Hetton Medical Centre

Opening Times
Monday8.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday8.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday8.00am - 6.00pm
Friday8.00am - 6.00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Practice News

Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

The surgery will be closed on Monday 19th September as a mark of respect for the funeral of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

We will re-open on Tuesday 20th September at 8am.

August Bank Holiday 

The surgery will be closed on Monday 29th August for the Bank Holiday.

We will re-open at 8am on Tues 30th August.

Jubilee Bank Holiday

The Practice will be closed Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd of June for the Bank Holiday / Queens Jubilee.

The surgery will re-open at 8am Monday 6th June.

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Feeling unwell over the Jubilee bank holiday?

  • Think pharmacy first
  • Or contact NHS 111 online for medical help and advice

Let’s keep A&E free for EMERGENCIES ONLY

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If you need children’s health advice this Jubilee Bank Holiday, download the Little Orange Book by clicking here:

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Don’t get caught out this Bank Holiday and remember to order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

Use the NHS App or visit your local pharmacy or GP surgery online ordering systems.

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If you need an urgent GP appointment over the bank holiday weekend, appointments will be available via the Sunderland Extended Access Service.

To book an appointment please call NHS 111.

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If you have forgotten to order your urgent repeat medication over Bank Holiday and your local pharmacy is closed, you can get your medicine from an extended hours community pharmacy.

Use the NHS pharmacy service search to find available pharmacies and their opening hours over the public

Easter Opening Hours

The surgery will be closed on Good Friday (15th April 2022) and Easter Monday (18th April 2022).

We will re-open at 8am  Tues 19th April 2022

Reducing our Carbon Footprint

This practice is delighted to be signed up to the Green Impact for Health Toolkit and is actively taking steps to reduce our carbon footprint. The climate emergency is also a health emergency, and health care in the UK contributes 5.4% of the UK’s carbon emissions. We need to enhance the health of our current population without compromising the health of future generations, and this means operating within the sustainable boundaries of the planet. Fortunately most of the solutions for the planet also make our health better – for example eating a mainly plant-based diet, engaging in active travel and exercise in nature, avoiding smoking, reducing pollution etc all enhance our health and reduce our need for medications, with further benefits to the NHS, your health and the carbon footprint of healthcare. Take a look at www.greenerpractice.co.uk to learn more about this.

GP Earnings

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.

However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.

The average earnings for GPs working in the Hetton Group Practice in the last financial year ending in 2020/21 was £89,934 before taxation and National Insurance.

This is for 1 full time GP, 6 part time GPs and 3 locum GPs who worked in the practice for more than 6 months.