Private Referrals

When we make a private referral from a GP to a specialist, there are additional steps for you to take as a patient.  Private Referral Process You ask the GP for a private referral and the GP agrees to make the referral. The GP will then dictate a letter that will be typed by the […]

Last modified: November 3, 2021

Update Your Details

Please download the form below and return it to us at the surgery to update your contact details.

Last modified: September 29, 2022

Starting or Changing Contraception

To start or change contraception you will need an appointment with one of our nurses or doctors. This can be by telephone in most cases. It is helpful before your appointment to read information about different types of contraception, which can be found on the NHS website.

Last modified: March 4, 2021


The NHS provides free access to contraception for all patients. NHS Community Pharmacy Contraceptive Service Many local community pharmacies now provide contraceptive services, including both initiation and maintenance of existing contraceptive methods. Some pharmacies offer walk-in services as well as appointments, providing additional capacity for these needs. Before contacting our surgery for contraception requests, we […]

Last modified: February 1, 2024

Request Repeat Contraception

The easiest way to renew your contraception is by sending an eConsult. One of our nurses will get back to you in response. You may still need to come to the surgery though if we need to do some measurements that you cannot provide remotely (e.g. blood pressure). Note: this service is closed at weekends […]

Last modified: October 6, 2020

General Medical Report Request

Please send an eConsult to request a medical report and we will get back to you by the end of the next working day to advise on the next steps you need to take specific to your request. 

Last modified: August 5, 2020

Update Your Details

At present, updating your details can only be done by directly contacting our reception team.

Last modified: July 10, 2020

Test Results

Was the test arranged directly by a doctor in the practice?

Last modified: July 1, 2020

Test Results from the Practice

If we have arranged the test, we will contact you if there are any serious abnormalities. You can get your test results directly from the NHS app and we advise all our patients to check there first. I still have questions after checking the NHS app We are happy to answer questions about your test […]

Last modified: July 1, 2020

Test Results from Hospitals

Test results from hospitals are usually sent directly in the post to a patient and the GP at the same time. If you have not been sent the result, it is unlikely the practice has access to the results. To enquire about the result please contact the hospital directly and ask to speak to the […]

Last modified: July 1, 2020

New Referral Request

All new referral requests (NHS and private) need to be reviewed by a doctor. To request a referral, please submit an eConsult and we will get back to you by the end of the next working day.

Last modified: July 1, 2020

Enquiries For Pre-Existing Referrals

Our secretarial team handle the referrals in the practice and will be happy to help answer your questions. The button above will only work on a mobile phone. If you are on a desktop or tablet you will need to dial the number 0191 374 6896.

Last modified: July 1, 2020

Request a Medical Report

The practice provides private medical reports where appropriate to registered patients. Medical reports are not an NHS service and therefore fees apply to these reports. The Non-NHS Fees page on our website details the current charges.

Last modified: August 5, 2020

Request a Sicknote

How long have you been unwell and off work (including bank holidays and weekends)?

Last modified: July 28, 2020

Sick Note – After 7 Days of Absence

Once you have been absent from work for more than 7 days due to illness, your employer will request that you provide a “sick note” (Med 3 Form) signed by a doctor. The form can be signed by any doctor providing your care, including hospital doctors. If you need a “sick note” from the practice, […]

Last modified: July 1, 2020

Sick note – First 7 Days of Illness

If you have been absent from work for less than 7 days, you do not need a sick note from a doctor. Sick notes from doctors are only issued if you have been off work more than 7 days. If you have been off more than 4 days, you may be entitled to Statutory Sick […]

Last modified: July 1, 2020