The young people friendly page is designed especially for patients aged between 12-18 to help you understand how to access advice and healthcare about anything you might be worries about.
We provide many different services to help support our young patients.
Things like a wide range of contraception:
-Depo Provera Injection We also give out free condoms! Just ask any nurse or
-Implanon (Implant) GP for some. Or ask at reception in the surgery.
-Copper Coil (IUD—No hormones) No need for an appointment for this!
-Mirena Coil (IUS—With hormones)
-Free morning after pill
We offer free Chlamydia and gonorrhoea test screening kits to 16-24 year olds.
If you would like further screening, please head to the Newcroft centre at:
New Croft House, Market St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6ND
Is the service confidential?
even if you are under 16 you still have the same rights to confidentiality as anyone else.
our doctor and nurses have to follow very strict rules on confidentiality and the law says we have to keep all patients records and information completely private.
in exceptional circumstances, for example when a doctor or nurse thinks you might be in serious danger, it might be necessary to pass information on but, even if wed do, we will usually talk to you first before we tell anyone else. This applies to everyone, no matter what age you are.
Our opening hours :
Monday: 8.30am till 6pm
Tuesday: 8.30am till 6pm
Wednesday: 8.30am till 6pm (extended hours till 8pm)
Thursday: 8.30am till 6pm
Friday: 8.30am till 6pm
Every Wednesday night we have a late surgery on until 7.45pm with a doctor to accommodate student / working hours.
Every other Wednesday we also have a nurse in for the late surgery.
Travelling? We offer free travel advice with our practice nurses Laura and Christine.
You can make a 20 minute appointment with one of our practice nurses for travel advice and vaccinations. They will be able to tell you what you’ve had and what you will need depending on where you are going, when, and what kind of holiday you’re having. You should be making this appointment at least 6 weeks before you are due to go away. This is because some vaccinations require more than 1 course . It could be up to a course of 3 separate injections over a period of time to get you fully vaccinated followed by a blood test to make sure you are protected. Some vaccines will be free on the NHS, however some you will have to pay as they will be private. A full list of fees can be obtained from reception.
Support and advice
If you feel you need some confidential help and advice on any of the following matters, here’s where to go! -Smoking: Pharmacies now offer a free smoking cessation service to help people quit smoking. Please call Life line on 0191 2691103 for more information
-Alcohol & Drugs: Street wise offer drop-in information and help and support on alcohol and drugs for young people aged 13-25 Street wise also offer free counselling and support!
You can find them at:
Unit 3 Blackfriars Court
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4XB Contact Tel: 0191 230 5400
We offer free and confidential information, advice, support and counselling to young people from the age of 12.