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Bewick Crescent Surgery Online

The Doctors and staff at Bewick Crescent Surgery in Newton Aycliffe are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We are also responsible for a branch surgery in Heighington.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and feel free to leave us some feedback.


Temporary Change To Our Evening Clinics

We are open every Wednesday evening where we provide pre-bookable GP appointments, family planning walk-in clinics and pre-bookable smear clinics.  We are making temporary changes to the evening we are open over the Christmas period only.  The following changes have been made:

  • We'll be open Monday 23rd December 2019 instead of Wednesday 25th December 2019, and
  • Open Monday 30th December 2019 instead of Wednesday 1st January 2020.

We will re-assume our usual Wednesday evening openings as normal from the 8th January 2020.


eConsult

This new service lets patients consult with NHS GPs by completing a quick online form.  This service also directs patients to self-help, pharmacy advice and local self-referral services.  Just click on the picture below to get started (Note - this service does not guarantee liaison with a specific Doctor):

Consult onlineNote - this service does not guarantee liaison with a specific clinician.


Call Queue

Following themed patient feedback, the call queue will be reduced from 50 callers to 30 from 1 November 2019.


Newsletter

The practice released its bi-annual newsletter in August.  You can find it under the News tab at the top.  We aim to update you with current affairs in the practice and common patient feedback topics we receive.


Veterans' Support

Find Support for Veterans in Your Local Area via this link.  Navigate through the categories to find the support you need, or use the search function by clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the map toolbar;

  • On the map home screen, the search function searches all organisations in the directory.
  • When you have a category open, the search function searches all data within that category

Click here for more information on the Veterans' Gateway.


RPOS – Repeat Prescription Ordering System

RPOS is a NHS England directed initiative.  As from the 2nd September 2019 community pharmacies and third party companies will no longer be able to order medication from the practice on behalf of patients. Patients will be required to order their own medication directly with the practice. This can be done by:

  • Online ordering from the practice
  • Calling the prescriptions line (01325 318697)
  • Using the tear off part of the repeat prescription, identifying the items required

There will be no restrictions on community pharmacies and third party companies collecting prescriptions on patient’s behalf, to prepare prescriptions in advance and arranging delivery of medicines.

Watch this short video for more information: Click here


Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

From 1st January 2020 you will no longer be able to collect your repeat prescription from our surgery, only your chosen pharmacy.  We will send all repeat prescriptions to pharmacies electronically.  Please can all patients receiving repeat medication choose a pharmacy by 31 December 2019 at the latest.

For more information please see our noticeboards in Reception or speak to one of our reception/dispensing staff.


Feedback

We value your feedback or any ideas in order to improve our services.  You can leave feedback via the website (click here).  We aim to acknowledge responses within 3 working days.

(Site updated 11/12/2019)
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