Seven day GP services across South Tyneside starts 1st Sept 2017
EXTENDED HOURS for Primary Care
Please note- appointment requests within this service will first be triaged by a clinician following the latest government guidance due to the advent of coronavirus (COVID-19). PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP WITHOUT HAVING BEEN ASSESSED OVER THE PHONE BY A CLINICIAN.
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 Imeary Street 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
People in South Tyneside can now access GP services until 8.00pm on weekdays and at the weekend and bank holidays in addition to 24 hour urgent care services at the South Tyneside Urgent Care Hub.
The extended access GP centres are sited at:
|Farnham Medical Centre||435 Stanhope Road, South Shields NE33 4QY|
|Marsden Health Centre||Marsden Road Health Centre, Marsden Road, South Shields, NE34 6RE|
|Dr Haque||171 Wenlock Road, South Shields, NE34 3BP|
|Talbot Medical Centre||Stanley Street, South Shields, NE34 0BX|
|Wawn Street Surgery||Wawn Street, South Shields, NE33 4DX|
|Thorniley-Walker And Partners||The Medical Centre, Gibson Court, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9AN|
|Ellison View||Campbell Park Road, Hebburn, NE31 2SP|
|Central Surgery||Cleadon Park PCC, Prince Edward Road, South Shields NE34 7QD|
|Dr Chan||Stanhope Parade Health Centre, Gordon Street, South Shields, NE33 4JP|
|St George and Riverside||New George St, South Shields, NE33 5DU|
|The Glen||Glen Street, Hebburn, NE31 1NU|
|Whitburn Surgery||3 Bryers Street, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7EE|
|Imeary Street Surgery||78 Imeary Street, South Shields, NE33 4EG|
|East Wing Surgery||Palmer Community Hospital, Wear Street, Jarrow, NE32 3UX|
The evening and weekend appointments are available to everyone registered with a GP in South Tyneside and patients can book an appointment by contacting their GP practice.
Please note that not each site will be open each day, you must telephone first. We are unable to see patients who do not pre-book.
The service will be open during the following hours, excluding Christmas Day & Boxing Day 2017
Monday to Friday Mornings 7:00am – 8:00pm
Monday to Friday Evenings 6.30pm – 8.00pm
Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm
Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm
Bank Holidays 10am – 1pm
By opening GP practices in the early morning, late evenings and weekends we hope patients find the service more convenient and provide continuity of care for people who need it. When the service is open as above we will have a dedicated number for patients to call and amend their booked appointment – 0191 254 1040 – this will be charged at the users normal call rate for a local geographical call – which may be more from a mobile phone.
During the day, patients will still be able to contact their GP practice in the same way as they do now. After 6pm, by calling NHS 111, which is available 24/7 and free to call from landlines and mobiles, people will be signposted to the most appropriate service for their needs. This could be at one of the extended hours GP centres or the urgent care hub at South Tyneside hospital.
For life threatening or serious injuries, people should of course dial 999.