Where To Seek Help And Support?

Free Advice & Support

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Useful Numbers

NHS Direct – 111

Emergency – 999

Carers Association – 0191 549 3768

MIND – 0191 565 7218 or 07961 064 117

Samaritans – 116 123

Sunderland City Council – 0191 566 2000

Sunderland Initial Response Team (Crisis Team)
– 0303 123 1145

Citizens Advice Bureau – 0191 416 6848

MacMillan Nurse Service  – 0191 541 0122

Sunderland Carers’ Centre  – 0191 549 3768 

Washington Directory

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Pharmacy Opening Hours

View the list of Pharmacy opening hours for your locality via the link to the NHS website below:




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What to do when the practice is closed

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but its not a life threatening emergency.


Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobiles with the service available 24/7 every day of the year.

When to call 111:

  • You think you need AE or another NHS urgent care service
  • Your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice which can not wait until the surgery opens
  • You don’t know who to call for medical help

When to call 999:

  • Major accident or trauma
  • Difficulty breathing or Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain
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Online appointment booking
Order or view repeat prescriptions online
Online access to view your record

You must be registered with your GP’s online service to access the facilities.

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

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


Sunderland GP Alliance