Newcastle upon Tyne,
Non-urgent advice: Extended Access
We are open on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm til 7:30pm. These appointments are especially for those patients who struggle to come to the surgery during normal working hours, 8am-6pm. There are appointments with a GP and nurse available during this time.
Please ask Reception Staff for more information.
When We’re Closed
If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.
Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles
NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year
You should call 111 when:
you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service the GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice you don’t know who to call for medical help.
When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
Major accident or trauma
Loss of consciousness
Access Out of Hours
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available
Gateshead Extra Care Service now provide additional appointments with local GPs and nurses. This service offers pre-bookable appointments at:
Central Gateshead Health Centre – Monday to Friday 2pm – 8pm
Blaydon Primary Care Centre – Monday to Friday 8am – 1pm & 3pm – 8pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 2pm
Jubilee Wing, Queen Elizabeth Hospital – Monday to Friday 6pm – 10pm, Saturday -Sunday 10am – 3pm.
Please contact us to make an appointment, the receptionist will ask you the symptoms before booking as some problems are not appropriate for these appointments.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients.
Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Newcastle upon Tyne,