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GP Choices

We are a confidential support and Occupational Health Service specifically tailored for Primary Care Staff in County Durham and Darlington.

GP Choices

GP Choices
Occupational Health & Safety Service for Medical and Dental Practices
Appleton House
Lanchester Road
Tel: 0191 3728638


You can access the service if:

You are employed by a Medical or Dental Practice with an NHS contract and working within County Durham and Darlington.

What we provide:

  • A confidential environment to discuss your professional or personal issues
  • An occupational health and safety service for all health and wellbeing enquiries
  • Needlestick injuries, reporting of incident and follow up advice
  • Self-referral to a counselling service - call direct:  Alliance Psychology  0800 107 5880/Road Centre 0191 3891188
  • Mentoring service for GPs
  • Education events & peer support for sessional GPs ( Salaried & Freelance GPs)


Our team of professionals include:

  • GP Advisors
  • Occupational Health Nurse Specialist & Advisor
  • Mentor Lead & GP Facilitator 




'In recent times, I have utilised admissions to Richardson for respite direct from my fracture clinic, even at weekends. I have never worked anywhere with this efficiency before - it is reassuring and invaluable for the patient.'

Patient, Lowson / Starling Wards, Richardson Hospital