Novel Coronavirus update:
The NHS in County Durham and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious disease. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The risk to the general public is moderate. If you have arrived back to the UK from mainland China, Thailand, Japan, Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau within 14 days, follow the specific advice for returning travellers.
Call 111 now if you've been:
- to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms)
- to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild)
- in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus
DO NOT go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Welcome to Pinfold Medical Practice (formerly Butterknowle Surgery)
As a small rural practice, our objective is to provide a high standard of comprehensive traditional health care whilst embracing medical advances and new technologies. We are also a training practice for both third year and final year medical students.
We accept new patients living in our practice area, which includes the towns and villages of Butterknowle, Woodland, Copley, Hamsterley, Etherley, Toft Hill, West Auckland, Cockfield, Evenwood, Staindrop and Stainton.
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Click here to access the NHS Stay Well Website.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering System from September 2019
From September 2 2019, community pharmacies will no longer be able to order repeat medication for patients. Instead patients will order their medication directly from their GP Practice.
Patients will be required to order their own medication directly with the Practice. This can be done by:
- Online ordering via the Practice website Find out more
- Using the tear off part of the repeat prescription and dropping it off at the Practice
There will be a small number of patients for whom the changes will not be suitable and it may be appropriate for their local pharmacy to continue to support them with ordering repeat medication. As part of the project, the Practice will identify these patients and special arrangements will be put in place for them.
For more information click on the below link:
Repeat Prescription Ordering System Leaflet
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New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Our premises have suitable access and provisions for the disabled as well as ample parking.
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(Site updated 19/02/2020)