Appointments

You can book your appointment by telephone, calling in at the reception desk or you can register for on-line appointment access.  We have pre-bookable appointment up to six weeks ahead as well as book on the day appointments.

We always try to minimise the waiting time for you and, whilst we try to see you at the appointed time, some patient appointments may take longer than the time allocated, this could be due to complexity or emergency presentation.

We will also try to give you an appointment with the doctor that you prefer, but it may not always be possible. It is also advisable that you should try to see the same doctor during the course of the same illness.

Please attend your appointment on time and if you are unable to keep your appointment  please remember to call us as soon as possible. By doing this, you will be helping us to make more appointments available for you and other patients.

Would you like to register for online appointment booking? Please ask the reception staff who would be happy to provide further information.

Extra Care Appointments

Evening and weekend appointments are now available with GP’s for routine pre-booked services. CBC supports General Practices in Gateshead to improve access to primary care services. This includes making appointments available at times that are convenient to patients.

Newcastle and Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group has arranged for additional appointments to be provided outside of normal GP practice hours by CBC Health.

The service offers pre-bookable, routine primary care appointments with a GP. The service is run from Central Gateshead Health Centre and Blaydon Primary Care Centre.

Monday – Friday                    8.00am – 8.00pm

Saturday and Sunday            9.00am – 2.00pm

To book an appointment you must first contact your own GP practice. An appointment must be booked in advance of visiting the extended hours service.

Note that when you arrive for your appointment the clinician providing your care will ask you for your consent to access your detailed GP record. Should you need to cancel or re-arrange your appointment please contact your GP practice.

Please be aware these clinics cannot be used to obtain sick notes, an extension of your sick note, if you are due a medication review, or if you have an existing on-going issue that your GP is already aware of.

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