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GP APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE ON EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS

Need an evening or weekend appointment? TyneHealth [North Tyneside’s GP Federation] provides patients registered in North Tyneside with the opportunity to book appointments in local Extended Access GP Hubs.

The appointments are provided by local doctors and nurses who work in North Tyneside GP practices and have full access to your medical record.

 

 

Appointments are currently being offered at the following locations:

Battle Hill Health Centre

Collingwood Health Group, [Hawkeys Lane, North Shields]

Northumberland Park (within Shiremoor Resource Centre)

Oxford Centre [Longbenton]

Priory Medical Group (Albion Road North Shields and Tynemouth branches)

Woodlands Park Health Centre [Wideopen]

You can make an appointment to see one of the following clinicians:

GP

Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Who can sees minor injuries and ailments)

Practice Nurse

HCA

The Extended Access Hub operates:

Monday to Friday 16:00 – 20:00

Saturday 09:00 – 14:00

Sunday 09:00 – 13:00

Bank holidays 09:00 – 13:00

Appointments can be booked by contacting your own GP practice or via the TyneHealth Extended Access Hub number 0191 486 2195 when your GP surgery is closed.

Please note that opening times and services offered at different venues will vary. Please also note this this is not a Walk In service and that appointment times and availability may vary.  Patients will be given an appointment at the most convenient location for them.

 

 

 

With North Tyneside’s new urgent treatment centre now open at North Tyneside General Hospital (Rake Lane), we have a range of services to meet local people’s urgent care needs.

What is urgent care?

Urgent care services provide medical care for minor injuries and minor illnesses which are not life-threatening.

Examples of urgent care needs include:

  • Minor head, ear or eye problems
  • Sprains, strains, cuts and bites
  • Children’s minor injuries and ailments
  • Abscesses or wound infections

 

 


Urgent Treatment Centre

The new Urgent Treatment Centre at North Tyneside General Hospital offers GP-led healthcare for patients with minor injuries and minor illnesses.

North Tyneside’s Urgent Treatment Centre is at:

  • North Tyneside General Hospital
    Rake Lane, North Shields, NE29 8NH
  • Walk-in access available 8am to midnight every day
  • If you have an urgent medical concern outside these hours, call 111

 


NHS 111

If you have an urgent medical concern, call NHS 111. Fully trained advisors are available 24 hours a day and can put you through to healthcare professionals to ensure you get the right medical attention in the most appropriate place.

 

 

 


Looking after yourself and your family

Check your first aid kit is well stocked.

Be prepared with basic medical supplies, eg pain relief tablets, plasters and antiseptic wipes.

The NHS website www.nhs.uk can help you understand how to treat some health conditions such as a common cold.

If you are a parent or carer of a child under 5, search ‘NHS child health’ for a free app to help you look after your child’s health.


Pharmacy

Your local pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free advice on the best treatment for a wide range of minor illnesses including:

  • Coughs and colds
  • Sickness and diarrhoea
  • Aches and pains
  • Runny noses • Hay fever
  • Headaches • Healthy eating advice
  • Emergency contraception
  • Stopping smoking

Search www.nhs.uk for your nearest pharmacy.

 

 


care

Emergency care services provide care for people with serious or life-threatening needs.

Examples of serious or life-threatening care needs include:

  • Suspected stroke
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Persistent and severe chest pain
  • Severe burns and cuts
  • Serious head injuries

If you think you are suffering from a serious or life-threatening illness or injury, call 999 or go to your nearest Emergency Department. For North Tyneside residents, the nearest Emergency Department will usually be the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, or the Northumbria Healthcare Specialist Emergency Care Hospital at Cramlington.

From 1 October 2018, our Emergency Departments are for emergencies only. Patients who walk into an Emergency Department with less serious problems, such as coughs, colds, and general aches and pains, will be referred back to an appointment with primary care.

 

 


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During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.