Welcome to McKenzie Group Practice
The Doctors and staff at McKenzie Group Practice would like to welcome you to the website. We hope you will find the information on this site useful.
We aim to provide high quality-health care to all patients.
If you are registered for Online Services you will have access to book or cancel an appointment, order repeat prescriptions and view patient summary care records and detailed coded medical records using the links at the bottom of this page. If you would like to register for online services please contact the surgery for further details.
The Doctors and Staff of McKenzie Group Practice would like to thank their patients for their co operation during this emergency period and keeping the NHS Safe.
We are applying to become an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice.
A veteran is anyone who has served for at least one day in the Armed Forces, whether regular or reserve. It means the same as ‘ex service personnel’ or ‘ex-forces’.
Whilst many aspects of the health needs of veterans are the same as for the general public, there are sometimes significant differences, particularly in relation to conditions attributable to service life and the impact upon families. These differences can be reflected in the way in which healthcare is delivered, the range and types of some specific services provided and the long-term impact upon patients and families.
Whilst Coronavirus is infectious to children it is rarely serious. If your child is unwell it is likely to be a non-coronavirus illness, rather than coronavirus itself.
Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.
Remember that NHS 111, Gp's and Hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done.
The link here will provide some direction on where to seek help depending on your child's symptoms:
Due to the current COVID-19 emergency, demand for appointments in the evening has completely disappeared, until the end of June we will be delivering these appointments within our usual opening hours to meet the increasing demand we are now experiencing.
Many thanks for your co operation.
“We have been made aware of some inaccurate information circulating (especially on social media) regarding special ‘rescue packs’ of antibiotics and oral steroids for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (or even for those who don’t have these conditions).
We would like to reassure you that patients who suffer with severe respiratory conditions already have these in place (along with the instructions how to use them). Oral steroids are powerful medicines and any decision to use them would need careful evaluation by a prescriber, usually a doctor or respiratory specialist nurse.
Please do not contact your GP practice for a rescue pack unless this is something that has been previously agreed and prescribed by your medical team. You should continue to manage your condition in the usual way and if you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, go to https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call 111 (online services should be used as a first choice) before doing anything else.”
With effect from 6pm tonight 23/03/2020 our Throston and Hartfields surgeries will temporarily close due to the COVID outbreak.
If you phone either of these sites your call will be automatically be transferred to McKenzie House Surgery or alternatively you can call 01429 230000.
Thank you for your co operation during this time.
In view of the current corona virus pandemic, McKenzie Group Practice have made the decision to reduce the number of patients having access to our 5 sites. GP and Nurse Practitioner appointments will be telephone consultations only.
Please do not come to the surgery. Please contact us via telephone or use the online service to order your medication or to request a pre bookable telephone call back.
You can also use our E Consult service available on our website.
If you have been asked to provide a specimen, please take it to Victoria Medical Centre only.
Updates to follow.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS across Teesside will be better prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases, if the public follows Public Health England advice.
The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of patients and staff which may mean your patient experience is subject to change.
The Chief Medical Officer announced on Friday 13 March that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus (Covid-19).
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is to stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
• a high temperature or
• a new continuous cough
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or a hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
• you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
• your condition gets worse
• your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
• Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
• Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Information remains subject to regular change and updates. More information can be found on the NHS website here.
In light of the current concerns around the Corona Virus with effect from 23rd March our face to face online booking slots will now be for Telephone call backs only.
When using the online booking service remember to leave your Telephone number.
Has it been 3 years since your last Smear test?
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Hartlepool Health Primary Care Network
Would like welcome our new Social Prescribing Link Worker
Pop Along To Our Drop In Sessions At
Victoria Medical Practice, Victoria Road, Hartlepool
Who Can Teach you to do The Following on Your Smart Phone or Computer
Order Repeat Prescriptions
Access Medical Records
Learn How To Use e-Consultation (McKenzie Group Patients only)
Upcoming Dates for 2020:
Tuesday 28th January - 930am - 1030am
Wednesday 19th February - 1030am - 1130am
Friday 27th March - 130pm - 230pm
PRESCRIPTIONS TELEPHONE LINE
We have now extended our Prescription Line Opening Hours
Mon - Fri
9AM til 5PM
Extended Access Service - Late evenings and weekends
Did you know there are appointments available on weekends and evenings for all patients in Hartlepool and Stockton-On-Tees?
Please click the link for further information. HASH Extended Access
Appointments with this service can be booked by contacting your usual GP Practice or contacting 111.
If you have access to Online Services and wish to Book/Cancel an appointment or Order a Repeat Prescription please click on the Online Services tab at the top of this page.
The practice was assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 24th & 25th January 2018.
Please see the link below to view our report.
(Site updated 29/06/2020)