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Our Mission Statement - Our aim here at Distington Surgery is to provide a quality healthcare service to the community and assist them in improving and maintaining their health through teamwork, education and specialist advice. Distington Surgery promotes understanding and respect among all patients and staff through a confidential, unbiased, caring and committed environment.  

New Year Opening Times

Friday 28th Dec               Surgery 8am - 6:30pm       Dispensary 9am - 6pm

Monday 31st Dec            Surgery 8am - 6:30pm        Dispensary 9am - 6pm

Tuesday 1st Jan               Surgery CLOSED                  Dispensary  CLOSED

Wednesday 2nd Jan       Surgery 8am - 7:15pm       Dispensary 9am - 6pm

Thursday 3rd Jan            Surgery 8am - 6:30pm       Dispensary 9am - 1pm

Friday 4th Jan                  Surgery 8am - 6:30pm      Dispensary 9am - 6pm

Normal Opening Timesalarm_clock


Monday08:00 - 18:30
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 18:30
Thursday08:00 - 18:30
Friday08:00 - 18:30

Please note we offer late appointments until 19:00pm & 19:15pm with a doctor and a nurse on a Tuesday and Wednesday evening.

For the opening hours for the dispensary please click on the tab above to the right.


We are closed (surgery and dispensary) for essential staff training on

  • Thursday 17th January 2019
  • Wednesday 13th February 2019
  • Thursday 14th March 2019
    On each date the surgery and dispensary will close at 1pm and re-open the following morning. The surgery will re-open at 8:00am and the dispensary will re-open at 9am.


out_of_hoursWhen our GP practice is closed, patients should call the NHS 111 service by dialling 111.

All calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

What is the NHS 111 service?

  • A simple, free to call, easy to remember three digit number that is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • The NHS 111 service directs patients to the service that is best able to meet their needs taking into account their localtion, the time of day of their call, and capacity of local services.

 When should I use 111?

  • When it's not a life threatening situation, and therefore is less urgent than a 999 call.
  • When visiting your own GP isn't an option, for instance when the GP practice is shut or you are away from home.
  • When you feel you cannot wait or are simply unsure of which service you require.
  • When you require reassurance about what to do next.

People with communication difficulties or impaired hearing are able to use the NHS 111 service via a textphone by
calling 18001 111. Calls are connected to the TextDirect system and the textphone will display messages to let the user what is happening.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.


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