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To empower people and communities to improve health and social care services together

Roker Family Practice

In November 2016 the Roker Family Practice had to close with immediate effect after Dr Arnett was removed from the Medical Register by the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.  To ensure patients had continued access to GP services, all patients were transferred to Dr Gellia and Dr Balaraman on an emergency basis until 30 September 2017.

So, what will be happening after 30 September 2017?

From 1 October, patients will be automatically transferred to Dr Gellia and Dr Balaraman's practice, at Monkwearmouth Health Centre, Dundas Street, Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, SR6 0AB.

So, what do patients need to do?

If patients are happy to continue to access their GP services from Dr Gellia and Dr Balaraman then patients will not need to take any action.

Patients can choose to register with an alternative practice if they wish.  For more information on how to do this visit our 'How to register with a GP' section.  More detailed information about practices is available on the NHS Choices website.

More information can be obtained in the following downloads

Patient letter

Frequently asked questions

Practices in the local area

Letter to nearby practices

If you have any questions give Healthwatch Sunderland a ring on 0800 023 8840