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 From June 1st we would like to welcome Dr Rebecca Watkin as a partner at Auckland medical Group.

Are you 25+ and due/overdue your smear test?
call us to book your appointment today! 
Are you worried about your smear test or have questions about it?
call and speak to a Nurse to talk these through (no obligation to have test done)


Citzens Advice
How can they help you?   ...follow the link  ---->  CAB information

Telephone Triage

We now offer telephone triage.  Triage just means deciding what, if any, treatment you need and which clinician you need to be seen by to get this treatment.  Offering telephone triage means that you will be able to speak to a clinician on the same day and either your problem dealt with over the phone, if appropriate, or an appointment offered if the clinician feels you need to be seen.  We hope this will work well and help improve access to appointments. 

You are only able to order your prescription over the phone between 2pm - 5pm.  You can however order online or by calling into the surgery at any time.  Please allow 2 working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays.


The NHS in Durham Dales CCG and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff.

From 01/04/2020 ABL Health will be delivering the Stop Smoking Service across County Durham. Our person-centred service focuses on delivering flexible specialist stop smoking support to those who live or work in County Durham.

Throughout the Coronavirus outbreak our Smokefree County Durham service is still open.

Our advisors are here to offer you support with quitting smoking so please contact us on 0800 772 0565 or 0191 369 2016.

Face coverings in your surgery.

Nurse Practitioners

Louise Hadden
A nurse practitioner is responsible for chronic disease management, family planning, minor illness clinics and general advice.
Mrs Jan Foster Taylor (f)
Mrs Gillian Finn (f)


The practice nurses perform smears, vaccinations, well person healthchecks, healthy living advice as well as being involved in the running of clinics.  They assist with minor surgery and can give advice on minor ailments.

Anne Young
Diane Tupling
Nicola Sage
Jill Oldfield (f)
Nicola Holliday (f)
Karen Dugdale (f)

Healthcare Assistants

Caroline Binks, Christine Jarvis and Margaret Sherwood

The healthcare assistants carry out techinical procedures, screening for various clinics, smoking cessation and weight loss advice and can also take blood samples.

Christine Jarvis (f)
Caroline Binks (f)
Margaret Sherwood (f)
Melanie Race (f)
Beverley Purdie (f)
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