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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 Department

Bishop Auckland Hospital

1st Floor

Cockton Hill Road

Bishop Auckland


DL14 6AD

Tel: 0191 3728638


You can access the service if:

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

What we provide:

  • Pre-employment Health Assessment
  • 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 (contact GP Choices for details)
  • Mentoring service for GPs
  • Education events & peer support for sessional GPs ( Salaried & Freelance GPs)

Our team of professionals include:

  • Occupational Health Nurses
  • Access to Occupational Health Physicians
  • Occupational Health & Wellbeing Business Partner
  • GP Choices Co-ordinator
  • GP Choices Customer Care Administrator



'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