Our Services & Clinics and Useful Numbers

Blood tests

If a GP or Nurse at the surgery has arranged a blood test for you to be taken, you can visit this link to book your appointment https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/stsftbloodtestbooking or call the team on 0191 541 0110. The department is open Monday to Friday, 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM.

Physiotherapy Self Referall

Please contact Connect Health on 01914813902 to arrange your own physiotherapy appointment without needing a referall from a medical professional.

Minor surgery

If you require the removal of warts, verrucas, moles, skin tags, cysts, lesions, the doctor/nurse will decide if this can be carried out at the surgery. The doctor can then arrange for you to be added to the waiting list for an appointment, one of our reception team will contact you in due course.

Cervical smears

It is important that every woman over the age of 25 who is sexually active, has a smear every three years up to the age of 64. You will normally be reminded by letter when your smear test is due and will receive a further invite by text/letter. A smear can be arranged by making an appointment with the practice nurse, please contact reception to arrange this. If you are unsure when your cervical screening is due please speak to reception who will be happy to inform you when you are due.

Family planning/Contraception

Information and updates on south tynesides sexual health service can be found by clicking this link: https://www.southtynesidesexualhealth.nhs.uk/sexhealthclinics/

The surgery also offers a confidential contraception service for most methods of contraception, including the contraceptive pill and contraceptive injections. For emergency contraception please visit the nhs website on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/contraception/where-can-i-get-emergency-contraception/ – this will help you locate a local service or pharmacy who overs this service. Please note the practice can no longer prescribe delay period medications you will have to obtain this from your local pharmacy.

Maternity care

The midwife holds clinics at the surgery. You do not need your pregnancy confirmed by a GP before you see the midwife, you just need to phone the appointment line on 0191 455 4621 to give your details. The midwife will call you to arrange your first booking.

Results of investigations

For enquiries about X-rays, blood tests and other test results, please submit an E-Consult via the homepage on our website and ask for ‘administrative help’ or alternative contact Reception on 0191 455 4621.

Chronic disease clinics

We offer a range of chronic disease clinics for asthma, ischaemic heart disease, COPD, diabetes and hypertension, in which all of our nurses have specialist training. If you are being treated for any of the above conditions, you will be sent a letter annually (or if you are diabetic 6 months after your diabetic eye screening appointment). It will then be the nurses who monitor your care, with GP intervention only when required.


Please submit a request through eConsult if possible and your note will be sent to you electronically or can be picked up from the surgery. In your request please include if this is a new/repeat sick note and also if you would like this electronically or to be collected, the dates you are requesting and if you feel this problem needs a review (the GP may trigger a review regardless). Periods of sickness under a week only require self-certification (no sick note required).

Private letters & Medicals

If you require a private letter for travel ,work or school please contact reception to arrange a telephone appointment with a GP. These sort of letters may incur a charge. If you require a medical (ie DVLA, Adoption etc) you will be added to our waiting list and will be contacted by our secretaries in due course. Full payment is required upon booking this appointment due to the amount of recent non attenders.

Injections and immunisations

  • Cancer injections
  • Osteoporosis injections
  • Childhood immunisations (low contact)
  • B12 injections
  • Contraceptive depot injections
  • Travel immunisations (can be arranged after a consultation with the Practice Nurse – The Practice is an approved Yellow Fever Centre and as well as providing Yellow Fever vaccine, we offer a whole range of travel immunisations including: Rabies, Meningococcal A&C and Japanese Encephalitis. These unusual vaccines are not provided on the NHS. Up to date costs are available from reception. This service is available to registered and unregistered patients
  • Baby immunisations (every Tuesday & Wednesday. These appointments will be sent to the Parent or Guardian when they are due)
  • Flu immunisations (available from October – please check with reception)
  • Steroid joint injections

Other services

Blood Tests: 01915410110 or visit : https://links.inhealthcare.co.uk/stsftbloodtestbooking

Under 16s Blood Tests: 01914041048

COVID Vaccines: 01912831925

Physio Self Refer: 01914813902

Talking Therapies: 01912832937

Crisis Team: 03031231145

Palliative Care Team: 01912834561

District Nurses: 01912831381

Diabetic Eye Screening: 01914192430

Community Midwives: 01912831288

Sexual Health : 01914028168

Patient transport – please call ERS Medical on 0191 301 7687. Please note that Central Surgery no longer books transport for patients.