We understand patients anxieties about the safety of the Astra Zeneca covid vaccine following reports on the news over the past few days.
However the NHS continues to support the use of this vaccine and it will Continue being delivered as part of the vaccination programme.
As a practice we are unable to offer any other advice on this matter however,
If you would like more information about this see the link below…..
Teams medical practice is pleased to support the UNICEF get one give one campaign along with a number of other GP practices in Gateshead, including all practices that serve the Blaydon covid vaccine center.
If you would like to donate scan the QR code one the image below or visit
From 22nd December 2020 until 5th April 2021 our opening times have changed and will be 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Closed 1pm-2pm every Monday.
For the most up-to-date Coronavirus advice visit NHS Coronavirus
Our new look clinics
From Monday 15th June, we are moving to a new clinic system to improve access to our services. We continue to operate a CLOSED DOOR POLICY which means that you will NOT be able to enter the building unless you have a prearranged appointment.
Face to face appointments
We are NOT routinely offering face to face appointments unless there is a clinical need for you to be seen in this way. This decision will be made by the clinician that calls to assess you. We aim to manage problems by the most appropriate method. We may:
- Be able to deal with your problem on the phone.
- Ask yo to submit a photograph via text.
- Ask you to take part in a video consultation using your mobile phone.
- Ask you to come to the practice to be seen in person.
Urgent requests –
If you feel your symptoms are urgent we will add you to the duty call list. Urgent calls will be from a duty team – this comprises of our GP partners, GP registrars and trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner.
Non urgent requests –
eConsult – You can submit an eConsult form online, you will then be contacted by the practice once this has been reviewed.
Telephone appointments – We offer bookable telephone appointments with a member of our clinical team. These can be booked in advanced or can be booked on the same day by ringing the practice at 7.30am Monday & Tuesdays or 8am Wednesday to Friday.
We also offer telephone appointments from clinicians who are based elsewhere depending on your symptoms.
For more information visit to our e-consultations page
Prescriptions & Fitnote requests
- We will no longer be issuing paper prescriptions or printing fitnotes.
- Please request Fitnotes via our econsult pop up. We will email the signed Fitnote to the email address stated in the online request.
- All prescription will be sent electronically to a pharmacy. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy already we will contact you to arrange this.
Please note the following:
- The practice now records all telephone calls
- Do NOT call us asking about pharmacy services.
- We will NOT be issuing rescue packs for asthmatic patients.
- Do NOT call us about coronavirus symptoms – please access 111 online if you feel this is required. – we can not offer any further information that you can get online.
- If you have an appointment please WAIT patiently for reception staff to open our doors – they may be dealing with another patient.
- We will not tolerate any aggressive or abusive behaviour
- We are trying our very best to maintain our service and need the support of our patients
- We are a safe practice. For more info see our safe practice page.
From all the Staff at Teams Medical Practice
Dr Mark Dornan
Dr Alison Heaton
Dr Stephanie Zamoyski
Dr Tamzin Ross
Dr Joseph Mulroy
Our Practice is highly Patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.
We provide modern health care facilities and focus on continually improving the health of our patients and residents of the community.
The Teams Medical Practice core area is postcode NE8 and NE11 (North of Ravensworth Castle, for example Kibblesworth is outside the practice area). We have an open list and anyone living in the core area is welcome to apply to register with us. We will also now take patients who live outside our core area but still within Gateshead depending on the individual’s healthcare needs. Please ask at Reception for further information.
A copy of the forms that you need to complete to join the practice are kept under the Patient Information page on this website. Please feel free to download these.
A ‘healthier lifestyle’ helps you feel better:
- Stop smoking
- Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg
- Exercise regularly
- Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits
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