Station View Medical Centre Issue 6 – Jan 2010 Patient Newsletter Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme
All patients registered to a GP in County Durham and Darlington and who are eligible for free prescriptions (either with a current exemption or with a pre-payment certificate) can now access a new scheme provided by all community Pharmacies. If you have any of the following ailments you can now go straight to your local pharmacy and obtain your medications free without having to see a Doctor first and obtaining a prescription. We encourage all of our patients to utilise this service and free up some of our appointments. Conditions and treatments currently available: Allergic Rhinitis (Hay fever) – Cetirizine soluble and tablets, Chlorphenamine Soluble and tablets, Beclomethasone nasal spray Pain and Fever(sore throat, earache, teething) Paracetamol tabs 32, Paracetamol Susp SF 120mg/5ml, 250mg/5mg, Ibuprofen 200mg tabs 24 and Ibuprofen Suspension. Nasal congestion Menthol and eucalyptus Thrush(not oral) Clotrimazole pessary 500mg, cream and Fluconazole Athletes foot Clotrimazole cream 1% Contact dermatitis Hydrocortisone cream Headlice Dimeticone solution, Malathion aqu. Liquid Threadworms Mebendazole tab, Piperazine oral powder Indigestion Peptac and Co-Magaldrox Diarrhoea Dioralyte & Loperamide Constipation Senna tabs Exclusions – Pregnant or breastfeeding
Out of Hours Contact Number
There is now a new number for patients to contact when the surgery is closed. The number is 0300 111 0111
We would like to advise all of our patients that staff training sessions will be taking place on the 4th Wednesday
of every month from 1pm -6pm, when the surgery will be closed. During this time we kindly ask that you contact
the out of hour’s service on the above number.
Our first session will be on Wednesday March 24th.
Privacy at the Reception Counter
If you wish to talk to the receptionist in private and do not wish to be overheard please ask to use the side
Please also try to use the self check in facility where possible to avoid queues at the reception desk.
The Eden Centre, Coundon pre-bookable appointments
For our Patients registered at the Coundon Surgery you can now pre book doctor appointments up to two weeks in
advance. The first two appointments of every day and the last two appointments on a Friday are available for pre-
booking. Please contact Coundon surgery on 0844 477 8915
We welcome to the practice Mrs. Sue Breward, and Mrs. Tracy Lynas both covering reception at Bishop
Auckland. We wish them both well in their new posts.
We welcome any comments and suggestions from patients on how we run our practice, including the
content of our website, any ideas for future newsletters and our practice leaflet. Please contact the
We currently have a virtual patient group run by email. If you are interested in joining and adding your
views, comments and suggestions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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