Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Passport signing
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

Travel Vaccinations

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & RussiaNorth America North America
Central America Central AmericaSouth America South America
Caribbean CaribbeanAfrica Africa
Middle East Middle EastCentral Asia Central Asia
East Asia East AsiaAustralasia  Australasia and Pacific

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible – at least 6 weeks before you travel – as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

Physiotherapy Assessment

The physiotherapists are now offering assessment appointments to any patients with new problems. You do not need to see the GP to make an appointment.

Please ask for a form at reception or you can download the form.

Physiotherapy Self Referral Form

Once you complete the form you can hand it to reception or email it to 
[email protected] or post to: AHP Central Appointments. 1st Floor Education Building, Bishop Auckland General Hospital, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, DL14 6AD

You will be contacted directly by the Physiotherapist. If you need more information pick up a leaflet from reception.

Minor Surgery

Wednesday (weekly)

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Well Baby Clinic

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month

  • 13:00 – 13:45 (Health Visitor only)
  • 14:00 – 15:00 (pre-booked immunisations only)

Antenatal Clinic

Tuesday 14:00 – 16:30

Minor Ailments

Pharmacy First

This is a service offered by a Community Pharmacy to treat minor ailments. If you do not pay for prescriptions, instead of requesting an appointment with a GP for any of the conditions listed below, the pharmacist will be able to treat you using many of the medicines you would get on prescription from your doctor.

Are you suffering from one of the following?

  • Headache
  • Earache
  • Temperature
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Cough
  • Sore Throat
  • Blocked Nose
  • Head Lice
  • Hay Fever
  • Tummy Upset
  • Diarrhoea
  • Constipation
  • Thrush
  • Athletes Foot
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Teething