Federation Services

Extended Hours service

Extended Access provides appointments for patients across Derwentside outside of normal GP opening times.

Increasing patients’ access to appointments is a priority in the NHS. While demand has grown, people also need more flexibility around where and when they can be seen.

Patients can access these appointments through their usual surgery in the first instance, or through calling 111 if their practice is closed. Appointments will be held at Tanfield View Surgery in Stanley, however during the winter months a secondary site at Consett Medical Centre will open as well.



Weekend Visiting

Frail, elderly and vulnerable patients can access GP visiting service every Saturday and Sunday

Diabetic Service

The Diabetes Service provides better and more effective care for diabetic patients in primary care – mainly from their GP practice


Our Practices offer patients the opportunity to participate in high quality research, often run by University or Hospitals.