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Back Pain Events

Back Pain is a leading cause of patients wanting to see a GP.  Because of this, the patient forum organises events led by Northumbria Healthcare Trust Physios who deliver a 45 minute workshop on how to manage your back pain and help to prevent it recurring.  The events are free, and there is plenty of time for questions and 1 to 1 conversation.  The next event is at the Linskill Centre in North Shields on 10 June at 5.45pm, and after that at Bewicke Medical Centre, Wallsend on 2 July @ 5.45pm.  No need to book - just turn up!

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

April is IBS awareness month.  There are 2 interesting research studies taking place currently - Wellspring are involved.  RelieveIBS and ContactME-IBS


 There is a newsletter available in the waiting room.  If you would like to receive each new edition by email, you can sign up using the link at the bottom of the page.


The government's "Friends and Family Test" became a requirement from December 2014.  You can use it now by choosing the survey option at the bottom of the main home page.  Form are also available in the surgery, at reception or next to any consulting room door, so you can pick one up on your way out.

Out of Hours
Out of hours GP services are commissioned by North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group and are provided by qualified doctors and nurses. You may receive telephone advice from a doctor or be asked to attend a local primary care centre for an examination. If, for medical reasons, travel is impossible, a home visit from a doctor can be arranged. For out of hours services please telephone 111.

There is also a GP Extended Access HUB which operates in the early evening and on Saturdays.  This service is run by local GPs (including our own) and is based at the Oxford Centre in Longbenton.  You can make an appointment by calling the practice number and asking for an out of hours appointment at the Oxford Centre HUB.  111 can book appointments for you too - or if your surgery is closed you can contact Battle Hill walk-in centre on 0191 295 8520 who can book an appointment for you.

Telephone advice/consultations
Sometimes you may want to speak to a doctor or nurse about something but do not need to come into the surgery for a  face-to-face appointment.

If you would like to talk to someone over the phone, you can contact reception, who will take your number and arrange a suitable time

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment. 

Patient Participation

If you are interested in being part of our patient participation group - do tell the receptionists.  The group meet for an hour roughly 4 or 5 times a year - in the early evening.



Advice for Young People

Are you between 14 and 18 years of age and need a doctors appointment?

Here is some information you will find useful.                     

From the age of 14 you can see a doctor without the presence of a parent or guardian. In most circumstances any information disclosed in the appointment will stay between you and the doctor, this is called confidentiality and all doctors have to follow it.The only time a doctor would pass on information to your parents is if they thought that you were in danger of being harmed. In this instance they would discuss it with you and make sure that you were aware of everything that they were going to tell them.

For more information on confidentiality visit: childline's talking about private stuff page

To make an appointment you need to ring the surgery at 0191 216 4920. The staff will try an appointment time that is convenient for you. 

The opening hours are from:                                                      


Schools will let you leave to attend a doctors appointment but sometimes it is easier for you to go either before or after school hours, if you tell the person who you are making the appointment with they will do their best to try and arrange it for you.


Childline: 0800 111                                         

Samaritans 116 123                                                 


Young Minds


Mental health conditions are one of the most prominent issues faced by young people today. You can ring up and make an appointment to speak to your GP if anything is concerning you. Here are a few websites that you may also find helpful. One in four people will be affected by neurological disorders at one point in their life, you are not alone.


Self care for anxiety                                                                         

What is anxiety?

How to talk to your GP about anxiety?                                      

Headspace app                                                         


What is depression?

self help for depression

What can your GP do for depression?                           

Students against Depression

Self Harm

What is self harm?                                            

Helping yourself with self harm                                                     

Support and treatment                 

Services in the practice

  • Chlamydia screening (15-24 year olds)
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Free condom centre- you can ask at reception for condoms or "supplies" if you are too embarrassed to say condoms

Useful links

Sex and young people                                        

Consent youtube video

The law on consenting for young people

Services in Newcastle

  • Streetwise centre
  • School Nurse - can issue you a C-card for free contraception
  • Condom finder (there are many centres in the North East that can issue free condoms/contraception to you if you have a C-card)

Tampax website                                           

Lil Lets becoming a teen website                        

Period myths


Period Pain

Period Calculator

Many teenagers can feel isolated and lonely at times. Why not try one of these activities to meet new people?                                               

                       LOCAL ACTIVITIES                                                                         

                    NATIONAL ACTIVITIES                                      

'DnA' service Newcastle                                    

Drugs Help                                                    

NHS Choices

N2L-Never too late


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