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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.

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.


Dr Booth has now officially retired. As you will agree he will be missed very much by the practice team and his patients. If you would like to send any cards or best wishes please direct to Maxine Tyson at the surgery who will ensure he receives them.

If you would like to follow us on Facebook we now have a page for the surgery.

We ask that all patients who attend surgery for any reason wear a mask/face covering.

This could be a mask, a scarf or any other fabric covering.

For advice on masks please visit the link below:...…/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-cove…

While wearing your mask please follow some useful advice

1. Do not touch or adjust while wearing.
2. Do not borrow or lend
3. Make sure it fits tight but comfortable
4. Make sure it is clean (clean daily or when needed)
5. Wear the right side out.
6. If there is damage to it, throw it away.
7. If it is stained, throw it away.
8. If it is damp, change it.
9. Don’t wear your partners or family members, or anyone else’s.

Opening hours for the surgery, dispensary & prescription ordering line until further notice

The surgery including the dispensary will be closed for essential staff training on Wednesday 8th July 2020 from 13:00pm.

The surgery will re-open on Thursday 9th July 2020 at 08:00am and the dispensary will re-open at 09:00am.

If you require medical attention whilst we are closed please call NHS 111 OR in an emergency dial 999.

Monday - Friday
Surgery: 08:00am - 18:30pm
If you need to see or speak to a GP/Nurse please telephone the surgery on 01946 830 207 appointments are available for patients with immediate & ongoing care needs.
you will be unable to access entry to the surgery unless you have been specifically asked to attend, this is to protect all our patients as we may need to see patients who are particularly vulnerable.

Monday - Friday
Dispensary: 09:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm 
Prescription ordering line (01946 833 155): 10:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm
Please allow 72 hours for repeat prescription ordering
Please note that if you are prescribed medication from your appointment at the Red Hub someone else should collect this medication on your behalf and after your appointment at the red hub you should immediately return home.


During the current COVID-19 outbreak, patients experiencing certain symptoms (breathing issues and / or fever) and who have been telephone assessed by a GP to need a face-to-face examination will be called to our local 'Red Hub'.

Please note that if you are prescribed medication from your appointment at the Red Hub someone else should collect this medication on your behalf and after your appointment at the red hub you should immedi...atley return home.

Click here to find out more about where to go, what it will look and feel like and what to do when you arrive. There is also a short film and animation to explain why it looks different for children.


For the latest COVID-19 information and guidance

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 one below

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