The Galleries Health Centre

Washington, 0191 543 8807

Opening times: Mon – Fri 8:00am – 6:00pm

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About the practice

Washington is situated six miles to the west of Sunderland and four miles south-east of Gateshead.
The property is situated close to The Galleries Shopping Centre that provides approximately 200 shops, the local library, leisure centre, approximately 3,000 free car parking spaces and a central bus station.

The Galleries Health Centre is a four storey property built in the 1970s.

Sunderland GP Alliance Medical Practice is situated on the 2nd floor. You can access the medical practice directly from the Shopping Centre. Lift facilities are also available. Sunderland GP Alliance Galleries is part of a group of practices which also include Barmston and Pennywell Medical Centre.


CQC Report

The NHS Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback, so we can review our service. Please take a moment to let us know how we are doing.

Contact The Practice

The Galleries Health Centre
NE38 7NQ

Tel: 0191 543 8807
Email: Please click here

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
Bank Holidays: View Opening Hours

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Sunderland GP Extended Access Service Patient Information

If you need to see a GP in the evening, at weekends or on bank holidays, Sunderland’s GP Extended Access Service can help. Run by local GPs, the Extended Access Service is a convenient way to see a doctor at a time to suit your busy lifestyle.

Get more information about the Sunderland GP Extended Access Service

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

Meet the staff


Judith Taylor (Head of General Practice)

Kevin Doran (Assistant Head of General Practice)




Dr Emily Hadaway – (Head of Clinical Services)

Dr Julia Cook (GP – Care Home / Palliative Care Lead)

Dr Adil Salim (Lead GP)

Dr Charlotte Matthews (Salaried GP)

Dr Christopher McCarthy (Salaried GP)

Nursing Staff

Leanne Hume (Lead Nurse)

Helen Baldwin (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Jo-Anne Siou (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Peter Cooke (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Kayleigh Lavelle (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Katie Palmer Scaife (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Julie Millington (Practice Nurse)

Claire Clarkson (Practice Nurse)

Joanne Armstrong (Practice Nurse)

Kelly Stanton (Healthcare Assistant)

Rebekah Taylor (Trainee Nursing Associate)

Victoria Turnbull (Healthcare Assistant)



Admin Staff

IT Team

Helen Skelton

Genelle Snowdon

Brenda Cassidy

Pharmacy Technicians

Carla Brown

Lorraine Day

Paula Talbot

Rebecca Richardson (Clinical Pharmacist)

Medical Secretaries

Lauren Purnell
Alison Howarth
Katherine Pigford

QOF Team

Samantha Hutton

Path Lab Team

Samantha Hutton

Medical Receptionists

Julie Devlin
Maureen Todd
Eleanor Foggin
Linda Willis
Katy Hutchinson
Rahat Ahmed
Victoria Clough

Emily Loraine

Rebecca Casey

Emily Thompson


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Please inform the Receptionist if you change your name, address or telephone number. We must have your telephone number even if it is ex-directory so we can contact you in an emergency. It will be kept strictly confidential.


The Galleries Health Centre