Access to Self Referral Programmes

Gateshead Talking Therapies
About us:
Our team works with people to enable them to overcome their problems when they feel low, depressed or stressed. We work with people aged 16 or over who are registered with a Gateshead GP. We are a confidential service and offer classes, courses and one to one therapy.
anyone can self-refer, to access the service – please ring 0191 283 2541

Live Well Gateshead
About us:
Make your change today…
Call your Live Well Gateshead team and take the first step towards a healthier and happier future.
We can help you develop a personal action plan to help you achieve your goals including:

  • Stop smoking support
  • Alcohol awareness
  • Healthy eating
  • Being more active
  • Improve confidence

We can provide individual, group or family support and can help you access other services including:

  • Debt management
  • Housing advice
  • Employment services
  • Community groups
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • And many more…

We are open seven days a week, call us:
Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm
​Hub number: 0800 014 9092
Landline: 0191 283 1145

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service. (TIMS)
TIMS – Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services – is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to information, resources and expert opinion about a variety  of back, neck, joint or general muscle conditions.  Our aim is to help support you to get the right care, in the right place, first time.

From Monday 1st October 2018, if you are aged 16 years or older and registered with a GP in Newcastle or Gateshead, you can now refer yourself to our TIMS services without the need for a GP appointment.

A key feature of TIMS is to support people to self-manage their own musculoskeletal conditions through our dedicated website at which provides a range of useful online guidance and advice.

If you need further assistance, you can refer yourself to our services by clicking the self-referral tab on the home page of the website.

Once this information has been submitted and approved, you will be asked to complete a series of questions relating to your problem.  If you are unable to access the resources and self-referral guide on the website, you can contact our dedicated TIMS support staff on 0191 445 2643.

You can pick up a “Self Referral Form” from Rowlands Gill Surgery, please ask at the reception desk.


Your practice has close links with:
“Crossroads” an organisation offering carers support
Tel: 01207 549780
“Rowlands Gill Live at Home Scheme” a service for elderley people providing friendship and social activities
Tel: 01207 549200

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