Please do not contact the surgery about your COVID19 vaccination.
We need to keep the telephone lines open for patients who need healthcare urgently.
As at the 18th June 2021, you can get the COVID-19 vaccine if
- you're aged 18 or over
- you'll turn 18 before 1 July 2021
- you're at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- you have a learning disability
- you're a frontline health or social care worker
- you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you're a carer
For those patients who are currently eligible for a first vaccine, please book via the National Booking Service Click here to book or alternatively call 119
As we move closer to "normality" and restrictions begin to lift, we must remain cautious and protect our patient population and community
You cannot book face to face appointments with a GP. All Appointments are triaged by a member of the practice team and a GP telephone consultation will be arranged for you. Please provide the information requested by our team when asked. If the GP believes you need a face to face review, they will arrange this with you.
YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO A GP OR NURSE ON THE DAY AND BEEN GIVEN A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT. IF YOU ATTEND WITHOUT VALID REASON YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE BUILDING.
You may wish to use our eConsult service to avoid waiting on the phone lines, please see the Appointments page for more information.
See the Prescriptions page for how to order your medication.
Self - help
If you have any Covid symptoms, you are your household / bubble members must stay at home and self isolate until you receive a negative test result. You must not visit Wrekenton Medical Group, any other GP Practice, pharmacy or hospital.
Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for further information. If you are unable to access the website you may call 119 to arrange a test. Please note: Lateral Flow tests are not designed for symptomatic testing, you must arrange for a PCR swab if you have symptoms.
Social distancing guidance - Click Here
Self isolation guidance - Gov.UK or NHS.UK
Self-certification sickness form - Click Here
ACAS website – advice for employers and employees Click Here
Click HERE for information on Extended Access and Gateshead Extra Care Services
Welcome to our practice website. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.
We are a designated teaching practice for fully trained doctors as well as medical students.
We usually employ three GP Registrars on either 6 or 12 months’ placements. The Registrars are qualified doctors undergoing further education whilst gaining experience of working in General Practice.
The Practice provides teaching placements for hospital doctors (known as F2s) to spend time working in General Practice. They hold their own surgeries and they are supervised by an approved teaching GP. These placements last for four months.
To deliver the highest possible quality care to all of our patients.
Please see further information Mission statement page for the full statement.
As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse and various other options, you can now easily order your medication, book an appointment and see a summary of your medical records by applying for online access.
To register with the practice, call in and collect a set of new patient registration forms and one of our reception team will make your appointment for a New Patient Health Check. You’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.
To avoid disappointment, please check the following link to ensure that you reside within the practice catchment area.
Practice Catchment area
(Site updated 21/06/2021)