NHS 111 online should be used where possible for general information on Coronavirus. Please follow the link below:
If you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 PLEASE DO NOT BOOK a face to face appointment at the surgery or attend any GP or Hospital premises. Contact 111 for further advice. If you are unsure please phone the surgery and a GP will call you back to discuss.
Can we remind you, if you are contacting the surgery with a temperature or cough, you also need to book a PCR Covid test via 119 or the government website. (the lateral flow test is not adequate as it is only for patients with no symptoms). This also includes children. Your household will also need to self-isolate until the test result is back.
Due to Covid-19 measures, until further notice Marlborough Surgery will be telephone triaging all GP and Nurse Practitioner appointment requests. If we still need to see you face to face then the GP will arrange that with you. It would greatly help us at the surgery if as many queries as possible could be dealt with online. Please DO NOT visit the surgery unless we have asked you to do so. With your assistance we hope to return to usual service as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience
Coronavirus (COVID-19) and requests for fit notes (Med3)
If you are requesting a sick note from your GP in relation to being off work, by law, medical evidence is not required for the first 7 days of sickness. For any period of illness less than 7 days you can self-certify.
In light of the emerging COVID-19 crisis it is likely a vast amount of people will be self-isolating in accordance with advice provided by Public Health England. In these cases, your GP will NOT be able to issue you a sick note. We expect your employer to be understanding towards the circumstances.
If you have been told to stay at home because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer follow this link https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
General Practice is under a lot of pressure and needs to prioritise the healthcare needs of patients who are acutely unwell. We hope that you understand the current situation and sorry for any inconvenience caused.
COVID-19 vaccine Oxford-AstraZeneca and blood clotting
Recently there have been reports of an extremely rare but serious condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccination. The national committee which recommends on vaccines has therefore recommended that patients under 40 years are no longer offered this vaccine for their first dose. If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering this rare side effect you should still complete the course with the AZ vaccine for your second dose, even if you are under 40. For more information please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting
To access online appointments, order repeat medication or view your record please click on the link below;
EXTENDED PRIMARY ACCESS
Patients urged: ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when your GP practice is closed. Patients across Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield have been reminded to ‘Talk Before You Walk’ when in need of care when their GP practice is closed. By phoning NHS 111, patients who need to be seen urgently on the same day will be offered an appointment with a healthcare professional either at their own GP surgery or at another surgery nearby called a Primary Care Service or a hub. Primary Care Services are available across the area at: Seaham and Peterlee. Weekdays 6pm – 8pm, Weekends and Bank Holidays 8am-1pm. Access is via NHS 111 or practices can book appointments if necessary. Changes to Urgent Care
Click here to view the 2019 GP Patient Survey results
The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.
Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by clicking on “Your Health” in the NHS App, and selecting “Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning”.
Primary Care Network
Marlborough Surgery Seaham is part of a wider Primary Care Network consisting of the following surgeries:
North Easington PCN: https://northeasingtonpcn.gpweb.org.uk/
Easington District PCN: https://easingtondistrictpcn.gpweb.org.uk
Easington Central PCN: https://easingtoncentralpcn.gpweb.org.uk/
Sedgefield 1 PCN: https://sedgefield1pcn.gpweb.org.uk/
Sedgefield North PCN: https://sedgefieldnorthpcn.gpweb.org.uk/
SDH Federation: http://www.southdurhamhealth.co.uk/