Sexual health service

Referral for abortion

Women living in Newcastle, North Tyneside or Northumberland who are eligible for NHS treatment can refer themselves to abortion services.

This means they don't have to go through their GP or sexual health service to get a referral, although referrals can still be made through these routes too.


Accessing the services

Services are free and confidential and are available to women of all ages on a range of days and times. 

When contacting the services you will need to tell them your name, date of birth and if possible the first day of your last menstrual period. All services also provide support with pregnancy decision-making counselling if needed, and contraceptive advice and treatment.

Information and appointments

For further information or to make an appointment, you can contact one of:

Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Clinics available in Newcastle. Evening and weekend appointments available.

  • Tel: 0191 282 9300 (24 hour telephone line)

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)

Clinics available in Newcastle. Evening and weekend appointments available.

  • Tel: 08457 304030. (24 hour telephone line)

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Clinics are available at North Tyneside and Wansbeck hospitals, please call 0191 203 1242 (8am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday).

Patients can also discuss their options at the one-to-one centres at:

  • North Tyneside: 0191 203 1241 (8am – 6:30pm Monday to Friday)
  • Northumberland: 01670 515 151 (8:30am - 7:30pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday)

You can get more information about termination of pregnancy.

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