Get Help Out of Hours

Out of Hours Emergencies

If you require a doctor for a genuine medical emergency between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30am you can telephone the surgery on 0191 4897183.  You will hear a recorded message giving you the contact number for the emergency service, please have a pen and paper ready to take these details.

Please be aware that these details change daily.

We have a local walk in centre at South Tyneside District Hospital, which you can contact on:
0191 404 1046

This service is for urgent medical situations – if you, or a member of your family, become ill and you are concerned.  It is not for routine enquiries, such as booking an appointment with your GP, repeat prescriptions, test results etc.

A trained member of staff will answer the phone and take some details from you.  They will pass your details straight over to a Doctor or Nurse, who will phone you back to ask you more about the problem and, with you, will decide the best option for you.

  • NHS Direct can give you general medical information 24 hours a day, please telephone NHS 111 service.

  • Visit a local Pharmacy (chemist).  Your local paper will have details of Pharmacies open late on weekdays and on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

  • If your injury or illness is severe, or you have had a serious accident, call 999 and ask for an ambulance.  Or you can visit your local A&E Department.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:


  • address

  • date of birth

  • current medication

  • name of their GP.

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and, either give further telephone advice, or ask you to attend a local centre or in appropriate circumstances visit you at home.

NHS Direct offers free health information and advice 24-hours a day. For deaf people and those hard of hearing, a telephone service is available on NHS 111. If English is not your preferred language you can choose to use a confidential translation service.


At any time for EMERGENCIES telephone 999 for an Ambulance

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest accident and emergency department
or call 999