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Primary Care

Who we are

We are a team of over 135 salaried and sessional professionals including GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Community Psychiatric Nurses, Healthcare Assistants and Office Admin that work together to provide excellent care to patients who require aid from their GP or the Emergency Departments across Gateshead.

Our Urgent Primary Care team, which are based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, treat patients with urgent primary care needs on the same day, creating capacity to support GP surgeries and reduce unnecessary Emergency Department attendances. 

What we do

We provide primary care through our three site locations, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Blaydon Primary Care Centre and Trinity Square Health Centre.

We assist Gateshead GP practices with the Extended Access Service, this provides additional GP appointments during the day, in the evenings and at weekends. These appointments can be made with GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Community Psychiatric Nurses and Healthcare Assistants that are assisted by our Office Admin. 

We support Gateshead with our Gat DOC service. This is a service that provides a GP throughout the evening whilst the GP practices are closed for any urgent needs.

We support the Urgent treatment Centre at Blaydon and the QE Hospital with A GP to assist with any minor injury that does not require attendance at A+E.

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Please see more information on our variety of services provided across Gateshead.



We provide a GP for urgent patient care out of hours 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Urgent Treatment Centre

Urgent Treatment 

We provide GP support to the Urgent Treatment Centres for minor illness and injuries.

Extended Access

Extended Access

We are an extension of your GP practice offering extra appointments during practice hours, in the evenings and at weekends.


Acute Respiratory Infections

We provide a GP and ANP to assist with the increasing demand for this service.


Providing NHS Services
Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
QE Facilities
Urgent Primary Care Service Lead

Tom Schatzberger

CBC Director and 

Clinical Lead of Urgent Primary Care

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