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Welcome to Bowburn Medical Centre
The doctors and staff at Bowburn Medical Centre in Bowburn, Durham 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 antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups. We also run SEASONAL FLU CLINICS every October
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
Please check our noticeboard which we will regularly update with information.


Named Accountable GP for all Patients


Practices now need to allocate all patients a named accountable GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to you.


As of 1st March 2016 all patients at the practice have been allocated a named accountable GP.


For all patients at Bowburn Medical Centre, Dr. Armstrong will be your named accountable GP.


This is for administrative purposes only and all patients still have free choice to request an appointment with any GP or Practitioner in the practice.


Saturday Morning Surgery

The Winter Pressure Surgeries which were held at Sherburn Surgery Site have come to an end as of 31.03.2016. We will update the website for next year as soon as we have new dates and information.



PLT (Practice Learning Time)

Practice Learning Time occurs 1 afternoon per month on the 3rd Thursday, these days are used by all Surgeries as Staff Training Days and our surgery is CLOSED during this time, from 1.00pm on the Thursday until 8.30am the following morning. The dates of these PLT days are listed below:

18th February 2016

17th March 2016

21st April 2016

19th May 2016

16th June 2016

21st July 2016

18th August 2016

If you need URGENT Medical attention during this time please ring 999. If the problem is not medically URGENT but cannot wait until we re-open please ring 111 or the Out of Hours Service (after 6.00pm) or wait until the surgery re-opens. You could also ask for  advice from your local pharmacist 

Thank you for your patience


Disabled Access

The surgery is accessible to patients using a wheelchair or Mobility Scooter, and for parents with pushchairs. If you require any help please ask the receptionists.

Information from the Care Quality Commission

Dr Kenneth Armstrong is regulated by CQC to provide care at Bowburn Medical Centre
We have not inspected this service yet
This service was meeting all government standards
All standards found to be met following our assessment of the service during registration
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Members of the public are invited to observe the Primary Care Commissioning Committee at work on:

Wednesday 27 April 2016

12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Chester-le-Street Cricket Club, Ropery Lane, Chester-le-Street DH3 3PF

To ensure appropriate seating, please register your attendance at either meeting with Amanda Coates on

0191 3898592 or email:

Questions for the Primary Care Commissioning Committee should be submitted to Amanda Coates by

Wednesday 20 April 2016.

Meeting agenda and papers will be available prior to the meeting online at:


The practice has a strategy that encourages patient involvement to ensure that we continually listen to your feedback and where possible get your involvement in helping us shape our services. Some of the ways we do this is by surveying our patients on a regualr basis and communicating directly with patients who have given us their e-mail contact who are now part of our virtual patient reference group.

The work that we have done is recorded annually in our practice report and both our 2011-2012 and  2012-2013 reports are posted below along with the results from our 2012-2013 patient survey and subsequent action plan all of which can beaccessed via the links below.

Our latest 2013-2014 patient Participation report can be accessed by clicking the link in our Survey reports.


The collated responses to the patient survey for 2012-2013 can be accessed by clicking on the link below.

Responses to patient Survey 6th March 2013.docx

As a response to the survey we have implemented an action plan to address the concerns and this can be accessed by clicking on the next link below.

Action plan to respond to Patient Survey 2012-2013

below is the link to our practice report following confirmation from members of our virtual patient reference group

Patient participation report 2012-2013.docx

Patient participation report 2013-2014

(Site updated 14/07/2016)
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