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Flu vaccinations have arrived for all patients aged 65 and over. Please contact the surgery if you would like your vaccination.


Future Events:

Would you like to be part of our patient forum group? Would you like to have your say and play a part in shaping future healthcare services? Please get in touch. The next meeting will take place in November 2019.

GP Surgery Closed dates:

Educational Closure - Thursday 17th October from 12.30pm

Online Services:

Have you taken advantage of our online services on offer? Did you know you can access your medical records online? Please contact the surgery if you require any further information.

Welcome to The Dovecot Surgery

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.


Serving You

We are here to help you.  We have asked our highly trained reception team to ask patients what we can do to help and to gather as much information as possible.  This was we can ensure you get the correct care from the most appropriate person.  It may be better for you the patient to see the nurse, pharmacist or for us to send a specialist team to your home.


The Dovecot Surgery is on the first floor of Lawson Street Health Centre, a purpose built facility providing suitable access, including a lift for disabled and elderly patients. We also have a Loop System fitted for patients who wear hearing aids and there is a no-smoking policy that extends throughout the grounds of the Health Centre.

There are parking facilities for patients, although spaces are in high demand due to the range of other services available within the Health Centre such as Podiatry, Diabetic Retinal Screening, Sexual Health, Musculoskeletal, Audiology, Community Dentistry and Phlebotomy.

Online Services

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. This technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment. Please see the links below.

Late Nights and Weekends

If you would like an appointment on an evening or weekend with a GP please call the appointment line and ask.  We are part of Hartlepool and Stockton Health GP Federation whom provide appointments for our patients on an evening or weekend.  As well as seeing a GP you could also see a Nurse, Health Care Assistant, Counsellor, Pharmacist or a Physio.  Patients with chronic diseases such as COPD, Diabetes and Asthma can also attend for their annual reviews. With permission they can see your patient record to allow a continuation in your care.  Appointments are available in the centre of Stockton, Ingleby Barwick and Hartlepool.

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