We currently have 12 general practitioners and 3 registrars who are qualified doctors training to become GPs. We also have 3 advanced practitioners who can prescribe most medications and a nursing team.

The practice welcomes new patients. Please call the main number 0191 4772169 to register.

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.

This website is aimed at providing you the important information about our practice, our services and our staff in addition to some other useful information and tools available for you to use. Please have a look around and send us any comments or suggestions if you like. We can use your comments and ideas to improve our online services and develop the content of this site accordingly.


Merger of Dr Krishnan’s Surgery

 and Oxford Terrace & Rawling Road Medical Group

1st February 2020

After many years of dedicated service to the community Dr Krishnan has decided to retire. Dr Krishnan was very keen to ensure his patients continued to receive the excellent care that they have always had and he felt that a merger with Oxford Terrace & Rawling Road Medical Group would provide this. The practices have worked closely together as part of Bensham Federation along with two other local practices over the last four years, so have good working relationships already and share some staff that work across both practices.

We undertook an extensive consultation process from 6th September to 29th November 2019. We wrote to 13000 households, held drop-in sessions, consulted with Gateshead Healthwatch, local practices, Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Health and Wellbeing Board, local councillors and the Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group. We are writing to tell you that there has been overwhelming support for the merger, and it has been agreed by the NHSNGCCG Primary Care Committee that the merger will happen on 1st February 2020.

This merger means that the two practices transfer to a single NHS contract with one clinical system. Staff were engaged from the outset so that they could support the process and provide information and reassurance to the respective practice patients. 108 Rawling Road site will close on 31st January 2020, but there will be no change to frontline services. The proposed merger of Oxford Terrace & Rawling Road and Dr Krishnan’s Surgery will only lead to positive benefits for all patients, however if you require any further clarification please do not hesitate to contact me on 0191 477 2169 or email: teresagraham@nhs.net. Alternatively if you would like to talk to an independent body, you can liaise directly with Healthwatch on 0191 477 0033 or email info@healthwatchgateshead.co.uk



From 1 April 2015, practices are required under the GMS contract, to allocate a named, accountable GP to all patients, including children.  All patients registered at our surgery are allocated to a named GP.  Please ask at your appointment or at reception who your named GP is.  Should you express a wish for this to be changed to another GP we will do our best to accomodate your wishes.

Please be aware that this does not affect your ability to make an appointment with any of the GPs in the practice of your choosing.   We recommend you do continue to see your usual or preferred GP as continuity of care is important.


If you or anyone in your household is a patient at Oxford Terrace & Rawling Road Medical Group and eligible for a flu vaccination we strongly recommend you make arrangements to have your vaccination. You are eligible to receive a free flu vaccine if you:

  • are 65 years of age or over (including those who will be 65 by March 31st 2020
  • are pregnant (including women who become pregnant during the flu season)
  • have a chronic medical condition, e.g. heart problems, diabetes, chest conditions, kidney disease, hepatitis, chronic neurological conditions; sickle cell disease, a weak  immune system and others;
  • are in receipt of a Carers Allowance, or you are the main Carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill

If you would like to make an appointment to receive your flu vaccination, please contact our Reception staff who will book this.

Tel: 0191 4772169



Changes to Service

Collection of prescriptions


Due to new government legislation (GDPR) we are reviewing our processes for dealing with patient information.  From 1 August 2018 you will no longer be able to send a representative to collect your prescription without prior provision of written consent which we will note on your records.

You may wish to sign up to the Electronic Prescription Service which allows electronic transfer of your prescription direct to a pharmacy of your choice.

Please ask at reception who will arrange this for you.



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