Sexual Health Advice in Sunderland

Sunderland Royal Hospital provides the full range of sexual infection screening and treats all sexually transmitted infections free of charge. They see anyone:


  • Wanting a sexual health check-up, with or without symptoms (we offer the choice of not being examined)
  • With a suspected or known sexual infection
  • With any genital problems including discharge, lumps, rashes
  • Wanting a blood test for HIV or Syphilis
  • With a diagnosis of HIV for long-term treatment and management
  • Who has been or think they have been sexually assaulted
  • Wanting advice on safer sex, sexual risk-taking, infections, sexuality, gender issues
  • Requiring Hepatitis B vaccination due to sexual risk


Partner notification


We can help you contact partners if you have been diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection.


Complex GUM


This service is for patients who have chronic recurrent genital problems. We see and manage men and women of all ages with non-sexual infection problems such as:

  • Genital skin problems (itching, soreness, rashes and lumps)
  • Genital Pain
  • Unexplained vaginal discharge or thrush
  • Problems following gender reassignment surgery





Those 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).

Specialist appointment clinics may run at the same time as queue and wait sessions, and some people may be seen sooner than those waiting for a queue and wait session.