Changes from Monday 19th July 2021;

  • Face masks should continue to be worn when attending the surgery for appointments.
  • We will continue to limit the number of patients in the surgery at any time.
  • Both telephone and face to face appointments will be offered.
  • Staindrop Branch Site will re-open on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please see 'opening times' for more information.
  • Evenwood Branch Site will remain closed.
Repeat Prescription Requests

We now only accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone if you are housebound or have exceptional circumstances.  We encourage you to register  and use the online service or you can drop your prescription off at your local branch or send by post.

Care Navigation - New ways for your local GP practice to help you get to the right support. The Receptionist may ask you a few questions to help navigate you to the best person, they wont try to diagnose your problem but you may need to tell them a little bit about why you are calling.

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) Service;NHS Digital has been collecting data from GPs through its trusted General Practice Extraction Service. This system is now being replaced with their new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service, a broader general-purpose collection which will enable faster access to pseudonymised patient data for planners and researchers. 

The data collection will begin on 1st September 2021.  

More information about the service can be found on NHS Digital's website.

We now include this additional privacy notice, alongside our main privacy notice, that explains what data is used and why.

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. These opt-outs are different and they are explained in more detail on the NHS digital website. Your individual care will not be affected if you opt-out using either option.

The type 1 opt-out form can be accessed here;

Type 1 Opt-Out Form


Teesdale Day Club




Come and join us at one of our ten clubs across Teesdale.

As well as a warm welcome you will get a freshly cooked three course meal, and a chance to meet old friends and make new ones. Transport to clubs may be arranged.

We enjoy trips away, entertainment, quizzes, speakers and other activities.

We offer help with independent home living, utility company problems, benefits and health advice.

New members and volunteers welcome.

Please contact us on 01833 695822 or call in to see us at Claire House (near the Richardson Hospital) for more details.

Web site


What our Members say about us:

“I’ve been coming since day 1 and I love it.”

“Excellent club. Good food and people. Lovely leader.”

“The Association is perfect for me and I’m not an easy person to please.”

“Everything is very well run; company is great, very friendly atmosphere.”

Where and when to find us:

BARNARD CASTLE:         TUESDAY in Marwood Social Centre           11:00 to 14:00

COTHERSTONE:            WEDNESDAY in the Village Hall      11:00 to 14:00

EVENWOOD:                FRIDAY in the Randolph Centre      11:30 to 14:00

GAINFORD:                 MONDAY in the Village Hall              11:30 to 14:00

MICKLETON:                THURSDAY in the Village Hall        11:30  to 14:00

MIDDLETON:               The 1st, 2nd and 4th WEDNESDAY of the month in the Masonic Hall 11:30 to 14:00

STAINDROP:                TUESDAY in the Masonic Hall        11:30 to 14:00

STAINTON GROVE:       TUESDAY in the Community Centre          11:30 to 14:00

WINSTON:                  THURSDAY in the Village Hall        11:30 to 14:00

WOODLAND:               MONDAY in the Village Hall                11:00 to 14:00


Member Information

Madeleine Walton, our Community Worker

There are 10 clubs in the Association:-

Barnard Castle – Cotherstone – Evenwood – Gainford – Mickleton – Middleton – Staindrop – Stainton Grove – Winston and Woodland

Woodleigh, Flatts Road, Barnard Castle. DL12 8AA

Tel/Fax: 01833 695822






Member Information

The Association, through individual clubs, aims to make it easier for people living in Teesdale to socialise, to get together with old friends and to make new ones. Clubs meet weekly for members to talk, have lunch and enjoy a change of scenery. Each Club has a Leader whose job is to organise the club including different activities and events like occasional trips out and visits from speakers. The leader can also organise transport to and from the club if you need it. 

All the clubs have a willing band of volunteers who help by serving the food and drinks, clearing and washing up and giving free lifts etc. 

If you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to speak to your Club Leader, however the Association also has a Community Worker. She may be able to help you with some of those problems, big and small, which crop up. 

The Role of our Community Worker –

Madeleine Walton

Madeleine regularly attends each club but is happy to visit you at your home if you prefer. Anything you talk about with Madeleine will be held in the strictest of confidence!

Here is a brief list of some of the things she can help you with:-

  • Hospital and Doctor visits

  • Arranging for help with odd jobs e.g. Handy Van

  • Links to the Citizens Advice Bureau, Utility Services, Health and Social Care

  • Support and help with independent living

  • Benefits advice

  • Disability car badges

This list doesn’t cover everything and you may just want help with some small issue or need someone to talk to – that is all part of her job.

So, if there is anything Madeleine can help you with, speak to her on her next visit, or call her on 01833 695822 and she will do her best to help.

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