Alert: Patient Notice

The surgery will be closed for staff training from 12.30pm on Wednesday 20th March 2024 and will reopen at 7.30am (phone lines at 8.00am) on Thursday 21st March. The practice prescription line will also close at 12.30pm and will re-open on Thursday at 12noon-2pm.

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Tel: 0191 416 2578

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Our Practice

The Practice has been established in Washington since 1946.  We have been in the present building since 2003. In 2004 we became a training practice for both GP Registrars and Medical Students. Occasionally you may be asked if a GP Registrar or student can attend your consultation with the doctor. Your permission will always be sought and you are entitled to decline, however this forms an essential part of the training of young doctors and we would ask your cooperation wherever possible. You are under no obligation to cooperate.

We’re improving how we communicate with patients. Please tell us if you need information in a different format or communication support. Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patient’s healthcare. We aim to deliver the best care to our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers within the community.

We are committed to building a relationship of mutual trust and understanding between the practice team and our patients. We will provide comprehensive personal and family healthcare that is friendly, confidential and of consistently high quality.

Every Member of the Team in our Practice have two roles: 
– To do their day job
– To improve how we do the day job

Sunderland Royal Hospital Survey

Have you or a loved one recently been discharged from Sunderland Royal Hospital? Here is your opportunity to share your experiences. We are currently working with the NHS and we want to hear from anyone who has been discharged from Sunderland Royal Hospital following an admission, in the last year. It is important to the NHS to hear what you think and by sharing your feedback through this survey, we can help make this happen.

The survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. The closing date for the survey is Friday 21st April 2023.

You can complete the survey by clicking here.

The surgery will be closed from 12noon and re-open the next day at 8am on the following dates:


15th March, 17th May, 19th July, 20th Sept, 18th Oct, 22nd Nov,


14th Feb, 20th March.

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In case of a life threatening emergency, please dial 999

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