Despite the easing of COVID restrictions, infection control guidance from Public Health England still remains.

With significantly high rates of COVID infection in Sunderland, rates of hospitalisation doubling weekly and immense pressure on both GP Practices and Secondary Care, we are requesting all of our patients to continue to follow the following advice when attending the Practice:

  • You must wear a facemask when entering hospitals, GP practices and other healthcare settings
  • Please attend all GP (and hospital appointments) alone where possible (so we can see more patients face to face)
  • Try not to arrive too early for your appointment or you may need to wait outside
  • Please regularly wash your hands and sanitise using gel
  • Please maintain a social distance in all healthcare settings
  • Please get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster as soon as you are asked
  • Please stay at home if you suspect you have COVID-19.  Call 119 or visit www.nhs.uk for a PCR test.

The surgery is open as usual however we ask that you only attend an appointment at the surgery if you have been asked to attend.  You should wear a mask if attending and use the hand sanitiser (situated on the post as you some in).

You should not attend the Practice, even if you have a pre-arranged appointment, if you have any of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.  We can arrange telephone appointments for those patients with symptoms.  In an emergency, dial 999.

Symptoms include:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you do need a coronavirus test, please go to www.nhs.uk or phone 119. If you live with someone, or someone in your support bubble, who has symptoms or tested positive for coronavirus please self-isolate for 14 days.

You do not need a test unless you show symptoms yourself. You do not need to contact the Practice or 111 to self-isolate or if you have been asked to self-isolate by Track and Trace.

If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online or dial 111. For emergencies always call 999.

If you require a sicknote for your employer, either because you may have the Coronavirus or because you have been advised to self isolate click here.

The advice for those patients who were advised to Shield has changed: click here for more information.

If you are worried about Coronavirus, then please use the NHS111 online service for advice and help – https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/

If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.

For the latest Government advice and information click here


Welcome to the Happy House Surgery Website! 


Happy House Surgery is situated in the A690 in Thorney Close. Originally a semi-detached house, the practice has grown over the last 15 years into a modern medical centre with 8 consulting rooms and a treatment / minor surgery suite.  Despite our growing size we still offer a personal service to our patients.

Our Practice is highly patient focused and we have a multidisciplinary approach to patients’ health care. We aim to deliver the best for our patients by combining the skills of the practice team with other health and social care workers in the community.

Reception is open from 8.00am – 5.45pm Monday to Friday, and the telephone lines close at 6pm.

We are open for new patients who live in the area – click here for further information.

        Our address is :

Happy House Surgery, Durham Road, Sunderland.  SR3 4BY



Telephone;   0191 5282222

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