15 Station RoadPercy MainNorth Shields, NE29 6HTTel: 0191 296 1456
Our practice nurses run clinics every day including:
Clinic appointments vary between 10 minutes and 30 minutes in length so it is helpful if you can let our receptionists know what type of appointment you wish to make.
Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Care (Tuesday PM)
We provide both ante-natal and post-natal care in the practice. The midwife contacts all women soon after a pregnancy is confirmed to arrange antenatal care. She will provide advice throughout pregnancy including information about prenatal tests and options for delivery. The community midwife also looks after women in labour and for the first 10 days following the birth. The doctor carries out post-natal checks six weeks after delivery. Appointments are arranged by our reception team.
A chiropodist attends the surgery once a month and we can also refer patients to the chiropody centre at Hawkeys Lane, North Shields. As well as treating skin and nail problems, the chiropodist can advise on painful conditions affecting the feet. This is a limited service and is not available for routine nail cutting. Appointments are made following referral from the doctor.
Our physiotherapist holds a weekly clinic to assess acute musculo-skeletal injuries and gives advice and treatment for back, neck and other joint problems. Appointments are made following referral from the doctor.
Our dietician holds a clinic once a month and woks with our practice nurses to run our obesity and weight management clinics. She is also able to give advice on special diets for chronic diseases e.g. celiac disease/ swallowing disorders/ vitamin deficiencies. She can plan special diets for example to reduce high cholesterol or cope with food allergies. Appointments are made following referral from the doctor.
District Nurse Services
As well as providing nursing services for house bound patients our district nurses provide the following care:
Our Phlebotomist runs a clinic once a week taking blood. Children under 16 who need to have a blood test will normally be referred to the Paediatric nurse Practitioner. The nurse practitioners are based at Shiremoor Resource Centre. Parents are provided with a “numbing gel” to apply to their child’s arm 1-2 hours before the test. Appointments can be pre-booked at a convenient time.
Health Care Assistant
Our Health Care Assistant works closely with the practice nurses and also provides new patient checks, blood pressure reviews, blood tests, spirometry (lung tests) smoking cessation advice, diabetic foot checks.
We understand that sometimes it is difficult to discuss worries about your physical or mental health with family or friends.
When you book an appointment with a Doctor or Nurse anything you discuss during the consultation will be completely confidential.
You can attend the surgery on your own or you can bring a friend for support.
If it is difficult for you to get to the surgery you can also book a telephone consultation with a Doctor or Nurse by contacting reception.
Our Practice Nurses provide a Sexual Health service including
Contraception- pills, Implants, depo- provera
STI screening including chlamydia and HIV
Pregnancy testing and counselling on your options if you are pregnant.
They can also advise on eating a healthy diet and maintaining a healthy weight.
Are you worried about your mood?
Are you being bullied at school or college?
Are you harming yourself?
Are you worried about drugs or alcohol?
We can arrange confidential support and counselling.
You may also find these websites helpful.
Health Advice for Girls
Health Advice for Boys
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
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 attached form before coming to see the nurse.She will check the form in advance and contact you with details of which vaccinations you will require and how much they will cost.You can email the form in advance or print it and hand in to reception.Please contact the surgery after a week if you have not received a phone call from us.
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)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
AND GAS UK MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS
Dr Tones is fully qualified and registered to undertake OIL and GAS UK Medical Examinations (previously known as UKOOA). Drug screening is also available through our local hospital laboratory. Appointments are often available at short notice. Please contact reception to arrange. You do not need to be a registered patient.
Who should consider having a flu vaccination?
· Everyone aged 65 years or over
· Or living in a residential or nursing home
· the main carer of an older or disabled person
· a household contact of an immunocompromised person
· health or social care workers
Or if you have any of these medical conditions
· heart problems
· a chest complaint including bronchitis, COPD or emphysema
· kidney disease
· lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as steroid medication or cancer treatment)
· liver disease
· a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
· a neurological condition, for example multiple sclerosis (MS) or cerebral palsy
· a problem with your spleen, for example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed.
The following document contains information prepared on behalf Redburn Park Medical Centre by RMT accountants, summarizing GP earnings.
Average GP net earnings.
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