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.



For the latest COVID-19 information and guidance

Reminder: As per guidance all patients attending the surgery to wear a mask/face covering

As per the government guidelines (updated 02/12/2021) Face coverings and face masks are needed in healthcare settings to comply with infection, prevention, control (IPC) guidance. This includes hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries.

From NHS Digital
Withdrawal of Data Provision Notice 19/07/2021
Further to the announcement made 8 June, the implementation of GP Data for Planning and Research has been deferred to provide more time to speak with patients, doctors, health charities and others.
For more information please see the link below
Opting out
If you don’t want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out or a National Data Opt-out, or both.

Did you know we have a dispensary delivery service where your medication could be delivered to your home address?

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If you would like to have your medication delivered to your home 🏑 please call the dispensary to discuss delivery dates and times.
☎️ Dispensary line: 01946 833 155

***** New Online Consult feature *****

Do you have a routine query or problem that does not require immediate assistance, or do you need to request a letter or a medical report?

We have a new Online Consult feature where our patients are able to send us a secure message. This is available via our website 24/7 and we aim to respond to you within 48hrs (excluding weekends)

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If you would like to follow us on Facebook we now have a page for the surgery.

We are closed (surgery and dispensary) for essential staff training on 

We are closed (surgery and dispensary) for essential staff training on 


  • Wednesday 16th March 2022

On each date the surgery and dispensary will close at 1pm and re-open the following morning. The surgery will re-open at 8:00am and the dispensary will re-open at 9am.


out_of_hoursWhen our GP practice is closed, patients should call the NHS 111 service by dialling 111.



Opening hours for the surgery, dispensary & prescription ordering line until further notice

Monday - Friday
Surgery: 08:00am - 18:30pm

Monday - Friday
Dispensary: 09:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm 
Prescription ordering line (01946 833 155): 10:00am - 13:00pm & 14:00pm - 16:30pm
Please allow 72 hours for repeat prescription ordering
Please note that if you are prescribed medication from your appointment at the Red Hub someone else should collect this medication on your behalf and after your appointment at the red hub you should immediately return home.


Learning Disability Matters Website

The learning disability matters for families website was launched earlier this year to support families and carers of children and young people with a learning disability around advice and guidance, support, useful tips and contacts.


They have updated the website with some information around Covid-19 specifically relating to resilience and health and wellbeing of families. A range of resources are available from short guides, films and useful websites / contacts. These include:

  • Sleep tips
  • 5 ways to wellbeing
  • Mindfulness
  • Strategies to support parents during isolation
  • Managing stress
  • Useful contacts
  • Other useful websites
  • What other information do you need?


The website link can be found here:


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

Podiatry Self-Referral form 


If you would like to self refer to physio please use the form below

Physio self referral form









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