If you are planning a pregnancy there is some important health advice you should be aware of. Please make an appointment any day of the week with a nurse who will be happy to discuss this. Patients who are planning a family are advised on diet and recommended medication.
Asthma clinics are held by Sister Hunter who reviews patients with asthma disorders, patients are encouraged to attend for monitoring and education. Smoking cessation advice is given. All patients with Asthma will be offered at least an annual review to monitor their condition
Diabetic Clinics are held by Sister Chisholm.
All patients are offered at least an annual review and six month monitoring appointment. In 2005 Hartlepool PCT received funding to provide a digital imaging camera as well as funding for a podiatrist. This service is based at One Life Centre, Park Road, Hartlepool and is open to all patients. The practice encourages patients to attend as this is a valuable service specially designed so that all diabetic screening takes place at one venue.
Patients will receive a letter from the Diabetic one stop shop for a pre review screening which will include blood test, height, weight and blood pressure as well as retinal screening and podiatry. You will receive this invitation approximately four weeks prior to your annual review being due at the practice. When you attend the one stop shop you will be advised to make an appointment to see one of our practice nurses within two weeks who will discuss your results and offer support and information and management plan. Glucose meters are available to our patients.
Coronary Heart Disease Clinics
Sister Hunter holds a clinic to see patients with coronary heart disease or those at high risk. You will be offered an annual review to monitor your risk factors and treatment. All CHD and Stroke patients are offered at least an annual review to monitor their condition.
Cervical Smears are undertaken by all our Practice Nurses. Automatic recall appointments will be sent every three years or sooner as necessary if a previous abnormality has been found. We follow the Tees wide Cervical Screening protocol and you will automatically be invited to attend for an appointment before your smear is due.
Child Health and Immunisations
This Clinic is held on a Wednesday aftern oon between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. Parents will be sent an appointment for their childs initial and subsequent vaccinations according to the national schedule. Please feel free to discuss your child's immunisations with the doctor or nurse.
Our GP's and Nurses will be happy to give advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking. Details of the smoking cessation drop in clinics are available on the reception notice board please feel free to ask a member of our reception team who will be happy to provide you with details.
Patients 65 years and over and those with chronic diseases will be invited for an annual flu vaccine. Appointments will be available from the end of September through to December. Look out for the dates which will be displayed on the patients notice board.
Patients 65 years and over and those with chronic illness such as Heart Disease will be offered this vaccine at one of our flu clinics or by appointment throughout the year. Only one pneumonia vaccine is required during your lifetime.
Advice is given on travel immunisations and precautions. Please remember that some immunisations have to be started several months before you leave, so book well in advance. Please ask at reception for advice or refer to the travel vaccination link on this website..
Minor Surgery, Warts & Verruca
Dr Trory provides minor surgery service which includes treatment for warts and veruccas. For further information on this service please make an appointment to see him by telephoning 01429 278179.
Emergency contraception can be obtained from local pharmacists, details are available in Reception. However if you prefer to consult with a healthcare professional you will be offered an urgent appointment with the doctor or nurse. All reception staff are aware of the practice protocol and will be happy to give you further information on services available.
Healthy Heart/Healthy Lung Assessments
Our Nursing Staff and Health Care Assistants offer assessments that will highlight the likihood on patients developing heart or lung conditions in the future. Depending on your risk level staff may offer precautionary advice and/or arrange appropriate medication with one of our GP's.