Extended Access & Out of Hours
Non-urgent advice: Enhanced Access
Sunderland Enhanced Access Service
If you can’t get an appointment with your GP or can’t get there during the day due to work or other commitments you can use the Enhanced Access Service.
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.
Non-urgent advice: Out of Hours
When the surgery is closed, telephone freephone NHS 111 if you have a problem that cannot wait until we are open again. Out of Hours Medical services are commissioned by the Primary Care Trust.
You can contact NHS Direct for free, expert health information and advice 24 hours a day, on 111 or via their website www.nhs.uk/111.
NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time. Please only attend the accident and emergency department if you have had a serious accident or have an urgent medical problem.
If you are suffering from a minor illness / injury you can visit one of the local minor illness:
– Pallion Walk-in Centre, Hylton Road, Sunderland, SR4 7XF. 0191 565656
– Bunnyhill Urgent Care Centre, Hylton Lane, Downhill, Sunderland, SR5 4BW. 0191 5195800
– Washington Primary Care Centre, princess Ann Park, Parkway Washington, NE38 7QZ. 0191 5027569
– Houghton Urgent Care Centre, Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton-le-spring, DH4 5HB. 0191 5025660
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.