Spencer Street Surgery

The doctors and staff at Spencer Street Surgery in Carlisle are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including minor surgery, contraception and sexual health clinics, childhood vaccinations and NHS Health Checks.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information by clicking on the links below.

Please check out our "policies" section, here you will find out information about how to leave comments/complaints and interesting facts about the policies and facilities of the practice.

If there is anything you would like to see on our website - please do let us know!


Did you know:

    • We offer telephone consultations every day
    • We offer a minor injuries service - if you can't decide whether to attend A&E or your GP Surgery - contact us first!! We offer late evening surgeries until 8pm on Mondays & Tuesdays!
    • We can offer appointments Monday to Friday evenings - up until 10pm and at weekends 8.30am - 5.30pm at Cumbria Health Extended Access Service located in A&E Department.  Ask the receptionist for further details!

Remember: A&E is for life threatening emergencies only

Please see our self-care tab for further advice on managing minor illness.  Your local pharmacist is also able to advise on treating minor illnesses.

Our practice is a training practice and we usually have GP Registrars working with us.  GP Registrars are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice.

Travel Immunisation

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you will need to fill in a travel assessment form.  The Nurse will then contact you to discuss what vaccines are needed having done a travel assessment.  Only certain vaccines are available on the NHS - these are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Tetanus, Polio and Diptheria. Other travel vaccines need to be sourced privately via private travel clinics. To see what other vaccines you may need please visit www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk or www.gov.co.uk for the latest travel advice.

Travel Assessment Form

Please follow this link for all things travel related - it should have all the answers you need: http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/


We offer a full range of family planning services including the fitting/removal of contraceptive coils and implants.

Sexual Health

We offer full sexual health screening services here at the practice. 

Children's Immunisation

Childhood immunisation clinics are held on Tuesdays between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. If this is not convenient, other times may be arranged.

Cervical Smears

To arrange a cervical smear, please request an appointment with a Practice Nurse.

baby_and_pregnant_mumMaternity Services

Each GP undertakes antenatal and post-natal care, or you can opt to have the majority of your maternity care with a community midwife.

Minor operations

We undertake minor operations and joint injections. Please make an appointment to discuss this with your Doctor.

Child Health Surveillance

The GP's and Health Visitors carry out child development checks.

Minor Injuries

We will see and treat minor injuries in the Practice, including wounds requiring stitches, burns, foreign bodies, falls.  We can refer on for x-rays if appropriate.  Please use A&E for significant injuries including fractures, as well as for medical emergencies.

Drug & Alcohol Shared Care Services

We run weekly drug and alcohol shared care sessions in conjunction with Unity.  Appointments are arranged through key workers within Unity and not made by the Practice. 

Formal Medical Examinations

Private occupational medical examinations are available to patients registered here and elsewhere

D4 (bus and hgv)  ENG1 (seafarers) and OGUK (offshore oil and gas/ windfarms) medicals available

Please follow this link for pricing, requirements and to book online  www.bordermed.net


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