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Tour of Britain cycle race

Monday 4 September 2017

Important information about accessing the practice

If you are attending the practice on Monday 4 September for an appointment, please leave extra time to get here as there is likely to be increased traffic and congestion due to the Tour of Britain cycle race taking place.


Access to all hospitals and GP practices on the route will be maintained although some diversions may be in place.


Some car parks will be affected so please check before you travel.


If you don’t need to be seen urgently by a doctor, you may want to consider re-arranging your appointment, however you don’t need to if you don’t want to.


If you need medical advice and it’s not life-threatening, you can also call NHS 111.


We apologise for any inconvenience caused

Text Reminders

We are now advising patients via text messages about their Doctors appointments.  If we have your mobile telephone number we will send you an automatic message the day before to remind you.  If you do not want to take advantage of this service then please let us know so we can update your records.

Online Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment with a GP via this website please contact the practice to register for SystmOnline bookings and then follow this link

Book appointment online

If you need an urgent appointment then please contact the surgery.



The practice is using a secure system to transfer some medical records between practices when registering with us or registering elsewhere.  This forms part of our contractual obligations with the NHS.


Parkside Pharmacy

Lady_medication_babyWe are not a dispensing practice and because of the rurality of the area most of our prescriptions are dispensed by the local chemist, Parkside Pharmacy. They are located in the centre of Bellingham. If you do not want your prescription to be forwarded to Parkside Pharmacy automatically, you should advise us each time you make a request for medication.

Again because some of our patients are housebound and live in isolated areas the chemist does offer a delivery service. However they would very much appreciate it if you were able to collect where possible. We would be happy to issue your repeat medication to coincide with your trip to Bellingham.

We send most prescriptions to Parkside Pharmacy electronically, please let either the pharmacy or the practice know if you do not want us to transfer your prescription this way.  

We will encourage patients who are on regular repeat medication to go onto the "repeat dispensing scheme".  This means thae pharmacy will hold your prescription until your next review is due.  All you will need to do is let the pharmacy know when you want to pick your prescription up.  This reduces the administration time at the practice, therefore using NHS resorces more effectively.

The pharmacy telephone number is 01434 220231

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