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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


The practice began and has been serving Horden since the formation of the former colliery back in 1910. In 1970 Dr Chandy joined the practice. He is the longest serving GP in the history of the practice . His Vision from the beginning was ‘putting patients first’. This still remains to date.

Aims of the practice                                                                       

S afe and high quality services for all our patients

H olistic care & excellent patient experience for our community

I nnovation & Improvement in all that we do

N on-Judgemental & equally treated by our staff with dignity & compassion that safe       guards the individual

W elcoming atmosphere from a family friendly team

E xcellent, pleasant and clean premises

L istening to your needs & respecting your confidentiality

L earning organisation using latest clinical evidence of effectiveness

Patients' rights to General Medical Services:

Patients have the rights to:

·          be registered with a General Practitioner

·          change doctor if desired

·          be offered a health check on joining the practice

·          receive urgent care at any time during surgery opening hours from the practice

·          receive appropriate drugs and medicines

·          be referred for specialist or second opinion if they and the GP agree

·          have the right to view their medical records, subject to the Acts and associated procedure, and to know that those working for the NHS are under legal obligation to keep the contents confidential.

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