Practice Nurses

The practice nurses are available by appointment on 0191 2741840. The practice nurses offer:

  • mother_baby_doctorGeneral Health Checks
  • Immunisations / Travel Advice
  • Blood Pressure checks
  • Blood & Urine Testing
  • Cervical Smears
  • Dressings/ Stitch Removal
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy reviews
  • Contraceptive advice & pill checks
  • Review appointments for asthma, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease


District Nurses, Health Visitors and a Midwife is attached to the GP Surgery to support our patients.

District Nurses

The district nurses offer:

  • nursing care and support in the home for housebound patients
  • arrangements for nursing cover at weekends and on Bank Holidays
  • continence advice and assessment
  • palliative care.

pregnant11Health Visitors

The health visitors are Leslie Galloway and Becky Humphreys . They provide support in child and family health.To contact them phone 0191 282 3319.

Baby Clinics

These no longer run in surgery. Ask your health visitor for information


The midwife provides:

  • antenatal care for mothers
  • home visiting after delivery

Her contact number is given at the first antenatal appointment.

Other Services At The Practice

By appointment after referral by the doctor:

  • Counsellor
  • Community Mental Health Worker
  • Warfarin monitoring


We provide:

  • the Pill
  • depot contraceptive injection
  • condoms for the under 25’s

If you need emergency contraception please ask the receptionist and you will be seen the same day - alternatively you are able to visit one of the local Walk in Services.


Below is a Youtube link about the work that goes on in a GP Practice.

GP Access animation - YouTube

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