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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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When We Are Closedout_of_hours

Call NHS 111

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

 

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

 

  • 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.  

When 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.

 
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