Services & Clinics

We have a number of services and clinics available at our practice.

New opening times at both branch sites:

Pallion: Monday and Wednesdays  7.30am – 7.00pm
Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays  8.00am – 6.00pm.

List of Clinics

Asthma – Jane & Sue
Atrial Fibrillation reviews – Jane & Sue
Cancer care/Palliative Care – All GP’s & Practice Nurses
Cardiovascular Prevention – Julie
Child Immunisations – Jane & Sue
Child Health (including Post Natal Checkup) – Dr Khalidi
CKD (Kidney disorders) – All Gp’s & Practice Nurses
COPD – Jane & Sue
CHD – Jane & Sue
Cervical Cytology – Jane & Sue
Dementia reviews – All GP’s
Diabetes – Jane & Sue
Epilepsy – All GP’s & Practice Nurses
Heart Failure reviews – All GP’s & Practice Nurses
Hypertension – Jane sue & Julie
Learning Disabilities – Dr Khalidi Jane & Sue
Maternity – All GP’s and Midwife Team
Mental Health – All GP’s
Thyroid – Jane & Sue
Sexual Health (well man/woman) – All GP’s & Practice Nurses
Smoking – Jane & Sue
Stroke – Jane & Sue
Travel clinic (Including Yellow Fever) – Jane  & Sue

Other services include:

Ante Natal
Counselling Service
Minor Ops
Warfarin Clinic
E-Referrals
Medication Reviews

Chaperone Service

A chaperone is a person who is present as well as the person who is examining you. All patients (male and female) are entitled to have a chaperone present when an intimate examination or procedure will take place. Usually the chaperone would be a member of staff. In appropriate circumstances, a family member may act as chaperone.
Sometimes the Health Care Professional may request a chaperone themselves.  All staff have completed chaperone training and relevant DBS checks.

***CARERS INFORMATION***

A carer is a person of any age, adult or child, who provides unpaid support to a partner, child, relative or friend who could not manage to live independently or whose health or wellbeing would deteriorate without this help.  There are many reasons why someone may need to be cared for these could be due to frailty, disability or a serious health condition, mental ill health or substance misuse.

Carers package including what support is available – Please let us know if you are a carer or are cared for so we can utilise all the support that is available to you.

Extra Information regarding some of the services above:

Asthma Management

Offering regular checks, providing general advice on inhaler technique and management monitoring. You should attend for an asthma review as a minimum once every 12 months, however you may be asked to attend more frequently.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) & Spirometry

You may require an assessment of your lung function. Further details can be obtained from the Practice Nurse. You should attend for a review as a minimum once every 12 months, however you may be asked to attend more frequently.

Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

Offering essential advice and management on the prevention of heart disease including cholesterol testing and blood pressure monitoring. You should attend for a review as a minimum once every 12 months, however you may be asked to attend more frequently.

Diabetes Management

Offering regular checks for insulin and non-insulin dependent diabetics including blood glucose monitoring, dietary advice etc. You should attend for a review as a minimum once every 12 months, however you may be asked to attend more frequently.

You will also be invited to attend a specialist centre for an annual assessment of your eyes, feet and diet. It is an essential part of your diabetic care and important that you keep/make your appointment when contacted.

Well Woman Services

Offering smear testing, advice on breast self-examination, menopause and other matters relating to women’s health.

Weight Management

Offering diet and lifestyle advice for anyone seeking assistance.

Vaccination & Immunisation

We offer travel vaccination and occupational immunisation where appropriate.  Please contact the Practice to speak to the Practice Nurse for further details.’

Childhood Immunisation

By appointment with the Practice Nurse every 2nd Tuesday. You will be sent an appointment from a central booking office, if there are any changes to this appointment the Practice will contact you

Smoking Cessation

Offering advice and support in quitting smoking. Our nurses are qualified Smoking Cessation Advisers and can advise on the options available to you and obtain a prescription from the doctors for any medication required to help you quite, if deemed appropriate.

Other Services Available

Minor Surgery and Cryotherapy

Dr Khalidi & Dr Aziz are qualified to perform minor surgical procedures and cryotherapy, attends the practice once a month to provide this service. For minor surgical procedures you may be asked to attend prior to your appointment so that the procedure can be explained and your written consent obtained.

Antenatal Clinic

Midwives from City Hospitals Sunderland host a clinic at our neighboring practice Wearside Medical Practice every Monday and undertake all aspects of antenatal care on behalf of the practice. If you need to contact the Midwife please call the main Health Centre number and ask to be transferred. Tel: 0191 5341477.

Treatment Room

The Treatment Room is led by the District Nursing Team and is available, by appointment, for blood tests, dressings, ear syringing, removal of stitches/staples, routine ECGs etc., by referral from either the doctor or nurse.

Appointments only:
Pallion Treatment Room 5026424                     

The Drop-In sessions can be very busy, if staff run out of time you may be asked to return on another day, therefore if may be beneficial to book an appointment.

Warfarin Clinic

This clinic is held at the Practice weekly on a Wednesday afternoon. All necessary blood tests and warfarin monitoring is undertaken here at the practice, or by visiting you at home if deemed necessary. For further information please ask at Reception.

E-Referral

If the doctor decides that you require specialist treatment you will be offered the choice of where you wish to receive this, from a wide list of hospitals and clinics, and at a time suitable for you. You will either receive details of the appointment booked for you or a unique booking reference number, a password and the number to ring to arrange your own appointment or website address if you have internet access and you wish to book your appointment online.

Further information is available on the NHS website (www.nhs.uk)

Medication Review

Carried out by the Practice Pharmacist Jenny by appointment or telephone.  You should have a review at least once every 12 months.  The Pharmacist is available Monday Mornings, Wednesday Afternoons and all day Thursday.

 

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