Services A to Z

Anti-Coagulant Clinic

The Anti-Coagulant clinic is held for patients who take Warfarin.  To contact the warfarin clinic telephone 0191 4452317.

Ante-Natal Care

Most of the antenatal care is provided in the antenatal clinic held on Thursday afternoons when the community midwife is present. If you think you may be pregnant or need advice on how to make sure you are fit and healthy before becoming pregnant please make an appointment with the doctor.

Asthma/COPD

The Practice Nurse will talk to you about the service that we offer for anyone suffering from asthma or COPD.

Baby Clinic

A Health Visitor Baby Clinic which is a drop in clinic held between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Friday afternoons at Tyne View Children Centre – tel 0191 4335090.

Blood Pressure

Patients who need their blood pressure monitoring can book an appointment with our Health Care Assistant.

Cervical Smears

It is recommended that women have routine cervical smears every 3 years until the age of 50, and then every 5 years when the smear is normal.  You will ne notified by the North East Family Health Services Agency when your smear is due.  Please telephone and make an appointment.  Routine smears are usually taken by the Practice Nurse, or occasionally by a Doctor if necessary.

You will be informed by the North East Family Health Services Agency when your result is available at the Surgery.  This usually takes between 4 and 8 weeks.  If you have any queries about your result, please telephone and speak to the Practice Nurse.

Diabetes

The Practice Nurse will talk to you about the service that we offer for anyone with Diabetes.

Drug and Alcohol

We are happy to provide care for our patients with drug and alcohol problems.  We use a shared care model with specialist nurses from the Gateshead Drug and Alcohol Service.  If you have any problems with drugs or alcohol please discuss this with one of our doctors.

Family Planning

All doctors and our Practice Nurse are trained in contraceptive care and we encourage the use of contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies.  Emergency contraception is available and is more effective the earlier it is taken after unprotected intercourse.  Please contact the surgery as soon as possible for emergency contraception.  It is appropriate to use the weekend service for this advice.

Healthy Heart

We offer appointments for the management of all aspects of heart disease, including BP, cholesterol checks and general preventative advice.

Smoking

Smoking cessation advice can be given by our staff who are trained smoking cessation advisors, and who can offer nicotine replacement therapy and support counselling.  Several local pharmacists also offer a smoking cessation service.

 Travel Vaccination Service

The practice nurse is able to provide some travel vaccinations (for instance Hepatitis A and B) but for others you may need to arrange these at a local travel health clinic.  You can contact MASTA:

Masta Travel Clinic
Newcastle Medical Centre
Claremont Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE2 4AN

Tel 0191 2313721

Website       http://www.masta-travel-health.com

There may be a charge for some vaccinations and it is important that you plan ahead, 6-8 weeks notice is required to give good time for vaccinations to take effect.  Please complete this form Travel risk assessment form and return to the practice. We will then contact you to let you know if you require any vaccinations.

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