We have recently reinstated our PPG and held the first meeting on Friday 1st September. This is an opportunity for patients and staff to discuss potential areas for improvement and the best way forward for The Practice within an ever-changing NHS.
If you would like to be part of the PPG please let a member of the reception team know. Meetings are held on the first Friday of the month, at the surgery, between 5 pm and 6 pm. Minutes from the meeting are available via the link below.
PPG Minutes 1.9.2017
When contacting the surgery to book an appointment or contact NHS 111, you may be directed to the ‘extended access’ service, which runs when the surgery is closed (after 6pm weeknights, at weekends and bank holidays). These appointments are available in ‘hubs’ around the city ran by Sunderland GP Alliance. You can be seen by a local clinician (GP or Nurse Practitioner) where an appropriate appointment has been made by your home surgery or alternatively via NHS 111 service. You are not restricted to the local area in which you are registered.
Please follow the link for further information.
Sunderland Extended Access Service Information
The practice has a service available to all patients with mobile phone access, to allow a text message reminder to be sent for appointments booked. Appointments can also be cancelled through this service.
Health promotion messages such as for ‘flu vaccinations can also be sent this way.
We are pleased to announce that at the Sunderland Echo and South Shields Gazette Health Awards which was held 27th April 2017, that Dr Henry Choi was voted GP of the Year. Many congratulations to Dr Choi!