EXTENDED HOURS for Primary Care

For those patients who find it difficult to attend during regular hours or whose conditions worsen and feel need to be seen quickly, we offer Early Morning, Late Evening, Saturday and Sunday appointments which are pre-bookable only and should be booked Monday – Friday (Please do not turn up outside normal working hours without booking an appointment as you will not be seen.)

This may be at this surgery or at another in South Tyneside. When offered an appointment elsewhere please do make sure you know where it is – staff will be able to give you the full address, and if we have a valid mobile phone number can text you the date, time, address and postcode.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ENABLE US TO OFFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE – either via the practice or 0191 254 1040 during service hours.
Further information can be found here: www.healthcollaboration.co.uk

 

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What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?

We now have a leaflet that you can view or print off to offer you additional help and advice

https://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Documents/What-happens-when-you-are-referred.pdf

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Feeling under the weather?

 

Click on the link below for advice

 

Urgent or Emergency?

 

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Have you thought about self-care?

One out of every five appointments account for coughs, colds and headaches which can sometimes be treated quicker and just as effectively at home using self care, advice from your pharmacist and over the counter medicines bought from pharmacies or supermarkets.

You can also get more information from http://www.nhs.uk

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Do you really need paracetamol on prescription?

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