Clinics & Services

All patients with a chronic condition (high blood pressure, asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart conditions) will be invited for an annual review in their birthday month. This will usually involve an initial appointment with one of our nursing team who will collect up to date information and take relevant tests (i.e blood pressure, weight, blood tests).  The results will then be reviewed and actioned accordingly, you may then require a follow up appointment with a nurse or doctor.

Asthma and chronic airways disease services

As above, we have a Nurse Practitioner, Marie who specialises in asthma and COPD. She is able to advise you and review your treatment and give any advice you may need.

Diabetic clinic

As above, Susan Walton is our diabetes nurse and will help you manage your diabetes. Dr Trainor also has a special interest in diabetes. We also work closely with the hospital diabetes nurses and consultants to deliver diabetes care. 

 

 

Self-referral to physio download our leaflet

Maternity Services

Pre-conceptual Advice

Please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse, if you are trying to conceive. She will offer you lifestyle advice to you and your partner and give you any other information that you need.

Pregnancy Tests

If you think that you are pregnant and would like confirmation of this please contact practice nurses by phone to arrange a test. You do not need to see your doctor for this test.

Ante-natal Clinic - Tuesday

Our midwife runs this clinic. Once your pregnancy is confirmed you will be offered an appointment in this clinic. She will explain about the health checks and tests you will have during your pregnancy and arrange hospital appointments for a scan and to see a hospital consultant. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the surgery or hospital, or both.

Child health clinic

Parents of new babies will be offered an appointment with a nurse and GP for their child’s first immunisations and developmental check. Appointments for further immunisations will be with  practice nurse Susan Walton in the surgery clinic. These appointments will be sent to you by child health services at Chester-Le-Street. You can contact the health visiting team for general advice on  03000 269833.

Post-natal Clinic

The GP will see you about 8 weeks after the birth of your baby, unless you have been asked to attend hospital. The GP will see you for your health check and your baby for immunisations and a developmental check.

Anticoagulation clinic
Patients who require warfarin treatment will attend the in-house clinic at the surgery.  The GP will provide the dosing for the warfarin in the clinic, after the nurse has taken the blood samples.

Quit smoking support

Our practice nurses are trained to provide support to you if you are trying to give up smoking. Please let anyone at the practice know if you need this support and they will record your request. We will let you know as soon as possible when an appointment is available.  Your local Chemist also provides quit smoking support.  The local health authority also provides clinics.  Please ask the surgery for further details.

Citizens Advice Bureau - Telephone Number available at reception

Dietetic clinic

Clinics are run by our community dietitian Rachael Masters who provides support and educational advice to patients. Patients are seen by referral from another team member.

Mental health

Your doctor may refer you to our in-house mental health nurse, Sophie.  You can also self-refer to Talking Changes who provide a range of mental health services. 

Young people’s health

We do not have any specific clinics for young people. We would advise you to see your doctor, or one of our nurses, if you have any questions or concerns about your health. We appreciate that you might not feel comfortable being seen in the surgery but assure you that, like all patients, you will be treated with courtesy and in confidence.

Bowel Screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling the freephone helpline 0800 707 6060. 

Breast Screening

The NHS National Breast Screening Programme provides free screening for breast cancer for all women over the age of 50. If you're between 50 and 70 you should be routinely invited for a mammogram. Women over 70 are encouraged to make their own appointments.   

 

Cervical Smears

As a practice we strongly recommend that you have this test; it is designed to pick up early cell changes in the cervix. These early cell changes often have no symptoms but if detected early can be treated to avoid them developing in to Cancer of the cervix.

Download the Cervical Screening Leaflet here

It is recommended that cervical smear tests are carried out as follows:

Between the ages of 25 and 49 years – every three years

Between the ages of 50 and 64 years – every five years

Please contact reception to arrange an appointment for a smear with one of our nurses.

 

Chlamydia Testing

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed Sexually Transmitted infection in men and women. Most of the people who have this infection will have no symptoms. If you or your sexual partner remain untreated it can cause infertility.

For further information visit www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk

NHS e-Referral Service

The NHS e-Referral Service has replaces the Choose and Book system. When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist you will be able to choose from a list of hospitals or clinics. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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