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End of an Era!

The Partners would like to inform our patients that after over 35 years as a partner, Dr Nick Hewitt will be retiring on March 31st.

We understand that for some patients, he will have been “your doctor” for very many years – perhaps even for all of your life.

Whilst we are sad to see him end his long association with the practice – we all wish him a long and Happy Retirement.

We have opened a book and if you would like to leave Dr Hewitt a personal message, which we are sure he will treasure and enjoy reading long into his retirement, it is available at the Reception Desk on request.

New name for the Partnership


Following the departure of Dr Hewitt at the end of March 2016, the partnership will be known as Eleanor Cross Healthcare, in keeping with the area we cover and local history.  The two surgeries will keep their original names.  But you will notice a difference on any letters etc. we send you.  Please look out for our new logo!

Follow us on Twitter

If you have a Twitter account, why not follow us for the latest news about the Practice.  We will also send out Tweets if clinics need to be cancelled due to staff sickness etc. and let you know when other events are taking place.

Friends and Family Test 

If you have visited or contacted the surgery recently, please consider taking the Friends and Family Test.

We would welcome your feed back and comments, please click HERE to answer the short survey.  Thank you in advance for taking the time to review the care we offer.


Please note that the new phone number for the Delarpe site is 01604 708481 and the fax is now 01604 663639

Symptom Sorter

Self Care - Treat your symptoms - For a guide to treat common minor illness please follow this link or pick up a leflet from us and your local pharmacy

Please note that a new leaflet is available which applies to healthy adults concerning the most general symptoms which can be home treated. This leaflet can be found here.



Since 30th June 14 our appointment system has changed. 

If you haven't been in recently please take a few minutes to read our information leaflet about how this will affect you.


Change to Opening Hours

For the foreseeable future, Whitefields will close to patients at 5 PM on Mondays and Fridays.  The Duty doctor will be available but based at Delapre.


Virtual Patient Reference Group

The practice is setting up a virtual Patient Reference Group to run alongside our Patient Participation Group - Please see the Reference Group page below for more details on how to join.


Welcome to Delapre Medical Centre & Whitefields Surgery


The practice is an old established town practice, originally based in the centre of town with a small branch surgery in Delapre. The practice moved to a purpose built centre in Delapre in January 1987. Two small extensions, the first in 1992 and the latest in 1997; together with other internal alterations have been carried out over the years, to produce our present accommodation. There is disabled access to the ground and lower ground floors.

Modern Facilities

The practice has eight consulting rooms on two levels and three well equipped treatment rooms and a nurse consulting room over three levels, for use by the partners, locum GP’s and medical students, practice nurses, health visitors, district nurses and other visiting staff, which include the midwife, counsellors and a CPN.

The reception area is the nerve centre of the practice, where all patient requests for help and medication are dealt with by members of our practice team. There is also accommodation for the practice manager, secretarial / admin team, IT administrator, clinical audit officer and notes summariser. A retail chemist outlet is adjacent to the practice.

Up to Date


April 2011 saw the merger of Delapre Medical Centre with Whitefields Surgery in Camp Hill.  It was at that moment when Dr Walsma, Dr Hunt and Sister Harford ceased being partners and both practices now operate under the name of Dr Hewitt & Partners. 

Whitefields Surgery was built in the early 80's and all the clinical rooms are on the ground floor, which make this the perfect location for anybody with limited mobility.  There is ample free parking in front of and at the rear of the building.

We are now offered almost all our different services from both sites for all 17,000 of our patients.  We only register patients that live within our Practice Area

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