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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.



Non-NHS Services

All general medical services and the special clinics are free of charge under the NHS regulations.

The doctors are, however, often requested to provide certain services, which are not provided by the NHS. For these services the patient is liable to a charge in line with the British Medical Association (BMA) recommendations, as listed below:

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Pre-employment medicals; LGV, PCV, taxi driver; elderly driver fitness certificate; racing driver fitness certificate; fitness for sports; fitness to attend school; seat belt exemption; as follows:


Taxi Medicals/HGV

(exc VAT) £74.50

HGV/Employment Medicals

 (exc VAT) £111.50


Access to Records under the Data Protection Act


Computerised Records


Manual Records (or a combination of manual/computer records)



Travel Abroad




Vaccination certificate

(exc VAT) £16.00

Holiday cancellation certificate 

(exc VAT) £16.00

Fitness to travel certificate 

(exc VAT) £10.00





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