Welcome to Blackhall & Peterlee Practice

Our surgery website is a way of presenting to all our patients an up to date resource for all information relating to our Practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments & details that are relevant to the Practice & our patients.

As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
Have a look around our website and please do send us some feedback. We can use your thoughts to improve our online services & further develop the website to make it a more useful, practical application for our patients.

We are an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited practice. If you are ex-Armed Forces then please let a member of staff know so that we can ensure you are getting the best possible care.

NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.

NHS App displayed on mobile phone

Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.

Pharmacist

When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines

Optician

Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?

Dentist

When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening

Alert

Coronavirus Update

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FACE MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING REMAINS IN PLACE AT THE PRACTICE

Although national restrictions on face masks and social distancing are now relaxed we are still requesting all patients to wear a face mask and socially distance when they attend the practice. This will remain in place until further notice.

Due to the nature of our work we often have vulnerable patients on site and have a duty to protect them as well as our staff.

We also have patients with possible covid symptoms on site, and although we have procedures in place to try and remove contact from other patients, the wearing of face masks and social distancing will be continue to be in place in order to protect those patients and staff that need to come into the building.

Staff will also continue to wear face masks and other PPE for their own protection.

PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE HAD A POSITIVE COVID TEST WITHIN THE LAST 10 DAYS OR IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY DISPLAYING ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID

Symptoms include:

  • New temperature above 37.8c
  • New or continuous cough
  • Loss or change in sense of taste or smell

We would also politely ask you not to attend the practice in person if you have any respiratory symptoms (unless requested by a clinican).  If you have an appointment booked and are now displaying symptoms then please telephone the surgery and we can arrange an alternative for your appointment (such as telephone or video call)

Please be polite and understanding to everyone involved in your care – we are doing the best we can under very difficult circumstances.  Please also remember that the NHS includes all our receptionists, pharmacy staff, district and community staff, care home staff, paramedics, cleaners and all the other amazing people keeping us going.

Visit NHS.uk for the latest guidance on coronavirus COVID-19, including symptom checker, self-care and social distancing.

Refer to NHS 111 Online to check if you have coronavirus symptoms. If you have severe COVID-19 symptoms and need further advice call NHS 111 — not the surgery.

Isolation Notes are available online from NHS 111, if you are self-isolating and need a note for your employer.  Help, guidance available from our COVID-19 support page.

We thank you for your understanding and support. By working together we can save lives!