Appointments can be made either by telephone, calling in to speak to one of our receptionists or online. You can either book a same day appointment (if available) or go for a pre-bookable appointment and thus book in advance. If you require a same day appointment you will be telephoned back by a nurse practitioner who will triage your problem and, if necessary, book you in to see the most appropriate clinician. This may mean attending the clinic at Blaydon Clinic to see the nurse practitioners there.
We always try to minimise the waiting time for you and, whilst we try to see you at the appointed time, some patients’ appointments may take longer than the time allocated, so please be patient if there is some delay.
We will also try to give you an appointment with the doctor that you prefer, but it may not always be possible. It’s also advisable that you should try to see the same doctor during the course of the same illness.
Please always attend your appointment on time.
For further advice on the appropriate appointment please ask the reception staff.
If you can no longer attend your appointment, please inform the surgery as soon as possible so it can be offered to another patient
Gillian Betts and Nicola Grant are our Nurse Practitioners. Please ring or call into the surgery to book an appointment with them. They can see patients over the age of 2 with minor injuries and ailments, sore throats, coughs, rashes, sticky eyes, earache, ear problems, contraception and other minor conditions
Suzanne Hall is our Practice Nurse. Please ring or call into the surgery to book an appointment with her. Appointments can also be booked on line. If booking on line please check if you need a double appointment and that the appointment is with the appropriate nurse.
Health Care Assistants
Amanda Sargent and Lisa Ledgerwood are our Health Care Assistants. Please ring or call into the surgery to book an appointment with them. If booking on line please check if you need a double appointment and that the appointment is with the appropriate Health Care Assistant
SAME DAY HELP FOR YOUR POORLY CHILD
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary see your child, today - this could save you an unnecessary trip to Accident and Emergency or a Walk-in Centre.
Well Woman Clinic
We now have a well woman clinic based at Blaydon Primary Care Centre starting on Thursday 16th August 4.00pm-8.00pm. The clinic will be held on alternate Thursdays and Nicola Grant our Nurse Practitioner will be the Clinician that you will see. For further information please contact the practice.
PLEASE CANCEL YOUR APPOINTMENT IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND - OTHER PATIENTS MAY NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR OR NURSE URGENTLY