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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


What is the advice to patients and the public?

The advice to the public is to call NHS 111 now if they have been:

    • to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if they 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.

Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Instead they should call NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

Information for the public is available at



PATIENT SURVEY - Primary Care Network - Help us improve health in Bishop Auckland

We are a Primary Care Network which is made up of all the patients at Auckland Medical, Bishopgate and Station View GP Practices. We are trying to gather your views on what you think are the key things we should focus on for your care in Bishop Auckland, please take five minutes to answer the questions by following the link below, Thank you




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

We currently have in excess of 13,320 patients registered with 5 Partners in the practice.  We also have 3 salaried GPs -  Dr James Carlton, Dr Jenny O'Brien and Dr Emma Donohue.    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 & Rachel Girard.  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 GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Chronic Disease Nurses, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Chiropody Clinic, Midwife Clinic, Heart Disease Clinic, Smoking Cessation, Asthma Clinic, Hypertension Clinic, Diabetic Clinic, Parent Support Group, Childhood Immunisation Clinic.  Unfortunately from November 2019 we are unable to provide a travel service except for those vaccines that are available on the NHS.  We are no longer a Yellow Fever Centre.

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

(Site updated 19/02/2020)
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