Bridge Medical



Bridge Medical, formerly known as Shiremoor Medical Group, is situated within Shiremoor Resource Centre.

Our doctors and nurses pride themselves in delivering outstanding NHS medical care. If you’re looking for a doctor surgery with personal, friendly care then look no further.


Register with our practice

The Practice has been successful in changing their boundary. This change will only apply to new patients. The Partners would like to reassure any existing patients who live outside of the new boundary that they will not be asked to move Doctors.

You can check if you are in our catchment area Click Here and type in your postcode. 


GP Partner Retirement 

We are sorry to announce that on 31st December 2018 Dr Nick Lawson will be retiring from the Practice.

Dr Lawson would like you to know that it has been a privilege to serve the community of Monkseaton as a GP over the last 30 years. Dr Lawson has enjoyed meeting, listening to and offering treatment to many people of all ages. Dr Lawson told us that the changes over the last 30 years have been extraordinary but the practice has risen to these and is in great shape.  He is very proud of the team of administrators and clinicians who work at Monkseaton.

Dr Coundon, Salam and Hartley will continue to be partners at Monkseaton Medical Centre and Bridge Medical and continue his legacy. As well as our long standing team of GP’s, Nurses and Admin you will see some new faces in January and we hope you will make them feel welcome.

I am sure you will join with us when we wish Dr Lawson a long and happy retirement.



Need an early morning appointment? We have introduced new surgery times from 31st December 2018. We did this after surveying patients and GPs about their needs and wishes. As a result of the new surgery times we have more appointments in the morning from 8:30am.

Need an evening or weekend appointment? TyneHealth (North Tyneside’s GP Federation) provides patients registered in North Tyneside with the opportunity to book appointments in local Extended Access GP Hubs. The appointments are provided by local doctors and nurses who work in North Tyneside GP practices and have full access to your medical record.

Appointments are currently being offered at the following locations: Battle Hill Health Centre, Collingwood Health Group, [Hawkeys Lane, North Shields], Northumberland Park (within Shiremoor Resource Centre), Oxford Centre [Longbenton], Priory Medical Group (Albion Road North Shields and Tynemouth branches) and Woodlands Park Health Centre [Wideopen]

You can make an appointment to see one of the following clinicians: GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Who can sees minor injuries and ailments), Practice Nurse or HCA

Monday to Friday 16:00 – 20:00

Saturday 09:00 – 14:00

Sunday 09:00 – 13:00

Bank holidays 09:00 – 13:00

Appointments can be booked by contacting your own GP practice or via the TyneHealth Extended Access Hub number 0191 486 2195 when your GP surgery is closed.

Please note that opening times and services offered at different venues will vary. Please also note this this is not a Walk In service.

You can book GP and Nurse appointments online! If you are interested in this service there is a form to complete at reception to enable you to get a username and password. Please bring a form of ID with you to register i.e. passport, driving license, utility bill etc.


Prescription Line 

From 1st Febrary 2019 our prescription line telephone number and opening times will be changing. The new prescription telephone number will be 0191 250 5820 and this will be open 14:00pm – 16:30pm.

You can order your repeat prescriptions online. If you are interested in this service there is a form to complete at reception to enable you to get a username and password. Please bring a form of ID with you to register i.e. passport, driving license, utility bill etc.

You can also sign up for The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)  which means you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time. You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive. Please ask reception for further details.


Dr H Coundon (F)

Dr S Hartley (F)

Dr R Salam (F)

Dr I Williams (F) 

Dr J Atkinson (F)

Dr J Rickard (F)

Dr R Arthur- GP Registrar (M)

Dr A Thompson – F2 Doctor (F)


Patient Update 2017

It has been over a year since the Partners of Monkseaton Medical Centre took over the contract of Bridge Medical (formerly known as Shiremoor Medical Group).There have been a lot of changes over the last year and we hope that these changes have been beneficial to you. Please see the attached link for further information.

Update letter for patients 2017