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E-Consult Service

The e-Consult service involves completing an online form which is then sent to our practice for review. You can expect a response by the end of the next working day.

You can use the e-Consult service to:

  • Get advice about a non-urgent problem from a doctor
  • Request a sick note
  • Ask about test results

You can access the e-Consult service via this link

The e-Consult service should not be used if you need urgent advice from a doctor.

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Flu Information

Last updated 19.01.22

  • There are not any planned Flu clinics at the current time 

Clinics are regularly added, keep checking the website for details.

All primary care practitioners including dentists and optometrists are now entitled to a free NHS Flu vaccination as a health care worker. They can access the vaccine via their GP or pharmacy and whilst we would suggest they bring ID it is not a mandatory requirement.


COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Last updated 19.01.22

You can book your Covid vaccine appointments;

  • Book online
  • Book by telephone by calling 119
  • Drop in clinics

Clinics are uploaded weekly and so if you can’t see any available slots, please refresh the site every few days.

 You can book your booster from 2 months after the date of your second vaccine, but you cannot have the booster until 3 months after the date of your second vaccine. 

 You can make your booking in one of two ways, either by using the National Booking System, or by calling 119.  All adults aged 18 and over can now use the National Booking System.

  The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to increase the number of available appointments in order to meet, or better, Government targets.

 In terms of any appointments at Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre, there are no changes at the current time so please attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

 See more about the vaccination programme in North East England, including the vaccination services: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-booster-vaccine/

If you are housebound (i.e. you cannot, under any circumstances, leave your house) and have not had a vaccine please ring the Practice.

For the latest information regarding pop up sights visit - https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/public-health-wellbeing-and-leisure/public-health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/how-get

Vaccinating children FAQ -https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2021/08/C1384-Vaccinating-children-and-young-people-frequently-asked-questions.pdf


COVID-19 Vaccination Certificates

You can get your COVID-19 vaccination certificate via one of the following methods:

  • Request by telephone by calling 119; a letter will arrive within 5 weeks
  • NHS app

The surgery are unable to provide these certificates

You can learn more about COVID-19 vaccination certificates on the Government website.


Same Day Help for Children

If your child has become acutely unwell and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child the same day – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A&E or a Walk-in Centre.

Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask at the reception desk for a copy, or view it online here.


Sharing of Patient Data

Posts are circulating on social media with incorrect information about how confidential data is shared by the NHS.

We have published a statement on our website, but these are the important points:

  • You can opt out at any time - there is no deadline
  • We only share data to improve health and care
  • Health and care data helps the NHS respond to emergencies like the coronavirus outbreak
  • There is protection in place to make sure patient data secure and safe
  • We do not sell health and care data
  • We do not share data with marketing and insurance companies
  • Our statement OnNHS data sharing

Accessibility Information

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Making an Appointment

When you ring for an appointment the receptionist may ask you what the problem is. The receptionist is not trying to be awkward or nosey but is merely trying to identify the most appropriate course of action to take, to enable us to deal with your query efficiently and effectively.

On many occasions we find that appointments are booked with a doctor when a telephone consultation may be more suitable, or an appointment with the nurse or health care assistant may be more appropriate.

Lack of information at the first point of contact means that we can't help patients as efficiently or effectively as we would like, and we as a practice are trying to avoid any unnecessary use of doctor's appointments, and also to minimise inconvenience to our patients.

We understand that not all patients will feel comfortable disclosing information regarding their problem with the receptionist, if you do not wish to do so, that is fine.

Appointment slots for on the day telephone or face to face appointments open at 8am or 12.30pm

We also have an amount pre bookable slots for both face to face and telephone appointments with Doctors. Please discuss this with a receptionist. 


Extended Access Appointments

Extended access appointments are currently unavailable.


Booking Appointments Online

*This service has been temporarily suspended.*

You can book appointments yourself above via the links in the 'Online Services' section of this page.

When booking online appointments yourself, please note these appointments are GP appointments only. If it is a nurse appointment you need (e.g. travel vaccinations), please telephone the surgery.


About the Practice

At Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre we aim to treat all our patients courteously, fairly and in complete confidence. We endeavour to provide a family based service and have particular interest in antenatal, children’s health, minor surgery, dermatology, family planning, chronic disease management and health promotion.

Our aim is to provide patient services via an easily accessed team approach to an integrated primary health care service delivered by qualified medical professionals and a well-trained support team.

We are a ‘training practice’. This means hospital doctors wanting to enter general practice spend six months or more with us in order to gain the experience they need to become family doctors.

The surgery is easily accessible via the main entrance. Toilet facilities on the ground floor are also suitable for the disabled and we have a specially adapted consulting room – please tell the Receptionist if you need this room. There is a loop system for the hard of hearing.

We also have access to interpreting services. Please inform the reception staff when registering if English is not your first language. Family members cannot be used as your interpreter. When booking an appointment ask reception if they can also book you an interpreter. We would appreciate you reminding us if you cancel your appointment if an interpreter has been booked to enable us to cancel them as well otherwise the NHS will still be charged.

(Site updated 21/01/2022)

Contact Details

Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre

Contact Telephone

0191 2851119
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