Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.

We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.

Our Patient Participation Group are asked for their views on matters from time to time. If you are interesting in joining our Patient Group, please contact Mrs Carole Hutchinson, Practice Manager.

This website is aimed at providing you the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.

Practice News

The Practice will be closed for training

  • Wednesday 18th October 2017, 12 noon – 6.00 pm 
  • Wednesday 1st November 2017, 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Please call NHS 111 if you require immediate treatment that cannot wait until the surgery reopens

September 2017

From 1st September 2017, the practice is able to book our patients evening and weekend appointments with a GP (not necessarily your own GP), at one of the 5 Health Centre hubs across the city – Southwick, Pallion, Houghton, Riverview at Hendon and The Galleries, Washington.

Please see the “Extended Access” link above for more information. 

Doctors Arriving…

Dr Riddle joined the practice on 11th July from a nearby practice in South Shields. Dr Riddle is available Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Our new Practice Pharmacist is Maria Weldon, and will be joining the practice early November. Maria will be available 4 days per week, and will be available to see patients via appointment for medication queries and reviews.

Dr Harkness (Locum GP) is working with us until the end of October. Dr Harkness is available Tuesday and Friday.

Dr Cloak (Locum GP) will be joining us in October, and will be working three days per week.

Doctors Leaving…..

Dr Mak will be starting her maternity leave mid August, and will be away from the practice for 12 months. We wish her all the very best, and she will be missed.

Dr Parker is our career start GP, who has been with the practice since October 2016. The scheme ends in September and therefore we must say farewell.

“Health Watch” award

We are very pleased to be awarded the Healthwatch Sunderland award for positive patient feedback during the previous 8 months. Well done everyone!! Please follow the link: https://www.facebook.com/HWSunderland/photos/a.358191964302765.1073741828.324637567658205/1032823896839565/?type=3&theater


Health Advice

A ‘healthy lifestyle’ is what we recommend:

  • Stop smoking
  • Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg
  • Exercise regularly
  • Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits

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