Clinics We Offer
Ante-Natal clinics are held every Monday and Thursday morning. If you think you are pregnant you do not need to have this confirmed by a doctor. You will need to come into the practice and arrange a "booking in" appointment with the midwife.
Pregnant patients may find The Pregnancy and Birth Choices App useful. The app provides key information and advice which will help women to make informed choices about their birth from trusted NHS source, all in one place, and right at their fingertips.
Access to the app is via the web: www.pregnancyandbirthchoices.co.uk, then select to download it to a device.
From the 17th May 2021 patient will be able to bring a support person to their appointment with the Midwife providing the have a negative lateral flow test and are able to provide proof of results.
Children’s clinics are held every Monday afternoon.
Adults needing injections should make an appointment with a practice nurse.
Flu Vaccinations: We run our annual flu campaign between September and January.
Chronic Disease Clinics
Diabetic Clinics are held every Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. All diabetic appointments are requested by the doctor but may be with a nurse.
We provide annual reviews for people suffering from a range of chronic diseases.
Most of the female GPs fit coils (IUCDs) and fit and remove contraceptive implants. This needs to be discussed with the GP prior to fitting so a separate appointment is needed. Other contraceptive advice is given by all GPs and the nursing team. Regular check-ups are needed for all women who use the contraceptive pill and HRT.
Health Visitor Baby Clinics
These will be at a weekly community clinic at the Howdon Children's Centre between 13:00 and 15:00.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Some doctors carry out minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic. Please ask when booking an appointment as to which GP you should see.
NHS Health Checks
This is a free check up of your overall health. It can tell us if you are a higher risk of certain health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, stroke. If you are aged 40-74years and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease or kidney disease, you should have a NHS Health Check every five years.
Click on this link for further information NHS Health Checks.
Other professionals who visit the surgery on a regular basis are:
- Community Mental Health Nurse
- Social Prescribing Link Worker
- Relate representatives
Our receptionists will be able to tell you how you can be referred to these services.
First Contact Physiotherapists
The surgery offers Physiotherapist appointments via First Contact Physiotherapist
What our Physiotherapists can see:
- All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains or sports injuries
- Arthritis – any joint
- Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons or bone e.g tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
- Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain and neck pain
- Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms e.g. pins and needles or numbness
- Post-orthopaedic surgery
What our Physiotherapists CAN’T see:
- Anyone who is acutely unwell
- Children under 16
- Medical management of rheumatoid conditions
- Women’s health, antenatal and postnatal problems
- House-bound patients
- Medication reviews for non-MSK conditions
- Neurological and respiratory conditions
- Acute mental health crises
- Patients who do not want to see an FCP