Family Planning

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


Family Planning is part of the Gynaecology department.

To access advice on contraception, queue and wait sessions are available throughout the week at Sunderland Royal Hospital or Victoria Road Health Centre. These sessions are open to people of all ages.

Monday

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

Victoria Road Health Centre 9.00am - 11.00am

Wednesday

Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 9.00am - 11.00am

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

Fridays

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

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.

Monday

Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 1.15pm - 2.45pm
Victoria Road Health Centre 1.00pm - 2.50pm

Tuesday

Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 9.00am - 11.20am
Houghton Primary Care Centre 1.00pm - 3.30pm
Bunnyhill Primary Care Centre 5.30pm - 7.15pm
Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 5.30pm - 7.15pm

Thursday

Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Sunderland Royal Hospital (Chester Lodge) 5.30pm - 7.15pm

Washington Primary Care Centre 9.00am - 11.20am

Friday

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

Family Planning Clinics Appointment Line 0191 5699966

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

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

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

To make an appointment please call the Family Planning Clinics Appointment Line on 0191 5699966

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 16 - 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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