Clinics & Services

All patients with a chronic condition (high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart conditions) will be invited for an annual review in their birthday month. This will usually involve an initial appointment with one of our nursing team who will collect up to date information and take relevant tests (i.e blood pressure, weight, blood tests).  The results will then be reviewed and actioned accordingly, you may then require a follow up appointment with a nurse or doctor.

Asthma and chronic airways disease services

As above, we have a Nurse Practitioner, Marie who specialises in asthma and COPD. She is able to advise you and review your treatment and give any advice you may need.

Diabetic clinic

As above, Susan Walton is our diabetes nurse and will help you manage your diabetes. Dr Trainor also has a special interest in diabetes. We also work closely with the hospital diabetes nurses and consultants to deliver diabetes care. 

NHS health checks

Patients aged 40-75 are invited to attend an NHS health check. This is an appointment with a nurse for blood tests including cholesterol and a diabetes test; also weight, blood pressure and waist measurements are taken. The nurse will also ask about lifestyle; smoking, alcohol intake and exercise. This information may lead to a GP appointment to discuss the results in more detail. It is a good way of identifying and managing health problems early.

Self-referral to physio 

This service is available for patients aged 16 years or over with a new musculoskeletal problem-you can self refer without going through a GP by following the link:

County Durham and Darlington - Self Referral to Physiotherapy (

Maternity Services

Pre-conceptual Advice

Please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse, if you are trying to conceive. She will offer you lifestyle advice to you and your partner and give you any other information that you need.

Pregnancy Tests

If you think that you are pregnant and would like confirmation of this please contact practice nurses by phone to arrange a test. You do not need to see your doctor for this test.

Ante-natal Clinic - Tuesday

Contact reception to make an appointment with our midwife if you find out you're pregnant. She will explain about the health checks and tests you will have during your pregnancy and arrange hospital appointments for a scan and to see a hospital consultant. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the surgery or hospital, or both.

Child health clinic

Parents of new babies will be offered an appointment with a nurse and GP for their child’s first immunisations and developmental check. Appointments for further immunisations will be with  practice nurse Susan Walton in the surgery clinic. These appointments will be sent to you by child health services at Chester-Le-Street. You can contact the health visiting team for general advice on  03000 269833.

Post-natal Clinic

The GP will see you about 8 weeks after the birth of your baby, unless you have been asked to attend hospital. The GP will see you for your health check and your baby for immunisations and a developmental check.

Anticoagulation clinic

Patients who require warfarin treatment will attend the in-house clinic at the surgery.  The GP will provide the dosing for the warfarin in the clinic, after the nurse has taken the blood samples.

Quit smoking support

Please let the nurse or GP know if you need this support. Your local Chemist also provides quit smoking support. Please follow the link below for more details:

Smoke Free County Durham – We’re here to help you stop smoking. For good.

Social Prescribing Link Worker SPLW

Some of our patients need support with financial or housing issues or may be socially isolated. They may have problems affording energy bills. Our social prescribing link worker can help-speak to the GP for more information.

Dietetic clinic

Clinics are run by our community dietitian Rachael Masters who provides support and educational advice to patients. Patients are seen by referral from another team member.

Bowel Screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling the freephone helpline 0800 707 6060. 

Breast Screening

The NHS National Breast Screening Programme provides free screening for breast cancer for all women over the age of 50. If you're between 50 and 70 you should be routinely invited for a mammogram. Women over 70 are encouraged to make their own appointments.  



Areas of special interest:

We have a number of GPs working at Coxhoe who have extra training in different specialities including: Diabetes, Ear, nose and throat (ENT); Dermatology and Women's health. Please ask at reception for more information.

NHS e-Referral Service

The NHS e-Referral Service has replaced the Choose and Book system. When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist you will be able to choose from a list of hospitals or clinics. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.











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