Out of Hours Information
The surgery is open Monday – Friday, 8.30 am – 6.00pm (not including Bank Holidays) BUT what do you and your family do when the surgery is closed ?…………
If you become unwell or are injured we encourage you to choose the right NHS service.
We are supporting the NHS Choose Well campaign which promotes using the right service at the right time for your condition.
- Self care – A lot of illnesses can be treated in your home by using over the counter medicine and getting plenty of rest. This is the best choice to treat very minor illnesses and injuries.
- NHS Choices – This website offers information on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living. www.nhs.uk
- NHS Direct – This service offers advice if you are ill and can answer any health-related questions you may have. It can also help you find health services in your area. Phone: 0845 4647 or go to http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
- Pharmacist – Your local pharmacist can give you advice on illnesses and medicines. Visit a pharmacist when you have a common health problem which does not require being seen by a nurse or doctor.
- GP – Make an appointment with your GP when you have an illness or injury that will not go away. If you feel unwell outside of surgery hours and cannot wait until it reopens, then your GP out of hours service will be able to help. You can contact the service by calling your surgery and following the instructions given on the out of hours telephone message.
- NHS walk-in centre – The Walk-in centre at Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre, Tel No: 0191 5195800 is open 8am – 8pm, 7 days per week) and is staffed by experienced nurses and offer care and treatment for adults and children (over 2 years) with minor injuries and illnesses. X-ray facilities available. You do not need an appointment. To find your nearest walk-in centre go to www.nhs.uk
- ACCIDENT & EMERGENCY CASES ONLY
- A&E or 999 – please only go to A&E or call 999 in an emergency. If it is not a life-threatening situation, consider the other options available to you.
NHS England – GP net earnings
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working in this practice in the last full financial year was £101,587 before Tax and National insurance. This is for two full time GPs, one part time GP and zero locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.