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Patients in Gateshead who are not be able to access health services due to mobility problems or because they feel too unwell to attend a walk-in centre or GP practice, can call the urgent care team.


The team provides patients with quality, timely care in their own home or nursing home seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The urgent care team are made up of highly skilled nurses who will provide clinical assessment, treatment, follow-up and ongoing support. The service is available to all patients over the age of 18 who are registered with a GP. Conditions covered include: chest infections, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), abdominal pain, shortness of breath, headaches, vomiting; diarrhoea, diabetes, epileptic fits, burns, falls, lacerations, flu, ear problems, back pain, asthma, urinary problems and constipation.

The Gateshead team can be contacted on: 07908 414 673