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New patients welcome - you can choose between; (this is not for online services registration)

  • Registering online (click here)   To register with Shinwell Medical Group Practice
  • Printing off Registration Form and completing by hand
  • Once you have returned your registration form, you will be giving an appointment with a HCA (Health Care Assistant) for a new patient medical (MEDICAL MUST BE ATTENDED OR YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED)


Continuity and Personalisation of Care

You should be able to see a regular GP of the practice, as we do not routinely employ locum GPs.

Shinwell cares for people in Peterlee and Horden and surrounding villages  in East Durham, in the North East of England


Enhanced Primary Care Access

Enhanced Primary Care Access

What to do if you are unwell

Patients who need to be seen urgently on the same day will be offered a same day appointment either at the GP practice or at a nearby Primary Care Service 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 1pm Saturday and Sunday.

In the first instance, call the practice on 0191 5863859 8am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

Otherwise, please call NHS 111.  they will sign post you to the appropriate service.

Help Yourself

Check your first aid kit is well stocked.  Be prepared with basic medical supplies, e.g. pain relief tablets, plasters and antiseptic wipes.

NHS choices can help you understand how to treat some health conditions such as a common cold.  Visit NHS choices at


Pharmacies can help you with:-

  • Coughs and colds
  • Aches
  • Runny nose
  • Pains
  • Hay Fever
  • Headaches
  • Healthy eating advice
  • Emergency contraception
  • Stopping smoking

Search NHS Choices for your nearest pharmacy:

Minor Injury

24/7, 365 days a year you can go to a minor injuries unit at:-

Peterlee Community Hospital, SR8 5UQ

We would advise that you call NHS 111 to get an appointment to reduce your waiting times.

Examples of minor injuries are:-

  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Wound infections
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Minor head injuries
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Insect and amimal bites

NHS 111

If you are unsure about what health care to access, call NHS 111.  NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can advise on alternative local NHS services available.

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Medical Emergency

Call 999 in a medical emergency, when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk.  This could include:-

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Severe confused state
  • Fits that are not stopping
  • Severe allergic reactions, burns or scalds
  • Severe bleeding that cannot be stopped
  • Persistent, severe chest pain

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website