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Clinics

We offer a wide range of specialist clinics at the surgery including:

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Well woman clinic

General health checks are available including all aspects of family planning, breast awareness, cervical smears and management of the menopause. Blood pressure, cholesterol checks, weight reduction, smoking, alcohol and exercise are all discussed.


Well man clinic

These clinics are run by our practice nurses and focus on blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, smoking, alcohol, exercise, diet and testicular self examination.


Healthy heart clinic

People with heart disease (such as angina or previous heart attacks), high blood pressure, or previous strokes will be followed up regularly by the practice nurses. Dietary advice, exercise, smoking, alcohol intake, and cholesterol levels will also be discussed. The doctors may also see you to give further advice or to adjust medication.


Diabetes

We see all our diabetic patients on an annual basis in our diabetic clinic to review diet, medication and blood sugar control. Further follow up may be arranged in a routine appointment.


Immunisation and travel vaccination

For routine protection against tetanus and polio please make appointments with the practice nurse. We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel, for advice and information please make an appointment four to six weeks before departure so immunisation can be completed.

We are also registered to give yellow fever vaccinations (one of only three designated centres in Northumberland). This service is available to anyone, not just registered patients.


Cervical smears

Cervical smears are recommended every three years for women aged 25 – 49, and every five years for those aged 50 – 64. We will invite you each time your test is due and informed you of the results within four to six weeks


Antenatal

Preconception advice is available by appointment. Ante- natal and post- natal care is provided by the midwife who runs a regular clinic every Monday and Thursday afternoon. Our Primary Care Mental Health Nurse also provides ante and post- natal support for mothers.


Contraception and family planning

The doctors can provide general contraceptive advice and information for all women. We also have a family planning service in the health centre, whom some of our patients are referred to for coil (IUD) fittings.


Baby and child health

Developmental checks by the doctor and health visitor are carried out to check your child’s progress from birth to school age. Immunisations to protect against serious infectious diseases are done by the practice nurses. The doctor is available to discuss any concerns you may have or issues you wish to discuss.


Asthma

We recommend that all asthmatic patients are reviewed regularly by the practice nurses. They will look at how well your asthma is controlled, your inhaler technique and any medications / inhalers you are taking.


Counselling

We offer a range of counselling services in the practice through referral from your GP. There are also services you can self-refer to such as anger management and stress control classes. Please ask at reception for information.


Medical examination and forms

Medical examinations for insurance purposes for example can be carried out by appointment. Similarly completion of private forms or passport applications can be arranged with seven days notice. There will be a charge for these services.

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