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Updated on 8th February 2021 at 11:32 am

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Welcome to Silverdale Family Practice where we aim to meet the health needs of  you and your family, providing a caring and dedicated service. Our staff will try to meet your needs from the first phone call through to any appointments, tests and referrals which need to be made.

The Practice is extremely busy at present ensuring the rapid delivery of COVID vaccinations to the highest risk groups. Please help us at this time by considering if your problem really needs a GP or whether it could be managed with Self care or using other NHS Services (listed below).

We ask that you would be respectful of our team at all times. There have been increasing incidences of unpleasant conduct towards our staff and this will not be tolerated. Our staff our working especially hard at this challenging time to meet the growing needs of our population. We recognise that for many people the restrictions of lockdown have had significant effects and that this may impact on their health.

Self Care

For information on common medical conditions and clear simple advice which has been reviewed by professional please search your condition here:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/

For Minor Ailments, minor skin conditions, veruccas, warts, toe nail problems:

Contact your NHS Pharmacist who can offer an assessment and advice on treatment.

Your local pharmacy can be found here:

https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy/

For minor eye conditions:

Your local optician can help via the Minor Eye Conditions Service MECS

Symptoms treated include red, sticky, dry, irritated or watery eyes, flashes and floaters.

Gibson Opticians Blandford Buildings,Dene Terrace Horden SR8 4JF 0191 5862484
R J Naisbitt Optometry Co op Buildings, Hedley Terrace South Hetton DH6 2UE 0191 5208059
Sight Ltd 34 The Chare Peterlee SR8 1AE 0191 5865671
Specsavers Peterlee Unit 8, The Chare, Castle Dene Shopping Centre Peterlee SR8 1AE 01325328800
Specsavers Seaham Unit 10b, Byron Place Seaham SR7 7DR 01915133030

For Mental Health Issues–  Psychological therapies which include counselling, cognitive therapy, mood and anxiety management can be accessed directly here:

www.talkingchanges.org.uk/contact-us

Fill in the short web form and one of the team will contact you back to arrange an assessment, usually within 7 days

For behavioural and mental health issues in children (Under 19’s) you can directly speak to the Child and Adolescent Mental health service (CAMHS) on the single point of access on the number below:

0300  123 9296

If you are vulnerable and need advice, support and access to other services such as the FoodBank contact

East Durham Trust on

https://www.eastdurhamtrust.org.uk/

For advice about other support services our Social Prescribing Link Worker can advise you on what is available in the area- please complete an e-consultation or email the practice and we can pass your query on