Opening Hours

On a Tuesday we are closed at lunchtime 12:00 – 13:00 for staff training and development.

Our busiest time is between opem and 09:30. Unless you have a need to telephone the surgery during these hours please leave your call until after 09:30. We then have more time to deal with enquiries. Thank you.

Extended Hours

Gateshead Extra Care Service now provides additional appointments with local GPs. This service offers telephone and face to face appointments at:

  • QE – Outpatients

    Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00 & 15:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-15:00 & 15:00-20:00 and Sunday 10:00-15:00

  • Blaydon – Blaydon Practice

    Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00 & 15:00-20:00 and Saturday 09:00-14:00

Please contact us to make an appointment, the receptionist will ask you the symptoms before booking as some problems are not appropriate for these appointments. These appointments are subject to avilability.

When We Are Closed

Should you feel that your illness cannot wait until our next scheduled surgery and requires the intervention of a doctor please telephone 111 (NHS111 Service). You will be advised as to whether your problem can be dealt with by advice, a consultation or a visit.

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.

–    Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles

–    NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year

You should call 111 when:

  • you think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • the GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help.

If your problem is an emergency or life threatening please dial 999 for an ambulance.

Walk-in Centre

There are no longer walk-in centres in Gateshead. These are now appointment based services which are arranged via 111.

NHS 111 Online

111 online is a fast and convenient alternative to the 111 phone service and provides an option for people who want to access 111 digitally. 

Your needs will be assessed and you will be given advice about whether you need:

  • Treat yourself at home
  • Go to a Primary Care Centre

If you need face to face medical attention you may be asked to attend a Primary Care Centre.

Click here to access NHS 111 online or call 111 to speak to a staff member.