Welcome to Albert Road Surgery
Our Practice is highly patient focused and we aim to deliver the best care for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with that of other healthcare professionals and voluntary organisations where appropriate.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided.
Flu Season is Here! We are contacting all eligible patients inviting you to book in for your vaccine.
Contact the surgery on 0191 300 9659 to book an appointment with our lovely nursing team.
We are offering the vaccine to all patients over 65 years old or aged 18 – 64 in a clinically at-risk group.
Healthy patients aged 50 – 64 will be offered a vaccine from 15th October in line with current guidance.
Children aged 2-3 or in a clinically vulnerable group should book in for a Flu Nasal spray.
Housebound patients will be contacted directly by the Community Flu Team.
Pregnant women will be offered the vaccine by their midwife or can book an appointment directly with our Nursing Team.
We ask that you remove your coat and wear loose clothing when attending the appointment, so we have easy access to your preferred arm.
For further information about the flu vaccine and eligibility click here.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research
The way data is collected from GP systems is being replaced.
This collection is called GP Data for Planning and Research and its purpose is to support the data needs of the health and social care system including policy development, public health, planning and commissioning of services and research. This new collection is designed to reduce the number of requests for access to data received by general practice. For more information click here.
Appointments at Albert Road
As you will know, our GP practice has been open throughout the pandemic, offering patients telephone and online appointments, with face to face consultations available for those who need them. This was in-line with national requirements to keep patients safe, whilst Covid-19 infection rates were high and before the vaccination was widespread.
We are increasing the number of face-to-face appointments with clinicians. We will continue to provide a hybrid service (mix of telephone and face to face) as we believe in providing patient choice – a lot of patients have enjoyed the ease and convenience of telephone appointments to fit in around everyday commitments, and also being able to see someone when a physical assessment is needed.
All appointments with our Practice Nurse Linda and Health Care Assistant Sophie are face to face. Appointments with our GP’s and Nurse Practitioner are mostly telephone triage with face to face available if needed.
Any patients who have coronavirus, have had contact with someone confirmed as having COVID-19 OR are displaying symptoms of coronavirus must not attend the surgery. Patients suffering with respiratory issues or seeing certain staff members will need to wear a mask.
Where possible, we ask that patients attend the practice by themselves to reduce the number of people in the waiting area and consulting rooms.
Covid Vaccine latest – October 2022
All patients aged 12+ are eligible for two doses of the covid vaccination. Patients aged 16+, or in a high risk group, will also receive a booster 13 weeks later.
The Covid Call Centre are currently calling eligible patients to book in for their Autumn Boosters.
See our Covid-19 page for more information.
The NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
Text messages have been sent to all eligible patients who have not yet had their covid vaccination – you can either click on the link in the message to book your appointment or contact your GP and they can book you into a local vaccine centre. Alternatively, patients can call 119 or use the National Booking system to book into mass vaccination sites and local pharmacies holding Covid vaccination appointments.
There are also local drop-in centres for residents of South Tyneside. For dates and times visit www.southtynesideccg.nhs.uk
Our practice was last inspected in December 2019 and our CQC rating was published on the website on 10th February 2020. The Practice is rated as GOOD.
Click the CQC link on the right-hand side of this page to read the report.
All patients currently have Dr McManus as their named GP. This does not affect appointments; patients can book appointments with any clinician at the practice.
Sharing your information
To ensure you receive the most comprehensive treatment, we share information with other healthcare professionals when needed. All healthcare professionals are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as our own staff. If you wish to opt out of this, then please contact the surgery. For further information please also read our Privacy Notice.