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Clinics & Services

Antenatal Care

If you think you might be pregnant, please see us as soon as possible. We work in co-operation with the Community Midwives and hold antenatal clinics every week. 

During these clinics, post-natal checks combined with babies’ 8-week developmental checks and first immunisations are also performed. We usually send you an appointment to attend with your baby for this combined check.

Clinic times:

  • Bearpark Medical Centre - Wednesday  
  • Gilesgate Medical Centre - Wednesday 
  • Framwellgate Moor Centre - Initial appointments every other Wednesday, follow up appointments on Fridays.

Please make an appointment to see your midwife via the receptionist.

Baby Clinic (Well Baby)               

  • Bearpark Well Baby Clinic is held at Sure Start, Ushaw Moor.
  • Gilesgate Well Baby Clinic is held at Kepier Clinic.
  • Framwellgate Moor Well Baby clinic is held at Framwellgate Health Centre.

Bowel Screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69. People over 70 can request a screening kit by calling the freephone helpline 0800 707 6060.        

Breast Screening

The NHS National Breast Screening Programme provides free screening for breast cancer for all women over the age of 50. If you're between 50 and 70 you should be routinely invited for a mammogram. Women over 70 are encouraged to make their own appointments.            

Cervical Smears

As a practice we strongly recommend that you have this test; it is designed to pick up early cell changes in the cervix. These early cell changes often have no symptoms but if detected early can be treated to avoid them developing in to Cancer of the cervix.

Download the Cervical Screening Leaflet here

It is recommended that cervical smear tests are carried out as follows:

Between the ages of 25 and 49 years – every three years

Between the ages of 50 and 64 years – every five years

Please contact reception to arrange an appointment for a smear with one of our nurses.

If you do not wish to have a smear please download this form (CC2) HERE and return it to your branch.

Child Health Surveillance

We maintain a register of all children under 5 years. For the convenience of mothers the 8-week check on the baby’s development and first immunisations are carried out at the same time as the post-natal examination. The Health Visitors work in teams to provide services for children under 5 years and their families.

Child Vaccinations

Vaccination is vital. It provides life-long protection against serious infectious diseases, (some potentially fatal). Your children will be sent appointments to attend sessions at the Surgery when they are due. If you cannot attend, or miss a session please make another appointment with the Practice Nurse at a more convenient time.

Chlamydia Testing

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed Sexually Transmitted infection in men and women. Most of the people who have this infection will have no symptoms. If you or your sexual partner remain untreated it can cause infertility.

For further information visit www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk

Contraceptive Services & Family Planning Clinic

We are happy to provide a full range of services for all our patients. These include fitting and removal of contraceptive coils and implants. For details please ask our receptionists.

Counselling

Durham Counselling and Training Cooperative (DCTC) provide a range of talking therapies to all patients registered at all three of our sites over eighteen years of age.

The services provide an opportunity for patients who feel they would benefit from exploring areas of concern in their lives with a counsellor. These may include: family, marital, relationship or work difficulties; anxiety, stress, depression, grief/loss or abuse issues.

Initial contact follows a referral from the Doctor, GP Registrar or a member of the nursing team. Appointments will be available on a Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Please go to our ‘useful links’ for service available to children and young people.

Flu & Pneumococcal Vaccination

 These vaccinations are recommended for patients over the age of 65, patients suffering from with heart, lung, liver or kidney diseases, diabetes or residents of nursing homes. Please contact the surgery at the beginning of October for further details. If you are housebound, a home visit can be arranged.   

Health Promotion

Prevention is better than cure. We take every opportunity to check on our patients’ health and offer advice on healthy living. We also offer a full range of special health promotion clinics by appointment with our practice nurses.      

Minor Surgery

We offer a range of minor surgical procedures, which can be performed in our treatment rooms by the Doctors with the help of our Practice Nurses. This may often save an unnecessary visit to the

NHS e-Referral Service

The NHS e-Referral Service has replaces the Choose and Book system. When you and your GP agree that you need to see a specialist you will be able to choose from a list of hospitals or clinics. You will also be able to choose the date and time of your appointment. For further information please CLICK HERE

Physiotherapy

We provide physiotherapy services directly to our patients as a NHS service. Our Physiotherapist holds sessions to treat and advise patients. Initial contact follows an appointment with the Doctor.

 
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