Pinfold Medical Practice is now a training medical practice

In addition to the medical students we will now also train doctors who are on the GP training scheme in the UK.

Our vision for the Practice is immense and is always to be the bedrock for our local community and its health .


Our purpose in becoming a TRAINING PRACTICE is not only to train the next generation of NHS workforce, but we are also looking at attracting young doctors trained in modern ways of working as GPs to join our practice and take it safely into the future . 

The new GP registrars along with the medical students will be given hands on experience in our little rural practice and influence the movement of clinicians into rural settings. Thereby having positive impact on barriers perceived by next generations of clinical and non-clinical workforce.


What does this mean to our patients?

You may be seen with trainee doctors in the room with you.

You may have a telephone consultation with a trainee doctor.

You may have appointments with a trainee doctor


We encourage you to see our Trainee doctors /Medical students to give them a full rounded clinical experience and help them become competent by the end of the training here with us

However, you can still opt out of this if you do not wish to be consulted by a trainee GP or medical student, just let our practice support team know at reception or over the phone.

Thanks for your cooperation

Pinfold Management

Welcome to Pinfold Medical Practice

As a small rural practice, our objective is to provide a high standard of comprehensive traditional health care whilst embracing medical advances and new technologies.  We are also a training practice for both third year and final year medical students.

We accept new patients living in our practice area, which includes the towns and villages of Butterknowle, Woodland, Copley, Hamsterley, Etherley, Toft Hill, West Auckland, Cockfield, Evenwood, Staindrop and Stainton.

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We are part of Teasdale PCN and supported by the Durham Dales Health Federation


Teesdale PCN

Teesdale PCN is a partnership of organisations working together. These practices come together to help people live healthier lives.

PCNs also work along side staff, patients, their carers, families and the public to provide better healthcare.

Benefits of Primary Care Networks

PCNs have many benefits for patients, for example:

  • patients can receive support for more complicated conditions
  • they can access multiple different types of support in their area
  • wider types of services available


Durham Dales Health Federation 

Durham Dales Health Federation supports all partner GP practices to ensure , maintain and develop the provision of primary care services in the rural and urban communities in Durham Dales area. we work very closely with them to ensure continuity of care and extended access to primary care service which is provided at Bishop Auckland Hospital.