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Healthcare and GP Services

Registration with a Doctor

At Durham University we take the health and well being of our students very seriously. When you arrive at Durham, you are advised to register with a local GP practice. Please make sure that your college knows which practice you are registered with.

Contact details for local doctor practices are provided below and they can be contacted prior to your arrival. However, advice and guidance about the process for registering with a doctor is given during your induction to the University. If you have any queries in relation to the registration process you can discuss these with your college in the first instance.

The doctor’s practice with which you choose to register will ask you to complete a medical questionnaire and a registration form (GMS21) on your arrival at the University. Consequently, if there are any medical issues that you need to raise with your doctor to help them provide you with the best possible care, please ensure that you bring details with you.

If you are a student from the United Kingdom you will need to bring your National Health Service medical card to help facilitate your registration with your chosen doctor.


Before coming to University we strongly advise you check with your doctor that all of your vaccinations are up-to-date. It is particularly important that all students have had meningitis (meningococcal type C) vaccination and the mumps, measles and rubella (MMR) vaccination. You are advised to consult with your doctor and, if necessary, to have a further MMR booster before you come to the University.

If you are unable to receive vaccinations before you arrive at University, you should make an appointment with your chosen practice on arrival. It is also important to remember that the meningitis vaccine works against only one strain and therefore all universities remind their students to be on the look out for symptoms of meningitis and septicaemia.

General Practices within the Durham area

Durham City based GPs


The Claypath & University Medical Group:
Green Lane, Old Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JX 0191 386 5081
Dunelm Medical Practice:
Gilesgate Surgery, Sunderland Road, Durham, DH1 2QG 0191 386 4242
Framwellgate Surgery, 50 Front Street, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BL 0191 386 5081
Bearpark Surgery, 1 Victor Terrace, Bearpark, Durham, DH7 7DG 0191 373 2077
Chastelton Medical Group, Newton Drive, Framwellgate Moor, Durham, DH1 5BH 0191 384 6717

GPs in areas surrounding Durham


Belmont Surgery, Broomside Lane, Belmont, DH1 2QW 0844 477 3492
Bowburn Medical Centre, Front Street, Bowburn, DH6 5AL 0191 377 2495
Brandon Lane Surgery, Stack Garth, Brandon, DH7 8SL 0191 378 2099
Browney House Surgery, Front Street, Langley Park, DH7 9YT 0191 373 2660
Coxhoe Medical Practice, Lansdown Road, Coxhoe, DH6 4DH 0191 377 0215
Dr Murray & Partners:
Meadowfield Surgery, Sawmills Lane, Meadowfield, DH7 8NH 0191 378 0651
Rutherford House, Rutherford Court, Langley Park, DH7 9XD 0191 373 1386
Millyard House, Cochrane Terrace, Ushaw Moor, DH7 7QH 0191 373 0202
McKenzie House, Newhouse Road, Esh Winning, DH7 9LA 0191 373 4232
Sherburn Surgery,Gray Avenue, Sherburn, DG6 1JE 0844 477 3502
Dr Wood & Parnters, 1 Lansdowne Road, Coxhoe, DH6 4DH 0191 373 0215

General Practices in Stockton

At Queen’s Campus the University has an arrangement with the Alma Medical Centre to provide healthcare for students. Every week during term-time a doctor from this practice comes onto the campus for appointments with students. Outside these times you can make an appointment to visit the surgery. An appointment system operates for lunchtime, afternoon and Saturday morning surgeries and appointments should be made direct with the Alma Medical Centre.

Alma Medical Centre

Nolan Place, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS18 2BP Tel: 01642 607248

Opening Times:

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (Room AS1 on the ground floor of the Holliday Building.)
Weekday mornings: Open Surgery 8.30am to 10.30am at Alma Medical Centre