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Practice Number: 0191 581 2866

Opening Times

  • Monday – Friday - 8.00am - 6.00pm
  • Saturday/Sunday - 07.15am - 13.15pm (Appointment Only)


Repeat supplies of medicine

In some cases, with the Doctor’s consent, you may obtain repeat prescriptions from the Receptionist.  You may either hand in the print-out attached to your previous prescription, put it in the box provided in Reception or post it to us.  We do not take repeat prescriptions over the telephone.  You can also register with Reception for online repeat prescriptions, for those who are registered users click on the link below to logon.

Prescriptions will be ready for collection after 48 hours.  If you are unable to pick up your prescription, you can send a stamped addressed envelope and we will post it to you.  It can also be collected by the Chemist at your request.  Prescriptions will not be given to children under 16 years.

Please click on the SystmOne link below if you have already registered with us for this service:




Electronic Prescribing

Marlborough Surgery are now offering Electronic Prescribing.  This means prescriptions are sent directly to your nominated pharmacy by the GP without the need to print them out and have them collected.  This is both a safer and time saving way of prescribing medication.  Let reception or your preferred pharmacy know if you would like to use this service.  Please note, you must still order your repeat prescription in your usual way.  Controlled Drugs can now also be issued via Electronic prescribing.

Do You Pay for Your Prescriptions

Prescriptions are free for:

  • Men and women over sixty
  • Pregnant women with a valid maternity certificate
  • Children under sixteen or up to nineteen in full-time education
  • Mothers of babies under twelve months
  • People who receive income support (check list on Form P11 from Social Security or Post Office)
  • People with family credit
  • Certain chronic conditions

Community Pharmacists

In addition to dispensing prescriptions the large network of community pharmacies across Co Durham and Darlington provide a wide range of services e.g.:

  • Minor Ailments
  • Sexual Health
  • Smoking Cessation Services

A number of pharmacies provide extended opening hours including opening in the evenings and at weekends, details of all pharmacies in County Durham and Darlington can be accessed via click on the ‘pharmacies’ link on the menu bar of the home page. We recommend that you telephone a pharmacy to check they can provide the service you need before you set off.

Self Care – read about how you can help the NHS and yourself for minor ailments, allergies and your travel needs.


‘Painkillers Don’t Exist’ Campaign

There are three main types of pain medication: paracetamol, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) like ibuprofen, and opioids that range in strength from codeine through to high dose examples like tramadol and morphine.

Each works in a different way. Most people only need to take painkillers for a few days or weeks. If you have been taking painkillers for longer than three months, they are probably no longer working. And, you run the risk of being unintentionally, physically addicted to the medication.

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