You may have received a letter inviting you to attend for your covid vaccination at the centre for life. This is one option however if you are unable to get there please don't panic. Your GP surgery will still contact you when they are ready for you. You do not need to contact the surgery to let us know your preference, you will only be removed from our lists if we receive notification you have had a vaccination elsewhere. Many thanks, CMC.
We have been made aware of scammers contacting vulnerable and elderly people regarding Covid vaccinations.
Your GP surgery will contact you to arrange your appointment when they are able to and you are eligible. They will not ask you for any personal details other than to confirm your name/ DOB/ address. They certainly will not ask you to press any keys on the keypad, nor will they send any texts asking you to click any links or fill out any application forms. Please help to spread the word to keep our elderly and vulnerable relatives safe from this scam.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, how you contact us will be different at the moment. This is to limit face-to-face contact whenever possible and help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Your GP practice is open and if you need to see your GP, please ring us on 01207 583400 or visit our website – our opening ours are 08:30am- 5:30pm Monday- Friday. Please note our telephone line is shut between 12pm - 12:30pm daily.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment.
If you are waiting for an annual review, please be assured we will be in touch.
Appointments are being delivered face-to-face, online and over the telephone. If you are asked to come into the surgery for a face-to-face appointment, please remember to wear a face covering. Measures are in place to keep you safe from infection during your visit to the surgery.
NHS researchers in the UK are working together to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.
Many possible COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in the UK. Different vaccines may work better for different groups of people. It's important we include people from all backgrounds and ages in our research. This gives researchers an understanding of how well each vaccine may work.
All COVID-19 vaccines being researched in the NHS have gone through strict safety testing, and have been approved by a number of processes. We use the same high standards to COVID research as we do to all NHS research.
We are still looking for volunteers for studies in the North East and North Cumbria to find a vaccine against COVID-19.
To sign up and for more information visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact
We held four Saturday flu clinics throughout September and October. If you are still yet to have your flu vaccination, and are eligible (current eligibility: over 65, under 65 with a long term condition, pregnant or a carer) please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
Please also contact the surgery if you would NOT like your vaccination this year, so that we do not send out any more invites unnecessarily.
The surgery sends out text reminders for your appointments:
Please do not reply to our NHSnoreply text messages as the inbox is not manned.
Important information regarding flu vaccinations for 50-64 year olds:
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
*Important Information* COVID19
Any patient with a chronic illness who would normally attend the surgery for an annual review appointment please be aware that these appointments will now become phone consultations. Your nurse will contact you on the date and time that would have been allocated for your appointment. Please do not attend the surgery.
When calling the surgery for results and hospital transport* please ensure you are calling between
1pm-4pm Monday to Friday, press option 1 *Very limited hospital transport is currently available
The surgery will be closed for staff training every third Thursday of the month
We open again at 8.30am the following morning.
If you require non-urgent medical attention while we are closed please call 111. For all medical emergencies please call 999.
Important Surgery Notice
The surgery phone lines will be closed from 12.00-12.30 daily.
Our main reception desk will remain open from
08.30-5.30pm every day and will not close
(Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, we ask you to only attend the surgery if a member of our team has arranged an appointment for you)
A dedicated number will be available during the time our lines are closed in case of emergency
For all medical emergencies, call 999
For medical help outside of our working hours, call 111 or visit 111 online
Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice
Consett Medical Centre is now an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice: If you are a veteran, please let our reception team know so that we are able to add your name to our Veteran Register, this will enable us to ensure we keep you informed of help available and support you and your family through the Healthcare system.
Click here for more information and resources available.