SERVICES

 

Cervical Smears

We strongly advise regular smears (up to the age of 65). These can be done either with the practice nurse or at a normal appointment with the doctor.

 

Chiropody

This is available for people who can no longer care for their own feet and have no one who can do this for them, for those with feet problems or for patients with complications from diabetes. Referral is required by the doctor, please ask at reception.

 

Continence

Run by the district nurses, for all those with continence problems. Appointment needed.

 

Contraception

We offer a fully confidential service for all age groups. All types of contraception are available. Dr Mattinson is able to do coil fittings and she and Dr Carter do contraceptive implants. 

 

Counselling

Counselling is provided by Newcastle Talking Helps. The service offers a range of talking therapies, advice, information and support. Talking therapies can help you to understand and work through your difficult feelings and develop strategies for coping better. The best therapy will depend on your particular situation. Although sessions are no longer at the surgery they see patients at Lemington and Throckley.

Yoo can make a referral either through the surgery or direct self-referral by ringing 0191 282 6600 or visit their website where you can also do a self-referral.

 

Health Care for the Armed Forces

Hospital medical care for service personnel is provided by the NHS and we want to ensure that past and present members of services get the care that they deserve. If you have ever served in the forces please let the practice know and we will mark your records accordingly so that you can get appropriate treatment. If you have a health problem that might be related to your service please let the doctor or nurse know. There is further information available about this on our veterans page.

 

Health Checks

The surgery no longer participates in the NHS health checks programme which is now managed by the Public Health Department of Newcastle Council. Patients over 75 are entitled to a health check in the surgery on reasonable request. Patients who are housebound and request a check will be visited at home.

 

Ill Children

We understand parents' concerns when children are ill, especially if this is sudden. We will offer an ill child a same-day appointment. This is likely to be quicker than waiting at A&E.

Our CCG has produced the Little Orange Book giving excellent advice on helping babies and young children when they are poorly. We recommend it to all parents.

 

Non-NHS Examinations

You can arrange HGV, taxi driver and insurance medicals with the receptionists. They will tell you the fee involved. Our current charges for non-NHS services.

 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy can be arranged through the doctor. This is also available by self-referral through Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services

 

Smoking Cessation

Stopping smoking is the single most important thing that you can do to improve your health. Any of the doctors or nurses can give you advice about the benefits of stopping and how you can improve your chances of giving up. Smoking cessation services are available through local pharmacies and through Change Grow Live

 

Vaccinations

You can arrange to have any vaccination required, including vaccination for travel abroad (usually there is no charge for this service). Travel vaccination and health advice is available from the nurses or doctors and also at the Scottish NHS fit for travel site. You can request travel advice from the surgery via e-consult travel advice

 

Young People

We take the health concerns of young people seriously, and understand that you may want to see the doctor on your own even if you are under 16. Please ring or call at reception to book an appointment - you don't have to tell the receptionist what it is about. Consultations are fully confidential (unless the doctor thinks you or someone else is in danger). Remember you can also ask your School Nurse about any health queries; she too provides a confidential service. Further information is available on our teenagers page.

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