Out of Hours

Non-urgent advice: In case of an ’emergency’ or when the surgery is closed, you have below options available to you:

If your problem is an emergency or life threatening, please call 999.

Out of hours contact number for the practice – 0191 4162578

If you require information on symptoms or need medical advice out of hours, please call NHS 111.

Services to use in Sunderland/Washington when you are not feeling well click on the button below:

Sunderland Enhanced Access Service

Getting an appointment out of hours

If you can’t get an appointment with your GP or can’t get there during the day due to work or other commitments you can use the Enhanced Access Service.

Sunderland offers extra appointments seven days a week at your local out of hours site, alternatively it may be possible to arrange an appointment at another site across the city which your practice will arrange.

Appointments are offered in the evenings from 6-8pm and 9-5pm on Saturdays and 10-3pm on Sundays and even on Bank Holidays appointments are available from 10-2pm.

This service is provided by GPs and other practice staff from across the city.

Staff can check your GP practice’s records about your health if needed, unless you have opted out of record-sharing.

These appointments are easily booked either through your practice or by ringing 111 who can also access the booking system.

(Please Note – we aim to allocate you an appointment at your local site, however, at times it may be required to give you an appointment at one of our other sites in Sunderland)

Available at the following six locations for you:

Washington Primary Care Centre, NE38 7QZ

Bunny Hill Primary Care Centre, SR5 4BW

Houghton Primary Care Centre, DH4 5HB

Pallion Health Centre, SR4 7XF

Riverview Health Centre, SR1 1XW

New Silksworth Health Centre, SR3 1HY

Sunderland GP Enhanced Access Opening Times:

Monday – Friday:  6pm – 8pm

Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm

Sunday: 10am – 3pm

Bank Holidays:  10am – 2pm