Clinics & Services

Antenatal Care

Antenatal Care is usually shared between the hospital, midwife and doctor, patients are usually seen initially by the midwife on Friday mornings at the surgery.

Please speak to a receptionist to book an appointment.

To register your new pregnancy please use the following link https://www.badgernotes.net/SelfReferral/CareLocation/Northumbria

Asthma

The majority of asthmatic patients are reviewed by our specially trained practice nurses, either in an asthma clinic or during normal surgery. If you are asthmatic, it is important that you are reviewed regularly to ensure that you are not suffering symptoms which require treatment and that your treatment is still the best available.

Cervical Smears

Our practice nurses carry out the majority of cervical cytology screening (smears). You are advised to have a smear once every three years, unless otherwise indicated.

Coils

Please ask a receptionist for the next available appointment.

Diabetes

We work closely with the local hospitals to provide a shared care plan of follow up for diabetes. If you are diabetic, it is very important that your diabetes is closely monitored at the practice or in the hospital outpatients department in order to prevent any complications.

If you receive your diabetic care at the surgery, you will normally see a specially trained nurse twice yearly and be checked at least annually by one of the doctors and you will be offered a consultations with a dietician and a podiatrist. In addition, as part of our diabetic screening programme, you will be offered an appointment to have an annual photograph of your eyes taken at the surgery.

Family Planning

Our doctors are fully trained to provide a full range of contraceptive services, including the fitting of intra-uterine devices, hormonal implants and emergency contraception. These services are free of charge to our patients. Condoms may also be obtained from doctors, nurses, health visitors and from reception.

Appointments for these services may be made in normal surgery.

Our practice nurses, health visitors and midwife are available to give more general contraceptive advice.

Flu Clinic

We usually run our annual flu clinics in October, more information can be found on our website in the ‘news’ section or simply by asking reception.

If you have missed our clinics but still wish to have a flu vaccine, please just ask.

Health Visitors

Our health visitors work with parents and carers to ensure that children have the best start in life and are able to achieve their full potential.

Every family with children under five has a named health visitor who offers support and encouragement through the early years from pregnancy and birth, to primary school and beyond to support you to stay healthy and avoid illness.

We provide a wide-ranging service to children and their families and we can also refer you to other services to support you with more specialist problems.

When you become pregnant you will have a named health visitor assigned to you and you will receive a home visit before your baby is born.

To speak with the Health Visitor please call 01661 835 767

Immunisations and Travel

We ask all of our patients to ensure that their immunisations are up to date.

Travel Vaccinations

The practice offers a travel vaccination service to those patients wishing to travel abroad.  You can contact reception who will arrange for an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses to discuss what vaccinations you will need.

Please note that we are not able to provide all vaccinations (for example Yellow Fever or Tuberculosis vaccinations).  Most of the larger Chemists have specialised travel clinics can arrange these vaccinations.

Unfortunately, only the following vaccinations can be carried out without charge for the purposes of travel, on the NHS:

  • Diphtheria
  • Polio and tetanus (combined booster)
  • Typhoid
  • Hepatitis A
  • Cholera

All other travel vaccinations are deemed by the NHS to be private and are therefore chargeable by the Practice.  This includes the Hepatitis A and B combination vaccine. We can however provide the Hepatitis A vaccine free, charging only for the Hepatitis B vaccine.

Our practice nurse can discuss the vaccination schedule with you and advise of any associated costs.

For more information please visit The Travel Health Website by clicking here.

Minor Surgery

We offer a range of minor surgical procedures. If you require a minor operation which can be carried out in the surgery, you will be advised by your doctor who will explain how to arrange a minor surgery appointment.