Tyne & Wear,
Non-urgent advice: Out of Hours & Emergencies
In case of an ’emergency’ or when the surgery is closed, you have the following options available to you:
Out of hours contact number for the practice is now 111.
NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency. Calls to NHS 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles and NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year.
If your problem is an emergency or life threatening, please call 999
All local GP surgeries have been asked to monitor their A&E attendances. Did you know that your practice is charged for each A&E attendance even for those where the patient decides not to wait to be seen. The practice can be charged between £54 and £112 for minor problems which could have been dealt with either at a walk-in centre or at their GP surgery during opening hours.
A&E and 999 are for life threatening emergencies only.
During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.