COMMUNITY TEAMS

District Nursing Team

Our district nurses are employed by Newcastle Hospitals and cover the Newburn and Throckley area. They nurse the housebound and seriously ill at home and advise about medical equipment on loan.

 

Health Visitor

Our health visitor is a nurse with extra training in child development and health education and works closely with the practice. The health visitor does home visits and is present at our child health clinic on Tuesday afternoons. She can also advise on illness prevention for all age groups. She can be contacted through the practice or 0191 282 3319.

 

Midwife

Our midwife, Sarah Wilson, visits at home before and after the birth and runs the ante-natal clinic every Tuesday morning at the surgery. She can be contacted through the surgery or on Tel: 0191 282 1122

 

Practice Counsellor

Although not currently based at the surgery, counsellors see patients at local centres including Lemington and Throckley.

 

Community Psychiatric Nurse

A service for those with more serious mental health problems is provided at home or at the community mental health team base on Westgate Road. Referral is through the doctor.

 

Dietician

There are no longer dieticians attached to individual practices but there is a dietician service available at local health clinics. Ask the doctor or nurse for details.

 

Community Phlebotomist

Sonia Payne and Joanne Gallon are technicians skilled in taking blood tests. They come to the surgery on Monday afternoon and Friday mornings and also visit people in their homes.

Updated Nov 2019

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