Antenatal/Postnatal Care

We provide a full range of antenatal and postnatal care. Clinics are run at both Saville Place and Newbiggin Hall surgery and provided by the Community Midwives. At Saville Place this clinic runs on Monday and Tuesday and at Newbiggin Hall on Thursday and Friday. Other appointments are available but are made by the midwives themselves.

Asthma

Our asthma clinics are run by our trained nurses who specialise in this field. Advice is given about inhaler techniques and also home monitoring of asthma using peak flow meters and chart readings and also use of medication too.

Baby Clinic

Baby clinics for 6 week baby checks for your child
Saville Place: Thursday at 10:20am - 11:20am
Newbiggin Hall: Tuesdays at 1.30 - 2.45pm

Baby immunisations clinic
Saville Place: Tuesday and Thursday at 10:15am - 1:15pm
Newbiggin Hall: Tuesdays at 10:15am - 12:15pm and Thursday 10:30am - 12:10pm

Child Health Surveillance

We provide a full child health surveillance service working alongside our local health visitors and school nurses. Routine examinations are done at 8 weeks and a health assessment is done at 8 months. You may contact any of the Health Visiting team for more information on 0191 2823411.

Hypertension Clinic

High blood pressure for a long period increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The risk can be reduced by controlling blood pressure – we have a programme of assessment including blood test, urine tests and ECGs. There are several clinics a week for checking blood pressure. Speak to a receptionist to arrange an appointment.

Diabetic Clinic

These clinics take place on various days at each surgery. It is for the monitoring of patients with Diabetes, to check control and prevent the complications of diabetes.

Coronary Heart Disease

CHD clinics are run by our trained nurses every week. Advice is given about lifestyle and diet and medication is adjusted accordingly. For an appointment in this clinic, please ask for an appointment with a Practice Nurse.

Breast Screening

About 1 in 8 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. If it's detected early treatment is more successful and there is a good chance of recovery.

All women aged 50 to 70 and are registered with a GP are automatically invited for breast screening every 3 years. Some older and younger women are also being invited for breast screening as part of a study for screening in different age groups. Results are normally sent out to you after 2weeks of your appointment. It is always your choice whether or not you have breast screening - if you wish to discuss this with either a nurse or a GP please contact the surgery as they are more than happy to discuss with you via a phone call. Alternatively please look at this website re breast screening.

Cervical Smear

The practice in line with NHS guidance offers cervical screening to all women aged 25 - 49 every 3 years and all women aged 50 - 64 every 5 years. Smear tests can detect any early changes that may lead to cancer developing. Our practice can offer early morning and late evening appointments, our practice nurses and nurse practitioners are all highly trained in smear taking. Our practice uses single use equipment only, results are normally back within 3 weeks. For patients who would like to discuss the benefits of smear tests or chat about any concerns they may have should contact the surgery and ask for one of the nurse practitioners or practice nurses to ring them as they are more than happy to discuss via a phone call. Alternatively please look at this website re cervical screening.

Family Planning

We offer a comprehensive family planning clinic throughout the week with one of our Practice Nurses or Nurse Practitioners who will be happy to help with what you need, it includes the following:

  • Provision of contraceptive methods; oral contraceptive pill/depo injection/contraceptive patch/nuvaring
  • Fitting of coils/implants
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Counselling and referral for termination of pregnancy (self-referrals can also be done via RVI termination line 0191 2829300 and Bpas 08457304030 both lines are manned 24hrs a day)
  • Advice regarding safer sex
  • STI screening including blood tests
  • We also offer a free condom service

Please remember for patients over the age of 16 years that emergency contraception is available over the counter at local pharmacies.

Alternatively you can attend the Newcroft Sexual Health Clinic (website) - 0191 229 2999 for appointments or attend one of their walk in clinics Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri 9 - 1pm, Thurs 10 - 1pm.

Also streetwise in Newcastle (website) offer contraception and sexual health services for 11 - 25yr olds

Practice Pharmacist Service

Daryl Thompson (MPharm)

Our clinical pharmacist is a highly qualified healthcare professional who has trained for many years to become an expert in medicines and how they work.

The pharmacist has the ongoing task of providing safe, effective, up to date and efficient prescribing for our patients.

Daryl in an independent prescriber working in the surgery 5 days a week. He is available to support you with;

  • Your medication review and better understanding of your medication
  • Medication side effects
  • Medication supply problems and alternatives
  • Medication changes following a stay in hospital or follow up in a specialist clinic
  • Managing your long term conditions
  • Acute and minor ailments

    He is available to review your medication and discuss specific problems or concerns about your medication and offers some face to face appointments, telephone consults, or can receive messages via reception.

    Seeing our pharmacist allows Saville to provide you with additional quality healthcare services that meets your needs.

    We are developing this service to better meet patient needs and will be adding a clinical pharmacist to the team in early 2019 to work under the supervision of the Senior Pharmacist and allow us to increase the number of clinics.

  • City Centre Surgery

    7 Saville Place, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8DQ

    Telephone 0191 2324274

    Fax 0191 2331050

    Surgery opening hours

    7:00am - 8:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
    7:00am - 5:00pm Thursday
    7:00am - 6:30pm Friday
    Closed on Saturday and Sunday

    Phone lines open

    8:00am - 6:00pm Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri
    8:00 am -1:00pm Thu

    Branch Surgery

    285 Trevelyan Drive, Newbiggin Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 4BP

    Telephone 0191 2869240

    Fax 0191 2715710

    Surgery opening hours

    8:00am - 6:30pm - Monday
    7:00am - 6:30pm - Tuesday
    7:00am - 6:30pm - Wednesday
    8:00am - 1:00pm - Thursday
    8:00am - 6:30pm - Friday
    Closed on Saturday and Sunday

    Phone lines open

    8:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 6:00pm Mon, Tue, Wed and Fri
    8:00 am -1:00pm Thu