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Antenatal Care

All doctors provide maternity medical services. There is a service to provide both antenatal and postnatal care in the practice. On receiving a positive pregnancy test the receptionist will take the patient’s personal details and pass these onto the midwife. They will be contacted by the midwife who will make arrangements to see them at home for their first antenatal home booking appointment. There is also a weekly antenatal clinic run by our midwife. The practice does not undertake home deliveries. Postnatal care is carried out at the patient’s home by the midwife

Vaccinations

Travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our Practice Nurses Please leave a message for Practice Nurses giving details of your travel itinerary and dates. She will call you back with an appointment time.

Childhood immunisations are arranged by appointment only. Appointments for these will be sent to you by our Reception team.

Flu, Pneumovax and Shingles. We run a series of vaccination clinics for these  in the Autumn each year – watch out for bulletins nearer the time and for letters to eligible patients.  Ask at reception for further information.

Asthma

Regular check-ups and advice from our Practice Nurses on lifestyle, inhaler techniques and medication. You will be sent an invitation when your annual review becomes due but appointments can be made at reception.

COPD Clinic

Regular check-ups and advice from our Practice Nurses including spirometry check, inhaler techniques, medication review and lifestyle advice. You will be sent an invitation when your annual review becomes due.

Diabetic Clinic

Regular check-ups and advice from our Practice Nurses. You will be sent an invitation to this clinic when your annual review becomes due.

CHD and Hypertension

Patients with a history of heart problems or those who have high blood pressure as well as those who have suffered a stroke are offered an annual check-up.. You will be sent an appointment when your annual check becomes due. 

Treatment Room

Well-woman Checks

This provides a general check-up as well as cervical cytology screening where appropriate. Ladies will be invited to this session every 3 years (aged 25 to 49) or 5 years (aged 50 to 64).

Well-man checks

A general check-up for gentlemen is available on request by making an appointment with one of our practice nurses. Usually involves height, weight and BP checks, blood tests if required and life style advice.

Contraceptive Services

Contraceptive advice is available from any of our GPs. Drs Raine and Ross are trained to fit contraceptive coils and implants, please make a routine appointment should you wish to discuss this with either of them. Ladies taking the contraceptive pill should ensure that they attend for an annual BP check with one of our practice nurses.

Sexual Health screening can also be done at the surgery by booking an appointment to see a doctor. We offer testing to both men and women.

Physiotherapy Service

You can make an appointment to see the physiotherapist without seeing your doctor. To make an appointment call the Physioline and you will be booked into a 30 min face to face appointment with the physiotherapist at a local community clinic.

To self-refer contact Physioline on – 0191 6440472

Minor Surgery

Dr Ross is trained to undertake minor surgery procedures. Please book an initial consultation with her for an assessment and we will then arrange a date for the procedure. Please note we are unable to provide minor surgery for cosmetic reasons.

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