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Bearpark SurgeryTel: 0191 373 2077
Gilesgate Medical CentreTel: 0191 386 4242
Framwellgate Moor Tel: 0191 386 6044
If you require medical advice about a serious problem that will not wait until normal surgery hours please ring 111.
A receptionist will ask you for details of your problems and take your telephone number. Either one of the doctors in our Practice, or another fully qualified local GP will ring you back as soon as possible.Patients are advised that, when calling the ‘Urgent Care Centre’ your telephone call may be recorded.If you require assistance with any other problem, please telephone the Surgery during normal working hours. Alternatively, you might choose to ring 111 for confidential skilled professional telephone assistance.
The Accident and Emergency Department at University Hospital of North Durham is open at all times. Please use for accidents and emergencies only. There is a Casualty Department dedicated to Emergency ENT problems at Sunderland District Hospital, and a specialised Emergency Eye Department at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.
Out-of-hours services are generally busy so please think carefully before asking to see a doctor and only do so if you genuinely cannot wait until the surgery re-opens.
The practice will be closed from 12 noon on the following dates:
(please note these closures may be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic)
Thursday 18th February
Thursday 18th March
Thursday 15th April
Thursday 20th May
Thursday 17th June
Thursday 15th July Cancelled - surgery open all day
Thursday 19th August
Thursday 16th September
Thursday 21st October
Thursday 18th November
Thursday 16th December
Friday 1st January (New Years Day)
Friday 2nd April (Good Friday)
Monday 5th April (Easter Monday)
For Community Pharmacy Opening Times over May and August Bank Holidays please click here
Monday 3rd May (May Day)
Monday 31st May (Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 30th August (August Bank Holiday)
Monday 27th December (Bank Holiday in lieu of Christmas Day)
Monday 28th December (Bank Holiday in lieu of Boxing Day)
If you need urgent medical attention during this time please contact NHS 111.