Breast Screening

Mammography (taking x-rays of breast tissue) is organised from outside of the practice and will require a referral from the GP. Screening takes place from outside of the practice. Screening takes place every 3 years in women aged 50-64, it is too difficult to screen women below 50 and with periods because the breast tissue changes. Nevertheless, it does advocate screening women who have a first degree relative who has had breast cancer i.e. mother or a sister from 5 years before the age at which the relative was diagnosed.

Cervical Smear

All women between the ages of 25 and 64 years of age are advised to have a cervical smear test every three to five years, regardless of their sexual history. These smear tests detect any early changes that might lead to cancer later on. To book in for a cervical smear, please ask for an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

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; contraceptive pill & Depo Injection
  • Fitting of I.U.Ds and Diaphragms i.e. the Implant and Coil
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Counselling and referral for termination of pregnancy
  • Advice regarding safer sex

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

The Walk in Centre at Molineux Street will also issue emergency contraception.

Other sources are:
Streetwise - Tel No: 0191 230 5400 (Age range 13-25 years)

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.

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

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