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Contact surgery during the opening hours: 0191 5689510. Emergency appointments are usually available to be booked at 8:00am and 12 noon each day. Please only request an Emergency appointment if your problem is a genuine emergency.

Recognising if your child is seriously ill

When surgery is closed, telephone 111.

If it is a medical emergency (heart attack, stroke, severe shortness of breath at rest or loss of consciousness) telephone 999.

When to call 111

You should call 111 when:

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

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • If you think you are having a heart attack.
  • If you think you are having a stroke.


Due to the coronavirus, Wearside Medical Practice informs you that all appointments will be converted to telephone or video appointments.  Only patients that have been requested to attend by a clinician should come into the practice for a face to face appointment until further notice.

All patients, who will be offered a face to face appointment, are required to wear their own mask or any face covering when attending. Please click here to watch two short videos.

If you need to contact us, please call the practice on
0191-5689 510 for more information.

If you are worried about Coronavirus,
then please use the NHS111 online service for advice and help

Please click on the link on the sidebar of this page to get up-to-date information about COVID-19

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