Dr Thorniley-Walker and partners ask that you do not book any appointments at the practice for cold or flu symptoms.
Do Not come to the surgery if you have these symptoms
Please contact 111 directly via this link https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or call them on 111
Our receptionists are also available for telephone advice if you are unsure.
Look after your Health whilst we are in this Global Pandemic
Ceasing Telephoned Prescription Orders
As of September 1st 2019 We will change the way we accept Repeat Prescription requests as we will no longer be accepting telephone calls for these.
We have taken the decision to stop taking prescription request via the telephone due to patient safety issues and the need to improve request accuracy.
The Medical Protection Society state that Medication errors account for approximately 20% of all complaints against doctors in primary care.
The Practice is concerned that unclear requests for medication over the phone lead to discrepancies between what the patient believes they have ordered and what has been actioned by the medical receptionist.
The ways in which you can order your prescriptions:
- You should sign up for online access and request them that way.
- We will also provide a box at reception for you to post your request into.
- You may also email the request to firstname.lastname@example.org but please see here
Please allow 48 hours for collection.
REMEMBER to make sure your email has the following details.
Please ensure you complete the details required as shown below or complete the online form available on this site with these details below.
Date of Birth
We cannot ensure prescriptions are processed if we do not have the above details completed accurately every time. All of these details are available on your current prescription
The practice has patients in East and West Boldon, Boldon Colliery, Whitburn and Cleadon.
The vast majority of patients live within three miles of the practice building.
Gibson Court Medical Centre was purpose-built in 1991 with an independent attached pharmacy.
The Practice is a training practice and regularly has GP Registrars, Foundation doctors and Final Year Students.
Each doctor and our training doctors have their own consulting room
We aim to provide accessible, high quality and efficient General Practice by combining the benefits of our long standing traditions that focus on listening, on providing continuity and on the Multidisciplinary team; whilst embracing new technology, new enhanced services (if we can) and new ideas gleaned from being a Training Practice, from other CCG members and from our patients.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.
A ‘healthy lifestyle’ is what we recommend:
- Stop smoking
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg
- Exercise regularly
- Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits
The practice support the Clinical Commission Group introduction of the Think Pharmacy First program
How can Think Pharmacy First help you?
We know that people visit their GP with minor illnesses that their local pharmacist could help with. Instead of booking a GP appointment, you can visit your local pharmacy instead, saving you time and with no appointment needed, you can just walk in.
All pharmacists can give advice and medicine if you need it that will help clear up the problem.
If your condition is more serious they will then refer you to your GP.
What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and on the weekends
The Practice has achieved its Contractual Requirement with NHS England and has activated the full Summary Care Record.
The Practice is Currently registered with the Care quality Commission who regulate Health and Social Care services. Their website can be found here
“Every patient has a named GP, however, you can see any GP of your choice in the practice. If you are not aware of who your named GP is and would like to know, please ask at reception”.
“This practice does not endorse any cold calling of patients by any company. Please be very careful who you give your personal & medications details to and if you are worried contact your local GP or pharmacist.”