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Our Mission Statement - Our aim here at Distington Surgery is to provide a quality healthcare service to the community and assist them in improving and maintaining their health through teamwork, education and specialist advice. Distington Surgery promotes understanding and respect among all patients and staff through a confidential, unbiased, caring and committed environment.


Distington Surgery is a member of Copeland Primary Care Network which covers a registered patient population of circa 62,000. The network is made up of seven member practices namely Distington Group Practice, Fellview Healthcare, Lowther Medical Centre, Mansion House Surgery, Queen Street Surgery, Seascale Group Practice, Westcroft House Surgery.  Copeland Primary Care Network has adopted a flat practice network structure where all seven practices are equal and employment contracts are shared across all seven member practices.


  

 
 
 Reminder: As per guidance all patients attending the surgery to wear a mask/face covering.

Please be aware that if you have COVID symptoms a PCR test is required.
 
There are different tests you can get to check if you have coronavirus (COVID-19). The test you need depends on why you're getting tested.
 
The 2 main tests are:
•PCR tests – mainly for people with symptoms, they're sent to a lab to be checked
•rapid lateral flow tests – ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS, they give a quick result using a device similar to a pregnancy test
 
Both tests are free.
 
 
If you have symptoms of COVID-19
 
Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms, even if mild:
•a high temperature
•a new, continuous cough
•a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
 
Stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate

From NHS Digital
 
Withdrawal of Data Provision Notice 19/07/2021
 
Further to the announcement made 8 June, the implementation of GP Data for Planning and Research has been deferred to provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others.
 
For more information please see the link below
 
 
Opting out
If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.
 
 


Did you know we have a dispensary delivery service where your medication could be delivered to your home address?

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If you would like to have your medication delivered to your home 🏑 please call the dispensary to discuss delivery dates and times.
☎️ Dispensary line: 01946 833 155

 

Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  1. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  2. Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.

To arrange a test or for more information please use the following link

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

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Do you have a routine query or problem that does not require immediate assistance, or do you need to request a letter or a medical report?

We have a new Online Consult feature where our patients are able to send us a secure message. This is available via our website 24/7 and we aim to respond to you within 48hrs (excluding weekends)

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If you would like to follow us on Facebook we now have a page for the surgery.

We are closed (surgery and dispensary) for essential staff training on 

We are closed (surgery and dispensary) for essential staff training on 

 

  • Thursday 13th January 2022
  • Thursday 10th February 2022
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022

 
On each date the surgery and dispensary will close at 1pm and re-open the following morning. The surgery will re-open at 8:00am and the dispensary will re-open at 9am.

 

out_of_hoursWhen our GP practice is closed, patients should call the NHS 111 service by dialling 111.

 

 

Opening hours for the surgery, dispensary & prescription ordering line until further notice

Monday - Friday
Surgery: 08:00am - 18:30pm

Monday - Friday
Dispensary: 09:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm 
Prescription ordering line (01946 833 155): 10:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm
Please allow 72 hours for repeat prescription ordering
Please note that if you are prescribed medication from your appointment at the Red Hub someone else should collect this medication on your behalf and after your appointment at the red hub you should immediately return home.

 

PATIENTS GIVEN APPOINTMENTS AT OUR RED HUB:
During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever) and who have been telephone assessed by a GP to need a face-to-face examination will be called to our local 'Red Hub'.

Please note that if you are prescribed medication from your appointment at the Red Hub someone else should collect this medication on your behalf and after your appointment at the red hub you should immedi...atley return home.

Click here www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/redhubs to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive. There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.

 

For the latest COVID-19 information and guidance

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

The learning disability matters for families website was launched earlier this year to support families and carers of children and young people with a learning disability around advice and guidance, support, useful tips and contacts.

 

They have updated the website with some information around Covid-19 specifically relating to resilience and health and wellbeing of families. A range of resources are available from short guides, films and useful websites / contacts. These include:

  • Sleep tips
  • 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Strategies to support parents during isolation
  • Managing stress
  • Useful contacts
  • Other useful websites
  • What other information do you need?

 

The website link can be found here: https://learningdisabilitymatters.co.uk/covid-19/

 

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WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE SELF ISOLATION SICK NOTES PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW

 

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

GP - COVID - Privacy Notice

 

If you need a Podiatry self referral form please use the form below

Podiatry Self-Referral form 

 

If you would like to self refer to physio please use the form below

Physio self referral form

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 


 

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