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What is Post-COVID Syndrome?

Many people who contract COVID often feel better in a few days or weeks and most will make a full recovery within 4 weeks. But for some people, symptoms can last longer, and recovery can feel much harder.  This can be described as Post-COVID Syndrome (also known as Long COVID).  Please click on the link below for more information about this and about the Post Covid Rehabilitation Service.

Post Covid Syndrome & Rehabilitation Service

Blood Appointments

If you have been asked to have a blood test for a consultant or hospital appointment you must attend the hospital phlebotomy department.

Your GP surgery is not responsible for taking bloods for hospital treatments or follow up appointments. 

General Practice Data for planning and research (GPDRP)

Why NHS Digital collects general practice data

NHS Digital is the national custodian for health and care data in England and has responsibility for standardising, collecting, analysing, publishing and sharing data and information from across the health and social care system, including general practice.

NHS Digital collected data from general practices using a service called the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which has operated for over 10 years and now needs to be replaced.

For more information about the changes or to opt out go to General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - NHS Digital

Prescribing of Over The Counter Medicines

Over the counter medicines for minor health concerns are available to buy in a pharmacy or local supermarket in your local community.  Our practice follows NHS England's guidance on this and will not generally give you a prescription for medicines which can be bought over the counter.  Please follow the link below to read the guidance in full.

Over The Counter Medicines Prescribing Changes

Why not join our Patient Participation Group!

New members always very welcome. We are a very active group. If you would just like to have a chat and see what we are all about leave us a message and our Secretary or Chairperson will give you a call.

Opening Times

 Brant Road Surgery: Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 6:30pm


Springcliffe Surgery: Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 1:00pm

(opening times may vary at short notice)


Join the vitality Parkrun Family.

Walk, jog, run, volunteer or simply come and watch - it's up to you.

Friendly, enjoyable 5k events 9am every Saturday morning at Boultham Park, fun for all the family. Buggies and dogs welcome. 2k junior Parkruns for children held every Sunday morning.

To join us simply register at and head down to your local event. For more information go to the parkrun website:


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