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Bishopgate Medical Centre


logo.jpgReception Hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday

No telephone access  from 1pm -2pm

From 9th April - we will only accept telephone prescription requests from 9am - 12pm 

You can order online 24/7 please ask to register for this service.

Bishopgate Medical Centre is one of the largest practices in County Durham.


We currently have in excess of 13,450 patients registered with 5 Partners in the practice.  We also have 2 salaried GPs -  Dr James Carlton & Dr Jenny O'Brien.  From 1st July 2018 Dr Benstead has retired from the practice and Dr John Batty who was a salaried GP is now a partner in the Practice.  We have 5 part time practice nurses and 3 part time nursing assistants.  We also employ 4 nurse practitioners who work alongside the doctors  - Charlotte Porteous, Sonia Fendell, Karen Marshall & Olivia Fluen.  This is an enthusiastic and highly motivated General Practice always seeking ways to improve services for patients within the very limited resources of the NHS.   



Within the practice you will be able to access Practice Nurses, Physiotherapy, Counselling, Chiropody, Contraception Clinics, Heart Disease Clinics, Smoking Cessation, Weight Reduction, Asthma Clinic, Hypertension Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, Diabetic Clinic, Parent Support Group, Childhood Immunisations.

There are also private consultations available for Chiropody. 

We are also a Yellow Fever centre and the nurses have a wealth of knowledge on Travel Immunisations.

Parking is now free at Morrisons, you no longer need a parking permit but parking is limited to a maximum stay of 3 hours.

(Site updated 02/07/2018)
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