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Surgery Information

Contact us, opening times and joining the surgery.

Surgery phone number and address

  • Address: West Cornforth Medical Centre, Reading Street, West Cornforth, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 9LH
  • Telephone: 01740 656578
  • Email: nencicb-cd.a83634-eds@nhs.net
  • Manager: Michelle Swinnerton

 

Access to the building

The practice is fully accessible to users and provides a disabled toilet facility.

Visit us:

  • By foot – we are situated behind the main front street
  • By car – we are situated behind the main front street and have a large car park situated at the front of the surgery

 

Opening times

Our surgery core opening times are:

Monday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

 

Extended hours access

If you need an appointment outside of core surgery hours then please speak to our reception team regarding extended access appointments. Evening and weekend appointments are available at surgeries within our Primary Care Network  – including for vaccinations, health checks and screenings. Book with our reception team for appointments during the following hours:

  • 7.00am – 8.00am (Wednesday only at our surgery)
  • 6.00pm – 8.00pm weekdays 
  • 9.00am – 5.00pm Saturdays 

 

Surgery staff

When you get in touch we will use the information you give us to choose the most suitable doctor, nurse or health professional to help you. 

  • Practice Manager: Michelle Swinnerston
  • Office Manager: Rebecca Peacock
  • General Practitioners: Dr Armstrong
  • Nurse Practitioners: Nicky Helps ANP, Amanda Bage VAWAS
  • Clinical Pharmacist: Warren Todd
  • Practice Nurses: Dawn Kelly, Emma Donohue, Amy Cope
  • Trainee Nurse Associate: Georgia Gray
  • Phlebotomists: Paula North
  • Admin/Reception: Caroline Shields, Clare Hodgson, Anne-Marie Allport, Danielle Abbs, Tessa Nelson

Joining the surgery

To join the surgery please complete a Patient Registration Form (for both adults and children) and a New Patient Questionnaire . These can also be obtained from our reception team. Once completed please bring the forms to the surgery; it may be helpful if you bring one or more of the following identification documents with you: 

  • passport
  • birth certificate
  • HC2 certificate
  • rough sleepers’ identity badge
  • hostel or accommodation registration or mail forwarding letter

Our catchment area covers West Cornforth, Bishop Middleham and Tursdale.

Visitors to the area may attend our surgery and register as a temporary resident; this means you can arrange an appointment for friends or relatives staying with you or a child home from university in the usual way. 

 

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

Our PPG works to improve communication between the surgery and its patients, to ensure the services we offer meet the needs of all our patients. We are always looking for enthusiastic people to join the group, share ideas on how services could be changed or improved and be involved in making those changes for the good of the patients and the surgery. If you are interested in getting involved or would just like to find out more, please contact our Practice Manager.

 

Primary Care Networks

To meet the increasing needs of patients our surgery is working together with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital and voluntary services in the local area in groups of surgeries known as primary care networks (PCNs). Our surgery is part of the Sedgefield North PCN. 

 

Integrated Care System

Integrated care system (ICS) are partnerships of organisations that come together to plan and deliver joined up health and care services, and to improve the lives of people who live and work in their area. Our surgery is part of the North East and Cumbria ICS

 

Surgery leaflet

View our surgery leaflet for further detailed information.

Page last reviewed: June 13th, 2023

Next review due: November 30, 2023