New sexual health clinic is launched

A new service has been launched to help residents in Blyth with sexual health problems.

The service, part of Northumberland Sexual Health Service which is run by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, opened this week in the Thomas Knight Day Unit at Blyth Community Hospital.

The new premises offer a range of sexual health services including contraception, screening and treatment of sexually-transmitted infections, and information on pregnancy options and sex therapy.

Joanne Coyne, lead sexual health specialist nurse at Northumberland Sexual Health Service, said: “We are delighted to improve access to a wider range of sexual health services under one roof for Blyth residents.

“Anyone can come to see us if they’re worried about any symptoms they’ve got, of if they need advice, or just a sexual health check-up.

“Our service is free, confidential and open to everyone.

“We’re here to discuss a range of contraception options to help people choose a method to suit their needs.”

The move to Blyth Community Hospital comes following feedback from patients while there are also better transport links to the clinic.

For more information on the new service contact (01670) 515151 or visit