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Bishopgate Medical Centre

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

Bishopgate Medical Centre is one of the largest practices in County Durham. It is a Personal Medical Services Pilot Site based in the town centre of Bishop Auckland.

We currently have in excess of 13,825 patients registered with 4 General Practitioners.  We also have 5 salaried GPs - Dr Jenna Spencer, Dr Susan McDevitte, Dr Bejoy Madhavan, Dr Ross MacDonald and Dr Jemma Carr.  We have 5 part time practice nurses and 3 part time nursing assistants.  We also employ 1 full time nurse practitioner who works alongside the doctors  - Charlotte Porteous.   Dr McDevitte is on maternity leave from May 2014 - January 2015 so we have few different locums covering for her.  .

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, Acupuncture, 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 not easy in the town centre but Morrisons do allow patients to park free for 45 minutes - pick up a permit from reception when attending for your appointment.

We have finished recruiting to our virtual patient group.

(Site updated 30/06/2014)
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Dr Samuel has left the practice to take up a Partnership position in Wingate - we wish her well for the future.  She will still be doing occasional Locum sessions for us.


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