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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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PLEASE ALSO NOTE WE ARE CLOSED ALL BANK HOLIDAYS

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

The Dispensary will be closed for annual stock take on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th March 2020. Repeat prescriptions will not be available during this time.

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

Currently, if 2019-nCoV infection is seen in the UK, it is most likely to occur in travellers that have recently returned from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand. 

If you have recently travelled to China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, or Thailand please let reception know by calling 01946 830 207

Following advice from the Department of Health if you have returned to the UK from any of these areas in the last 14 days and develop symptoms of cough or fever or shortness of breath, you should immediately stay indoors and avoid contact with other people as you would with the flu and call NHS 111 to inform them of your recent travel to the country if you require a Doctors appointment you need to remain at home and contact 111 or us via telephone on

01946 830 207

Please note we offer late appointments until 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 19th March 2020
  • Wednesday 22nd April 2020
  • 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.

 

 
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