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Latest News

New Partner Joining the Practice

Dr Richard Jones will be joining the practice in February.

"I am very pleased to join the partnership at Dunelm Medical Practice having been a Registrar here during my GP training.  I graduated from Edinburgh Medical School in 2005 and bring a wealth of hospital and research experience to the role.  I have a young family that keep me busy outside of work too and I am looking forward to getting to know the patients as well as working with the wider team"

Dr Richard Jones


New Opening Times

From Monday the 19th of February 2018 all our sites will open at 8.30am.  Full details of our opening times can be found under the "Opening Times" tab. 

Extended hours - evenings and weekends

GPs in central Durham are working together to offer extra GP appointments from 6.30pm to 9pm on weekday evenings as well as Saturday 8am to 6pm and Sunday 8am to 1pm.  This service is based at Meadowfield Surgery and is only accessible by appointment.  Either call your surgery or 111 to book an evening or weekend appointment.  GP extended hours - to book an appointment 

The Herbert Protocol - Safe and Found

Do you care for, or are you the family of an elderly or vulnerable adult who is at risk of going missing?  The Herbert Protocol is a scheme which will see family, friends and care providers working together.  Sign up and work directly with the police and their partners to ensure their safety. Read More

CQC Report

We have been inspected by CQC and the report of their findings can be found here.

Improving Communications - TEXT MESSAGING

We are hoping that we can encourage as many patients as possible to provide us with a mobile contact number so that we can extend the range of ways that we can communicate with you.
Initially we are using the service to send out appointment reminders in a bid to reduce the level of patients who fail to attend an appointment and do not ring us to cancel.

Dementia Advisor Service

We can all play a part in enabling people with dementia to live well wherever they are.  How to become dementia friendly - quick tips

Dementia Support Team Newsletter August 2017

Dementia Advisor Service - for advice, support, signposting


Caring Matters Newsletter February 2017

Join our Patient Forum in person or online!

We are seeking new members for our patient forum to attend meeting or as part of a "virtual" group who will be able to offer views and suggestions via email on a regular basis. Read more

for you by you

Details of the Charity for Civil Servants, highlighted by one of our patient forum members. Click HERE.

Well Being For Life

A free service in County Durham.

From gentle exercise to practical cooking, to crafty confidence sessions or supporting your local community -there’s lots on offer, and we can support new groups if you can’t find something to suit you!

Find out more here Well being for life 1  Well being for life 2

Citizens Advice Healthier and Wealthier Team

Stressed or struggling?  One free call could change your life...... Read more..



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