• PTS (Patient Transport Service) ... taking patients to their hospital outpatient appointments by NEAS (North East Ambulance Service). To book transport T: 0191 383 5383.  There is also a hospital shuttle service between University Hospital North Durham and Bishop Auckland General Hospital and Darlington Memorial Hospital.


  •  Need assistance getting to your health appointments? Help to Health is a volunteer driver service by County Durham charities Volunteering Matters and Supportive.  Transport is available Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 5.30pm.  You can book up to four weeks before your appointment but they need at least 48 hours notice.  The service will be charged per mile. When your booking is confirmed you will be told how much your journey will be (do not pay the Practice). For more information visit:  To book an appointment and to see if you are eligible, please telephone 0300 3309424.


  •  If you would like to be a volunteer driver for Help to Health, please telephone for an application form: 0300 330 9424 or visit their website (above).