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BPAS Opens New Clinic in Newcastle

Newcastle, 5 June – The British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS) has today celebrated the opening of a new clinic in Newcastle, furthering its mission to provide comprehensive reproductive healthcare services to women in the region.

Heidi Stewart, CEO of BPAS, said:

"We are thrilled to open the doors to our new clinic in Newcastle and continue to provide services to women that need us in the region. At BPAS, we listen to women and deliver services to meet their needs, building relationships based on empathy, dignity, and respect. Our Newcastle clinic will have a foundation of compassionate care, where every woman is heard and supported."

BPAS's journey in the North East began in 2008, with the establishment of a small consultation unit at the Saville Medical Group. Over the years, BPAS has expanded its services and reach:

  • 2008: Established as a small consultation unit in a GP Practice, Saville Medical Group.
  • 2009: Began offering Early Medical Abortion (EMA) with one contract with North of Tyne.
  • 2012: Opened BPAS Middlesbrough clinic, offering EMA services to surrounding areas.
  • 2016: Opened BPAS South Shields following a successful tender bid.
  • 2017: Gained the Tees Contract, securing contracts with all North East CCGs.
  • 2024: Awarded the NENC contract from April 2024 following a re-procurement in 2023.

Stewart continued, "We are committed to acting with integrity, ensuring that everything we do is based on our core values of being compassionate, courageous, credible and committed to women’s choice. Our new clinic will uphold these values, providing women with the information and services they need to make informed choices about their pregnancies. We believe that women are best placed to make their own decisions, and we are here to support them every step of the way."

The new Newcastle clinic will offer early medical abortion care and contraception, ensuring that women in the region have access to the support they need as swiftly as possible.




For further information, please contact Georgina O’Reilly, BPAS Associate Director of Campaigns and Communications (maternity cover), on georgina.oreilly@bpas.org or 07384 891886.


About BPAS

The British Pregnancy Advisory Service, BPAS, is a charity that sees over 100,000 women a year for reproductive healthcare services including pregnancy counselling, abortion care, miscarriage management and contraception at clinics across Great Britain.


BPAS exists to further women’s reproductive choices. We believe all women should have the right to make their own decisions in and around pregnancy, from the contraception they use to avoid pregnancy right the way through to how they decide to feed their newborn baby, with access to evidence-based information to underpin their choices and high-quality services and support to exercise them.


BPAS also runs the Centre for Reproductive Research and Communication, CRRC. Through rigorous multidisciplinary research and impactful communication, the CRRC aims to inform policy, practice, and public discourse. You can find out more here.