- Prebookable Appointments
- Same Day Appointments
- Minor Ailment Clinic
- GP Access Clinics
- Emergency Appointments
- Seeing Your Usual GP
- Cancelling Appointments
We release 50% of our appointments which can be pre-booked up to 4 weeks in advance for each doctor available (other than the doctor on call). We also offer extended hours appointments Monday - Friday between 7.30 - 8.00am which can be booked up to two weeks in advance.These particular appointments best suit those who struggle to attend the surgery in normal working hours e.g. due to work commitments. These appointments can be booked using SystmOnline (by firstly obtaining a username and password from the surgery), via telephone (01325 461128) or by visiting the surgery.
Same Day Appointments
Same day appointments are for released each day at 8am. These appointments should only be requested if the patient feels it is urgent and they need to be seen that day. Routine appointments should be pre-booked where possible. We do understand that the phone lines can be very busy during this time and so we do apologize in advance for the inconvenience.
Minor Ailment Clinic
Every day we hold a clinic to treat patients for acute conditions which include, coughs, colds, infections and rashes. To establish whether this clinic would be appropriate for your condition, the receptionist will ask you a few questions about the problem and try to fit you in to a slot which would be most beneficial to the patient. The clinics run at various times, normally one on a morning and another on an afternoon, please contact us to find out more information.
Need to see a GP outside your normal surgery hours?
Did you know there are appointments available on weekends and evenings for all Darlington patients?
Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1.00pm
Monday to Thursday evenings 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Friday evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm
You can make an appointment via your own GP practice or by calling NHS 111.
The doctor on call holds an emergency clinic in the afternoon every day. This clinic is for emergencies only and therefore routine conditions cannot be treated in this clinic. If you are unsure whether your problem is an emergency please contact us on 01325 461128 and the receptionist can advise. Please be aware that if the emergency doctor is called out to an emergency you may have to wait longer for your appointment. The receptionist will keep you informed.
Seeing your usual GP
Every patient is now allocated a named GP. This may be different from the GP you usually see. This does not change the way you book appointments. It means that one GP will have overall responsibility for your care at the surgery.
For continuity of care we encourage patients to try and book appointments with their usual GP. On some occasions this may not be possible so please be assured that all the other doctors that are available on that day will be able to help you with your problem.
If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know so we can offer this appointment to someone else. Patients that really need to see a GP could be missing out due to lack of appointments. We hold a strict DNA (did not attend) policy for patients within our surgery. Any patient who repeatedly fails to attend appointments and fails to let us know will be sent a DNA warning letter.