Clinics We Offer
The Anti-Coagulant clinic is held for patients who take Warfarin.
To contact the warfarin clinic telephone 0191 4452317.
Patients who need their blood pressure monitoring can book an appointment with our Healthcare Assistant.
The Practice Nurse will talk to you about the service that we offer for anyone suffering from asthma or COPD.
A Health Visitor Baby Clinic which is a drop in clinic held between 13:30 and 14:30 on Friday afternoons at Tyne View Children Centre.
Tel: 0191 4335090.
Most of the antenatal care is provided in the antenatal clinic held on Wednesday mornings when the community midwife is present. If you need advice on how to make sure you are fit and healthy before becoming pregnant please make an appointment with the doctor. If you have had a positive pregnancy test please contact the practice and reception can complete a midwife referral form over the phone with you.
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 be 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.
The Practice Nurse will talk to you about the service that we offer for anyone with diabetes.
All diabetics who are not regularly monitored at the hospital will be invited to attend this clinic on a regular basis. Progress should be carefully monitored to reduce the long term risks associated with diabetes, such as heart disease and deteriorating eyesight.
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.
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.
We offer appointments for the management of all aspects of heart disease, including BP, cholesterol checks and general preventative advice.
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.