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As a practice, unfortunately we are unable to provide exemption letters for face coverings. For more information, please click here.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer COVID antibody testing at present

As of 8th June 2020, anybody entering the surgery MUST wear a face covering such as fabric masks (these do not need to be medical grade masks) but this is essential for patient and staff safety. We need to continue to maintain social distancing in the waiting room, therefore we would ask where possible for patients to wait outside. You can inform us you have arrived via a phone call to reception.

COVID-19 Research

For further information on COVID-19 research click the "Research" tab to the right side of this page under "further information"

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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