Dr Nathans last working day at Auckland Medical Group will be September 4th.  He will be a massive miss at the practice but we wish him a long, healthy and happy retirement.


Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Are you 25+ and due/overdue your smear test?
call us to book your appointment today! 
Are you worried about your smear test or have questions about it?
call and speak to a Nurse to talk these through (no obligation to have test done)


Citzens Advice
How can they help you?   ...follow the link  ---->  CAB information

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.

From 01/04/2020 ABL Health will be delivering the Stop Smoking Service across County Durham. Our person-centred service focuses on delivering flexible specialist stop smoking support to those who live or work in County Durham.

Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak our Smokefree County Durham service is still open.

Our advisors are here to offer you support with quitting smoking so please contact us on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016.

Face coverings in your surgery.

New School Nurse Drop In

Coronovirus Mindfulness Team

The TEWV Mindfulness Team continue to offer live online taster sessions and courses for service-users with recurrent depression and stressed carers/parents of people with mental ill health.

Courses will begin late September and taster sessions to recruit to these courses will run on the following dates.

Coronavirus Mindfulness Team

Useful Websites

Electronic Prescribing

Change For Life

Citizen's Advice Bureau

Four Clocks Centre
154a Newgate Street
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7EH
Tel: 08444 111 444 Advice Line Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Fax 01388 661 629

Prescription Prepayments contacts

Tel: 0191 279 0563

Samaritans of Central Durham

26 Sutton Street
Tele: 08457 90 90 90

Bishop Auckland Register Office

Cockton House
35 Cockton Hill Road
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 6HS
Tele:0300 026 0600

Horizon Young Adult Carers Service

Unit 2
IES Centre
Newton Aycliffe
County Durham
DL15 6DS
Tele: 01325 731160

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Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 7QL
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