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The practice offers a number of clinics and services.

  • Cervical Screening

    Marine Avenue Medical Centre is a modern GP Surgery which offers a wide range of services.

    Cervical screening (smears) can be booked at the surgery or, if it is more convenient for you, also at the One to One centre at Shiremoor.

    We offer appointments for cervical screening throughout the week as well as during our nurse-led Saturday morning clinics.

    Cervical screening appointments usually take up to 20 minutes.

    For more information regarding cervical screening please click on this link

  • What does the palliative care team do?

    We aim to improve the quality of life of patients with potentially life-limiting illnesses, and their families. This includes pain relief, managing other symptoms and providing emotional support.

    Palliative care can help people when they are first diagnosed, as well as supporting people throughout their illness, and as they approach the end of their life.

    If you need any further information regarding palliative care and the services and support that you can access, please click the link below.


  • Whilst every effort will be made to complete these reports within 8 weeks, there may be times when this deadline is not achievable due to various circumstances such as staff leave or the amount of information required from the report.

    The Practice endeavours to undertake this type of work in a timely manner, however we must stress that GPs are under no obligation to complete non NHS work and therefore the completion of these reports must take place outside of NHS time as the needs of the practice must always be a priority.

    If the medical report requires a face to face or telephone appointment, there may also be a delay as this appointment must take place outside of a GPs regular clinic. We will contact you at the earliest opportunity to arrange this with you.

    There may also be a private charge for some medical and insurance report work, please contact the practice for more information regarding these fees.

    We appreciate your patience and if you have not heard anything after 8 weeks please do not hesitate to contact us for an update.


    Home Blood Pressure Monitoring Sheet and Guidance can be found here.