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Out of Hours care

What to do when the practice is closed


If the practice is closed and you feel that your illness or problem cannot wait until the we re-open, you should call 111 for advice. Calls to the 11 service are free from landlines and mobiles. 

Emergency Care

If your problem is an emergency, or life threatening, you should call 999 for an ambulance.

Walk - in Centres

There is a Walk-in Centre situated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. It is open 7 days  a week from 7.00am to 10.00pm.

There is also a walk-in Centre at Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Shibdon Road, Blaydon, NE21 5NW. It is also open 7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm.

The staff at the Walk-in Centres can assess, treat and advise on minor illnesses or injuries.

Your Local Pharmacy

Your local pharmacist is an expert in the use of medicines and they can often be a really useful advice and over the counter medication for a range of conditions such as:

  • Coughs, colds and sore throats
  • Headaches and fever
  • Stomach upsets, diarrhoea, constipation
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Head lice
  • skin conditions

Foe patients who are exempt from NHS prescription charges, some medications can be supplied free of charge