Self-referral For Local Services

Most referrals to other specialists will require you seeing or speaking with a GP, however there are a number of services locally, listed below that you are able to make self-referrals to.


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Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS) is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to expert opinion, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of muscle, joint and soft tissue conditions and chronic pain.

About Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services – NHS TIMS

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Gateshead Talking Therapies

Gateshead Talking Therapies offer services to people aged 16 years and over who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression, and are registered with a Gateshead GP.

To find out if your GP is registered in Gateshead, please use the link below. See list of registered Gateshead GPs

Refer Yourself – Gateshead Talking Therapies


Termination of Pregnancy

Patients who have an unwanted pregnancy can refer themselves directly for a termination ringing this number 0191 4453201

Clinics run on a Tuesday afternoon and a Thursday morning. All information is treated in the strictest confidence

Patients are of course welcome to make an appointment with a GP to discuss this also

NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

This is a free 12-week NHS programme designed to support you to be more active and lose weight, develop healthier eating habits and provide lots of structured support available on your smartphone, tablet or computer. 


Managing your weight is extremely important in order to decrease your risk of various health conditions, including cardiovascular disease, mental health problems, Type 2 Diabetes, joint problems, and some cancers.