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Over recent months, the open access of eConsult via our website, has significantly increased the demand on our services.

In order to maintain safe working practice, we are reducing the availability of eConsult on weekends and Bank holidays.

During these times patients will only be able to access the self-help information.

Please note, you can access 111 online or call 111 for urgent medical attention when the practice is closed.

From Monday 15th June you must wear a face mask or scarf which covers your nose and mouth for any appointment at the practice. You may be asked to leave and re-book your appointment if you do not have a face covering. Please only attend the practice if you have a pre-booked appointment. All other enquiries should be done over the phone, email or eConsultation by clicking here.

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Dr Alastair Baines - 16th August 2022

Some of our patients will have heard the news that Dr Alastair Baines was involved in a serious road traffic Accident on Tuesday 9 August. Dr Baines suffered several injuries and was treated in James Cook hospital. We are very happy to let you know that he has been discharged and is now recovering at home. The nature and severity of his injuries mean it will be several weeks at least before he is back in the practice. In the mean time we are doing our best to maintain a normal service. Dr Baines has asked us to convey his heartfelt thanks for the many messages of concern and well wishes from you all. Also a huge thank you to the people who were first on the scene and gave assistance while waiting for the emergency services.

We are conscious that some patients registered here at St Georges may be affected by current events in Afghanistan. St Georges Medical Practice is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners as one which specialises in the care of military veterans and their families. All the team have been trained in the care of military veterans and their families. If recent events have affected you and you wish to seek help, please come forward.


Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make general practice as safe as possible for all of our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward.

From 19th July nothing will change at any of the practices in Darlington – patients will still need to wear a mask, socially distance and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that will protect people.

In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients then we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e-consult and by video), not counting vaccinating the local adult population against covid-19.

Darlington GP Practices have come so far in trying to minimise the impact of covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the practices as safe for all patients as we can.

Stay safe.

Dr Amanda Riley
Clinical Director
Darlington Primary Care Network

We are experiencing unprecedented demand at the moment. Our staff are doing their best. Please treat them with kindness and respect.

 We are now operating a full telephone triage service.

You may find it more convenient to submit an E-consult by clicking HERE.  You will receive a response from a Clinician within 48 hours.

If your problem is more urgent please contact the surgery and a telephone triage appointment will be arranged. If the Clinician feels you need to be seen, please be reassured that a face to face appointment will be made.

If you have a NEW persistent cough or a high temperature above 37.8 degrees centigrade and are worried you may have coronavirus please stay at home and self-isolate for 7 days.

If your symptoms worsen please see NHS website for more information or call 111

Sorry for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

Please click here for a list of useful websites related to Coronavirus.

Before you book an appointment, please check if your care could be navigated to an alternative service which may be more appropriate than an appointment with a GP.  Please click here for more information and to access our e-consultations service and system online.

For online services access and registration please enquire at reception or click here for more information.

The doctors at St George’s Medical Practice form part of the primary health care team. Together with the practice nursing team, community nurses, community midwives and health visitors, with support from the managerial, reception and secretarial staff, we aim to provide an excellent standard of practice and care for all patients irrespective of age, race or gender. We strive to provide a high level of professional competence, good relationships with patients and colleagues, and observance of professional ethical obligation. This website is designed to help you make the most of the services we offer. Please read it carefully and then store it in your 'Favourites' folder. As well as aiming to provide a high standard of medical care we try to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

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Dr Alastair Baines
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How To Contact Us

St George’s Medical Practice,
Yarm Road,
Middleton St George,

Telephone: 01325 332022

Opening Times

Monday 08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 08:00 – 12:30
14:00 – 18:00
Thursday 08:00 – 18:00
Friday 08:00 – 18:00
Saturday CLOSED

Early morning appointments are available from 7.30am, Monday – Friday

Clinical Commissioning Group

St George’s Medical Practice is included in the area overseen by Darlington CCG.

Need to see a GP outside your normal surgery hours?

There are appointments available on weekends and evenings for all Darlington patients.

Saturday 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 1.00pm
Monday to Thursday evenings 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Friday evening 6.30pm - 8.30pm

You can make an appointment via your own GP practice or by calling NHS 111.


Information from the Care Quality Commission

Our practice is inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure we are meeting essential standards of quality and safety.

This widget provides a summary of the results of the latest checks carried out by the CQC.

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