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Flu Season

Flu vaccinations are now available at the surgery - check out the 'Flu Vaccinations' link down the right hand side to see if you are eligible.

New GPs
We are happy to announce that we have three new GPs joining the practice.  We would like to welcome Dr Peacock - GP Partner, Dr M Abdalla - GP Partner and Dr Arthur - Salaried GP to the team. 

GP Appointments
We would like to apologise for ongoing difficulties in booking routine GP and nurse appointments. There is a national shortage of GPs and we have not been able to find replacement GPs easily. The practice is working hard to provide additional appointments and look at different ways of working. You can help also! by using the Minor Ailment Scheme offered by Pharmacies and cancelling unwanted appointments. We would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding with this matter.

As of 4th January 2016 you will only be able to order your prescription over the phone between 2pm - 5pm.  You can however order online or by calling into the surgery at any time.  Please allow 2 working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays.

If you wish to get involved with the work carried out by Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield Clinical Commissioning Group join MY NHS to receive regular updates and have an opportunity to give your views. See below for more details

2D Voluntary and community support are working with Auckland Medical Group to provide information, advice and guidance to individuals with long term conditions. It aims to find suitable opportunities for you to help improve the quality of your life. Contact reception to book an appointment.

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Welcome to Auckland Medical Group

Auckland Medical Group is one of the largest general practices in County Durham practising from three branches based at Watling Road, St Helens and Toft Hill.

We are a teaching and training practice. We currently have in excess of 13,900 patients registered with 7 General Practitioners and 3 salaried GP (Dr Claire Rose-Innes (currently on maternity leave), Dr Ron Pounder and Dr Catherine Arthur).  We have 3 nurse practitioners, 5 practice nurses and 4 nursing assistants.

We also have various experienced GP's and Nurse Practitioners working at the practice as locums currently.

This is an enthusiastic, motivated and patient orientated practice always striving to improve services for our patients. 

We provide a wide range of general medical services including immunisation, sexual health services, counselling, physiotherapy and minor surgical services including cryotherapy, chiropody, acupuncture, joint assessment, smoking cessation, weight reduction, asthma, COPD, heart disease, diabetic, mental health and health checks. We are also a Yellow Fever Centre and our nurses can offer travel advice and vaccinations.

We also dispense to 20% of the practice population who live in rural location such as Hamsterley, Witton le Wear, Etherley and Toft Hill.


Disabled Access

All sites have been adapted to meet the needs of patients with disabilities. Please speak to the reception staff if you have any special requirements. Consulting rooms are all located on the ground floor with ramp access to all surgeries


We would like to get better at communicating with our patients.  We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you.  If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know.  

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