Opening Hours

Opening Hours.

Practice Opening Hours are usually between 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday. (Including Thursday afternoons at Wylam)

Consultations are by Appointment.

  • You can usually book to see the Doctor or Nurse of your choice within 2 working days.
  • To book appointments please call in to your usual surgery or phone your usual surgery number.
  • If you feel your problem is more urgent than this you will be seen by the Doctor on duty that day.
  • At Oaklands Medical Centre we close on Thursday afternoon from 12pm, and at lunchtimes between 12.30 and 1.30pm.
  • Riversdale at Wylam is closed on Wednesday lunchtime between 12pm and 1pm for Staff Training.

For Appointments at Riversdale Wylam ring 01661 852208 or 01661 853920.

For Appointments for Riversdale at Oaklands Medical Centre Ring 01661 832287


Home Visits.

  • Home visits are usually only to those patients too ill or infirm to attend surgery.
  • We would be grateful if you could bear this in mind when requesting a home visit as they are very time consuming and may disrupt other services the practice provides if requested inappropriately.
  • It is helpul if you are able to let our reception staff know the nature of your problem when you request a home visit so we can assess its urgency.

Home visits should be requested ideally before 10am.

You may be asked to discuss your request for a home visit with a Doctor who may suggest other ways of managing your problem.



Riversdale Surgery

51 Woodcroft Road



NE41 8DH

Phone 01661 852208 / 853920

Fax 01661 853779

This converted Victorian building in the heart of the historic village of Wylam has been associated with the proctice of family medicine in Wylam for over a hundred years.

Parking can be limited at times and we would appreciate your consideration for our neighbours when visiting the surgery

Riversdale is also based at­­

Oaklands Medical Centre (Consultations by Appointment, this is not a Walk-In Centre)

Front Street



NE42 5DQ

Phone 01661 832287

Fax 01661 833131

This is our newly refurbished Medical Centre just off Front Street in Prudhoe.

We have a large car park at Oakland Medical Centre with generally easier access for the disabled and frail.

Oaklands Medical Centre is also the main base for Community Staff in the area such as District Nurses, Midwives, Physios, Health Visitors, Speech Therapists and Podiatrists.