Healthcare Team News

Updated on 19th July 2019 at 10:28 am

We have a new Advanced Nurse Practitioner working within the surgery, Gill Elder. Some patients may already know Gill as she has often holds a nursing clinic here at the practice on a Saturday morning. Gill will have clinics throughout the week, mainly Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Gill will have routine appointments available as well as […]

Did not attend appointments

Updated on 14th June 2019 at 3:00 pm

So far in 2019 there have been 379 appointments wasted. We are currently experiencing a high demand for routine appointments with a GP. If you are unable to attend your appointment please can you let the administration team know so somebody else is able to be seen. If you receive text message reminders for appointments […]

North Tyneside Carers Week 2019

Updated on 6th June 2019 at 12:21 pm

Carers Week 2019 10th – 16th June   Events Timetable:   MONDAY 10th Linskill Centre Information Roadshow 10:00am-2:00pm TUESDAY 12th Beacon Centre Family Fun Day 10:00am-3:00pm Newcastle Building Society North Shields Information Roadshow 10:00am-3:00pm WEDNESDAY 13th Sainsbury’s Heaton Information Roadshow 10:00am-5:00pm Oxford Centre Longbenton Information Roadshow 10:00am-13:30pm North Tyneside General Hospital Information Roadshow 10:00am-3:00pm THURSDAY […]

Practice Closure for Bank Holiday – Monday 27th May 2019

Updated on 21st May 2019 at 11:20 am

Please note the practice will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 27th May and will re-open on Tuesday 28th May at 8.20am (phone lines will open at 8am). Please ensure all medication you may need over the bank holiday period is ordered in advance of the practice closing. If you do run out […]

Practice Closure for Bank Holiday – Monday 6th May 2019

Updated on 30th April 2019 at 1:28 pm

Please note the practice will be closed for the bank holiday on Monday 6th May and will re-open on Tuesday 7th May at 8.20am (phone lines will open at 8am). Please ensure all medication you may need over the bank holiday period is ordered in advance of the practice closing. If you do run out […]

Easter Opening Hours 2019

Updated on 12th April 2019 at 11:28 am

Please note the practice will close for Easter on Thursday 18th April at 6.30pm and will re-open on Tuesday 23rd April at 8.20am (phone lines open at 8am). The practice will be open on Saturday 20th April between 9am and 12pm for prescription collection and enquiries only. Please ensure all medication you may need over the […]

Website Updates

Updated on 29th March 2019 at 2:44 pm

Have you seen the new updates to our website?   Palliative Care We have added a new page to our services section of the website which explains what palliative care services are available and a useful link for further information. Please click here to visit the page. Young People We have also added a brand […]

Practice Closure on Thursday 21st March 2019

Updated on 15th March 2019 at 4:04 pm

Please note the practice will be closed on Thursday 21st March 2019 from 12 noon due to staff training. If you need medical advice or assistance during this time you can: Contact NHS 111 Go to the Urgent Care Centre (Rake Lane, North Tyneside) Attend A&E (NSECH, Cramlington) After 4pm you can call the Out […]

Extended Access GP Hub Appointments

Updated on 28th February 2019 at 2:16 pm

Need an evening or weekend appointment? TyneHealth [North Tyneside’s GP Federation] provides patients registered in North Tyneside with the opportunity to book appointments in local Extended Access GP Hubs.   The appointments are provided by local doctors and nurses who work in North Tyneside GP practices and have full access to your medical record. The […]

Team changes

Updated on 20th February 2019 at 10:20 am

We are sure you will join us in welcoming two new additions to the team from November 2018, Dr Dunn and locum GP, Dr Patel. We sadly said goodbye to our GP registrar Dr Pentel in February this year, we wish him all the best in the future.

Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Updated on 30th November 2018 at 1:46 pm

The practice opening times for the festive period are as follows:   The practice will close at 6.30pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen on Thursday 27th December at 8.20am (phone lines open at 8AM). The practice will close at 6.30pm on New Years Eve and reopen on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at 8.20am (phone […]

Christmas and New Year medication requests

Updated on 30th November 2018 at 12:15 pm

As the Christmas period is fast approaching, we would like to remind patients to ensure all required medications are ordered in advance to ensure they last over the Christmas period and to avoid any last minute issues that may occur when ordering. We will be issuing medication in advance but please also be aware that […]

Electronic prescription service (EPS)

Updated on 2nd November 2018 at 9:07 am

The electronic prescription service allows for patients to collect their prescriptions from their chosen pharmacy. If you wish to sign up for EPS, please speak to reception who will give you the appropriate form. If you are signed up for online access you can nominate a chosen pharmacy this way. You can change your nominated […]


Updated on 16th October 2018 at 5:23 pm

Prescriptions can either be ordered on the phone (0191 252 5317) on our automated prescription line, using emis online, or drop off your repeat slip (the counterfoil to your prescription) at the surgery. Which ever method you choose, you must leave 2 (working) days for a prescription to be processed and ready for collection. This […]

New Patient Registrations

Updated on 26th September 2018 at 6:22 pm

Marine Avenue Medical Centre is currently taking on new patients. If you decide we are the right GP Practice for you and your families needs and expectations you will need to pop into the Practice with two forms of documentation to provide evidence of identity & proof of address (one of these must contain a […]

Welcome to our Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)

Updated on 19th July 2018 at 10:22 am

The role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner is becoming increasingly important in general practice. Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) are able to examine, diagnose, prescribe and refer patients, meaning there is little difference between their role and that of the GP. This can help to alleviate pressure on doctors and the waiting times patients sometimes experience […]

Bowel Cancer Screening

Updated on 14th February 2018 at 12:29 pm

Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Most people diagnosed with bowel cancer are over 60 years old. Screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, in people with no symptoms when treatment is more likely to be effective. As a Practice we strongly recommend you […]

Medical Students

Updated on 5th February 2018 at 2:54 pm

As a training surgery medical students may be present within this practice in order for them to gain valuable “hands on” experience in preparing to be our doctors and nurses of the future. Please do make the receptionist aware if you DO NOT wish them to be present during your appointment and/or to view your […]

Newsletters 2017

Updated on 9th November 2017 at 12:32 pm

See the below link for our new quarterly newsletter created by our PPG (Marine Avenue Medical Centre patient group): PPG Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2017

Marine Avenue Medical Centre Infection Control Statement 2017

Updated on 23rd August 2017 at 7:24 pm

Annual statement of current practice at Marine Avenue Medical Centre to manage and monitor the prevention and control of infection 2016-2017 Marine Avenue Medical Centre takes the responsibility of infection control very seriously. The IPC (infection prevention and control) leads for Marine Avenue Medical Practice are Sister Helen Wilson and Mary Dobson (office Manager). 1. […]

Zero tolerance

Updated on 9th August 2017 at 11:20 am

There has been a rise of incidents between staff and patients. We would like to remind patients that violent, aggressive and abusive behaviour towards any member of our practice team will NOT be tolerated. Any person found to be behaving in this way, will be removed from the practice and the police informed. Patients who […]


Updated on 19th July 2017 at 6:03 pm

We are currently experiencing a high demand for routine appointment bookings with a GP, this is a National problem and not restricted to this practice. Whilst we understand your frustrations and share them please refrain from taking this out on the receptionists. We offer on the day emergency triage calls with a GP if you […]


Updated on 30th March 2017 at 1:59 pm

Our CQC inspection was held on 15th December 2015. We are pleased that we have been rated as an overall GOOD.  The full report is available to read now Thank you to the patients who completed the feedback cards and took the time on the day to speak to the inspectors.  

GP Earnings

Updated on 8th March 2017 at 2:28 pm

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 […]