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Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone our cancellation line 593580 or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

Out of Hours
Please telephone the surgery and you will be re-directed to the out of hours services. The out of hours centre is located within Shotley Bridge hospital.

Urgent Appointments
If you have a problem that will not wait for a routine appointment, please tell the receptionist

Accredited Research Practice

Research Ready®

What is the RCGP Research Ready® programme?

Research Ready is a quality assurance programme, intended for use by all research-active UK GP practices, designed in line with the UK Research Governance Framework’s legal, ethical, professional, and patient safety requirements.

The programme serves two purposes:

  • To allow practices to demonstrate to interested parties (e.g. CQC, NIHR, CRNs research participants) their awareness and meeting of the standards described above.
  • To provide information, support and guidance to accredited practices in the area or research; both to assist with meeting the requirements above, and with considering and conducting research.

Research Ready Certificate

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