CARE NAVIGATION is now live at the surgery. 

Help us to help you be seen by the most appropriate person in the shortest time. 

For more information, click on the Care Navigation information on the right hand side of this page

Opening Times

Monday - Friday:08:00 to 13:0014:00 to 18:00



The doctors are in surgery from 8.40am – 11.20am and 2.40pm – 6.00pm on weekdays.

Dr Young works Monday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Dr Naeem works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Dr Wood works Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

Dr Nwudoh works Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Dr Hardman works Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday.

Dr Ferrer works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

Dr Oxley works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday.

We are in the process of altering the way in which our appointments are booked online. we now have ANP & HCA pre-bookable appointments available online. For more information go to the Online Services link in the top right hand corner of the screen. If you need a GP appointment please contact the surgery direct for the time being.

Please note - the Primary Care Service Hub is now located in Bishop Auckland

You will need to book an appointment by calling NHS 111 where you will be directed to your nearest service and will no longer be able to just turn up.

For more information please ask at reception.


 Number of patients who failed to keep their appointment last month


If you are unable to keep your appointment please cancel it. You can do this by phone or online - Please ask a member of staff for more information.

 Number of patients who were seen last month


How to see the doctor

To make an appointment please ring the surgery. Please ensure that you make 1 appointment for each patient that needs to be seen. If you have multiple problems please discuss making a double appointment with Reception.

If there are no appointments available urgent cases will be seen by arrangement with the reception staff.

Appointment System

We offer same day appointments, pre-bookable appointments and triage appointments with a variety of clinicians (doctors & advanced practitioners). If contacting the surgery by telephone, or in person, please inform the receptionist of the reason for your appointment in order that you can be seen by the most appropriate person.  

In co-operation with TPP System1, our computer system supplier, we're providing a service that enables you to book Doctors appointment online.

Once an account has been created for you, you will be able to use this on-line service to book Doctors appointments only. This can be accessed by using the Online Services Quick Link on the right hand side of the screen.

For more information please ask at reception.

Hints and tips for the Appointment System

  1. REGISTER FOR ON-LINE APPOINTMENTS.  This will give you the ability to book an appointment as soon as they are released in the surgery and means you are not restricted to trying to get through on the telephone line at 8am. Please bring photographic ID to reception and ask them to register you for this.
  2. PLEASE RING AFTER 8AM as the telephone system operates between 8am and 6pm
  3. PLEASE LISTEN to the options you are given when you get through and press the appropriate number. This will direct your call to the service which you  require. We try to keep the surgery line free between 8am and 10am for appointment requests and home visits.
  4. MONDAY IS OUR BUSIEST DAY FOR APPOINTMENT REQUESTS. It is not  necessary to ring on Monday to obtain an appointment for that week as we release appointments on a daily basis.
  5. THE SURGERY OFFERS THE OPTION OF A TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. If you feel your problem could be dealt with on the telephone please ask the receptionist to make you a routine telephone consultation.
  6. PLEASE HELP US IMPROVE OUR SERVICE by cancelling any unwanted appointment. We average over 500 wasted appointments each month. Help us to help you.




Choose and Book

steth_keyb1Choose and Book gives you the opportunity to choose the hospital or clinic you wish to attend and book an appointment with a specialist at a date and time which is convenient to you.

You will be able to choose from more than one hospital or clinic.

The benefits of Choose and Book are:

  • You can choose when and where you are seen.
  • You will have more than on clinic or hosital to choose from.
  • As the system is computerised there is less chance of information being lost






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