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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.

A message to all our patients:

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

If you are asked to attend the surgery you will need to wear a face covering. Please see the links for information:

      • Adult link
      • Child link
      • How to be safe by Sheena Phillips link

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 .

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, or online eConsultations by clicking on the blue eConsult box at the top of this page.

Thank you for your understanding.
Village Surgery.



We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

        • Stay at home as much as possible
        • Work from home if you can
        • Limit contact with other people
        • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
        • Wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

For the latest full Government guidance click here


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.

Choosing wisely and making the most of your appointment: 

The practice supports the use of shared decision making and is part of the choosing wisely global initiative. By having discussions that are informed by the doctor, but take into account what's important to the patient too, both sides can be supported to make better decisions about care. Often, this will help avoid tests, treatments or procedures that are unlikely to be of benefit.

We think it's a good idea for you to ask your doctors the following questions before any test, treatment or procedure:

1. What are the... Benefits?

2. What are the... Risks?

3. What are the... Alternatives?

4. What if I do... Nothing?

Please use this as a reminder to ask questions about treatment. leaflet will help you to get the most out of yours. Make the most of your appointment using the BRAN questions: Make the most of your - choosingwisely.co.uk

Make the most of your appointment Benefits Risks Alternatives Nothing It can be daunting having an appointment, but this leaflet will help you to get. view leaflet

Or visit our website: www.choosingwisely.co.uk


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

Village Surgery Wins A Award

We are so happy to share with you a Bronze Award for Gree Impact 2021 by the NUS… Check out our certificate Village Surgery Bronze Certificate                  

Cancer symptoms during the Coronavirus outbreak

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. EARLY DIAGNOSIS SAVES LIVES. Information about symptoms please click …

How To Find Us

Our Address

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

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