To Register with the Practice

The Practice covers the area including Leam Lane Estate, Wardley, Felling, Pelaw and Wrekenton.  If you live in our practice area and would like to register with us, you will need to call into the surgery to collect a new patient registration pack, complete a registration form (GMS1 form)  and we will arrange an appointment for you with the Health Care Assistant.

To find us please select the “Contact us” at the top of this page which will show you a map of our location.

You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual doctor. For continuity of care, we would encourage you to see the same doctor if possible, when returning for follow up of a condition for which you have seen a doctor before.

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Medicine Sick Day Rules

Taking your prescribed medication regularly is important and you will be monitored to ensure it remains effective and safe.  However, some medications increase the risk of developing kidney problems if you become unwell or dehydrated and you continue to take them.

When you are unwell with any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
  • Fevers, sweats and shaking

Then STOP taking the medicines listed below.  Restart when you are well (after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally)

If you are in any doubt, contact your pharmacist, GP or nurse.

Medicines to stop on sick days –

  • ACE inhibitors: medicine names ending in “pril” eg, lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
  • ARBs: medicine names ending in “sartan” eg, losartan, candesartan, valsartan
  • NSAIDs – anti-inflammatory pain killers eg, ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
  • Diuretics – sometimes called “water pills” eg, furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
  • Metformin – a medicine for diabetes
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