SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Our phlebotomy department is open every weekday morning from 8.30am for patients who are fasting or who will be continuing on to their work and from 9.00am for everyone else.
Phlebotomy finishes at 12.30pm but the doors may close before then if it is busy.
Additionally phlebotomy is also open every Monday and Tuesday afternoons between 1.00pm and 3.00pm.
Child Health and Immunisation Clinics
We feel it is very important for all children to be fully immunised against potentially serious illnesses.
Appointments for these immunisations are usually sent out to parents. If you do not receive an appointment please ring the surgery to make one.
For the benefit of our patients the nurses have several specialist clinics, brief details of which are listed below. Please ask at reception for further details and availability of appointments.
Well person clinic
Appointments with our nurse are available to all patients male and female over the age of 16 for general health advice, blood pressure readings, urine tests and tetanus injections.
Located in our main reception are two machines which allow our patients to self-check their blood pressure, pulse and weight. Please feel free to use these machines any time you wish.
This clinic is for all patients who have diabetes or who are at increased risk of developing diabetes. You will be seen for a full check-up at least once a year by nurses who have received extra training in diabetes care and who are supported by the doctors. The aim is to achieve the best possible diabetes care to keep you healthy. Health monitoring includes blood tests, blood pressure, urine testing, weight and dietary advice. Annual screening by the retinopathy and podiatry service is also recommended and accessed through the diabetes clinics in the surgery.
The practice provides appointments for smears. Please check with reception.
It is advisable that all women between the ages of 24 and a half to 49 years have a smear test every three years; and women from 50 to 64 have a smear every 5 years. If you would like to discuss the smear test or require any further information, please contact one of the practice nurses. Patients are welcome to bring a friend or relative with them to their smear appointment.
Available to all patients who have asthma. The clinics are run by qualified nurses with doctor support and aim to help the patient understand and achieve better self-management of this common complaint. An annual review is recommended with appropriate follow up as needed.
Leg Ulcer Clinic
This covers all aspects of leg ulcer management and prevention. Patients can self refer to the nursing team for advice and management of chronic leg ulcers. Other specialists referrals can be made as necessary.
We provide two travel clinics every month, please ask at reception for details.
Family Planning Clinic
Contraceptive Coils, Nexplanon (arm contraceptive implants) and caps are fitted by Teesside Sexual Health Services, based at North Ormesby Health Village; their contact details are tel: 0300 330 11 22 www.thesexualhealthhub.co.uk. Clinics are held at the surgery by our practice nurses which are for coil checks, the contraceptive pill and help with general enquiries regarding family planning.
We have two minor surgery practitioners, Sr Hennessy and Dr Hassan, both with many years' experience.
They are able to remove certain skin lesions under local anaesthetic injection. If you have a skin lesion which you are worried about or would like removed then first make an appointment with a GP who will be able to assess whether it could be removed in the minor surgery clinic. You will then be put on a waiting list for the next minor operation clinic to be held at the surgery and will be contacted with an appointment when one becomes available.
Common lesions which are removed are problematic moles, lipomas and sebaceous cysts.
Chronic Heart Disease Clinic
Annual heart disease clinics are run by our nurses with doctor support and aim to monitor your chronic condition and assess your risk of developing further complications. Advice regarding cholesterol levels, diet, weight and smoking are essential elements of this clinic. Follow up is arranged as apporpiate.
Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Clinic
Available to all patients who have COPD this clinic is run by qualified nurses with doctor support. Patients will be given an annual appointment with appropriate follow up as necessary depending on the severity of COPD.
Lung function monitoring, education regarding this chronic disease and inhaler management can improve quality of life. Self management is encouraged with the nurse helping to tailor your treatment according to your symptoms.
Please ask at reception for details of local clinics.
You may also be interested in Stop smoking - Live well at NHS Choices
Or either of these two direct links:
Cardiovascular Disease Screening Clinic
The healthy heart check (HHC) aims to lower the risk of common but preventable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Premature mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD) is preventable. There is a strong evidence base that demonstrates if we can identify those at risk early enough, support them to make lifestyle changes and improve access to treatment, we can have a dramatic effect on the health of the population.
To qualify for a HHC, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Aged 40 plus
- Have no existing cardiovascular disease-this includes high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or stroke.
- Not be on medication for high blood pressure or high cholesterol
- No previous HHC within the last 5 years
If you would like to have this check speak to one of our receptionists.
Confidential Chlamydia screening is available through the surgery. Please speak to our Nurse Practitioner.
Flu Clinics 20/21
As you will have seen/heard in the media; the Government is expanding this year’s flu vaccination programme to include people aged 50 to 64.
In order to protect those most vulnerable, the ‘at-risk’ groups will be prioritised and vaccinated first.
Once the ‘at-risk group’ phase is well underway, those aged 50 to 64 will then receive an invitation to be vaccinated (they will not be vaccinated prior to receiving an invitation)
We also offer:
- Joint Steroid Injections
- Cryo Surgery (treatment of the affected area by freezing)
All by appointment only.