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Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patients needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

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Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues.

The Future of Antibiotics is in Our Hands

If we carry on taking antibiotics incorrectly, in the future they could stop working altogether. Without effective antibiotics, many common treatments will become increasingly dangerous including setting broken bones, treatments for cancer and routine operations. If everyone ensures they take antibiotics correctly, we will stop bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics and ensure they continue to work for future generations.

Antibiotics only treat bacterial conditions, if your condition is viral they will not work                                             

Always complete a full course of antibiotics as prescribed by the Doctor, even if you are feeling better

Antibiotics will not cure toothache, but your Dentist can help

Durham County Carers

They offer one to one advice and support to unpaid carers in County Durham. They can be contacted on 0300 005 1213 or email

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Healthier and Wealthier Service

Healthier and Wealthier Service is available for help and advice around debt, employment and much more. Please see leaflet below, you can contact them on 03003231001.

Healthier and Wealthier Service

Training Practice

Tanfield View Medical Group is now a Training Practice.

This involves fully qualified doctors working in the practice for up to 12 months in order to become GPs.

What are the advantages of this?

Training Practices must meet higher standards than ordinary practices. Doctors who train others must have had extra training themselves. Doctors who have recently worked in hospital often bring new ideas and help the practice keep up to date.

Training doctors locally helps to make sure that there are enough GPs in the area.

Please let us know what you think.

The surgery also now have GP registrars working within the practice

DDES and ND CCGs warning over vitamin scam calls

Practices in ND and DDES CCGs have reported incidents of patients receiving unsolicited calls requesting their bank details in order to purchase vitamins.
The caller claims that they work for the NHS before stating that the patient requires vitamins that are to be paid for over the phone, resulting in charges of hundreds of pounds.
We encourage practices to raise awareness of this scam with patients, via practice newsletters and other appropriate forums.
Durham Constabulary advise that anyone who has been contacted in this way contact their bank as soon as possible to attempt to block the payment, and should report it to Action Fraud (the UK's national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre) on 0300 123 2040.
To reduce the number of cold calls, register with the telephone preference service on 0345 070 0707 or

Use this link to view the item: Vitamin scam calls (

Sent by Rachel Payne (CCG Medicines Optimisation DDES and North Durham)

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