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Please ensure you wear a facecover or mask when attending the surgery.  This still applies from 19th July 2021.


You may be aware that there is a national shortage of blood sample bottles. We have received instructions from NHS England that non essential blood tests will need to be postponed. If you have an appointment for a blood test in the next week or so, please keep your appointment unless you are notified otherwise. We will be checking through all the appointments for blood tests and will contact patients who need to rebook. This is a situation beyond our control and we thank you for your patience and understanding.



We will shortly be adding our flu clinics to be available to book online.
If you are eligible, you will receive a text asking you to book, you can either do this online or by contacting the surgery. To check if you are eligible, you can click here
To be able to book online you can download the NHS app here. here
A video demonstrating the app can be seen here
You can still phone the surgery if you prefer. We will update you as soon as we confirmation of the clinic dates



 COVID vaccination certification. 

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. 

Please see for further information. 

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp

The NHSapp can be downloaded from for iPhone or for android.

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.



Covid vaccinations for the over 70's (groups 1-4)

If you are over 70 OR classed as extremely vulnerable (groups 1-4) and haven't yet been offered an appointment for your covid vaccination, please contact the surgery so we can get you booked in.



Covid vaccinations for the housebound patients

We are working with the community nursing team to vaccinate all the housebound patients.  We are working through our lists and will be in touch. 


Covid-19 vaccination clinic information for patients

This video will help show patients how the clinic at Blaydon will operate. If you have not recieved your appointment yet, please do not worry, we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Blaydon Covid-19 vaccination clinic



Dear patients,

The surgery is currently working with a number of other local Gateshead practices to support the COVID-19 Vaccine Programme.

A single hub site has been nominated by each group of surgeries to deliver a mass vaccination programme within their network area. The details for our nominated site are currently being worked through and as soon as we have further information we will share this with you. The hub site for Grange Road, Crawcrook, Rowlands Gill and Blaydon surgeries will be at Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Shibdon Road.

The priority is to vaccinate our patients as safely and as efficiently as possible whilst at the same time keeping GP services operational and safe too. We expect to be asked to give the vaccine at short notice with rules about who can have the injection first. We may need the support of the community to bring patients to the hubs to receive their vaccine.


The practice will do its best for you, but we ask that you please do not call the surgery to book a COVID-19 vaccination yet. We will inform you as soon as we are able to offer your cohort (as decided by NHS England) the vaccine, with details on how to arrange an appointment.


This work may affect our clinical team’s ability to sustain a full level of day to day services and could possibly lead to delays or cancellation of clinics.

Thank you to all our patients for your continued support.



The NHS is looking for volunteers to help with research into covid-19 vaccines. Watch the video link below for further information:-

NHS researchers in the UK are working together to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.

Many possible COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in the UK. Different vaccines may work better for different groups of people. It's important we include people from all backgrounds and ages in our research. This gives researchers an understanding of how well each vaccine may work.

All COVID-19 vaccines being researched in the NHS have gone through strict safety testing, and have been approved by a number of processes. We use the same high standards to COVID research as we do to all NHS research.

We are still looking for volunteers for studies in the North East and North Cumbria to find a vaccine against COVID-19.

To sign up and for more information visit


Newsletter April 2020 now available


/10/20 You may be aware that several members of the staff at Rowlands Gill tested positive to Covid-19 this week, as a result the Rowlands Gill surgery has closed until Monday 5th October for a deep clean. The resulting reduced staffing levels across our team has increased the pressure on Grange Road, Crawcrook and Blaydon surgeries' phone lines and there may be a delay in responding to calls. If your call is non-urgent, please use the eConsult service on the website.

Please be assured that we have not had any incidences of Covid-19 amongst staff at Blaydon, Crawcrook and Grange Road. Thank you for your support and ongoing support.


The surgery is not issuing fit notes for covid-19, or isolation notes, if you require one please follow this link isolation note

We have received notification from the NHS England that as from immediate effect (13/3/20) we are to change face to face appointments to telephone appointments wherever possible in an effort to contain and limit the effect of the covid-19 coronavirus.

Patients who have appointments booked will be contacted by phone or text to advise that the appointment will go ahead at the same date and time but will be conducted via telephone, or cancelled if non urgent. Some patients are going to be need seen at the surgery and we will continue with this, although we will be keeping this to a minimum.

All routine, non-urgent appointments will be cancelled for example smears, routine reviews for chronic disease, smoking cessation and some medication reviews

This will put some pressure on the reception and phone system, but we will be doing our very best to keep disruption to a minimum, and appreciate your patience at this time.

Further information will be updated to the website as soon as it’s available.


Patient Survey

The results of the Patient Survey carried out in June are available here.

Please help our clinics to run on time

To enable our clinics to run on time can we kindly as patients to book a longer appointment should you have more than one problem to discuss or you feel you need a longer time with the clinician. 

Many thanks.

Would you recommend us to Friends and Family?

Take the Friends and Family Test. Simply download the form here or pick one up from our receptionist.

Texting Service:

We have set up a texting service for confirming your appointments.  Please ensure that we have your correct telephone number on file.

If you have any queries, please speak to a receptionist.


Find out what is happening in the Practice by reading our newsletters:

March 2016; Summer 2016; Winter 2016; Spring 2017; Winter 2018

Patient Notice:

Due to changes in the collection service the last appointments for bloods to be taken will be 3.30pm.

Patient Notice:

Please help us improve your visit to Crawcrook Medical Centre by completing our questionnaire.  Simply download the form here or pick one up from our receptionist.

New Data Privacy Laws:

With effect from May 2018 new Data Privacy laws come into operation.  To see how this effects you please download the information here.

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