Access to Health Care Services & COVID-19 updates
Our Team of Doctors and Nurses are offering both Telephone and Face-to-Face appointments.
Appointments are available by phoning 01642 561282, alternatively appointments can be booked via the reception desk at the surgery.
You can now access the E-Consult service via the link further down the home page. This allows you to submit a query online for review by the GP, Nurse or Admin Team who will aim to respond to you within 48 hours.
Did you know you can also access GP, Nurse and health care proffesional appointments at other locations in the area?
These are offered via HASH (Hartlepool and Stockton Health) and Billingham & Norton PCN (Primary Care Network). They include
appointments with First Contact Practitioners (Physio), Mental Health Practitioners and social care prescribers. Some of these appoitments are also available on evenings and weekends.
Have you considered a local Pharmacy for advice or treatment?
You can speak to your local Pharmacist for advice and treatment for conditions such as
Bites and stings, Chickenpox, Cold sores, Cold or flu, Conjunctivitis, Ear ache, Sinusitis, Diarrhoea & Vomiting, Headlice, Nappy rash, Sunburn and Warts/Verruca
Pharmacies can also check your Blood Pressure.
Think you have a UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)?
If you are a non pregnant, healthy female aged between 16-64 and have 2 of the following 5 key signs you can attend a pharmacy for treatment.
Dysuria (buring pain when passing urine), Nocturia (passing urine more often during the night), Urgency, Frequency, Visible heamaturia (blood in urine).
you can get treatment from some local pharmacies (Davidsons and Boots. Harry Hills and JHoots by September 2022)
We want to improve access to our services, and we’d appreciate you taking the time to complete this brief survey to help us. This is the LINK to the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/W8RMRFB”
FACE MASKS IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS, FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC, ARE NO LONGER A LEGAL REQUIRMENT. HOWEVER, WE WOULD APPRECIATE OUR PATIENTS CONTINUING TO WEAR A FACE MASK IF POSSIBLE. THIS IS TO PROTECT VULNERABLE PATIENTS AND STAFF.
Whilst the guidance for the general public has took a 'living with covid' route, within NHS settings the guidance remains that staff must isolate if they have a positive result. This is to protect patients and the workforce. Without a workforce we wouldn't be able to provide appointments or a service.
Please do not attend the surgery if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19. For further information on COVID-19 symptoms please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
Thank you for your continued support.
Marsh House Medical Practice
The Practice is committed to providing a high quality healthcare service for all patients registered here. Good health involves us working together.
We will treat you as an individual and respect your privacy and personal beliefs.
We are committed to providing easy access to the services required by you whatever your medical condition.
Practice News Updates
Please be aware from 24th May 2023 calls to the surgery will be recorded for training and monitoring purposes.
Patient Participation Group
We are always looking for new members to join our PPG.
Our next meeting will be looking at improving access. If you would like to join our Patient Participation Group or have any ideas please contact the surgery.
We are expecting delivery of Flu vaccines at the end of September 2023. For the past 3 years the government offered vaccines to patients aged 50-64 years old due to the Covid Pandemic. Please be aware this has been stood down for this year.
To check if you are eligable for a flu vaccine please visit the NHS or Government website.
The Practice will be offering Covid Boosters to eligable patients this Autumn. Clinics will be available following confirmation of delivery dates.
Hormone replacement therapy can now be issued via a pre payment certificate. Please speak to your local pharmacy about this new scheme.
Are you female and aged between 25 and 64? If yes, Northern Cancer Alliance need your help!
They are interested to hear your views about cervical screening, why some people do not attend and to help them improve services available to people who live in the North-East and North Cumbria. It’ll only take a few minutes.
Please click the link to answer a few questions. Thank you.
We are aware our Phone lines are extremely busy at the moment. We understand your frustrations and are trying to implement new systems to alleviate this. If your call is non - Urgent please call after 2pm when phone lines are quieter.
If you cannot get through and need to seek advice urgently please dial 111 / 999 as appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE - From 1st Jan 2022 we are no longer taking repeat prescription orders over the phone. This is to help alleviate our very busy phone lines. You can order your prescriptions via online access or via the dedicated post box in the entrance foyer.
Thank you for your continued support and patience.
Health Promotion Campaigns
Looking after our Mental Health is very important.
Ways to do this include getting a good nights sleep, excersising regularly, eating and drinking healthily and taking time to do things we enjoy wether that be reading, knitting, socialising or having a soak in the bath.
There are many options available if you feel you are struggling with your mental health. You can talk to a friend or relative about how you are feeling. You can speak with a GP or can even see a counsellor. Did you know you can even self refer to a counselling service by visiting https://wecantalk.org
Its good to talk and there is always help available if you need it.
FOOTSTEPS - Are you aged between 11-19 years?
Footsteps is a local young persons’ health centre designed by young people for young people. Check out the range of services available to you- click the link below. Services include confidential sexual health and contraceptive advice, mental health and well being. www.footstepsteesside.co.uk