We surveyed 200 of our patients – 96% said they would recommend the STAR service to family and friends. Your comments and experiences are really important to us as they can only help us to get better! Here are some recent ones…feedback

“Had a blood test arranged on a weekend through STAR as my GP surgery had no appointments.”


“Very quick, helpful service for a busy working mum fantastic!”


“I have seen the same STAR GP a few times now and all I can say is she is one of the best doctors I have ever seen. A Health Care Assistant took my bloods and she was very professional. Highly recommend this service.”


“Excellent service no problems.”


“Staff were a breath of fresh air, most helpful.”


“Impressed with the medical care I was given.”


“Excellent service provided by STAR team based in Bluebell Medical Centre. The STAR service is an excellent facility and should be promoted more effectively in GP surgeries. The receptionist staff and GP were very caring and considerate.”


“I think it is vital to have care at this time. I was desperate tonight and would not of been able to cope without this STAR service.”


“The service is fab, it is very difficult to get a doctors appointment when we all work, we cannot ring by 8am. If this service was not available we would have gone to A&E.”


“Always had a 1st class service. Without it my son would not have received the professional involvement he did. Very valuable service. Very helpful, polite and quick.”


“I’m leaving happy.”


“This is a marvellous service – would have had to wait days for an appointment. Staff were professional and friendly – very welcoming.”


“I had an eye infection and was in some discomfort on a Friday afternoon and called my GP who said that if the pain got worse to call NHS 111. It did get worse and on the Saturday I called NHS 111  who suggested that I went to Redcar Primary Care Hospital and to the STAR scheme rather than minor injuries.

“I hadn’t heard of the STAR scheme beforehand but after the service I got – I was quickly seen and the staff were excellent – I’d use the STAR scheme again if I was in a similar situation. The pain subsided and it was first class and I’ve been telling a lot of my friends about the service, should they need out-of-hours GP advice.”


“I work through the week and I had a chest complaint that clearly wasn’t getting any better. I had seen at my own GP practice literature about the STAR scheme and the extended hours my surgery – Bentley Medical Practice – was open. I went along to Redcar Primary Care Hospital at around 7.15pm on a weekday evening and the staff were welcoming and very efficient. I think that every GP surgery should  be able to offer this service because so many people like myself find it extremely difficult getting to see a GP in normal working hours, but I’d definitely use it again if I needed to. It would be my first port of call.”


“I used the system on Christmas Eve and found the service excellent. The whole experience was superb from arriving at the Redcar Hospital to being prescribed medication.Thank you, job well done.”


“Well impressed! Referred through 111 and GP phoned us back within 10 minutes, collected prescription from Bentley reception and picked up tablets from Clevechem on site. Brilliant service and a bonus to actually speak to our own GP!”