If you want general healthcare advice at any time, 24 hours a day, contact 111.
Out of hours GP services are arranged by North Tyneside CCG and are provided by qualified doctors and nurses. You may receive telephone advice from a doctor or be asked to attend a local primary care centre for an examination. If, for medical reasons, travel is impossible, a home visit from a doctor can be arranged.
For out of hours services please telephone 111.
You should only dial 999 for an ambulance in a life threatening emergency or serious accident.
Walk-in services are available at some centres locally. They can be useful if you want to be seen quickly for a minor illness – they are open in the evenings and at weekends.
Rake Lane Urgent Care Centre, Rake Lane, North Shields NE29 8NH
Molineux Centre, Molineux Street, Byker NE6 1SG, telephone 275 5862.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if: