  • Wednesday 4th October 2017

  • Thursday 16th November 2017

  • Wednesday 13th December 2017

  • Thursday 8th February 2018

  • Wednesday 7th March 2018

Reception and Dispensary will also be closed so you will not be able to make appointments or collect medications.

However, if you need medical advice or treatment on these days RING 111, or 999 if this is urgent.

Calls will be free and will be transferred to the out of hours’ service providing cover.