Family Planning

The Trust's Family Planning (Contraceptive) service provides completely free and confidential clinics and support to people of all ages.


To access advice on contraception, queue and wait sessions are available. These sessions are open to people of all ages.

Mondays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 5.30pm - 7.15pm

Wednesdays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 9.00am - 11.20am
  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 5.30pm - 7.15pm

Thursdays

  • Washington Primary Care Centre 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Fridays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 1.30pm - 4.30pm


Young Person's Clinics (aged 25 and under)

Mondays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 3.00pm - 5.15pm
  • Victoria Road Health Centre 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Tuesdays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 3.00pm - 5.15pm
  • Houghton Primary Care Centre 3.00pm - 5.15pm

Thursday

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 3.00pm - 5.15pm
  • Washington Primary Care Centre 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Saturday

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 10.30am - 12.15pm

People attending queue and wait sessions will be seen on a first come first served basis; the number of people seen varies from day to day. If the queue and wait session becomes full it will close before the advertised time. You can then either attend the next queue and wait session or make an appointment (see Contact us).

Appointment clinics are both nurse and doctor led services and are open to all age groups. You may be asked to return for further review/treatment.

Mondays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 1.00pm - 2.40pm
  • Victoria Road Health Centre 1:00pm - 2.40pm and 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Tuesdays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 9.00am - 11.20am and 5:30pm to 7:15pm
  • Houghton Primary Care Centre 1.00pm - 3.30pm
  • Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre 5.30pm - 7.15pm

Thursdays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 1.00pm - 2.30pm and 5:30pm - 7:15pm
  • Washington Primary Care Centre 9.00am - 11.20am

Fridays

  • Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 9.00am - 11.20am

Family Planning Clinics Appointment Line 0191 5699966

GUM appointment line 0191 5699021


The Family Planning (Contraceptive) service operates out of the following bases:

Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) Kayll Road, Sunderland, SR4 7TP

Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre Hylton lane, Sunderland SR5 4BWT

Houghton Primary Care Centre Brinkburn Crescent, Houghton le Spring, DH4 5HB

Victoria Road Health Centre Victoria Road, Washington, NE37 2PU

Washington Primary Centre Princess Ann Park, Washington, NE38 7QZ

Divisional General Manager Jackie Butterworth

Directorate Manager Joanna Clark

Clinical Director Mr Craig Steele

Matron Jacqui Dyson

Sexual Health Services Manager Andrea Cairns

C-Card scheme Free condoms and lubricant for young people in Sunderland aged 13 - 24

Contraception

Contraceptive services provide first line and re-issue of contraception and offer advice, support and information regarding any aspect of contraception. The following contraceptive methods are provided:

  • Contraceptive pills, patches, injections and implants.
  • IUD and Mirena IUS (Coils)
  • Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill).
  • Condoms (Including C-Card)

Referral for Termination of Pregnancy (Abortion)

Women attending Contraceptive Services requesting a termination can be referred to the Termination of Pregnancy Assessment Clinic directly from Contraceptive Services.

Termination of Pregnancy Co-Ordinator - 0191 5699150

Pregnancy Options Advisor

Pregnancy Options Advisors provide help and support with pregnancy decision making.

Young Person's Contraceptive Nurse

The Young Person's Contraceptive Nurse works closely with young people to provide contraceptive advice and support. Links with schools and colleges to provide sexual health education and advice.

Complex Contraception

This service is for women with a range of problems including hormonal, medical gynaecology and complex contraceptive issues.

Other services

  • Pregnancy advice
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Cervical Cytology (Smear Test)
  • Asymptomatic STI (Sexually Transmitted Infection) screening including chlamydia
  • Treatment for STI's

Sunderland Royal Hospital

Kayll Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR4 7TP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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Sunderland Eye Infirmary

Queen Alexandra Road, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, SR2 9HP

Tel: 0191 565 6256

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