Cervical Screening (Smear Tests)
We have a cervical screening recall programme. The service is provided by our practice nurse.
Child Immunisations (Vaccines)
Following Department of Health guidelines, the Practice would encourage all children to complete the recommended Immunisation Programme. Both pre-school and school age catch-up programmes are offered.
Appointments can be made with one of our Practice Nurses.
Contraception and Sexual Health
Advice is available on all forms of contraception. Patients are referred to Sexual Health Tees for fitting and follow up of intrauterine devices (coils) and implanon.
Counselling is available via a doctors referral. Please ask the doctor or staff about self-referral and access to other local mental health support services.
Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccinations
We offer flu and pneumococcal injections every year from October onwards for those patients aged 65 and over and for those patients within a clinical at risk group. Clinics will be advertised in advance – please book an appointment via Reception.
Long Term Conditions
Monitoring Advice and Review of Ongoing Conditions
Our team of nurses and health care assistants, supported by the doctors, provide regular check ups for patients with the following:
- Coronary heart disease
- Thyroid problems
- Mental health problems
- Chronic obstructive airways disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post splenectomy
- Pernicious anaemia
- Treatment with warfarin
- Hormone replacement therapy
Should you fall within one of these categories, from time to time you will be invited for a check up. We hope you see this as we do - an important opportunity to promote well being and health. Visit the long term conditions page for more helpful information.
Managing Your Weight
If you need some help with losing weight, please make an appointment to see a Practice Nurse who will help you with dietary advice and to plan your weight reduction.
Ante natal and post natal care is provided through the support of our attached team of midwives.
Please note that intrapartum care (care during delivery) is not provided by the doctors.
A team of locally based Community Midwives look after our patients during pregnancy. The antenatal clinics are held at local child health centres in the Stockton area.
If you have a positive pregnancy test please contact our Receptionist who will advise you how to contact the Community Midwife.
All doctors offer this service after a routine consultation to make sure the problem is appropriate. More complex procedures are referred to hospital. The practice also offers joint injections via appointment with your doctor.
NHS Health Checks
The Practice Nurse will perform a health check involving blood pressure, weight, routine urine testing, etc. Advice is available on diet, smoking and other aspects of health promotion. It is recommended to have a health check every 3 to 5 years.
There are a number of Smoking Cessation Clinics throughout our locality. Please contact Smoking Cessation Service on 01642 383819 for any enquiries.
Well Baby Clinics
These are held at the surgery every Friday with Health Visitors at 10.00-11.30am.
We support the Department of Health programme for childhood immunisation and offer an appointment for childhood immunisation with the Practice Nurse. Should this time be inconvenient you can of course make an appointment with the practice nurse in the usual way.
Adult immunisations including flu and travel vaccinations are offered by the practice nurses via appointment.
Child Health Surveillance
A programme of checks is carried out by the doctors and health visitors in order to detect problems early and to help ensure normal development.
The doctors and nursing staff are always pleased to advise you on health matters such as smoking, alcohol, diet, stress, relaxation, exercise and heart disease. The purpose is to help you enjoy a healthy life.