Wawn Street Surgery

Wawn Street, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, NE33 4DX

Macmillan Coffee Morning!

The practice raised a grand total of £700 when we hosted our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Wednesday 16th October 2019.

This was with the help of the team from Marsden Road Health Centre!

We would like to say Thank you to all who participated and for all the kind donations.

National Cancer Diagnosis Audit

We are very pleased to announce that Wawn Street Surgery is now registered and participating in the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit (NCDA). NCDA is an important national project with a focus on improving how people are diagnosed with cancer. Please see the attachments for further information. How your information may be used is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security.

Flu Clinics

Please note we do not have designated flu vaccination clinics now, to book your flu vaccination, please contact the practice on 0191 4542211



Work Experience Placements

The practice is now able to offer Work Experience placements for students who require this as part of their further education.

We can accommodate two students per year maximum.

If you would like to register an interest, please contact Debbie Hamilton, Managing Partner.

Information from the North East Urgent and Emergency Care Network

Research shows that parents are becoming increasingly less confident about what to do over a range of common childhood illnesses and intelligence suggests that parents are seeking more medical intervention earlier and attending Emergency Departments and Walk in Centres.
As a result, The North East Urgent and Emergency Care Network have developed an app that is available in Google Play and the App Store (search for NHS Child Health).
This information is available  by Clicking Here and is also available via an app if you search NHS Child Health

Communication Survey

If you have provided us with your mobile number, you will be receiving a text with a link to a Survey about communications at the Practice. We would appreciate your responses. Alternatively, you can go to the Communication Survey page on this website and follow the link.

Many Thanks

The Cruse Crew

Supporting children, young people and families coming to terms with a bereavement through activities, social events and drop-ins.
Drop-in sessions are held at Chuter Ede Community Centre, Galsworthy Road, Biddick Hall, South Shields, NE34 9UG
Children, young people and families:
Tuesdays 6 p.m. until 7.30 p.m.
Thursdays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
For more information visit:

Website: http://www.crusecrew.co.uk or find us on Facebook: Crusecrew

Phone: 07950415838

Adolescent Health is Important

Why Adolescent Health is Important

Many problems start in adolescence e.g.

Half of lifetime mental illness started by the age of 14 years, 75% by late teens

More than 8 out 10 adults who have ever smoked regularly started before the age of 19

8 out 10 obese teenagers go on to be obese adults

More than half 15-16 year olds had consumed more than 5 alcoholic drinks in the previous month.

Young People’s leaflet

Parents leaflet

These leaflets are also available at Reception here at the practice.

You may find the below website interesting and it adds context as to why this is so important.

Pokemon Go – A guide for parents & carers to keep children safe

As you will all be aware from the local and national news  there is a new game/app that can be downloaded directly to mobile phones  called Pokemon Go and works via a phone’s location service and sends you messages telling you where to go to “find” a Pokemon, which is a virtual creature. The user then has to physically go to the location shown to “collect” the Pokemon. It was launched in America and elsewhere a couple of weeks ago  and although it has not been officially launched in the UK yet there are many people who have managed to download it already.

There are concerns that the game could present dangers to younger children and other vulnerable people as there are ways for users to “lure” other users to certain areas  (you may have seen some reports in the news regarding this). In light of the forthcoming school  summer holidays can you all please remind children and vulnerable young people playing this game not to go anywhere alone as they may be placing themselves in a vulnerable situation. 

The NSPCC have now released a guide for parents to keep children safer whilst playing on the app. This can be found at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/