Borough RoadMiddlesbrough, TS1 3RXTel: 01642 247029
Antenatal care is now largely carried out by the midwife. However, you should arrange to see one of the doctors early in your pregnancy. The doctor will then offer you a booking clinic appointment with the midwife when full information about your pregnancy will be given. The midwife will organise a hospital visit which will include an ultrasound scan. Subsequent appointments during your pregnancy will usually be with the midwife.
Your child will receive a written invitation to attend for their scheduled vaccinations.
Child health surveillance includes a series of assessments carried out by the health visitors and doctors. The health visitor will send your child an appointment at the appropriate time.
All women who are (or who have been) sexually active should have regular cervical smears. You will receive a reminder to attend for a cervical smear test every 3 years and every 5 years for patients over 50 years old. These tests are carried out by the practice nurses unless there is a problem, in which case the doctor may need to carry out the test. Please make an appointment to see the practice nurse
The practice nurses run well man and well women clinics where general health advice is available. Please make an appointment
All women reaching their 50th birthday will be included in the regional recall scheme for mammography (x-ray examination of the breasts). You will receive an invitation by post to attend. All women receive an invitation in a 3 yearly cycle and when you attend depends on where you live.
Pl ease make an appointment to see the doctor for initial advice on all types of family planning. The doctor may ask you to see the practice nurse or nurse practitioner for follow-up care and repeat prescriptions.
Choices of contraception available :
The doctor, nurse or health visitor may refer you to the counsellor, who works within the practice.
If you are diabetic you will either be attending a hospital diabetic clinic or you will receive an invitation to attend our diabetic clinic on a regular basis (usually 6 monthly or yearly)
The practice nurse runs the asthma clinic. You will usually be referred by the doctor so that the practice nurse can monitor your asthma. If you are already on asthma medication and have not been reviewed by the nurse or doctor recently, you can make an appointment for this clinic.
Some minor surgery procedures can be carried out in the surgery by the doctor or nurse practitioner. Please make an appointment to see the doctor initially.
Chris Wright is attached to our team and provides physiotherapy services within our Practice to ensure our patients receive care in an environment in which they are familiar.
Support Back To Work
If you require support to help you return to work, Sue Hall has clinics in the surgery once a week. Should you require support, which may include training or help and advice in returning to the job market.
Looking after your Ears
Please note we only provide ear syringing if clinically indicated.
Most patients who need to consult a GP will be seen at the surgery but we continue to make a limited number of home visits when this is appropriate. All requests for home visits must be made before 11.00 am The receptionist will ask you details about your conditions to help us prioritise visits requests.
please see NMC guidelines HV
Certain items of service are performed on a private basis and a fee will be charged for each item.
This list does not cover all of the items for which a fee is chargable. You will be advised by the receptionist if the item is not listed here.
LivingLife /Gateway Worker
We support anyone over the age of 18years with any kind of mental health difficulty from stress, anxiety,depression,social isolation up to high end mental health difficulties. We work alongside MIND services and as well as offering support within the Living Life project - also we can sign post individuals to other services internal or external of MIND.
Please ask reception for details .
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.
Please can you print this health questionnaire and complete and send to the practice before your appointment date. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
travel questionnaire Please print off and complete before your appointment date.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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