Clinics & Services

Appointments

The surgery is open from 8.00am to 7.00pm Monday & Tuesday, 8.00am to 6.00pm, Wednesday to Friday and 8.45am to 12.45pm Saturday. GP appointments are available the same day and limited pre-bookable up to 2 weeks ahead, which can be made either by telephone on 455 4621 or by calling in anytime from 8.00am. It is also possible to book appointments on line. Please speak to reception for further information.

Extended Hours

The surgery now offers a limited number of late night and weekend appointments. Please contact reception for further information.

Nights and Weekends

We provide a 24 hour service. Northern Doctors, Deputising Service undertake night visits, which is of a very high standard. Their telephone number is 0845 6080325 or to contact us out of hours, telephone the surgery number. Please note that calls after 6.00pm should be for urgent problems only that cannot wait until the surgery is next open.

Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered:

  • By placing an order online (must be registered), please come to the surgery to register for online booking & prescription ordering, ID required)
  • By placing your copy in the mailbox, at the reception entrance
  • By post with a stamped addressed envelope
  • By telephone on 455 4621 selecting option 2 between 11.00am and 3.30pm

You can arrange with the person on the telephone for your prescription to be sent to a Pharmacy of your choice. Prescriptions can be ordered Monday to Friday only. Try and order your repeat prescription at least 48 hours before you require it.

Travel Immunisations

These can be arranged after a teconsultation the Practice Nurse.

Baby Immunisations

These are every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. These appointments will be sent to the Parent or Guardian when they are due.

Yellow Fever Centre

The Practice is an approved Yellow Fever Centre and as well as providing Yellow Fever vaccine, we offer a whole range of travel immunisations including: Rabies, Meningococcal A&C and Japanese Encephalitis. These unusual vaccines are not provided on the NHS. Up to date costs are available from reception. This service is available to registered and unregistered patients.

Flu Immunisations

Please contact reception to arrange a flu vaccine or ask your Doctor or Nurse next time you are in the surgery. The vaccines are still available until the 31st of March 2014

Physiotherapy

The assessment and treatment of neck, joint and back problems is available from a qualified physiotherapist. You can arrange an initial telephone appointment with the physiotherapist by calling 0191 404 1024.

Blood Tests

Blood tests ordered by the Doctor or Nurse can be taken at the following clinics Monday – Friday

Stanhope Parade Health Centre           08.30am -12.15pm

South Tyneside District Hospital           08.30am – 4.30pm

Flagg Court Health Centre                    08.30am – 11.45am

Minor Surgery

If you require the removal of Warts, Verrucas, Moles, Skin Tags, Cysts, Lesions, the Doctor/Nurse will decide if this can be carried out at the surgery. The Doctor can then arrange for you to have an appointment in either the Cryotherapy Clinic or Minor Surgery Clinic.

Doctors Special Interests

The following GP’s have special interest in:

  • Cryotherapy (Warts,Verrucas) – Dr D L Baines
  • Minor Surgery – (Including removal of Cysts,Skin Tags &Moles Dr P Proctor
  • Joint problems, Sports medicine – Dr Jon Tose
  • Substance Misuse – Dr M Gallagher,Dr V Local & Dr A Jones
  • Coil Fitting – Dr R Barnard

Patients can therefore make an appointment to see the appropriate GP with a related problem.

District Nurse Clinic

To make an appointment in the District Nurse Clinic please ring 402 8172 between 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Friday, at this clinic the nurses give injections, change dressings and ear syringing.

Cervical Smears

It is important that every woman over the age of 25 who is sexually active, has a smear every three years up to the age of 64. You will normally be reminded by letter when your smear test is due. A smear can be arranged by making an appointment with the practice nurse.

Family Planning

A confidential contraception service is available for all methods of contraception, including the contraceptive “pill”, “coils” and “emergency contraception”, which can be effective for up to three days and possibly five days later. Please make an appointment with our practice nurse or nurse practitioner.

You can find the dates & times of all Sexual Health & Contraception Clinics in South Tyneside by clicking on the link below:

www.sotw.nhs.uk/services/sexualhealthservice/southtyneside

Maternity Care

The midwife holds clinics at the surgery. You do not need your pregnancy confirmed by a GP before you see the midwife, you just need to telephone the appointment line 455 4621 to give your details. The midwife will call you to arrange your first booking.

Nurse Practitioner

A Nurse Practitioner is a qualified Nurse who has additional training, similar to that given to Doctors. They have developed skills to assess and manage your health needs. They can see you before or instead of your Doctor and make an initial assessment and diagnosis of your condition. They can treat you and follow-up your care with you. They can also refer you to other members of the Primary Pare Health Care Team, such as the District Nurse, Health Visitor, Practice Nurse or hospital. They will also refer you to a Doctor if your problems are more complex.

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurses see patients for a variety of problems including ear syringe, blood pressure monitoring, Smoking Cessation, Travel Immunisations, Smears and Swabs.

Results of Investigations

For enquiries about X-rays, blood tests and other test results, please telephone 455 4621 any weekday between between 3 pm and 6 pm. If your results require any action, you will be notified.

Chronic Disease Clinics

Our Practice Doctors and Nurses run a range of Chronic Disease Clinics for Asthma, Ischaemic Heart Disease, COPD, Diabetes and Hypertension, in which all of our Nurses have specialist training. If you are being treated for any of the above conditions, then you will be sent a letter around the time of your birthday requesting you to attend a Chronic Disease Clinic for an annual check. It will then be the Nurses who monitor your care with GP intervention only when required.