Please do not contact the surgery about your COVID19 vaccination.
We need to keep the telephone lines open for patients who need healthcare urgently. We are actively contacting eligible patients to book their vaccination apppointments.
Covid-19 vaccinations are now being offered to all patients in priority group 1-9. Please read the below message carefully.
All of our vaccine appointments are at The Bede Centre, Old Fold Road, NE10 0DJ. If you are a patient of Wrekenton Medical Group and are in groups 1-9, you can book in one of the following ways if you haven't yet heard from us:
• Text us on 07903 593159 with your full name and Date of Birth. We will reply within 48 hours (excluding weekends) with an appointment date and time. If you can only attend an appointment at specific times (e.g. after 4pm, please specify this when texting us)
• Call us on our booking line on 07761 662847 between 10-12 or 2-4 Monday to Friday.
• Alternatively you may book online using the national booking service – please note we do not have any input into these appointments, their location or availabilityLink to NBS (National Booking Service)
1 - Residents in a Care Home for older adults and their carers.
2 - All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers.
3 - All those 75 years of age and over.
4 - All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (shielding)
5 - All those 65 years of age and over.
- Carers (whether paid or unpaid)
7 - All those 60 years of age and over.
8 - All those 55 years of age and over.
9 - All those 50 years of age and over.
Eligibility criteria will be checked so if you do not meet any of the above then you will be refused an appointment at the present time.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation.
Information re Group 10 - those aged 45 and over. There has been a lot of publicity around the vaccine programme now being open to this group. We cannot book these patients at this time, but you can book via the national booking service NBS link
Patient care and wellbeing is, as always, the main priority of all of our staff here at Wrekenton Medical Group. We would like to thank all patients for your understanding and support during this time
In line with guidance from Public Health England regarding the coronavirus pandemic , we are not currently offering the option to book face to face appointments online. You can book in for a telephone triage consultation; a member of the team will then contact you by telephone.
YOU MUST NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE SPOKEN TO A GP OR NURSE
ON THE DAY AND BEEN GIVEN A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT. IF YOU ATTEND WITHOUT VALID REASON YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE BUILDING.
You may wish to use our eConsult service to avoid waiting on the phone lines, please see the Appointments page for more information.
See the Prescriptions page for how to order your medication.
Self - help
If you have any Covid symptoms, you are your household / bubble members must stay at home and self isolate until you receive a negative test result. You must not visit Wrekenton Medical Group, any other GP Practice, pharmacy or hospital.
Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 for further information. If you are unable to access the website you may call 119 to arrange a test. Please note: Lateral Flow tests are not designed for symptomatic testing, you must arrange for a PCR swab if you have symptoms.
Social distancing guidance - Click Here
Self isolation guidance - Gov.UK or NHS.UK
Self-certification sickness form - Click Here
ACAS website – advice for employers and employees Click Here
Click HERE for information on Extended Access and Gateshead Extra Care Services
Welcome to our practice website. We aim to provide all of our patients with a comprehensive range of healthcare services covering one-off problems to longer term illnesses. Feel free to explore the site and find out how you and your family can benefit from our personal and professional approach to healthcare provision.
We are a designated teaching practice for fully trained doctors as well as medical students.
We usually employ three GP Registrars on either 6 or 12 months’ placements. The Registrars are qualified doctors undergoing further education whilst gaining experience of working in General Practice.
The Practice provides teaching placements for hospital doctors (known as F2s) to spend time working in General Practice. They hold their own surgeries and they are supervised by an approved teaching GP. These placements last for four months.
To deliver the highest possible quality care to all of our patients.
Please see further information Mission statement page for the full statement.
As well as being able to see when we are open at the click of a mouse and various other options, you can now easily order your medication, book an appointment and see a summary of your medical records by applying for online access.
To register with the practice, call in and collect a set of new patient registration forms and one of our reception team will make your appointment for a New Patient Health Check. You’ll enjoy a confidential service in comfortable surroundings from a helpful and dedicated team.
To avoid disappointment, please check the following link to ensure that you reside within the practice catchment area.
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