This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.


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


Home Visits

homevisitsWhen making a request for any of the above, please give your name, age and symptoms so that a correct assessment can be made by the operator handling your call.

Visits are recommended in cases involving:

  • The terminally ill
  • Household patients for who travel to premises by car would cause deterioration in their medical condition.

Do not usually visit in the most of the following cases:

  • Common symptoms of childhood fevers – it is not harmful to take a child with fever outside. The surgery environment is naturally better equipped for conducting a thorough examination.
  • Heart attack – severe crushing chest pain. It is usually recommended to call emergency ambulance (999)
  • Common problems such as cough, sore throat, influenza, general malaise, back pain and abdominal pain. Patients presenting with these problems should attend the surgery.

Day time

If you telephone the surgery and ask for a house call we will arrange for the doctor to speak to you. He will advise, suggest you attend the surgery or arrange to visit you.

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