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Patients invited to vote on GP surgery opening hours

November 16th 2012

Two Newcastle NHS GP surgeries are inviting people to an open day on Monday 19th November to vote on what hours they would like them to open.

Care UK, which runs the practices on behalf of the local NHS,  is inviting current patients of the Grainger Medical Group and local residents to visit the Adelaide Medical Centre in Benwell between 9am and 2pm to discuss what opening hours fit in best with their busy lifestyles. Practice managers will also be available to answer questions about the centre and to register new patients.

The Grainger Medical Group, which is currently open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6pm, offers a range of health services to the communities of Benwell and Elswick. Its team is committed to delivering a professional, friendly and responsive local health service that meets the demands of the people it serves.

Mike Frayne, who has overall responsibility for the Grainger Medical Group, said: “Care UK took over the running of this service in September and by tailoring it to the needs of the local community we can ensure people have access to high quality healthcare at a time that’s more convenient to them.”

Care UK already has a successful track record of delivering healthcare services in Newcastle. It set up and ran the Newcastle walk-in centre, which provided high quality services to people across the city for several years.

Mike added: “All of our doctors, nurses and administrators at the Grainger Medical Group are committed to providing the highest levels of care. This is reflected by the excellent feedback we have already received from our patients at both the Adelaide Medical Centre and Elswick Health Centre.

“We also run 12 GP practices across the UK and have more than 2,500 dedicated healthcare colleagues providing over 50 different services as a trusted partner of the NHS.”

The Adelaide Medical Centre is located on Adelaide Terrace, Benwell, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8BE. For further information about the open day or general enquiries about the Grainger Medical Group visit or call 0333 321 8279.

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