83 Queens RoadTel: 01207 58 58 90
Moorside SurgeryTel: 01207 509278
Our Clinics & Services are outlined below:
Child Health Clinic
These are held at both surgeries -
Blackhill: Thursdays 09:00 – 11:15. Tuesdays (8 week checks) 09:30 - 11:30
Moorside: Every other Wednesday 09:15 – 10:30.
Please call for details.
Wednesday 14:00 - 16:45 and Tuesday AM by appointment .
Womens Health Clinic
Tuesday: 17:15 - 18:30.
Booking clinic - Thursday: 13:30 - 16:00.
Follow-up antenatals - Friday: 09:15 to 14:00.
Antenatal clinics are run by midwife. Please arrange an appointment after your pregnancy is confirmed.
Monday AM, Tuesday AM and Friday PM
Monday: 14:00 – 16:00.
Thursday: 08:30 to 11:00 and 14:00 to 16:20.
A wide range of minor surgical procedures can be carried out at the surgery, avoiding the need for referral to hospital.
Appointments can be made with the midwife or health visitor.
Smoking Cessation Classes
As well as being refered by the doctor or nurse, you can refer yourself to smoking cessation clinic: 01207 523627
Exercise is good for your health. Your doctor can refer you for a group of exercise sessions with the local leisure centre.
Physiotherapy and Chiropody
Physiotherapy and chiropody are situated at the main surgery, by appointment only.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to complete the travel questionnaire below. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Once the questionnaire has been recieved by the Surgery, a Nurse will contact you to arrange an appointment.
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.
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.
Queens Road operates the C Card Scheme and 'You're Welcome' for Young People - please see our display beside the main staircase.
Young persons info leaflet
How to make an appointment
Ring 01207 585890 and ask for either a telephone appointment or a surgery appointment with the doctor, nurse practitioner or nurse. The doctor or nurse can even phone you back on your mobile if you need help the same day. Consultations are confidential. Usually we would encourage you to attend with a parent but you can attend on your own or with a friend. You can also request to see a male or female member of staff.
We offer a confidential service which means we wont tell anyone else what you say, the only time this may happen is if we think you may be at risk, even then we will always try to get your consent first.
Other places that can help include local clinics for young people, and you can often be seen without an appointment. Try these -
Phoenix Centre, Moorside Community College 01207 588440 (Fridays) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or access http://www.health-promotion.cdd.nhs.uk/ for a range of young people's and other health promotion information, including sexual health and the C-card scheme.
Just think how much fitter, fresher and richer you'll be! Keep up with the States where teen smoking is dropping fast. See our nurses at the surgery or try:
Derwentside Smoking Cessation Service 01207 523624 NHS Smoking helpline (free) 0800 022 4 332
Not always fun, a big part of anti-social behaviour, try www.wrecked.org.uk for some true stories. Jane Nelson at NECA (North East Counselling and Addictions Service) Palmerston Street, Consett 01207 581922
Drinkline (free) 0800 9178282
Also try www.drinkaware.co.uk
Left it too late to 'Just Say No'? Try these for help:
NECA Palmerston Street, Consett 01207 581922
Consett Churches detached Youth Centre, 17 Medomsley Road, Consett 01207 501863
Everybody has a 'mental health' and we all have experience of things like stress, anxiety and depression. For more general info visit www.youngminds.org.uk
Eating Disorders - visit www.edauk.com or dial 08456347650
Self Harm - www.selfharm.com
Remember, asking for help is the most important thing - it's the first step to feeling better, whatever the problem.
All young people are entitled to confidential treatment, even if you are under 16. Health professionals treating under 16's have to be certain that you are behaving responsibly, through your own choice, and understand the advice or treatment options.
Queens Road Surgery offers family planning appointments at any time with the doctor or nurse, and has a family planning clinic on Tuesdays 5.00-6.30. Other Family Planning Clinics are held in Shotley Bridge Hospital (Tuesday evenings) or at Stanley Health Centre (Wednesday evenings). Contraception is free, and all young people are welcome to collect free condoms.
CASH (Contraception and Sexual Health) are also on offer at Queens Road Surgery, Tuesday evenings. For lots of useful advice and other local schemes, try http://www.health-promotion.cdd.nhs.uk/
Not just for the morning after unprotected intercourse, but for up to 72 hours. It works best given early. Doctors' surgeries, the Out of Hours centre at Shotley Bridge Hospital and some chemists provide this pill free.
To discuss your pregnancy options in confidence, contact us at the surgery.
Support for young parents
Health Visitors at the Surgery - Phone: 03000268634
Sure Start :
Benfieldside Primary School: 01207 590065
Leadgate Children's Centre, Leadgate Infant School. Tel: 01207 593853
Moorside Children's Centre, Moorside Primary School. Tel: 01207 590930
Chopwell Children's Centre, Chopwell Community Primary School. Tel: 01207 560 295
Social Services Direct 0845 8505010
Can be tricky at any age, check out www.thesite.org.uk for magazine style advice.
Most people who are involved with young people are aware of this common problem. All schools have an anti-bullying policy. You should always tell someone. Bullying can happen in lots of ways, and it is not just a problem in schools.
County Durham Anti-Bullying Service 01325 372812 www.durham-pa.gov.uk
Childline (free) 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk
Kidscape 02077303300 www.kidscape.org.uk
Bullying Online www.bullying.co.uk
Advice and help for housing, life skills and benefits can be accessed through SHAID 01207 218850, or call in at 74 Medomsley Road, Consett. www.shaid.org.uk
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