Sunderland GP Alliance

Working together for patients and practices

Coronavirus update for Sunderland Patients – IMPORTANT

Sunderland GP Alliance is working to make sure
that our service to our patients is maintained.

If you have any symptoms of the virus like a persistent cough or a raised temperature DO NOT come into the GP surgery.

Please contact your practice online or by phone or use the e consult form on your practice website to send us an email.


Public Health England statement.
if you have coronavirus symptoms:

  • do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital
  • you do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home
  • testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Check out the full official guidance on staying at home here:

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About The Alliance

Formed in 2015, Sunderland GP Alliance is an organisation owned by the GP Practices of Sunderland, and it exists to help GPs work collaboratively for the benefit of patients and staff. Thirty six of the city’s forty GP practices are members of the organisation, and together they cover over 95% of Sunderland’s patients. The Alliance works on a not-for-profit basis, ensuring   any surplus is reinvested back into better services for patients.

Organisations such as ours are developing all over the country to help General Practice respond to the changing needs of our health system. Many of the services we provide cannot be delivered by individual GP surgeries. The Extended Access service is a good example; only by working together can we offer patients the convenience of GP appointments until late at night every weekday and during the day on weekends. The NHS calls this federated working, and the formation of federations is being actively encouraged. As part of this collaborative working, Sunderland GP Alliance also operates a number of practices across the city. We appreciate your interest in our practices, and are sure you’ll find the information you’re looking for within our website. However, if you need any further information please get in touch via any of the methods listed on our Contact Us page.

Download our statement of purpose document here.


care quality commission

CQC Report

View our CQC rating and inspection report via the links below:

Inspection Report    Patient Groups Rating    Services Rating

Pharmacy Opening Times

You can find opening hours for your local pharmacy on our Opening Hours Page

Services available across our practices

District Nurses

Manage care within the community, rather than in a hospital or private clinic.

Family Planning

All of the doctors are available to give advice on family planning


Care from hospital and community midwives


We provide weekly Childhood Immunisation Clinics

New Patients

We accept new patients who fall within the practice area

Smoking Cessation

We can provide you with help and advice on quitting smoking

Find Your Registered Practice

The Galleries Health Centre

Washington, NE38 7NQ

Pennywell Medical Centre

Sunderland, SR4 9AS

Barmston Medical Centre

Barmston, NE38 8JF

South Hylton Surgery

Sunderland, SR4 0LS

New Silksworth Medical Practice

Sunderland, SR3 2AN

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