Delivering out of hours GP sevices

across Gateshead.


Proudly delivering GP out-of-hours care to the population of Gateshead since 1994. GatDoc provides an urgent out-of-hours service when GP surgeries in Gateshead are closed.  Intended to deal with urgent medical problems which cannot wait the surgery opens, patients are able to access GatDoc by calling NHS111.

NHS 111 Clinical Advisory Service (CAS) GP's may assess your call and sign post appropriately to GatDoc.  You will receive:

  • Advice

  • Appointment at centre

  • Home Visit

 appropriate to your symptoms​.

GatDoc provides opportunities for GPs to work in the service on a salaried or self-employed basis. GatDoc offers valuable work experience for GP registrars, quality assured by the Northern Deanery.

For more information on CBC Health Federation urgent and unscheduled care services contact:

Debbie Thompson

Interim Acting Manager

Tel: 0191 4455862


Important Notice:

CBC Health Federation has adopted the guidance issued by NHS Digital in relation to the use of your information during the Covid-19 outbreak, and will process confidential patient information in line with the notice served under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 (COPI), which states:


The health and social care system is taking action to manage and mitigate the spread and impact of the current outbreak of Covid-19. Action to be taken will require the processing and sharing of confidential patient information amongst health organisations and other bodies engaged in disease surveillance  for the purposes of  research, protecting public health, providing healthcare services to the public and monitoring and managing the Covid-19 outbreak and incidents of exposure.