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Our Mission Statement - Our aim here at Distington Surgery is to provide a quality healthcare service to the community and assist them in improving and maintaining their health through teamwork, education and specialist advice. Distington Surgery promotes understanding and respect among all patients and staff through a confidential, unbiased, caring and committed environment.

Distington Surgery is a member of Copeland Primary Care Network which covers a registered patient population of circa 62,000. The network is made up of seven member practices namely Distington Group Practice, Fellview Healthcare, Lowther Medical Centre, Mansion House Surgery, Queen Street Surgery, Seascale Group Practice, Westcroft House Surgery.  Copeland Primary Care Network has adopted a flat practice network structure where all seven practices are equal and employment contracts are shared across all seven member practices.


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Update: Monday 30th March 2020

Cumbria County Council and partners have launched a new emergency support service for people at high risk of becoming seriously ill, as a result of COVID-19, and who do not have support available (friends, family or neighbours)

This new service aims to help with getting food, medicines, essential supplies and home deliveries.

The emergency support helpline is open from Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends.


The service will also accept referrals from members of the public who may be converned about people in their community.

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Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Do not meet others, even friends or family.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms

For the latest COVID-19 information and guidance


As of Monday 30th March the dispensary will be open Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm to collect medication.

If you would like to order your medication please do this by telephone on 01946 833 155 - the hours this line is open have been extended as follows

Monday – Friday 10:00am – 14:30pm and 16:00 – 18:00pm

Please allow 72 hours for repeat prescriptions


Please do not come to the surgery unless advised to do so.

If you need to see or speak to a GP/Nurse please telephone the surgery on 01946 830 207

Appointments are available for patients with immediate and ongoing care needs. You will be unable to access entry to the surgery unless you have specifically been asked to attend this is to protect all of our patients as we may need to see patients who are particularly vulnerable.

At 4pm each day our doors will be closed



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If you need a Podiatry self referral form please use the one below

Podiatry Self-Referral form 











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