Updated on 10th August 2015 at 9:09 am


NHS Health Checks: Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease, but these diseases can often be prevented. NHS Health Checks will assess a persons risk and give personalised advice on how to reduce this. The new NHS Health Check is for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. Please contact our reception team to make an appointment with one of our Nurses.



Cervical cytology (smear): Smear tests are recommended for women between the ages of 25 and 65 every three years unless a previous abnormality has been present previously. The test can be undertaken by one of our Practice Nurses, to make an appointment please contact our Reception team.



Interpreting service: This service is available on request providing several days notice is given to our Reception team.



Ear Clinic: Our District Nurse team  run an ear clinic session on a Wednesday afternoon. These appointments are always in high demand. Please contact Reception on 0191 252 16 16. You can also ring the Molineaux Street Walk In Centre who also have an ear clinic service you can contact them on 0191  2755862.


Family Planning Clinic: Dr Coundon runs our Family Planning Clinic. You can make an appointment with our Reception Team to discuss all manner of Family Planning with Dr Coundon.



Baby Clinic: Our Baby Clinic is on a Wednesday morning with our Health Visitors Sandra and Margaret. Ring our Reception Team if you would like to book an appointment.

There is also a walk in clinic between 9.30am – 11.00am for you to bring your little ones along and have them weighed. Ask our Reception Team for further details.

You can contact Sandra or Margaret on 0191 2380106.

For more information on the immunisation schedule for all people in the UK please Click here


 Ante-natal clinic: The practice runs a weekly ante-natal clinic on a Wednesday morning. Our Midwife is called Caroline Huxley. The clinic is for pre-booked appointments only.


Contraceptive advice: For first time advice for contraceptive needs please arrange to see one of the doctors during surgery times.

Follow-up contraceptive advice and treatment is carried out by our practice nursing staff.  Monkseaton Medical Centre undertakes implant insertions and removals.  Please contact our Reception team if you require any further information. 

Alternatively, you may wish to contact the One to One Centre where you can self-refer for contraceptive and sexual health advice. One to One Centre


Termination – There is now a dedicated appointment line where your call will be answer confidentially by an experienced member of staff. They will book you an outpatient appointment where you can be seen within 48 hours. Tel No: 0191 203 12 42, the line is open Mon-Fri 8:00am – 6pm.