The Croft Surgery

Kirkbride, Carlisle, Cumbria CA7 5JH

Meningitis ACW&Y Vaccinations for “freshers” and school leavers

We have written to our patients who are this year’s school leavers about this important vaccination. If you have had a letter and not already come in and had the vaccine, please contact us to make an appointment with one of the practice nurses. This is also a good opportunity to catch up with MMR vaccinations if you have not had all of these.

Other patients under 25 who have not already had this vaccination may also be eligible; please telephone us to make an appointment.

Learn more here.


Between 4th September and 13th October 2017 we will have some final year medical students working alongside the Doctors and Nurses. You will however have the chance to decline their presence at your consultation if you wish, but we hope that you will welcome them in their training here at The Croft Surgery. A third year student will also be working with Dr Smith.


Changes to Surgeries in September 2017

Due to unforeseen circumstances, during week commencing 4th September 2017 and week commencing 11th September, we will only have two doctors covering our surgeries.

We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause and would appreciate it if you could avoid booking routine appointments during those weeks.


Protected Learning Time

The surgery will be closed from 1pm on the following days. There will be no staff available and emergency cover will be provided by CHoC.

Thank you

Wednesday 5th April 2017 

Thursday 18th May 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017

Wednesday 12th July 2017

Wednesday 20th September 2017

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Thursday 16th November 2017

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Urgent Appointments with the Duty Doctor

9am-10am Mon -Friday

We want to deliver a high quality, responsive, safe, caring service for all our patients and in order to provide this we need your help.

We offer on-the-day appointments to patients who need to see a doctor urgently.

These clinics are intended for patients with acute conditions that need urgent medical attention.

Examples of such conditions might include, but are not confined to

*chest pain,

*unwell babies and small children

*sudden onset of severe pain.

*breathing difficulties,

*unexpected bleeding

*sudden onset of visual disturbance

If you have a problem which has been troubling you for a little while and you do not think poses an immediate risk to your health, then please consider carefully whether an urgent surgery appointment is appropriate for you today.

Urgent surgery appointments should not be used for routine procedures such as blood tests, blood pressure checks, reviews of tests results, scans or x-rays, cervical smear, pill checks, medication reviews, NHS healthcare checks. 

Urgent surgery patients will be seen by the duty doctor: if you wish to see a particular GP, please make an appointment to see them in one of their surgeries.

The duty doctor may be male or female.

If you need to see a doctor urgently, please see the receptionist.