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.

Distington Surgery is a member of Copeland Primary Care Network which covers a registered patient population of circa 62,000. The network is made up of seven member practices namely Distington Group Practice, Fellview Healthcare, Lowther Medical Centre, Mansion House Surgery, Queen Street Surgery, Seascale Group Practice, Westcroft House Surgery.  Copeland Primary Care Network has adopted a flat practice network structure where all seven practices are equal and employment contracts are shared across all seven member practices.


**Mask/Face coverings to be worn when attending the practice - 11/07/2022**
Due to rising Covid rates we request that all patients wear a face mask/covering when attending the practice.
Our staff will also be wearing masks. Please bring your own mask where possible as our supply is limited.
Drs Naylor, Horton and McGowan


If you require a FIT NOTE please request using the link below

We have an online consultation service available for routine medical queries which do not require urgent medical assistance. To access please click on the link below and complete the online consultation form and the surgery will be in contact within 48 hours (excluding weekends)

Did you know we have a dispensary delivery service?

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If you would like to have your medication delivered to your home 🏑 please call the dispensary to discuss delivery dates and times.
☎️ Dispensary line: 01946 833 155

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


  • Wednesday 14th September 2022
  • Thursday 13th October 2022
  • Wednesday 16th November 2022
  • Thursday 12th January 2023
  • Wednesday 15th February 2023
  • Wednesday 15th March 2023 

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.




Learning Disability Matters Website

The learning disability matters for families website was launched earlier this year to support families and carers of children and young people with a learning disability around advice and guidance, support, useful tips and contacts.


They have updated the website with some information around Covid-19 specifically relating to resilience and health and wellbeing of families. A range of resources are available from short guides, films and useful websites / contacts. These include:

  • Sleep tips
  • 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Strategies to support parents during isolation
  • Managing stress
  • Useful contacts
  • Other useful websites
  • What other information do you need?


The website link can be found here:


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If you need a Podiatry self referral form please use the form below

Podiatry Self-Referral form 


If you would like to self refer to physio please use the form below

Physio self referral form

 From NHS Digital
Withdrawal of Data Provision Notice 19/07/2021
Further to the announcement made 8 June, the implementation of GP Data for Planning and Research has been deferred to provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others.
For more information please see the link below
Opting out
If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.









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