The Practice Area covers Newton Aycliffe and an area with boundaries of Rushyford, Middridge, Heighington, Redworth, Aycliffe Village & Brafferton villages. You may not be registered with us if you live outside of these areas. You will be asked to change GP if you move home to an address outside of the Practice Area.
Please use the catchment area tool below to see if your postcode is within our practice area.
Registration is by completing the relevant forms and by providing evidence of home address and/or your right to register under the NHS. You may register if you live within the boundaries of the Practice Area. We reserve the right to refuse re-registration if you have previously been removed from our Practice List. For your information, you may not be registered at two or more GP surgeries at the same time.
From 1st April 2004, patients will register with the practice rather than an individual GP, although you may still specify a preferred GP. You may also ask to be seen or treated by a particular practitioner at other times but this may not be immediately available. This could for example, be the same GP for continuing care, for a particular condition, or another GP who specialises in that area. Please note choice of GP depends upon availability, appropriateness and reasonableness and that for some services or treatments we may decide it is more appropriate for them to be given by a nurse or a therapist rather than a doctor.
All members of staff working at Peaseway Medical Centre strive hard to provide a first class service to all patients. Occasionally we might get something wrong and things do not go to plan or work out as requested.
The practice has a full complaints procedure for dealing with such occasions. A leaflet explaining this procedure is available from Reception or can be downloaded here.
If you feel the need to complain we believe your first step should be to raise the matter, either orally or in writing, with your practitioner e.g. the Nurse or Doctor concerned or with the Practice Manager who is responsible for dealing with complaints. You should act as quickly as possible which in our experience often helps with an immediate resolution.
Our Practice Manager will always try to meet with you at the time of the problem but occasionally she may not be available. In which case an appointment time will be quickly established.
If you prefer to put your complaint in writing please address this to the Practice Manager.
Whenever we receive a complaint from a patient or their representative we aim to deal with it efficiently and it will always be properly investigated. Anyone who makes a complaint can expect:
Please note that we do not always get things wrong! We do appreciate you telling us when you feel you have received exceptional treatment.
And if you have any constructive suggestions for ways in which our service might be improved or become efficient please let us know.
You can do this by writing to the Practice Manager (a short note will suffice) or e-mailing her at email@example.com.
Confidential patient data will be shared within the practice health care team and with other health care professionals to whom you are referred for care. For the essential purpose of clinical audit, your data may be used by those clinical teams providing your care.
Confidential patient data may also be required for the broader purposes of public health and audit, research, the provision of health care services, teaching and training. Data disclosed will be kept to the minimum required to serve the purpose and if possible will be anonymised before disclosure.
Confidential and identifiable patient information will not be disclosed otherwise without explicit consent, unless:
In all of these circumstances the minimum identifiable information that is essential to serve the purpose may be revealed to someone with legal entitlement to access the data for that purpose. All individuals with access to your data have a professional and/or contractual duty of confidentiality. If you are concerned about any situation in which your confidential data may be involved, further information is available from the practice manager. You are entitled to register an objection, which will be respected if this is possible.
The Primary Medical Services address for enquiries is:
Old Exchange House
Tel: 0191 301 1300