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Please note the Practice will be closed for Staff training between 12pm-1.30pm on the following dates:

04.07.2017,15.08.2017,12.09.2017,10.10.2017,07.11.2017,05.12.2017

              Clinics & Services

Ambulatory BP Monitoring

We now offer this service in the surgery. It is a way of obtaining your Blood Pressure readings over a 24-hour period whilst at home in a comfortable environment, giving a true reflection of your Blood Pressure. The monitor used is worn like a watch, and takes your Blood Pressure every 20 minutes. The benefits of this monitoring are to get a much more reliable result rather than a one off measurement. It is also to detect White Coat and Masked Hypertension. This is a referral only service.

Antenatal Clinic

Our midwife, Alison Gibson holds an antenatal clinic at our Surgery every Monday afternoon. Reception will hand you a pregnancy pack with the number to contact Alison to make your appointment. The midwife will monitor you through your pregnancy in order to help detect any potential problems, give advice and answer any questions you may have about pregnancy and childbirth.

Breast Screening

Is carried out between the ages of 50-70 as part of the national breast screening programme, an invitation will automatically be generated around the age of 49-52 for the 1st appointment then woman are recalled every 3 years. But should you have any concerns do not wait for screening contact your GP immediately.

Childhood Immunisation Clinic/Child Development Clinic

Is held on a Wednesday afternoon with the doctor, health visitor and practice nurse 2-3pm

Cervical Smear

All woman aged between 25-64 years should have a cervical smear every 3 years aged between 25-49 and every 5 years aged between 50-64, unless advised otherwise. The test is usually performed by the practice nurse. Patients will be advised by letter to make an appointment with the surgery as part of the Cervical Screening Programme.

Contraception

A GP or practice nurse can offers advice on a wide range of contraceptive methods, with routine follow ups once a contraception has be chosen by the patient.
We offer:

- A wide range of oral contraceptive pill
- The Nexplanon (Implant)
- The coil (IUS and IUD)
- The injection (Depo and Sayanna Press)
- Free condoms
- Prescription for the morning after pill

Chronic Disease Management

Asthma, COPD, Cardiovascular, Diabetes,

Are all managed closely by the practice nurses within the practice, their aim is to help prevent complications, monitor the condition closely and adjust treatment accordingly in collaboration with the patient.

We also offer in-house ECG's .
And to over 75 year olds we offer an NHS health check to patients who dont already have an annual cardiovascular review in place.

Here is a helpful link for more information on managing asthma: simply click here

To access the links shown on the bottom of the British Lung Foundation poster titled 'Do you get breathless?' simply click on them here : www.blf.org.uk/Newcastle-East
                                                            www.blf.org.uk/Newcastle-West

asthma poster

Counselling Services

The practice can refer any patients to a councelling
service. There is also a self referral line to
Newcastle Talking Therapies. To learn more about
this, please visit this link:
https://www.insighthealthcare.org/our-services/talking-therapies/find-a-service/newcastle/

Diabetes Clinics

We have a Diabetes specialist nurse, Christine Lucas who holds Diabetes Review clinics on Wednesday mornings. These appointments involve; BP & Bloods taking, Dietary & Exercise advice, Smoking cessation and other Health related questions. Dr Turley & Dr Burdon hold the Diabetes Annual review appointment which gets automatically booked for Patients and they will receive their appointment in a Letter format posted to them.

Ear Syringing

If you feel that your ear canals are blocked and may need syringing make a routine appointment with the nurse to confirm this is the problem. The nurse will then advice you to put 2 drops of oil into the ear canal 2-3 times a day for 5-7 days, not to use cotton wool or tissue in the ear and make an appointment 5-7 days later for ear syringe.

Flu Vaccines

The annual flu campaign begins around the beginning of October each year for patient's ages over 65 or patients who suffer from a Chronic Disease and are increased risk from the flu virus. The flu vaccine is recommended and adverts will be placed within the surgery advertising forth coming clinic dates.

National Immunisation Programmes

Other national immunisation programmes will be advertised within the practice as and when they become available.

Health Promotion/Lifestyle Advice

The practice nurses offer advice and support on the following health promotion/ lifestyle issues:

  • Alcohol
  • Exercise

If you would like help with quitting smoking, please call Lifeline on 0191 269 1103

Minor Surgery

The removal of small lumps and bumps can be carried out within the practice, please make an appointment with the doctor to discuss this further.

Sexual Health

Both men and woman need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexual transmitted infections (STI's).

Some STI's can be carried without experiencing any symptoms and can affect fertility. It is important to utilise the services available through the practice or local sexual health clinic. The practice nurses are happy to discuss any issues and ensure confidentiality.

Travel Advice

The practice nurses are able to offer comprehensive advice on foreign travel. You will need to make an appointment with the practice nurse 6-8 weeks before your travel date and let the receptionist know when making the appointment where it is you are travelling to. Some vaccines are given over a number of weeks and should be completed at least 6 weeks before travel. Vaccines which are not included in the service provided by the NHS and are not carried as routine stock will need to be paid for before they are ordered.

Please note that this is not a priority service, priority is given to acute and chronic health needs so should advice be needed urgently private travel advice clinics are available locally.

We are also a Yellow Fever Centre!

Wound Care

The practice nurses are experience in the management of acute (sudden onset), chronic (long term) and post-surgery wound care.

Newcastle Healthy Minds

Newcastle Healthy Minds website is to provide information and self-referrals into psycho-educational classes/groups. These include Stress Control, Anger Management, Improving Sleep or Self ? Esteem Groups for Women. There’s also online computer programmes for low mood or specific anxieties.

Newcastle Talking Therapies

Newcastle Talking Therapies offer a service to give advice, information and support. Their effective in helping people with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger, fears, bereavement and relationship difficulties. It is a free and confidential service. Self-referral to their services 0300 555 1115 or admin@ntt@nhs.net

WEYES Counselling Service

Weyes counselling service offers confidential one to one counselling for issues which affect your life such as; low mood, worry, anxiety, stress, bullying, bereavement, relationships, anger, eating or self harm. We work to build skills and resilience that will let you live the life you want to.
You can meet us in a place that's best for you - our service, school, home, anywhere. You can be referred by a worker, GP, parent or carer, or refer yourself.
To book an appointment please call or text - 07720089482
Or email - weyes.councelling@children.ne.org.uk

 
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