Appointments

Updated on 30th July 2019 at 10:48 am

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Booking Appointments:

If you want to make an appointment with a Doctor, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or our Practice Nurse, please telephone the main surgery number (0191 215 0141) and speak to one of our Patient Advisors.

We aim to offer: –

  • Urgent appointments with any GP and our Advanced Nurse Practitioner within 48 hours of the request
  • Routine appointments with a GP of choice and our Advanced Nurse Practitioner within 5 working days
  • Pre-bookable routine GP and Advanced Nurse Practitioner appointments (up to 3 month in advance)
  • Urgent and routine appointments with the Nursing Team

We now offer online bookable GP appointments and Smear appointments which you can access by registering for online services.

Cancelling Appointments:

Patients have rights and responsibilities, including keeping appointments.

Missed appointments cost the NHS thousands of pounds every year.  Please inform the surgery as soon as possible if you are unable to attend for an appointment.  This will help us to make appointments available to as many patients as possible.

We now offer a free text messaging service which allows you to book and cancel any GP appointment at a time that is convenient for you.  Please ask a member of our Reception team for more information if you wish to access this service.