Advice for Young People

Are you between 14 and 18 years of age and need a doctors appointment?

Here is some information you will find useful.                     


From the age of 14 you can see a doctor without the presence of a parent or guardian. In most circumstances any information disclosed in the appointment will stay between you and the doctor, this is called confidentiality and all doctors have to follow it.The only time a doctor would pass on information to your parents is if they thought that you were in danger of being harmed. In this instance they would discuss it with you and make sure that you were aware of everything that they were going to tell them.

For more information on confidentiality visit: childline's talking about private stuff page



To make an appointment you need to ring the surgery at 0191 216 4920. The staff will try an appointment time that is convenient for you. 

The opening hours are from:                                                      

Monday 8:00-18:00
Tuesday 8:00-18:00
Wednesday 8:00-18:00
Thursday 7:00-20:30
Friday 8:00-18:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Schools will let you leave to attend a doctors appointment but sometimes it is easier for you to go either before or after school hours, if you tell the person who you are making the appointment with they will do their best to try and arrange it for you.



Childline: 0800 111                                         


Samaritans 116 123                                                 


Young Minds




Mental health conditions are one of the most prominent issues faced by young people today. You can ring up and make an appointment to speak to your GP if anything is concerning you. Here are a few websites that you may also find helpful. One in four people will be affected by neurological disorders at one point in their life, you are not alone.


Self care for anxiety                                                                         

What is anxiety?

How to talk to your GP about anxiety?                                      

Headspace app                                                         


What is depression?

self help for depression

What can your GP do for depression?                           

Students against Depression

Self Harm

What is self harm?                                            

Helping yourself with self harm                                                     

Support and treatment                 



Services in the practice

  • Chlamydia screening (15-24 year olds)
  • Contraceptive advice
  • Free condom centre- you can ask at reception for condoms or "supplies" if you are too embarrassed to say condoms

Useful links

Sex and young people                                        

Consent youtube video

The law on consenting for young people

Services in Newcastle

  • Streetwise centre
  • School Nurse - can issue you a C-card for free contraception
  • Condom finder (there are many centres in the North East that can issue free condoms/contraception to you if you have a C-card)




Tampax website                                           

Lil Lets becoming a teen website                        

Period myths


Period Pain

Period Calculator



Many teenagers can feel isolated and lonely at times. Why not try one of these activities to meet new people?                                               

                       LOCAL ACTIVITIES                                                                         

                    NATIONAL ACTIVITIES                                      



'DnA' service Newcastle                                    

Drugs Help                                                    

NHS Choices

N2L-Never too late