PCN Name: Cockermouth and Maryport
Network Population: 31,615 (as per Jan 2023)

Clinical Director:  Dr Mark Kinghan
Operational Lead: Angela Gorse

Overview of Areas: 

  • Cockermouth borders the Lake District national park with easy access to explore both the fells and lakes; the nearest lake being Bassenthwaite Lake and the many nearby Wainwright fell walks include Sale Fell, Grisedale Pike, Grasmoor, Hopegill Head and White Side.
  • Cockermouth has a thriving array of independent shops, an abundance of bars and restaurants and is home to famous names such as William Wordsworth, Fletcher Christian and most recently Ben Stokes.
  • The large catchment area stretches from Plumbland to Buttermere and from Branthwaite to Bassenthwaite.
  • The surgery covers six care homes. 

  • Maryport is a friendly coastal community situated on the Solway coast with outstanding local beaches.
  • The catchment area stretches along the coast from Mawbray to Flimby and inland to Great Broughton.
  • Home to the Wave Centre, an aquarium, and a roman museum.  Maryport is at the western extremity of Hadrian’s Wall.
  • The surgery is rated CQC Outstanding.
  • It covers nine care homes.

Dr Mark Kinghan said: "Cockermouth and Maryport PCN is comprised of two large GP practices spanning coast to valley in the beautiful Lake District.  We serve an overall population of over 31,500 patients with an aim to work in partnership with patients to promote health and wellbeing by providing high quality healthcare in a responsive, caring, courteous and supportive way.  

"As a PCN we have broadened the healthcare team to provide more specialised care through the employment of paramedics, physiotherapists, pharmacists, physician associates, social prescribers and frailty co-ordinators.  We strive to continue to innovate to provide increasing improvements in quality of care for our patients.”


Front of building 1.jpgThey offer early morning appointments in response to patient demand.

Both have active and established Patient Participation Groups.

There are new frailty and anticipatory care team structures and processes in both practices. This is to develop and improve the service delivered to patients by collaborating with wider system.

group photo 4.jpg"Prompt appointment and very good session with physio and came out feeling positive."

"Prompt, professional friendly staff."

"Didn't have to wait, very pleasant friendly staff."

"The service I received and the medical staff were amazing."


Excellent service thanks.

★★★★ 4 star rating
Requested advice on line on a skin condition at 08.10 in the morning. Got a text at 08.25 saying the GP would be in contact that day. Had a phone consultation with the GP at 08.30. Collected my prescription from Allisons at 4pm. Couldn’t be better than that!"


Gout group session, learned a lot and shared.

★★★★★ 5 star rating
Group session on gout, well attended, lots of good information and sharing. Worthwhile and made a difference, thanks.


Excellent Nurse Practitioner

★★★★ 4 star rating
My child was seen by your ANP today-she was highly skilled, compassionate with excellent consultation skills! Got down to the problem and has really helped us today - Thank You so much!

Castlegate & Derwent Surgery
Cockermouth Community Hospital
& Health CentreIsel Road Cockermouth
CA13 9HT
01900 705750

Maryport Group Practice
Alneburgh House
Ewanrigg Road
CA15 8EL
01900 815544