We have an open list and welcome requests for registration from patients living in or moving to the practice area.Throckley Primary Care serves the areas of Throckley, Newburn, Lemington, West Denton, Blucher, Walbottle, Abbey Grange, Chapel House, Chapel Park and Heddon-on-the-Wall. If you are unsure if your address is in our practice area please check with a Receptionist.
You can register by bringing along your NHS medical card or completing a form available from reception. You can download the new patient registration form (GMS1) by clicking here. This document is in PDF format. You will need Adobe Reader to view these files.
When you apply to register as a patient with this practice, included in the questions we ask all new patients is:
• Are you a visitor?
• Is there a limit to your stay in the UK?
We also request all new patients provide suitable evidence to support your application. A combination of two of the following will usually be requested as suitable forms of identification, which includes photographic ID and proof of address:
• Passport • Driving licence
• Paid utility bills • Local authority rent card
• Marriage certificate • Papers from the Home Office
• Birth certificate • Bank/building society cards/statements
• Payslip / P45 / National Insurance number card
• Letter from Benefits Agency/benefit book/signing on card
This list is not exhaustive. Please ask at Reception if you have any queries regarding this.
You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual GP. You are free to choose to see any particular GP – although, we do suggest that (when possible) you continue to consult the same GP for any particular problem. We ask all new patients to make an appointment with the Healthcare Assistant for a health check and with the doctor if you are on regular medications. We prefer that children registering to join the practice have at least one parent/guardian registered/registering at the practice.
Our team includes six GPs (plus GP Registrars), three Practice Nurses, District Nurses, a Healthcare Assistant, Health Visitors, a Midwife, a Counsellor, a Primary Care Mental Health Nurse, a Psychologist, Phlebotomists, a Physiotherapist, a Podiatrist, a Community Pharmacist as well as our Practice Manager, Secretary, Reception and administration team.
We offer a full range of general medical services including antenatal, child health and immunisation clinics. We provide a full range of contraceptive services including insertion of intra-uterine devices and Implanon/Nexplanon implants. Regular minor surgery sessions are held. We offer a comprehensive chronic disease management program to monitor conditions such as asthma, COPD, diabetes, epilepsy, heart disease, hypertension and thyroid disease. There is an on-site Pharmacy adjacent to the surgery.
We always try to offer our patients the best service possible. We are very proud that our team scores consistently highly in the Government’s performance rating system for GP practices. In the Dept. of Health, GP Patient Survey (2009/2010), we were the top ranked practice in all of Newcastle (out of a total of 35 practices) in the following criteria:
- Overall satisfaction with care received at the surgery
- Ease of getting into the building
- Cleanliness of the surgery
- Helpfulness of receptionists
- Ease of speaking to a doctor on the phone
- Satisfaction with opening hours
At Throckley Primary Care, we aim to treat all of our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel that it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff identify themselves on the telephone and wear name badges.