GP Extended Hours

Extended Hours Access

Part of PCN Agreement and Extended Primary care Access (EPCA)

The extended hours service is offered by the Primary Care Network (Durham Dales Health Federation).

Our EPCA service provides same day appointments between 6pm and 8pm during the week, plus weekend mornings. Patients access appointments by calling the surgery or 111 and will be triaged into an available slot, if required. We also offer an overflow service if people need same day treatment but can’t be seen in their practice.

Extended Hours Access offers pre-bookable appointments outside of standard hours, also fulfilled by the Primary care hub in Bishop Auckland. Slots can be booked through local practices, or by calling 111 outside of normal opening hours.

Both services use a triage system and do not offer walk in appointments. 

These services are provided from a designated area at Bishop Auckland Hospital