Wawn Street Surgery

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The link below is to the government website for patients who have not received a letter from the NHS telling them to shield from COVID-19 risk for 12 weeks but believe that they fall into one of the eligible groups.


COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus. There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

If you think you might have coronavirus or you’ve been in close contact with someone who has it: stay at home and avoid close contact with other people, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do next. The 111 coronavirus service will tell you if you need to continue to stay at home (self-isolate) or if you need medical help.


Changes to our appointments from 16th March 2020 until further notice.

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 (Coronavirus pandemic), we are following national guidance and changing the way we operate until further notice. Any patient with a high temperature OR a new, continuous cough DO NOT come to the practice , a pharmacy or hospital. You need to stay at home for 7 days You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. No testing will occur here, so please DO NOT COME TO THE PRACTICE if you think you’re affected as this puts both other patients and our staff at risk. From Monday 16th March ALL patients who ring for an appointment will be given a telephone appointment with a clinician and if a face to face appointment is deemed necessary you will be seen at the practice in a safe way. PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP IF YOU FEEL UNWELL – WE WILL ASK YOU TO LEAVE AND RING AND MAKE A TELEPHONE APPOINTMENT.

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 Samantha Ward, Practice Manager.

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