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Practice closure and re-provision of Extended Access clinics over the Christmas and New Year’s Eve period

The Practice will close at 6.30pm on Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen at 8.00am on Friday 27th December 2019.

The Practice will also close at 6.30pm on Tuesday 31st December 2019 and will reopen at 8.00am on Thursday 2nd January 2020.

There will be no late evening (6.30pm – 8.00pm) Surgeries held at Spencer Street Surgery on Tuesday 24th December 2019 or Tuesday 31st December 2019.

Instead, appointments will be available during early morning clinics which are being held between 7.30am and 8.00am on the following dates:

Thursday 2nd January 2020

Friday 3rd January 2020

Wednesday 8th January 2020

Thursday 9th January 2020

Friday 10th January 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Please book online or call reception to book into the above slots, as usual.

When we are closed…………..

  • Need access to NHS Medical and Dental Services out of hours? Please visit
  • Need general health advice? Call 111 or visit the website:
  • Need medication advice or an urgent supply of medication? Call 111 as they can direct you to the Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS).
  • Need to see or speak to a GP, nurse and Pharmacy advice outside of Practice hours? Appointments are available from 6.30pm on weekday evenings and from 8am on weekends or during Bank Holidays via CHoC Extended Access Service (CHEA). You can request a CHEA appointment via your GP surgery. If urgent care is required outside your GP’s usual opening hours, please call 111. If your need is life threatening, please call 999 or go immediately to the nearest A&E Department.

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We would also like to know how you think the health and care system can support you further to look after yourself.


Your feedback is really valuable to us – this survey will take less than ten minutes to complete. Deadline to complete the survey is Friday 21 November 2019.

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Are you prescribed Ranitidine?

Information about the recent recall of your tablets

Rainitidine Leaflet

The Practice will be closed for staff training on the following dates from 1.00pm onwards.

Thursday 16th January 2020

Wednesday 12th February 2020

Thursday 19th March 2020


Spencer Street Surgery's fax machine will be removed on Friday 30th August. From then onwards no faxes will be received or sent.

Options are to post or hand deliver correspondence.

NHS clinical correspondence can be sent through our secure email address.

Please contact Reception for more information if needed.

Extended Access


Please click on the link below to view information about a new service - Electronic Repeat Dispensing....


Cumbria Health On Call (CHEA) are offering routine telephone appointments with pharmacists for medication reviews.

Appointments are in the evenings and on weekends during an allocated time to suit you. They can arrange repeat dispensing, action medication changes and can re-authorise your medications for the year.

Please see the below poster for more information.

CHEA Pharmacist.pdf

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