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NEW: Information for patients on COVID-19 testing, symptoms and visiting the surgery.

With more and more cases in the area, we at the practice thought it would be helpful to go over advice regarding Covid symptoms and testing and also bust a few ‘myths’.

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COVID VACCINES!!! When it is your turn to be vaccinated we will be in touch. Please make sure we have your up to date telephone numbers for our records. If you need to change your telephone number please email our generic email 

NDUCCG.drslambertandng-eds@nhs.net


If you are a veteran please let the receptionists know so that we can add it to your records. Please speak to Lesley Lee with any queries.

We have online appointment availability - please ask the reception team to register you.

Extended Hours are provided by all GP Surgeries in Derwentside evenings and weekends -  please ask the receptionist for information or to arrange an appointment for you.


If you wish to order your prescription online please register on this website, if you are not registered please ask the receptionist to register you.  We also have the availability of Electronic Prescribing Service, whereby you register with a chemist of your choice and your prescription is automatically sent directly to them.  Please ask the receptionist for details of this service. We would be most grateful if you could complete our Friends and Family test either in the surgery or on this website.

We provide extended hours at both surgeries from 7.30 to 8am on Mondays at West Road, Annfield Plain and 7.30 to 8am on Thursday at our Louisa Surgery in Stanley.

Every patient on our list now has a named GP however your are still able to see the GP of your choice.  

There is a Caring for Carers website for those who care for friends or relatives in their own homes the link is

www.dccarers.org

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Diabetes

diabetes word cloudDiabetes is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. There are two types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.

According to the charity Diabetes UK, more than two million people in the UK have the condition and up to 750,000 more are believed to have it without realising they do.

More than three-quarters of people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes mellitus. This used to be known as non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) or maturity-onset diabetes mellitus. The number of people with type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing as it commoner in the overweight and obese, which is itself a growing problem.

The remainder have type 1 diabetes mellitus, which used to be known as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus.

What's the treatment for diabetes?

It's recognised that the sooner the blood sugar levels are brought under control, the better the long term prospects of preventing damage. Lifestyle advice about diet, weight management and regular activity is the first step.

Type 1 diabetes will require immediate insulin therapy, Type 2 diabetes will first be managed with a drug called Metformin, if lifestyle changes alone aren't effective. There are now several other drugs used in type 2 diabetes, although eventually some type 2 diabetics will need insulin therapy as it's a progressive disease


Diabetes UK - How to take a blood glucose test

There is further information and education on the Diabetes UK Video Site


Useful Links

Diabetes - Healthtalkonline
Healthtalkonline Healthtalkonline, an award-winning charity website, lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. An excellent resource compiled after interviewing a wide range of people suffering from heart disease.

Type 1 Diabetes
An excellent resource with useful information and references relating to Type 1 Diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes
A useful resource regarding Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK
Largest charity in the UK devoted to the care and treatment of people with diabetes in order to improve the quality of life for people with the condition

NHS
Further information about symptoms, treatment, causes and prevention of Diabetes


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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