Post from Julie Kirkbride (Nurse Practitioner): Hi Everyone. I am a keen knitter and like most knitters often end up with small amounts of unused wool after a garment has been completed. Recently I have been using this wool to knit bonnets, hats and cardigans for premature babies born at JCUH. … My granddaughter was born 4 weeks early and [...] Continue reading →

 Have you had your flu vaccine yet? The flu vaccine is the best protection we have against an unpredictable virus that can cause unpleasant illness in children and severe illness and death among at-risk groups, including older people, pregnant women and those with an underlying medical health condition. Studies have shown that the flu vaccine will help prevent you getting [...] Continue reading →

Coatham Surgery will operate an Urgent Care Walk-in Service during the mornings for registered patients only. The service is intended to treat new or urgent medical conditions which require medical attention on the same day. It is not a replacement for self care or intended for routine care, complex/multiple medical issues or emergencies. It is also not suitable for your [...] Continue reading →

Information about your health and care helps us to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments. In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used. You [...] Continue reading →

Both Dr Raeburn and myself acknowledge that it is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain an appointment with ourselves due to us having to do the majority of on-call days. We’re sorry that we are unable to meet your expectations and would like to apologise for any distress which arose from your recent contact with the practice. We would however, like [...] Continue reading →

The South Tees Access and Response (STAR) scheme has been set up by GPs to improve access to their services outside the current core hours for patients needing urgent care or advice. The STAR service extends evening and weekend opening times for patients from 6.00pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 8pm on weekends and bank holidays to [...] Continue reading →

All GP Practices are required to declare and publish the Mean Earnings (average earnings) of the GP’s working within the practice. However, it should be noted that the recommended method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it doesn’t take into account how much time doctors spend working in practice and should not be used to form a judgement about [...] Continue reading →