Welcome to Sunniside Surgery

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Our mission at Sunniside Practice is to work as a team, providing our patients with a high quality service at all times.

We are part of the Gateshead Inner West Primary Care Network. Please click here to view our website and find out more about the services we offer as a PCN. 

Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Booster Vaccines

Please don’t call or message the surgery regarding booster vaccines. We currently have the same information that you do and we cannot currently book you a vaccine appointment. 

Please keep our phone lines clear for patients who need medical assistance.

To read more detailed information about the Covid-19 Booster programme, click here.

Click here to book your COVID-19 vaccine on the national booking system.

 What test do I need for COVID-19?

The rules about whether to arrange a lateral flow test or PCR are confusing.

The first question to ask is are you doing this as a routine test, or do you have symptoms?

The quick answer is:

  • If you have symptoms, you do need to arrange a PCR.
  • If you do not have symptoms, do a lateral flow test

See our simple guide by clicking here.

COVID-19 Notice

Can we please remind patients that you must NOT attend the surgery unless the GP or Nurse has asked you to do so.

We are here for pre-bookable and medically required same day telephone appointments and should the GP feel they need to see you in person you will be given a time to attend. Patients can also book in with the Nurse for procedures such as smears, annual reviews, NHS health checks and much more, if unsure please contact reception.

We also encourage patients to make use of the online services such as e-Consult and Patient Access for more flexibility and to assist the admin team at this busy time.

Can we also ask that a face covering is worn at all times when on the surgery premises and that you sanitise when entering and leaving the building.

Click here for the latest NHS advice about Covid-19

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