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Where to get help when the Practice is closed

 

The practice is open Monday to Friday, between 8.30am and 6.00pm. in addition we do offer a range of daily early morning appointments and early evening appointments.

If you need to access health care outwith these times you have the following options:

For Urgent Emergency Care - go to ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY - the nearest ones for CGMG patients are:

  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne

For urgent or routine care and advice out of hours you can call NHS 111, or visit a Walk-in Centre. or visit your local Pharmacy

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Their call handlers can advise you on a range of issues or direct you to the most appropriate local service to meet your needs. If they think you need an ambulance they will send one to you.

There is a Walk-in Centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and also one at Blaydon Primary Care Centre. The one at the QE Hospital is part of the Emergency care Centre and is open 24 hours a day, and Blaydon is open between 8am and 10pm. 

Walk-in Centres can deal with minor illnesses and injuries, including:

  • infections and rashes
  • blood pressure checks
  • fractures and lacerations
  • emergency contraception and advice
  • vomiting and diarrhoea
  • hay fever
  • insect and animal bites
  • stitches (sutures)
  • minor cuts and bruises
  • minor burns and strains
  • stop smoking support

A visit to your local Pharmacy may be the quickest way to get you started on the right treatment without having to wait for a GP appointment or at a walk-in centre. Pharmacists can help with the following:

  • Minor Injuries
  • Coughs and colds
  • Cystitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Stop smoking
  • Alcohol support
  • Sexual health