Hylton Medical Group: 0191 6257340

Extended Access

Getting an appointment out of hours

If you can’t get an appointment with your GP or can’t get there during the day due to work or other commitments you can use the Extended Access service.

Sunderland offers extra appointments seven days a week at five easy to access sites across the city – including right here at HYLTON.

Appointments are offered in the evenings from 6-8.30pm and 9-5.00pm on Saturdays and even on some Sundays and even on Bank Holidays appointments are available from 10-2pm.

This service is provided by GPs and other practice staff from across the city.

Staff can check your GP practice’s records about your health if needed, unless you have opted out of record-sharing.

These appointments are easily booked either through your practice or by ringing 111 who can also access the booking system.

Autumn Covid Vaccine

Our practice is one of a handful in the area who are offering the Covid Vaccine along with the Flu Vaccine in practice this year. 

Our clinics will be available from 4th October.
We will be sending text invites out soon and running clinics side by side –  Covid only or Covid and Flu or Flu only.

Please look out for the texts – they will be coming later this week!!!


If you have been notified that you are eligible for a C-19 autumn booster you can book an appointment using the following link  Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) or by calling ‘119’ if you do not have internet access.  Your GP surgery can no longer book or cancel an appointment for you over the phone. 

Those that are not able to use text you can call 119 to arrange your appointment.  Those that are housebound please call us and we will arrange the visit for you.


Surgery Training & Holiday Times

The Surgery telephones will be closed the last Thursday of every month for staff training and monthly for clinical staff meetings – although the Appointments and Emergency bypass lines are available if required.

The practice will be closed on the following dates for Compulsory City Wide Training:-

Wednesday 21st September 2022 from 12.00noon and will re open at 8.00 the following morning

Wednesday 19th October 2022 from 12.00noon and will re open at 8.00 the following morning

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 from 12.00noon and will re open at 8.00 the following morning

Thursday 8th December 12noon-3pm surgery will be open as usual BUT telephone access will be limited to appointments only from 12 noon till 3pm for GP meeting.

The Surgery will be closed on:-

Confirmation of a bank holiday on Monday 19th September for HRH Queen Elizabeth II state funeral.

Monday 26th December 2022 *  Tuesday 27th December 2022 *  Monday 2nd January 2023

Flu Season 22/23

We are aiming to deliver both Flu & Covid vaccines together this season. 

Flu delivery is expected the week of 26th September so clinics will be added the week after. 

We will contact you once vaccines are on site. 

Groups eligible for influenza vaccinations are based on the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The programme aims to provide direct protection to those who are at higher risk of influenza associated morbidity and mortality and to reduce transmission to all age groups through the vaccination of children.

  • all children aged 2 or 3 years on 31 August 2022
  • all primary school aged children (from reception to Year 6)
  • secondary school children in Years 7 to 11 (between 11 and 15 years of age on 31 August 2022)
  • those aged 6 months to under 65 years in clinical risk groups
  • pregnant women
  • those aged 65 years and over
  • those in long-stay residential care homes
  • carers
  • close contacts of immunocompromised individuals
  • frontline staff employed by the following types of social care providers without employer led occupational health schemes:
  • a registered residential care or nursing home
  • registered domiciliary care provider
  • a voluntary managed hospice provider
  • Direct Payment (personal budgets) or Personal Health Budgets, such as Personal Assistants
  • those aged 50 to 64 years (Eligible from 15th October)

All frontline health care workers, including both clinical and non-clinical staff who have contact with patients, should be offered the influenza vaccine to protect themselves and those they care for. This should be provided by their employer as part of the organisation’s policy to prevent the transmission of infection. Social care workers who are in direct contact with people who receive care and support services should also have the influenza vaccine provided by their employer. There are circumstances where frontline staff, employed by specific social care providers without access to employer led occupational health schemes (see above), can access the vaccine through the NHS free of charge.

Please arrive to your appointment with as much time as possible.
Please do not attend with another person unless they are a carer.
Please wear appropriate clothing so that you are ready for your vaccination.
See you soon!!



You and Your Data

Opt out of sharing your health records

Why your data is important

The NHS uses information about patients (patient data) to research, plan and improve:

  • the services we offer
  • the treatment and care patients receive

We get this data from your GP surgery, hospitals and other healthcare providers. The organisation that collects your data is called NHS Digital.

To help improve services, NHS Digital shares this data with researchers from organisations such as universities or hospitals. This type of data-sharing has been happening for many years.

All data that is collected and shared is protected by strict rules around privacy, confidentiality and security.


We never sell patient data or share it with insurance or marketing companies.

Find out more about how NHS Digital is looking after your data.

The National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

The Practice is taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).
The NDA collects information about diabetes care from GP practices and hospitals and is used to help the NHS to improve care for patients with diabetes.
It is managed by the Heath and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), working with Diabetes UK and Public Health England.
The information that the audit collects is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality.
The NDA only uses information about your diabetes care that is already recorded.  For example, type of diabetes, latest blood pressure result and results of HbA1c, or eye screening tests.  The NDA is not a research project.  No extra blood tests, appointments or scans are needed.

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse.  They will make sure that this is noted on your medical records, so your information is not included. This will not affect your care in any way.

A patient leaflet, with more information can be found at

For further information please see http://www.hscic.gov.uk/nda and https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Professionals/Resources/National-Diabetes-Audit/

Opting out of sharing your data

You can choose whether or not your data is used for research and planning. There are different types of data-sharing you can opt out of.

  1. Stop your GP surgery from sharing your data

This is called a Type 1 Opt-out.

  • To do this you need to fill in an opt-out form and return it to your GP surgery. Download a Type 1 Opt-out form.
  • Only your GP surgery can process your opt-out form. They will be able to tell you if, and when, you have been opted out.

If you choose a Type 1 Opt-out, your GP will not share your data for research and planning. However, NHS Digital will still be able to collect and share data from other healthcare providers, such as hospitals.

Find out more about Type 1 Opt-out from NHS Digital’s transparency notice

  1. Stop NHS Digital and other health and care organisations from sharing your data for research and planning

This is called the National Data Opt-out.

  • To opt out online or find out more, visit Make your choice.
  • If you choose this opt-out, NHS Digital and other health and care organisations will not be able to share any of your personal data with other organisations for research and planning, except in certain situations. For example, when required by law.
  • If you want to check if you have opted out, you can enter your details again at Make your choice or check your settings in the NHS App.

You can opt out, or opt back in again, at any time.

You can opt out, or opt back in again, at any time.

Data used for your care

If you choose to opt out of sharing your data, your personal health information will still be used to make sure you get the treatment and care you need. For example, your data may be shared so that you can be referred to hospital or get a prescription.

Important Notice

Sunderland Covid-19 vaccine walk in clinics

Information about who can attend these drop-in clinics

1st or 2nd dose Covid vaccines available for anyone aged 12 years and over.

Booster dose available for all those who are eligible.

Your eligibility will be checked on site.

And if you have a question about the vaccine, pop along and speak to one of our trained advisors who are available at all clinics.

GP led services will also contact people directly to arrange a vaccination when they become eligible – please do not call your practice – see the link below for details on clinic availability.

Thank you for being a #PatientPatient

Walk in covid vaccine clinics

COVID-19 Symptoms

If you have any COVID-19 Symptoms please stay home. 

IF YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT WITH US AND YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR ARE AWAITING A  RESULT DO NOT come into practice – please call us and we will change your appointment to a telephone slot. 

SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 have not changed – they are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19, even if they’re mild:

  1. Stay at home and do not have visitors (self-isolate) until you get your test result or your symptoms have gone – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate.