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From 1st April 2019 Gabapentin and Pregabalin will be classed as controlled drugs. This means that prescriptions for these medications can only be collected from reception with proof of photo ID.

They can no longer be sent to your chemist.  Please bear this in mind when ordering your repeat prescriptions.

Pharmacists must dispense the drugs within 28 days of the prescription being written.

If you have any questions please speak to the Reception Manager.

Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.

Community Midwives

Sophie Coward and Team

Tel: 0191 2823528

The midwife provides care and advice in antenatal clinics at the surgery and on home visits. She works in partnership with Dr Sarah Taylor in the provision of antenatal care.

Sophie is at the surgery every Thursday.

Community Nurses

Sister Kathryn Burnip and Team

District Nurse - Base Number 0191 282 3664

The nurses work in the community providing home nursing care. Please get in touch if you have any nursing needs or require advice. They also provide advice and assistance for carers.

Health Visitors

Susan Emmerson and Team
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
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