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Citzens Advice
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Telephone Triage

We now offer telephone triage.  Triage just means deciding what, if any, treatment you need and which clinician you need to be seen by to get this treatment.  Offering telephone triage means that you will be able to speak to a clinician on the same day and either your problem dealt with over the phone, if appropriate, or an appointment offered if the clinician feels you need to be seen.  We hope this will work well and help improve access to appointments. 

You are only 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.


The NHS in Durham Dales CCG and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.

 Call 111 now if you've been:

  • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
  • to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, and also Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus

 Do not go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Family Planning Clinic

pregnant3We are able to provide a full range of contraceptive care and an opportunity for well women screening.

Contact reception for an appointment.

Asthma Clinic (adult and paediatric)

Run by our chronic disease nurses.  Please ask the receptionist for an appointment with Diane, Nicola or Annie.

Minor Surgery Clinic

Carried out under local anaesthetic in the surgery. Cryotherapy is available. Most of these procedures are carried out by Dr G Senthil Nathan and Dr C Macnair.

Time: Current waiting time is about 6 weeks.

Diabetic Clinic

Involves doctor, dietician, chiropodist and nurse.

Time: Held alternate Tuesdays

COPD Clinic

heart_and_stethescope_2This is a nurse run clinic to assess chest conditions other than asthma. Request appointment at reception with Diane or Nicola.

Smoking Cessation Clinic

Run by specialist advisors.

Ischaemic Heart Disease Clinic

Run by specialist nurses.  Ask at reception.

Other Services Offered

  • Antenatal care
  • Postnatal care
  • Vaccinations
  • Chiropody
  • Citizen's advice bureau
  • Wear Valley Carers

Non-NHS services (fee paying)

  • Insurance report
  • HGV
  • PSV
  • Driving and Sports medicals
  • Fostering and Adoption medicals 
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