The Green House Surgery, Redcar

Joining the Practice

Our list is open to accept new patients. Please visit the surgery and complete a set of new patient registration forms.


The care of our patients is fundamental to the service we provide and it should be recognised that the patient has a responsibility in part for his or her own well-being. We may prescribe treatments to aid a particular complaint or condition and may make recommendations to effect changes or modifications in lifestyle to promote the patient's well being.

Your responsibilities to us are:

  • To comply with any treatment recommended or prescribed.
  • To try and live as healthy a lifestyle as possible and ask for help and advice if necessary.


Redcar New Marske
Dormanstown Dunsdale
Kirkleatham Lazenby
Wilton Village Yearby
Marske Upleatham

Practice History

Congregational Church

Dr James McKinley established the practice in 1875. Its original premises were at the junction of West Dyke Road and Millbank Terrace, at the "Green House Surgery".

In 1900, Dr Willie McKinley joined Dr James McKinley and they were subsequently joined By Dr George Young in 1920, and it was he who was first involved with the Lifeboat Service. Dr Young served as an honorary medical advisor with the Redcar Lifeboat until his death in 1956. It was apparently the case that Dr Young was only too willing to leave a very busy surgery for the excuse of getting out on the lifeboat to attend an emergency!

The Practice Partnership prior to moving to the Redcar Health Centre in 1975 consisted of Dr Cutts, Phillips, Whitehouse and Davidson. In those days Dr Cutts was President of Redcar Royal British Legion and Dr Phillips was team doctor to Middlesbrough Football Club and subsequently to the England Football National team when they were involved in the 1970 World Cup which was held in Mexico.

The practice divided in 1975, with Drs Whitehouse and Davidson working together and soon were joined by Dr Barker in 1976. Dr Cowser joined the team in 1991, followed by Dr Houldsworth in 2005. Julia Speight became the Practice's first non-GP Partner (Management Partner) in 2006. The final addition to the Practice is Dr Jesus Gonzalez-Castro, who joined the team in March 2015.

The Green House Surgery, Redcar Primary Care Hospital

Systmonline tool


Systmonline tool to:
• Book and cancel appointments
• Order repeat prescriptions
• Update your contact details
• View a summary of your medical record*
• View your detailed medical record*
Please note, you must register in person
at the practice before you can use this service. Photo ID is required.

*Access to medical records is granted at the request of individual patients. We will need to make further checks of your ID and ask you to complete an additional access form. If you wish to view your detailed record, your GP will also need to review and authorise this request.

Repeat prescriptions take 48 hours (working days) from receipt to process. Some chemists offer a collection and delivery service. If you would like a chemist to collect, dispense and deliver your prescription this will take longer. Please contact the chemist of your choice for further details about dispensing and delivery timescales.

Book appointments at STAR online

Please select this link to directly book an appointment with STAR (this is the local "GP extended hours" service)

Opening Times

Monday 08:00am 05:30pm
Tuesday 08:00am 08:00pm
Wednesday 08:00am 05:30pm
Thursday 08:00am 05:30pm
Friday 08:00am 05:30pm

The surgery is closed on weekends and bank holidays.

Our late night surgery is for pre-booked appointments only. These appointments are NOT for emergency care. However, from 1800-2130h (Monday to Friday) and 0800-2130h (Weekends and Bank Holidays), you can access the GP extended hours centres by telephoning 111. Your GP surgery can also book these appointments for you. Patients with access to Systmonline will be able to book appointments online.

Travel Health

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View a list of available document downloads, such as Questionnaires and Change of Circumstances forms.

Self care advice

For self care advice please visit the websites below:
NHS A-Z - Conditions and treatments