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Surgery Information

Contact us, opening times and joining the surgery.

Surgery phone number and address

  • Address: Wingate, Medical Centre, Front Street West, Wingate, County Durham TS28 5PZ
  • Telephone:  01429 838203
  • Email: nencicb-cd.a83610-eds@nhs.net
  • Manager: Cath Doidge


Access to the building

The practice is fully accessible to users and provides a disabled toilet facility, disabled access platform and disabled parking bays.

Visit us:

  • By foot – we are located on the front street in Wingate close to Robinsons Butchers
  • By car – we have ample parking in the surgery grounds and around the surgery
  • By bus – the local bus service stops a short distance away from the practice


Opening times

Our surgery core opening times are:

8:00am – 7:00pm
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 6:00pm
8:00am – 6:00pm


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 our central hub at Peterlee Health Centre – including for vaccinations, health checks and screenings. Book with our reception team for appointments during the following hours:

  • 7.00am – 8.00am weekdays (our surgery on a Wednesday)
  • 6.30pm – 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: Cath Doidge 
  • Trainee Practice Manager: Jessica Voss
  • General Practitioners: Dr Gordon Dougal
  • Nurse Practitioners: Julie Hughes, Kieran Devereux
  • Clinical Pharmacists: Gosia Baines
  • Practice Nurses: Kate Thirlaway
  • Health Care Assistants: Beverley Levett


Joining the surgery

To join the surgery please complete a Patient Registration Form (for both adults and children) and a New Patient Questionnaire (required for adults only). 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

New patients can join our surgery from outside our catchment area. Our catchment area covers Wingate, Station Town, Hutton Henry, Sheraton, Trimdon Colliery, Trimdon Grange, Trimdon Village, Thornley, Wheatley Hill,
Haswell, Haswell Plough, Ludworth, Shotton, Castle Eden, Peterlee, Horden, Blackhall, Hesleden, Coxhoe, Kelloe and Durham Lane areas

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 Durham Coast 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: March 19th, 2024