COVID Update: in line with other NHS providers, we will be continuing to require staff and patients to wear masks in surgery to protect those who are vulnerable. As part of our work, we see sick people and therefore it is vital we ensure that those who remain more susceptible to the COVID and its complications are safe in the surgery. As the virus numbers improve (hopefully) over the spring and summer we will continue to review this and the ongoing phone first policy for doctor appointments.
MONKEYPOX: As per recent NHS guidance if you have a rash, please note our GPs will be speaking to you on the telephone first before asking you to come down to the practice, unless the rash is obvious eczema in children or change to an existing mole.
Welcome to The Whickham Practice
The practice are now offering face to face or telephone appointments.
When contacting the surgery, our receptionists will take a few details to ensure that you are booked with the most appropriate person to help you.
Due to the extreme demand on our service we will only be able to try to call you once or at the most twice if you have a telephone appointment, so please keep your phone by you. We will do our best to call within 1 hour of your appointment time. This may be earlier or later depending on availability of staff.
Patient confidentiality is our priority, we are therefore unable to book appointments at the reception desk, please ring the surgery to arrange an appointment.
If you are late for your appointment, you may not be seen and could be asked to reschedule your appointment.
We are part of the Gateshead Inner West Primary Care Network. Please click here to view our website and find out more about the services we offer as a PCN.
4th Covid Booster Vaccinations.
If you are aged 75 and over or immunosuppressed and have not had your 4th Covid booster, please contact 119 or click the link below to arrange your booster.
Children aged 2 or 3, carers, pregnant women, people with long term conditions and those aged 50 or older should get their free flu vaccine. We have appointments available. Please contact the surgery to book your appointment now. Thank you.
Update on the Covid-19 Booster Programme
The practice is working with the local federation to deliver the COVID vaccines at centres across Gateshead.
The practice are not able to book or amend vaccine appointments.
To read more detailed information about the Covid-19 Booster programme, click here.
Click here to book your COVID-19 vaccine on the national booking system.
Helpful Online Tools
Want advice from your doctor, self help information or have an administrative request (such as a sick note or test results)
eConsult and get a response before the end of the next working day or sooner for a clinical online consultation and within 3 working days for an administrative request.