Alert: Total Triage - Changes from Monday 24th April 23

We have decided to introduce a Total Triage Model of care for our surgery. This means, that anybody requesting an appointment or advice will have their request triaged instead of being advised to "call back tomorrow at 8am".  Find out more

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This surgery will be closed the following dates:

– Wednesday 19th October 2022 at 12:00
we will re-open at 8 am on Thursday 20th October 2022

– Wednesday 23rd November 2022 at 12:00
we will re-open at 8 am on Thursday 24th November 2022

– Wednesday 15th February 2023 at 12:00
we will re-open at 8 am on Thursday 16th February 2023

– Wednesday 20th March 2023 at 12:00
we will re-open at 8 am on Thursday 21st March 2023

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Sunderland offers extra appointments seven days a week at your local out of hours site, alternatively it may be possible to arrange an appointment at another site across the city which your practice will arrange.

Get more information about the Sunderland GP Enhanced Access Service.

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