Appointment Shortage

Important Practice Information


We have some exciting news, which we will be sending to patients by text or letter as well.

Glenpark Medical Practice and Teams Medical Practice are proposing a merger to form one partnership whilst still retaining the two surgery sites. This will ensure that both practices are financially secure and can continue providing high-quality services to the local community. We hope this merger will take place on 1st July 2024.

Why are we merging? The NHS, in particular General Practice, is under increasing pressure. We need to look at innovative ways to provide high quality care for our patients and new ways of working at scale to be sustainable. The partners at Glenpark and Teams share similar values and are geographically very close, with overlapping practice boundaries. 

This is an exciting opportunity which will help to create a stable partnership and sustainable, long-term primary health care. Subject to approval from North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB), the new Partnership would run services from both existing sites (Glenpark and Teams). There are no proposed redundancies or job losses for our staff.

Today, we are launching a 6 week engagement programme where patients and local stakeholders can ask questions or share their views about the proposed merger. There is lots more information on this website https://www.glenparkteamsmerger.co.uk/ 

Please let us know your thoughts using the online survey here; https://eu.surveymonkey.com/r/glenparkteamsmerger 

We have these feedback forms on paper at Glenpark Medical Practice as well for those who prefer it.

Dr Jonathan Harness, Dr Becky Haines, Dr Chris Jewitt, and Dr James Kane
Partners, Glenpark Medical Practice


For safety reasons we have reluctantly decided to turn off econsults when we are closed.

We recognise that the whole NHS, including general practice, is under immense pressure and econsult is a convenient way to ask us administrative or minor clinical queries without taking an appointment. However, it was never intended to be used for urgent queries because it may be a few days before they are read by a doctor. Our trained staff do screen econsults and highlight any to the doctors that look like they may be urgent, but this cannot happen when we are closed. Unfortunately, increasingly we have econsults submitted for urgent problems that have not been triaged for up to 3 days (at weekends) putting patients potentially at risk.  To get the best out of e-consult: please don't use for urgent problems (that is problems that you think may need to be dealt with the same day) - phone the practice or if we are closed phone NHS111, who have access to urgent respiratory hub and GP out of hours appointments; give as much detail as possible to help us sign post you in the right direction including where appropriate the right appointment at the right time with the right person; and tell us if there are times you cannot attend - the more options we have the better able we are to find a suitable appointment where one is needed.




Flu vaccine booked


There is still time to book your flu jab if you haven't had it this year and are eligible. Please speak to reception to book yours.

For more information about this year's flu campaign and to check if you are eligible, click here.

Welcome to Glenpark Medical Practice

About Us

At Glenpark we offer the highest quality modern healthcare, whilst being grounded in traditional patient, family and community centred values.

  The practice was founded in 1905 by Dr Dougall on Ravensworth Road and has remained committed to being at the heart of Dunston ever since.

   The practice has about 9400 patients from quite a small area centred around Dunston.

Our compact practice area makes us very accessible for our patients. And with a team that now comprises 11 permanent doctors, up to 3 registrars, 4 nurses, a health care assistant and a phlebotomist, we can offer our patients a wide choice of skills, knowledge and experience.

We are part of the Gateshead Inner West Primary Care Network. Please click here to view our website and find out more about the services we offer as a PCN. 

Notice Board

Appointments Reminder

Following feedback from patients earlier in the year, we returned to a pre-bookable appointment system. Appointments are prebookable with doctors up to 2 weeks in advance and 4 weeks for nurses. We do not have appointments to book "on-the-day"; for urgent problems that cannot wait until the next routine appointment (usually there is abotu a 1 week wait for routine appointments), we have a duty doctor who will phone back. More...

Update to the privacy Notice: Our phone system records all calls for training and quality purposes. Callers can request call recording is turned off.

Update on the Flu & Covid-19 Autumn Booster Programme 


There is still time to book your flu jab but the COVID-19 booster programme has now closed.

Targetted Lung Health Checks

Patients from Glenpark will soon be invited to have a lung health check. For information about the programme and who will be eligible please click here.

How to get in Touch with Us

There are three ways to get in touch with us at Glenpark Medical Centre.

It’s no secret that our surgeries have been busier than ever. That’s why there are now more ways to get in touch with us. You can:

  • Go Online: Use eConsult if your problem can be resolved electronically (such as sick note requests), or book a telephone/in person appointment through our online service, Patient Access. 
  • Call us: during surgery hours on 0191 4604 300.
  • Visit the surgery at Ravensworth Road, Dunston, Gateshead NE11 9FJ from Monday to Friday during our opening hours

Pick the option that suits you best. No matter how you choose to get in touch with us, whether it’s using an eConsult/Patient Access, calling or visiting, you’ll get the help that’s right for you.        

Please remember, when visiting the surgery, you still need to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing to protect vulnerable patients from Coronavirus infection.  

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The NHS wants to give people better ways to see their personal health information online. We know that people want to be able to access their health records. It can help you see test results faster. It also lets you read and review notes from your appointments in your own time.

We’re now letting you see all the information within your health record automatically. If you are over 16 and have an online account, such as through the NHS AppNHS website, or another online primary care service, you will now be able to see all future notes and health records from your doctor (GP). Some people can already access this feature, this won’t change for you.

This means that you will be able to see notes from your appointments, as well as test results and any letters that are saved on your records. This only applies to records from your doctor (GP), not from hospitals or other specialists. You will only be able to see information from 1 November 2022. For most people, access will be automatic, and you won’t need to do anything.

Your doctor (GP) may talk to you to discuss test results before you are able to see some of your information on the app. Your doctor (GP) may also talk to you before your full records access is given to make sure that having access is of benefit to you. There might be some sensitive information on your record, so you should talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.

These changes only apply to people with online accounts. If you do not want an online account, you can still access your health records by requesting this information through reception. The changes also only apply to personal information about you. If you are a carer and would like to see information about someone you care for, speak to reception staff.

The NHS App, website and other online services are all very secure, so no one is able to access your information except you. You’ll need to make sure you protect your login details. Don’t share your password with anyone as they will then have access to your personal information.

If you do not want to see your health record, or if you would like more information about these changes, please speak to your GP or reception staff.