Alston Medical Practice


We run all our surgeries by an appointment-only system. Appointments can be booked by telephoning the surgery, visiting the surgery in person or online using our Online Consultation

10 minute appointments are allocated for morning and evening surgeries and longer appointment can be given in afternoon surgeries.

We would ask that you arrive on time or that you inform the practice if you are unable to keep your appointment.

Although the surgery is closed from 4.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 12.30 to 1.30 on Thursday lunchtimes there is a Doctor on call.

If you are unable to wait until the practice reopens please call 01434 381214 for more information.

Telephone consultations

Should you wish to speak to a GP and feel that a telephone consultation would be appropriate please contact reception during surgery hours. The GP will return your call within a designated time.

Home visits

If you are too ill to come to the surgery and you require a visit at home, please call the surgery between 9:00am and 10:30am. Home visits take up more of a doctor’s time than a consultation in the surgery, so if you are mobile please come into the surgery to be seen.

You need to register to use our online appointment booking service and this is best done in person at the surgery. Please speak to one of our receptionists.


Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 18th January, 2024