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Any patient who feels they may have cancer symptoms during the coronavirus outbreak, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR GP. They can talk over the phone, by video call or bring you to the surgery under safe conditions.

Fewer people are contacting their GP due to the coronavirus outbreak.


Information about symptoms please click the following link:


Key early signs.

Dear Patients

We realise these might be quite anxious times but to let you know, we are not closed, however, have stopped routine face to face appointments.

This is in line with national guidance to keep you and our staff as safe as possible.

Having lots of people in the waiting room is not very healthy especially for elderly and vulnerable patients.

We will assess each request for an appointment by telephone first. Many cases seen in general practice can be dealt with over the phone or with advice on self-care, referral or other treatment.

This is aimed at minimising social contact and slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

Please do not panic we will do all we can to provide you with the medical care that you need. This is a rapidly changing situation so we will keep you informed on our website, facebook page or by text as necessary.

There are a number of Self Help Resources available to you please click here for a list of services. Or to download please click this link .

Thank you for your understanding.

Village Surgery.

Important information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated information from NHS England 13.3.20

From today the public are being advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have:

      1. A new continuous cough OR
      2. High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

Do not attend your GP surgery, hospital or pharmacy.

Individuals should stay at home (self-isolate) for 7 days from the onset of symptoms. Most people will no longer be likely to transmit the virus 7 days after the onset of symptoms.

      1. this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
      2. plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
      3. ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
      4. stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
      5. sleep alone, if that is possible.
      6. wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
      7. stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible.
      8. you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should then call NHS 111.
      9. For a medical emergency dial 999.

After 7 days of self-isolation, people who feel better and no longer have a high temperature can return to their normal routine.

Cough may persist for several weeks in some people, despite the coronavirus infection having cleared. A persistent cough alone does not mean someone must continue to stay at home for more than 7 days.

For the latest full Government guidance click here

Given the current status the practice are now encouraging as many patients who are registered for online services to request a video consultation to avoid coming in to the health centre. 

We can only arrange a video consultation for conditions that do not require examination.

We are also offering telephone consultations if you do not need to be seen.  Also online eConsultations by clicking on the blue box on the home screen.

This website is aimed at providing you with the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use.

Following the new general data protection regulations (GDPR) the practice now has a named Data Protection Officer.

Mr James Carroll
Sunderland General Practice Data Protection Officer
Contact email DPO.SUNCCG@NHS.NET

Changed your address or contact details?

It is vitally important that you inform the practice of any change of address or contact details.  The details we hold on record are the only way we have to contact. If you have moved or changed telephone number and not informed us this could lead to a delay in your medical treatment.


Appointments can be made for all surgeries and clinics either by telephone 0191 521 2282 or, if you have access to the internet, you may find it quicker and easier to make your own appointments via the on-line booking system; this is available to you 24 hours per day. You can access these services by clicking on the Appointments or Repeat Prescriptions buttons on this page.

To access the online service you need to call in to our reception to register. You will be issued with a password which will allow you to book, cancel and print your appointment via the following link: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk or the before mentioned buttons on our website. WE REQUIRE TWO FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION PRIOR TO ACCESS BEING GRANTED.

You can also make appointments by calling in to the surgery and visiting the reception desk. Please try to book routine appointments a few days in advance. A receptionist will be available from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Services & Clinics

Services and Clinics

We have a number of services and clinics available at our practice.

Practice leaflet 2018

In order to attend an appointment only clinic or surgery, please ring the reception or follow any details provided with the clinic information.


All patients are invited every three years for update/well person checks or NHS health Checks which are free for adults aged 40-74 years of age helping patients prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease.


Smoking Cessation, New patient health checks, Hypertension reviews, blood pressure, ear syringing, simple dressings and blood tests are available by appointment with our Healthcare Assistant

Appointments with the Practice Nurse are available for Baby Vaccinations, Smears, Contraceptive Pill Checks, Chronic disease management clinics for patients with Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Stroke/TIA, CHD/IHD, flu and Epilepsy.

All patients with any of the conditions listed above will be contacted by the practice should you not regularly attend the surgery for check ups as this is a requirement to manage your condition and maintain effective treatment.


This will be done by our Practice Nurse and should be done every 3 years as a routine check for 25-49 year olds and 5 yearly for 50-64 year olds. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer. It is a method of preventing cancer by detecting and treating early abnormalities which, if left untreated, could lead to cancer.

Surgery News

General Practice Nursing Awards 2020

General Practice Nursing  Conference and Awards held at the Ramside Hotel on Tuesday 11th February 2020. Angel of the North Award Winner Sheena Philips Nurse Practitioner In the category of Digital Innovation

Cervical Screening

Supporting Women to Take Up Cervical Screening The Village Surgery want to support more women to come for cervical screening.  The number of women being screened has fallen and we want to change this as cervical screening saves lives! Who is Eligible? Women between the ages of 25 and 64 across the UK.  Women aged …

Cervical Screening

Supporting Women to Take Up Cervical Screening The Village Surgery want to support more women to come for cervical screening.  The number of women being screened has fallen and we want to change this as cervical screening saves lives! Who is Eligible? Women between the ages of 25 and 64 across the UK.  Women aged …

How To Find Us

Our Address

Village Surgery,
Silksworth Health Centre,
Silksworth Terrace,
SR3 2AN (Location Map)
0191 521 2282

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