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Practice Info

“The Merger”

L > R) Linda Marshall, Dr Richard Hall, David Marshall, Amanda Hall, Dr Mirza Hassan, Angela Cain  

An application to merge Gardiner Crescent Surgery, Pelton Fell, and Craghead Medical Centre has been approved by NHS England. The move, which will take effect from October 1st 2020, follows Craghead Medical Centre GP Dr Dhuny’s plans to retire from general practice later in the year. The newly merged practice will continue to offer medical services at both premises, with GPs working across both sites, helping to increase flexibility and choice for patients.

The Lead GP at Gardiner Crescent Surgery, Dr Richard Hall, said: “We are extremely pleased to report that our practice merger has been approved and we can now look forward to realizing the benefits. We believe that by combining the resources at both surgeries and with the addition of our newly appointed GP, Dr Mirza Hassan, we can offer greater flexibility allowing patients’ more choice and the ability to be seen at their preferred practice.”

Important Information

Dr Hall would like to welcome you to our practice and we hope that we offer an atmosphere that puts you at ease when you visit the surgery, The Villages Medical Group is made up of two surgeries situated in Pelton Fell & Craghead.

The Villages Medical Group has a set of aims that we strive to meet to keep our care as great as it can be, These are as follows:

  1. To provide the best possible health care for our patients.
  2. To promote better physical and mental health by offering a planned program of health promotion and preventative care.
  3. To ensure that services are easily accessible, efficient, and responsive to the needs of patients.
  4. To maintain a pleasant, safe, and effective working environment for everyone using the practice.
  5. To include all members of the team in decision-making by encouraging teamwork and good communication.
  6. To involve our patients in how our services can be improved.
  7. To ensure that practice income is maximized so that services can be improved, and partners and staff are rewarded.

Getting In Touch

There are many ways you can get in touch with the surgery the best and fastest way is via telephone, You can contact either surgery on 0191 387 3558 or 01207 290032! (Please be aware that both surgeries use the same system & records, so you will receive the same service at either site),

Alternatively you can email us for one off queries such as ordering a prescription, To do this please email us at ccg.thevillagesmg@nhs.net

If you’re unable to use any of these methods please do not hesitate to pop in and see us! Our doors are finally open again!

Repeat Prescriptions

Our long-standing policy of not taking prescription requests over the phone has not changed, We have a few methods of requesting medications, Which are as follows:

Handing in your paper prescription to the surgery
Emailing us at cdccg.thevillagesmg@nhs.net
Via SMS (Please phone administration team for link)
Via System Online (Please click the green button to login)

System Online

The A Team

In total we have 8 highly skilled administrators, 5 Gentle & Qualified Nurses/TNAs/HCAs, and 2 outstanding GP’s, 1 GP Registrar, 1 Busy Business Manager & 1 Practice Manager.

In our Management Team we have:
Amanda Hall – Business Manager
Angela Cain – Practice Manager
Linsey Herring – Senior Administrator
Richard Hall – Lead GP
Mirza Hassan – GP

In our GP Team we have:
Richard Hall – Lead GP
Mirza Hassan – GP

In our GP Registrar Team we have:
Emereonwu Goodnews – GP Registrar

In our Nursing Team we have:
Christine Beekman – Practice Nurse
Louise Dodd – Practice Nurse
Kate Pickard – Nurse Associate
Sharon Crooks – Health Care Assistant
Kim Storey – Health Care Assistant

Last but not least! Our Administration team!
Linsey Herring – Senior Administrator
Lindsay Sale-Thorn – Administrator
Elizabeth Burns – Records Clerk
Emma Megoran – Administrator
Beverly Howlett – Administrator
Paige Collins – Administrator
Stephen Hall – Administrator
Rachel Toth – Administrator


Gardiner Crescent Surgery

Important Details

21 Gardiner Crescent,
Craghead Road,
Pelton Fell,
Chester-Le-Street,
DH2 2NJ

Opening Times

Opening Hours
Monday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Important Message:

Between the hours of 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm, Monday to Friday, we are closed for lunch, The doors will be locked and phones will be turned off during this time.
Special Opening Hours

19th May 2022 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM
23rd June 2022 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM
21st July 2022 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM

Holidays

2nd June 2022 – Closed
3rd June 2022 – Closed
26th December 2022 – Closed
27th December 2022 – Closed

Craghead Medical Centre

Important Details

Craghead Medical Centre
The Middles,
Craghead,
Stanley,
DH9 6AN

Opening Times

Opening Hours
Monday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Quote / Testimonial:

Important Message

Between the hours of 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm, Monday to Friday, we are closed for lunch, The doors will be locked and phones will be turned off during this time.
Special Opening Hours

19th May 2022 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM
23rd June 2022 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM
21st July 2022 – 8:30AM – 1:30PM

Holidays

2nd June 2022 – Closed
3rd June 2022 – Closed
26th December 2022 – Closed
27th December 2022 – Closed

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