NEW: Information for patients on COVID-19 testing, symptoms and visiting the surgery.

With more and more cases in the area, we at the practice thought it would be helpful to go over advice regarding Covid symptoms and testing and also bust a few ‘myths’.

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COVID VACCINES!!! When it is your turn to be vaccinated we will be in touch. Please make sure we have your up to date telephone numbers for our records. If you need to change your telephone number please email our generic email

If you are a veteran please let the receptionists know so that we can add it to your records. Please speak to Lesley Lee with any queries.

We have online appointment availability - please ask the reception team to register you.

Extended Hours are provided by all GP Surgeries in Derwentside evenings and weekends -  please ask the receptionist for information or to arrange an appointment for you.

If you wish to order your prescription online please register on this website, if you are not registered please ask the receptionist to register you.  We also have the availability of Electronic Prescribing Service, whereby you register with a chemist of your choice and your prescription is automatically sent directly to them.  Please ask the receptionist for details of this service. We would be most grateful if you could complete our Friends and Family test either in the surgery or on this website.

We provide extended hours at both surgeries from 7.30 to 8am on Mondays at West Road, Annfield Plain and 7.30 to 8am on Thursday at our Louisa Surgery in Stanley.

Every patient on our list now has a named GP however your are still able to see the GP of your choice.  

There is a Caring for Carers website for those who care for friends or relatives in their own homes the link is

pill packetRepeat Prescriptions

Can be obtained once you have seen the doctor (or nurse) and he or she is satisfied that you need long term medication. When you require a further supply of your medication you should present the side of your prescription completed with the medication you require.   We no longer accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions (from July 2014) You can -

post your request

order it on line (please ask receptionist for log in details)

put it through letter box

ask in person or

You can sign up with a local pharmacy of your choice and have your prescription automatically sent to them and arrange collection there or have them delivered by them.

You will be able to collect your prescription 1 working day later.

Community Pharmacy Minor Ailments Scheme

Only patients who are exempt from prescription charges are eligible for this scheme. Please ask at reception for further information. Patients with minor ailments such as cough, sore throat, headache, earache, temperature, nasal congestion, hay fever, head lice, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhoea, constipation, thrush, contact dermatitis, athletes foot, teething can be initially dealt with by the pharmacist who can offer medication if required and appropriate advice.

Pharmacy Prescription Collection Service

Please enquire at a pharmacy of your choice as to whether they provide this service.

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