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.


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

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