Welcome to the Castlegate Surgery
We try to be accessible to our patients and provide high quality primary care. We work as part of a large team involving community and hospital-based staff. We actively encourage suggestions as to how we can further
We would like to take the opportunity to advise you of a planned collaboration between Castlegate Surgery and Derwent Surgery which are both located within the new Cockermouth Hospital. The building was designed to enable the surgeries to work together to offer the best standards of primary care and supporting services. Derwent Surgery patients will be sorry to hear that Dr Mason and Dr Kurkal tendered their resignations at the beginning of last week. Both sets of doctor partners met last week to discuss the best way forward. It was then unanimously agreed to foster a closer working relationship.
Primary care faces many challenges. By working much more closely together we will ensure we optimise patient care for Cockermouth and surrounding areas, retain financial viability; and ensure we have the ability to both retain and attract new doctor partners during difficult recruitment times.
We see this as very positive move and we are excited to work collaboratively together to attract more doctors to enhance and expand the clinical support within the new hospital building.
Over the next few weeks we will engage with all staff. In addition we will contact the Clinical Commissioning Group, NHS England and CQC to inform them of the proposed sustainable solution.
We hope to use our website as a way of presenting our patients with an up to date resource for all information relating to our Practice. We will keep it current with any news, developments and details that are relevant to the Practice and our patients. As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information. If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
Using Patient Access at Castlegate Surgery, you can now book your appointments online and order a repeat prescription all from the comfort of your own home.
If you are a patient at the Castlegate Surgery and you wish to start using this service, you can create an account using the link below. Once you have created your account, you can book one appointment at the practice. On the day of your appointment, please bring in proof of identification (passport or drivers licence & recent utility bill) so that we can complete your account sign up registration. You will then have full access to Patient Access.