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Latest News

Tour of Britain Cycle Race

If you are attending the practice on Tuesday 10 September for an appointment, please leave extra time to get here as there is likely to be increased traffic and congestion due to the Tour of Britain cycle race taking place, for more information click here


Non NHS Repeat Prescription Services

We have been made aware of repeat prescription services that are not legitimate NHS services currently being advertised. Be cautious if an individual offers to pick up your prescription for you at a cost.


Anyone signing up to this service should be aware that it is not endorsed by, or aligned to any NHS organisation. Patients will be signing up to a private contractual agreement between themselves and the individual providing the service. We would strongly advise any patient thinking of signing up to this service to ensure that they consider whether it complies with data protection act (DPA) and general data protection regulations (GDPR)  in relation to how their information will be stored and processed.


Any advertisement for a legitimate NHS service offering repeat prescription service will display the NHS logo and the contact details of the organisation(s) providing this.  If you have any questions or concerns about a service that you have seen advertised in your local area, please check with your surgery.

Shotley Bridge Community Hospital

For more information on the recent developments regarding the services that are to be provided at Shotley Bridge  click here

Changes to repeat prescription ordering service/RPOS

From September 2019 community pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf.  This is to ensure safe and responsible issuing of medication and to prevent unnecessary medicine waste. To find out more information Click here

Increased Online Appointments

From the 1st of July we are increasing the amount of appointments that can be booked online.  As well as more GP consultations you can book a smear, blood test, nurse practitioner or telephone consultation.  To apply for online access please contact reception.

Patient Participation Group

We are looking to recruit new members to our Patient Forum. If you're interested in providing feedback to support changes to local Health Services, speak to a member of the reception team today.

Have you served in the Armed Forces?

As an Armed Forces Veteran friendly accredited GP practice we are actively improving the care we provide for Armed Forces veterans and their families.  If you are an Armed Forces veteran please let the doctor or reception team know.

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


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 

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