• GP Partner vacancy
  • Dr Astles Farewll
    All staff past and present and our patients, we are sad to say Dr Astle worked her last day at Bentham medical practice yesterday! But don’t worry there is still chance to come and say goodbye! Why not call into the Bentham surgery for some coffee and cake (or tea) between 11am and 2pm Sunday […]
  • Covid Vaccination Clinic
    On the 17th June Bentham medical Practice will be offering the Spring Covid Boosters to patients over 75 and patients who are immunosuppressed. Please contact reception if you are eligible and would like to book
  • Reception and administrator vacancies
    We currently have vacancies in our professional, highly motivated and busy team for a number of people on permanent contracts and for maternity cover.  Opportunities for full time and part time posts.   The roles will involve dealing with patients face to face, over the phone and electronically, making appointments, ordering prescriptions and dealing with patient […]
  • Covid Spring Boosters
    On the 22nd April Bentham Medical Practice will be holding a Covid clinic for the Spring Boosters. Currently these are available to book for the over 75’s and patients who are immunosuppressed. please contact reception if eligible.
  • Associate Psychological Practitioner
    Natasha Darcy: I am an Associate Psychological Practitioner at Bentham Medical Practice. I work on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at this practice. My job role is to help people who are struggling with their mental health. The idea is to intervene when there are early signs of mental health deterioration to try and prevent worse mental […]
  • Job Vacancy- Pharmacy Technician
    Western Dales Pharmacy Technician- Closing date is Friday 28th April Western Dales Primary Care Network is a collaboration of three practices; Bentham Medical Practice, Lunesdale Surgery and Sedbergh Medical Practice. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated, and well organised Pharmacy Technician to work alongside and support our pharmacy teams in practice with the day to […]
  • Struggling with sleep problems?
    Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme thatโ€™s free to access for NHS patients in this area. Their expert sleep team provide personalised guidance and one-to-one support. Most people see positive changes in their sleep within 3-4 weeks. Sleepstationโ€™s team of sleep coaches, doctors and sleep experts will help you understand whatโ€™s causing your […]
  • Saturday and week-day evening appointments
  • 2023 Dementia Friendly Breakfast Club dates
    All welcome! No charge but voluntary contributions are welcome 10am-12noon at Bentham Fire Station, no booking needed
  • New dispensary opening times
    The new dispensary collection opening times will be from 08:30am-05:30pm.
  • Covid Vaccinations
    We do not have any Covid vaccination clinics available. Please visit the NHS website to search for a vaccine centre/ book an appointment. Ingleton Community Centre do have some ongoing clinics and it is recommended that you book a time slot. This can be done via NHS online or by phoning the community centre on […]
  • Home Library Service
  • Covid Vaccination Passports
    Covid Vaccination passports can be obtained via the NHS/ MyGP app, however if you are having problems, it can also be done online at: You fill in some simple details (and will still work if you don’t know your NHS number) then it is posted to you within a few days. If you know […]
  • Notice from Greater Manchester Police regarding the distribution of illicit and counterfeit prescription medication:
  • A New Way to Book Physiotherapy at the Surgery
    You can now see a musculoskeletal physiotherapist practitioner for your joint, muscle or soft tissue pain as the first point of contact instead of the GP. This gives you faster access to expert diagnosis, advice and exercises you need to start tackling the problem. The physiotherapist can also refer you on to hospital services and […]
  • Healthy Exercise Podcast with Dr Astle on Dales Radio
    Our very own Dr. Astle has taken to the airwaves again to discuss exercise and its benefits to mental health, among many other benefits. You can listen to her outstanding talk over at Dales Radio by clicking the link below. Enjoy! Healthy Exercise with Dr Abbey Astle – Dales Radio Podcasts – Dales Radio | […]
  • Patient Survey for Morecambe Bay
    Increasing continuity of care in General Practice Your General Practice has been working with The Health Foundation to test different ways to increase continuity of care for patients. Mott MacDonald has been brought in to gather feedback on your views about this. Continuity of care is when you see the same GP and form a therapeutic […]
  • Beware of scammers!
    During the Covid-19 pandemic make sure you are on your guard against scams. Scammers are taking advantage of the current coronavirus situation, whether it is to extort money, or to gain access to your home. If in doubt, apply the scam test: S- seems to good to be true C- contacted out of the blue […]
  • Digitalisation of Medical Records
  • ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐จ๐ซ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ซ๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š๐›๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž:
    Please note that it is not a GP’s responsibility to issue school letters of absence for your children. Government guidance is that school attendance is mandatory unless your child is self-isolating, has symptoms of COVID-19 or is close to someone who has COVID-19. The Government has stated that from September school attendance will be mandatory […]
  • Hidden Disabilities Sunflower scheme
    The scheme was launched in 2007, originally at Gatwick Airport to identify anyone with a hidden diability that may mean they require extra assistance. The sunflower has now become a well-known symbol for anyone that has a hidden disability to ‘discreetly indicate to people around the wearer including staff, colleagues and health professionals that they […]
  • Important information for parents and carers of children
    We have had information from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, that some children have sadly died of things unrelated to Covid-19, because parents have brought them to see a doctor later than they might usually have done. COVID-19 is extremely unlikely to cause severe illness in a childโ€“ most children exhibit very […]
  • Diabetes Education Focus Group
    Have your say on Diabetes Structured Education- PPG invite NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reviewing how it provides education programmes to patients with diabetes and is looking for the views of patients and communities. This review will be used to make sure the CCG is providing the right kind of information support […]
  • Newsletter (Issue 21)
    Please click here to view issue 21 of our newsletter.
  • Latest Surgery Newsletter
    Issue 19 – Spring 2018 Issue 20 – Late Summer 2018
  • Friends & Family Test Results
    Please Click here to view our list of Friends and Family results.
  • Patient Questionnaire Results 2017 – 2018
    Please click here to view our Bentham Medical Practice Results for Patient Questionnaire 2017 – 2018.
  • Weekend GP Appointments Are Now Available
    Please contact the surgery for more information.
  • Is your community โ€œdementia-friendly?
    Is your community โ€œdementia-friendly? What is a โ€œdementia-friendlyโ€ communityโ€? People with memory problems have told us that for them, a โ€œdementia friendly communityโ€ is one which supports them to: carry on doing the same things they have always done – like going to the shops, getting on a bus, playing golf, or just sitting in […]
  • Minor Eye Condition Service
    You can now go straight to your optician if you have a minor problem with you eyes. This avoids waiting for a GP appointment.ย  Please Click Here for more details
  • Our GOOD CQC Report
    Please Click Here to view.
  • Staff Training
    Every month the surgery closes for an afternoon to allow for essential staff training.ย  If you call with an urgent problem on these afternoons you will be advised to redial and call NHS 111 .If you want to order a repeat prescription please dial the direct order line on 015242 63618. If your call is […]
  • Health Questionnaire
    Please Click Here to complete the online Health Questionnaire