About Us

The Weardale Practice

Welcome to The Weardale Practice!

We serve around 7,200 patients all across Weardale. Our main surgery is in Stanhope - with branch surgeries in Wolsingham and St John’s Chapel.

Every year our dedicated and highly trained staff hold tens of thousands of consultations with patients.

We have a wide ranging and vastly experienced team including our  



Our doctors treat all common medical conditions and refer patients to hospitals and other medical services for urgent and specialist treatment. They focus on the health of the whole person combining physical, psychological and social aspects of care.

The Weardale Practice is an accredited GP training practice. This means that from time to time, in addition to our regular GPs, you may meet a junior doctor who is training to become a GP. Junior doctors are fully qualified doctors and will have already trained and worked in hospitals. You can expect them to provide the same range of full GP services.

Advanced Nurse Practioners

ANPs work in the GP team to diagnose and treat a range of conditions, as well as prescribing medication.

Practice Nurses

Practice Nurses are qualified registered nurses. They help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The Practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, minor ailment clinics and carry out cervical smears.

Trainee Nursing Associates
Nursing associates work with healthcare support workers and registered nurses to deliver care for patients.


Health Care Assistants

Healthcare assistants support Practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

First Contact Physio

They can help patients with musculoskeletal issues such as back, neck and joint pain by: assessing and diagnosing issues; giving expert advice on how best to manage their conditions; referring them onto specialist services if necessary.


Pharmacists make a difference to the lives of our patients through an expert knowledge of medicines and health.  Helping people live longer and healthier lives depends on the safe use of medicines and excellent healthcare advice. Pharmacists' unique expertise and knowledge makes them essential members of our practice healthcare team.


We also have dedicated 

Mental Health Teams

A Health & Wellbeing Coach

A Care Coordinator

 A Social Prescriber

Social prescribing link workers connect people with local community activities and services that can help improve their health and wellbeing.


Medical Secretaries