We have been seeing patients face to face since the beginning of the pandemic in line with government and public health guidance. Our first priority is the safety of patients and staff as we have many vulnerable patients and Covid 19 is still present in our local area. The limitations of our premises, with a very small waiting room and reception area, means we still need to limit the number of patients in the building at one time. With this in mind, we are moving towards offering patients a choice of remote or face to face consultations as quickly and safely as we can over the next few weeks
Would you like to consult your Doctor online?
'Try the NHS App'
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.
If you already use Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp'
You can check the opening times of your nearest clinic here: https://www.sthk.nhs.uk/our-services?service=75
Patients can book their blood test in advance online or by telephone:
- sthk.nhs.uk (Book online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
- 0808 196 4500 (Phoneline open Mon - Fri, 12pm - 3pm)
For any general information on coronavirus please visit
Face Mask Exemptions
The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning them (eg bus driver, shop staff).
Practices are therefore not required to provide letters of support for those who fall under the list of exemptions, or to those who do not fall under the list of exemptions.
Murdishaw Health Centre is sorry that we cannot help with requests.
Staying Active during lockdown has been updated with some important information for older adults.
Reducing the risk of falling provides a booklet from our Health Improvement team and a link within this booklet to some simple exercises to help prevent falls.
Have you registered for Patient Access?
You can access parts of your medical records including blood test results, medications & consultations with your GP.
Please speak to a Care Navigator if you wish to register (you must provide photographic ID to be able to register for this service)
Patient Advice & Liaison Service (PALS).
Anyone requiring support or advice should contact the PALS service via the free phone number: 0800 218 2333 or email email@example.com
If you are a patient at Murdishaw Health Centre your accountable GP is Dr O'Hare.
Protected Learning Time Dates
The practice will close from 1pm on the following dates.
Wednesday 25th May
Thursday 23rd June
Wednesday 20th July
Thursday 22nd September
Wednesday 19th October
Thursday 17th November
Wednesday 25th January
Thursday 16th February
Wednesday 29th March
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Murdishaw Health Centre in the last financial year was £101,565 before tax and National Insurance.
(Site updated 07/06/2022)