Welcome to Houghton Medical Group

We would like to remind our patients to continue to wear a facemask when entering hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare settings.


The surgery will be closed on Monday 27th, Tuesday 28th December and Monday 3rd January. If you need an urgent GP appointment over Christmas, please ask us about the Extended Access Service.

The service is run by local GPs in five locations across Sunderland. To book please contact the practice or contact NHS 111 and the advisors will help you get the care you need.


As per new Government guidance, anyone aged 18 years and over and three months post second covid vaccine can now have their booster jab.

Anyone still outstanding a first or second dose can also book in.

Please use the below link to find a walk-in clinic near you, or alternatively you can contact the practice to book an appointment.



Flu vaccines are now available. In line with NHS guidance, we will be using two different vaccines – patients aged 65 and over will receive a different vaccine to those aged under 65. Flu vaccines are now available for the following patients:-

  • Anyone aged 50 years or over
  • Pregnant ladies
  • Carers
  • Patients with diabetes, a chronic heart condition, COPD, are immunocompromised or have a neurological condition

We are also offering the nasal vaccine to children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2019. Please contact reception to book an appointment.


Our Vision and Values – Care is Our Business

For our patients

    • To provide an environment that is welcoming, caring and accessible
    • To treat everyone equally and with dignity and respect
    • To provide safe and effective healthcare appropriate to patients’ needs, keeping up to date with new developments
  • To listen and respond to feedback

For our practice team

  • To maintain a safe and supportive working environment
  • To encourage personal development and provide training opportunities
  • To listen to all members of the team and value their comments and opinions

For our local area

  • To consider the wider health needs of the local population and try to address inequalities
  • To always be mindful of the vulnerable people in our area
  • To work closely with other local practices and the CCG to improve health outcomes

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