Important Update: As of 18/09/2020 our phonelines between 12 and 2pm will be emergency calls only. We ask all medication is ordered online where possible. We are unable to take any medication requests before 10am.

Due to the recent local COVID outbreak we are restricting access to the building to help protect staff and patients. Please only come to the surgery if you have been invited to do so and only at the allocated time. All prescription requests must be done online or over the telephone and will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. Due to the high volume of calls, all COVID related queries will be directed to the government website.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer COVID antibody testing at present


Offshore Medicals

North East Centre for Offshore Medicals (NECOM)

The practice has built, over several years, strong links with South Tyneside Marine College and Dr Gooding, Dr Sheard, Dr Briggs and Dr Portergill are approved medical examiners of the UK Offshore Operators Association (UKOG) Medical Advisory Committee. Anyone working in Norwegian waters can now do so with a UKOG certificate.

Fees for Offshore Oil Medicals

Drug and Alcohol Screen£120.00
UKOG & Drug Screen£250.00
Shoulder Girth£20.00
Chester Step Test£75.00
Fit for EBS Training£35.00
EBS plus Spirometry£65.00
Blood TestsVarious Prices
InjectionsVarious Prices
Chest X RayOrganised Privately

Swabs, stool samples, vaccinations, Chest x-ray and blood tests are available at an extra costs.

To arrange an appointment please contact the surgery on 0191 3887034 and speak to one of our reception team. For advanced Offshore requirements please speak to Sharon Napier.

We can now take payment by card. A deposit of £60 is required to secure your booking.

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