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Hartington Surgery is a rural surgery located in the Peak District Village of Hartington. We have produced this website to provide you with information about the way the Practice is organised and the services that are provided directly by Practice Staff, or by other members of the Primary Health Care Team. Services will, by necessity, change from time to time, please do not hesitate to telephone the Practice to check the current position.


Hartington Surgery PPG Facebook Page

Please visit the Hartington Surgery Patient Participation Group Facebook Page for regular updates.

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IMPORTANT – Local Plans for Evening and Weekend Appointments

There are National plans in place to ensure that all patients can access routine, pre-bookable, health appointments up to 8:00pm in the evening, during the week, and at some time over the weekend.  This initiative is to support patients who have difficulty accessing a GP during their normal working hours. You may benefit from this project if you are working, in full time education or caring for someone during the day.  The High Peak Practices, which include Buxton, Chapel-en-le-frith, Whaley Bridge and New Mills, have joined forces to provide this service from October 2018.

Although the planning is still underway, you should be able to telephone your own Practice to pre-book GP and Nurse appointments. You will be expected to travel to the participating practice for your appointment. Clinicians will have access to your full medical record. Doctors will be able to prescribe medication and make referrals, and will ensure all information is documented on your electronic medical record and reported back to your own practice.

Early morning extended access to doctor and nurse pre-booked appointments will still be available at Hartington each Wednesday morning.
Please telephone the practice for further information.


A Fond Farewell

After 32 very happy years at Hartington, and 42 years working in the NHS, I have made the decision that it is now time for me to retire from General Practice. It has been a privilege to have been welcomed into the lives of so many people and their families; watching babies and children grow and sharing both happy, and sad, times together over the years. These are truly special memories that I will treasure forever, so ‘thank you’ to so many of you for giving me the opportunity to do so.

I plan to retire as a Partner in August and will be replaced by Dr Ashley Dawson who, most of you will remember, worked at our surgery as a locum GP several years ago. He will be joining Dr Graham Hurst as a Partner, and we are very much looking forward to welcoming him into our fantastic Health Care Team at Hartington Surgery. I wish him, and his team, all the very best for a long and successful career as he takes the Practice forward into the future.

I wish everyone good health, peace and happiness; I am sure that I will be seeing many of you out there in the beautiful Peak District, hopefully for many more years to come.

Gillian Hurst


Job Vacancies

Please see our Vacancies Page for details.


GP Commissioning in the High Peak

Under the new government plans for the National Health Service, GPs are being asked to form groups that will be given the freedom and the responsibility for commissioning care for their local communities.

Commissioning is the process by which your GP will ensure that the local health care services that are provided most effectively meet the needs of our local population.

GPs will have the responsibility to ensure the delivery of excellent local health care that will also be the best use of tax payers’ money in these challenging economic times.

Hartington Surgery has joined forces with the North Derbyshire Clinical Commissioining Group. Each surgery will continue to function as normal but will be planning the future local health care needs as part of a North Derbyshire Group. To achieve the best for out patients the North Derbyshire GPs will be working closely with patient representatives, other health, social and voluntary organisations and the Local Authority and will be supported by a team of management expertise.

If you would like more information please contact the Practice Manager.


Surgery Newsletter

Please download our most recent Newsletter with a wealth of information:

Issue No. 27