Alston Medical Practice – about us

Welcome to Alston Medical Practice, providing primary care for Alston Moor. We hope you take your time to browse our website where you will find lots of useful information about the surgery and the services we offer.

We are a rural dispensing practice, attached to the Ruth Lancaster James Community Hospital which is situated in the town of Alston. Alston is notably the “highest market town” in England set in the mountainous district of the The North Pennines.

The practice area covers all of Alston Moor which covers North to South approximately nine miles and from East to West eight miles.

Practice Area

The Practice area extends from Slaggyford to Tynehead and Nenthead to Hartside. Together with the community hospital the practice aims to meet the health needs of Alston as fully as possible.

Training Practice

The Practice undertakes the training of GP Registrars and other Junior Hospital Doctors, Dr Hanley is the trainer for the practice.

Surgery Hours – All by appointment

Monday 9:00am – 11:00am // 3:30pm – 6:30pm // 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 11.00am // 2:00pm – 4:00pm

9:00am – 11:00am  // 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Antenatal Clinic – Once fortnight – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Well Baby Clinic – 2:00pm –  4:00pm — 1st and 3rd of month (no appointment needed)

Thursday 9:00am – 11:00am // 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 11:00am // 3:30pm – 6.30pm