This website is for existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about the services we provide, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.
We always welcome new patients. The Catchment Area link shows a map of the practice area.
Prescription Order Changes
Please note as from Monday 1 November 2021, we are changing the way you are able to order prescription items. These can be ordered by downloading the NHS app or by leaving a message on our prescription answer phone, 0191 2363338, option 2, between 8.30 – 10.30 am and 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm only.
Change to GP Appointments – Same Day Booking
Please select the blue highlighted Patient Notice to find out about the change to booking GP appointments. Some of our telephone appointment slots can be booked by patients online. However, please note that the time booked is not a guaranteed time of your call. You will receive a telephone call from the GP during the session that you have booked, ie morning session between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm, afternoon session between 2.30 pm and 6.00 pm.
Your Data – National Data Opt-Out
The Your Data document provides details of how your the NHS shares patient data. It also includes links to the NHS website where there are details of how to opt-out.
Summer 2021 Newsletter
Please take a look at our Summer 2021 Newsletter for up to date Practice news and information about forthcoming NHS Campaigns.
Blood and Urine Samples
Please note that blood and urine samples can only be accepted if a GP or nurse has requested these. They must be received before 4.30 pm each day so that they can be sent to the medical laboratories for testing on the same day.
Certificate of Achievement – Medical Student Teaching
We are very pleased to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement from Newcastle University for the Practice’s outstanding contribution to medical student teaching.
Zero Tolerance Policy
We strongly support the NHS zero tolerance policy. Anyone attending the practice who abuses the GPs, practice staff or other patients, be it verbally or physically, will risk removal from the practice list.
The practice is committed to the control of infection within the building and in relation to the clinical procedures carried out within it.
Please see our Infection Control Policy for more detailed information.
GP Net Earnings Computation
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
Mean earnings of all GPs in the practice : £89,313.00
Our primary health care team are committed to provide our patients with a high quality, effective, safe, caring medical service and advocate best practice in the delivery of this service.
We will continue to be an innovative organisation with a culture of continuous quality improvement to all the services we provide.
We aim to be attentive and compassionate to the needs of our patients, and treat all patients with dignity and respect.
We will respect patient choice and involve patients in shared decision making, ensuring they are guided to the correct service choice.
We have a committed clinical and administration team, working in an encouraging and learning environment that enable all staff to reach their potential.
For medical help outside of normal hours ring 999 in an emergency or 111 for same day advice.