20 Cleveland SquareMiddlesbroughCleveland, TS1 2NXTel: 01642 242746
We provide the following services in the surgery according to the current GMS contract, please state the nature of the service you require, so that the receptionist is able to make the appropriate appointment for you:
Maternity Services: The Community Midwife is able to provide all aspects of maternity care. This will involve booking clinic and periodic anti-natal check ups during pregnancy.
Post Natal Checks: Your postnatal appointment will be arranged by the practice, with either the nurse Practitioner, or the practice nurse, along with the eight week baby check and baby's first immunisation.
Pre Conceptual Advice and Family Planning: Our practice nurses are family planning trained. You will be able to discuss all aspects of family planning with them by making a direct appointment for oral contraception (pill), post coital contraception (morning after pill) and coil check up.
We will send you appointments for your baby's development checks and immunizations. If your child is unwell and unable to attend, please contact the surgery so an alternative appointment can be arranged. Please bring your child's Development Book (Yellow Book) with you.
It is advisable to have periodical health checks (once every three years) when you are in good health.
Our practice nurses are able to advise you on all aspects of healthy life style. The practice nurses will also give advice regarding a healthy diet, and weight reduction.
Quit Smoking Clinic our practice nurses are trained and work closely with the quit smoking team, to help you 'quit smoking'. – Further guidance can be obtained at http://www.timetoquit.co.uk/ or you may make a direct appointment at your local Quit Smoking Clinic by dialling 0800 952 4433.
You are up to four times more likely to give up smoking with your local NHS Quit Smoking Service, along with nicotine gum and patches.
Doctors, Specialist nurses and the practice nurses will closely monitor your condition, carry out relevant tests and review medication. This will provide you with management of your illness, in accordance with up to date guidelines, in the familiar setting of your own practice.
Currently the following conditions are in this category:-
We are able to provide joint injections, excision of warts and removal of lumps in the surgery. Your doctor will be able to arrange an appointment at a mutually suitable time.
For common mental health problems, the practice has access to a unique local resouce of downloadable audio files which can be accessed by using the link below. The files have been produced by Middlesbrough Hearts and Minds Group. The topics cover:
Alcohol and you, Anxiety, Bereavement, controlling Anger, Depression and Low Mood, Depression, Domestic Violence, Food for thought, Health Anxiety, Obsessions and Compilsions, Panic, Post Natel Depression, Shyness and Social Anxiety, Sleeping Problems, Stress, Self Harm.
If you are planning to go abroad and believe that you may need vaccinations, it is advised that you book your appointment with the practice nurse at least six weeks prior to your planned travel date, with details of travel such as:-
We are able to provide all vaccinations, except the following
We can advise and issue prescriptions for Malaria Prophylaxis, however this not available on NHS and will carry a charge as a private prescription, the pharmacist will also charge for the tablets.
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 online form before coming to see the nurse.
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)
The Doctor is able to sign and complete forms and claims on your behalf, these forms often carry a charge. Please ask a Receptionist if you want to know about charges.
Examples of chargeable forms are:-
Please leave the forms with the Receptionists, along with a telephone number, in case we need to contact you. She will pass them on to the relevant doctor.
The doctor has daily clinical work and will be not be able to treat such forms as priority over ill patients. You are therefore requested to leave a week before your form will be available for collection.
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