Same day appointments
Urgent Appointments are released by the system each day to ensure that patients can be seen on the same day if they are seriously unwell.
These are allocated by the GP via the triage system. If you feel you need to see a GP on the day please phone the surgery at 8am where the reception team will take some details and a brief summary of your symptoms. This information will be put to the GP for them to call you back.
Based on your symptoms the GP will offer you a time to come down to the practice on the day or if it is not urgent to be seen immediately you will be offered the appropriate appointment within the time frame the GP feels is appropriate. This could be in 24, 48, or 72 hours.
We may also have some urgent appointments with our practice nurse or advanced nurse practitioner.
Out of hours
Outside the surgery opening hours you can contact NHS 111, the 24/7 urgent care healthcare advice service. Tel: 111
Calls to 111 from mobiles and landlines are free.
You can also go the Urgent Care Centre, Rake Lane. North Tyneside General Hospital, Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH
Open: 8am to midnight seven days a week. Tel: 0344 811 8111 (North Tyneside Hospital switchboard) or NHS 111.
A&E is based at Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington or the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Alternatively there is a minor injuries unit at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.