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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.


  

 

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Surgery Current Opening Times (this does not include the dispensary who are operating different hours, please see below)alarm_clock

 

ALTHOUGH THE TELEPHONE LINES WILL BE OPEN THE DOORS TO THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED  AND YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO ACCESS THE SURGERY OTHER THAN TO COLLECT OR ORDER MEDICATION UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED SPECIFICALLY TO ATTEND BY A DOCTOR.

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

 

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


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.

 

PATIENTS GIVEN APPOINTMENTS AT OUR RED HUB:
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 www.northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/redhubs 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

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE SELF ISOLATION SICK NOTES PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW

 

https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

GP - COVID - Privacy Notice

 

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

Podiatry Self-Referral form 

 
Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available (friends, family or neighbours)

This new service aims to help with getting food, medicines, essential supplies and home deliveries.

The emergency support helpline is open from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends.

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The service will also accept referrals from members of the public who may be converned about people in their community.

Image may contain: possible text that says 'NEW EMERGENCY SUPPORT HELPLINE Only for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill as a result of COVID-19 and who do not have support available from friends, family or neighbours. 0800 783 1966 COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk Full details can be found online at cumbria.gov.uk Provided by Cumbria County Council partners including Councils, CVS, Cumbria Community Foundation, community and voluntary sector, and private sector.'

 

 

 

 
 

 

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

  • Wednesday 20th May 2020
  • Thursday 11th June 2020
  • Thursday 8th July 2020
  • Thursday 17th September 2020
  • Wednesday 14th October 2020
  • Thursday 19th November 2020
  • Thursday 21st January 2021
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021
  • Thursday 18th March 2021


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.

  Opening hours for the surgery, dispensary & prescription ordering line

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Monday - Friday...
Surgery: 08:00am - 18:30pm
Dispensary: 09:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm
Prescription ordering line Tel: 01946 833 155: 10:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm

Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

📞 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.%MCEPASTEBIN%

 
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