Opening Hours

Pinfold Medical Practice

Today
08:30 - 17:00
Fri 10 Dec
08:30 - 18:00
Sat 11 Dec
Closed
Sun 12 Dec
Closed
Mon 13 Dec
08:30 - 18:00
Tue 14 Dec
08:30 - 17:00
Wed 15 Dec
08:30 - 18:00

All Tuesday afternoons from 12:00 onwards the surgery is open to visitors and patients until closing time at 17:00.  However, the telephone triage service is handed over to Woodview Medical Practice in Cockfield for the afternoon.  Please ring our surgery telephone number (01388 718230) and a recorded message will give you further information.

Surgery Closed Notification

Please note we are closed on the following afternoons from 12.00pm until 8.00am next day for training purposes.

Tuesday 23rd Nov 2021 - Closed for training 12.00pm onwards

Thanks for your kind cooperation

Consultation Times

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

08:30 - 12:30

13:30 - 17:30

Tuesday

08:30 - 12:30

13:30 - 16:30

Wednesday

08:30 - 12:30

14:00- 16:30

Thursday

08:30 - 12:30

13:30 - 16:30

Friday

08:30 - 12:00

14:00 - 16:30

Note: the Practice may have to vary GP/Nurse consultation times according to availability e.g. Salaried or Locum - please speak to our duty receptionist who will be pleased to help you. 

Dispensary Opening Times

 

Morning

Afternoon

Monday

08:30 - 12:30

14:00 - 17:00

Tuesday

08:30 - 12:30

14:00 - 17:00

Wednesday

08:30 - 12:30

14:00 - 17:00

Thursday

08:30 - 12:30

14:00 - 17:00

Friday

08:30 - 12:30

14:00 - 17:00

For any dispensary related queries, please only ring between 14:00 – 17:00.

We are closed weekends and Bank Holidays

When We Are Closed

  • If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
  • If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111

During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.

  • Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
  • NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year

When to call 111

You should call 111 when:

  • You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • Your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help.

 

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain

"Talk Before You Walk" when your GP Practice is closed

Patients across Durham Dales, Easington & Sedgefield have been reminded to "Talk Before You Walk" when in need of care when their own GP Practice is Closed.  By phoning NHS111, patients who need to be seen by a Primary Health Care Professional  urgently on the same day, will be offered an appointment at a Primary Care Service or 'Hub'. The Hub could be located at a GP Practice within the Durham Dales area or in another local community setting.  The NHS111 service personnel will be able to give you further information at the time of booking your appointment.

Community Pharmacists

In addition to dispensing prescriptions the large network of community pharmacies across Co Durham and Darlington provide a wide range of services e.g. minor ailments, sexual health and smoking cessation services.

A number of pharmacies provide extended opening hours including opening in the evenings and at weekends, details of all pharmacies in County Durham and Darlington can be accessed via www.durhamlpc.org.uk, click on the ‘pharmacies’ link on the left hand side of the home page. We recommend that you telephone a pharmacy to check they can provide the service you need before you set off.

NHS 111 Online

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.