Extended Access

For those patients who find it difficult to attend during regular hours or whose conditions worsen and feel need to be seen quickly, we offer early morning, late evening, Saturday and Sunday appointments which are pre-bookable only and should be booked Monday-Friday.

Please do not turn up outside normal working hours without booking an appointment as you will not be seen.

This may be at this surgery or at another in South Tyneside. When offered an appointment elsewhere please do make sure you know where it is, staff will be able to give you the full address, and if we have a valid mobile phone number can text you the date, time, address and postcode.

Further information can be found at www.healthcollaboration.co.uk.

The extended access GP centres are sited at:

  • Farnham Medical Centre
  • Marsden Marsden Road Health Centre
  • Wenlock Road (Dr Haque)
  • Talbot Medical Stanley Street
  • Wawn Street Wawn Street
  • Ellison View
  • Central Surgery
  • Dr Chan
  • St George
  • Riverside
  • The Glen
  • Whitburn
  • Imeary Street
  • East Wing

The evening and weekend appointments are available to everyone registered with a GP in South Tyneside and patients can book an appointment by contacting their GP practice.

Each site will be open each day, you must telephone first. We are unable to see patients who do not pre-book.

The service will be open during the following hours:

  • Monday to Friday Mornings, 07:00-20:00
  • Monday to Friday Evenings, 18:30-20:00
  • Saturday (start and end time may vary according to location), 10:00-14:00
  • Sunday (start and end times may vary according to location), 10:00-14:00
  • Bank Holidays, 10:00-13:00

By opening GP practices in the early morning, late evenings and weekends we hope patients find the service more convenient and provide continuity of care for people who need it. When the service is open as above we will have a dedicated number for patients to call and amend their booked appointment, this will be charged at the users normal call rate for a local geographical call which may be more from a mobile phone.

During the day, patients will still be able to contact their GP practice in the same way as they do now. After 18:00, by calling NHS 111, which is available 24/7 and free to call from landlines and mobiles, people will be signposted to the most appropriate service for their needs. This could be at one of the extended hours GP centres or the urgent care hub at South Tyneside hospital.