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Latest News

Flu Protection for Children and Adults


Our seasonal Flu campaign is underway. If you think you fit the criteria to receive a free flu vaccination please contact the practice for further information.

A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to Children’s Cancer.

Final total donated was £264.50


Friends and Family Test

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Have your say to improve your care

We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you anytime you visit The Haven Surgery to see the GP or have contact with the practice.

Questionnaire forms are kept in the waiting area at the practice.

New Volunteer Transport Service


Help to Health is a volunteer driver service which became available on the 15th June 2017, for patients of all ages who struggle to use public transport to attend a planned healthcare appointment.  The Help to Health team will assess each patient for suitability when they register with the service.

Help to Health will transport eligible patients to planned primary and secondary care health appointments.  A map of the area that will be covered can be found on the help to health website

Journeys will need to be booked at least 48 hours in advance and a volunteer driver being available at the required date and time. The transport will incur a charge of 45p per mile travelled and the payment of any car parking fees or expenses incurred.  People that can, claim back their travel costs through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme.


For more information please visit our website:

Therefore, there should be no Home Visit requests to the GP Surgery because a patient does not have access to transport. In the time that it takes to do 1 Home Visit, a GP could be seeing several more patients in the Surgery with better access to investigations.

Well Being For Life - A Huge Success for our Patients.

Martin Hall (Senior Health Trainer, Mid Durham) has been running Well Being for Life sessions at The Haven Surgery with huge success.

The practice has been proactively reviewing pre-diabetic patients with an Hba1c score between 42 - 47 who are at higher risk of developing Diabetes and Heart Disease.  This cohort of patients are offered face to face appointments with the Health Trainers at the Practice.  The Health Trainers then support our patients to make a small difference to their lifestyles, to greatly improve health outcomes later in life and reduce the risks of developing Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Patients receive an individual assessment with support offered for nutrition, weight management, physical activity and generally improving their lifestyle.  Patients are then regularly reviewed at the surgery.

National Diabetes Audit

Self-Care for Common Conditions

Self Care

Self Care

Self Care


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