Dr Lynne Bloxham Retirement
Dr Bloxham would like to thank everyone for the lovely cards and generous gifts that she has received over the last few weeks leading up to her retirement. She feels overwhelmed by all the kind wishes and says that it has been an enormous privilege to have been involved in the care and lives of the patients of the Whickham Practice for the last 40 years. She will miss seeing you all and also miss working with the wonderful team at the practice. She will remain in the community and so if you see her out and about please do give her a wave
COVID Update: in line with other NHS providers and due to low levels of Covid, staff and patients are no longer required to wear face masks in surgery. However, it is personal choice, you can wear a mask if you wish to continue to do so. We also ask that you wear a face mask if you are attending surgery and have respiratory symptoms.
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.
Patient Notice - Sorry we are closed for training
The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on the following days:
Tuesday 10th October 2023
Tuesday 21st November 2023
Wednesday 13th March 2024
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.
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