This open access clinic is held every Tuesday
afternoon between 2.00 and 4.00pm; all parents/carers of young children are welcome
to attend. No appointment is necessary.
Immunisation is the safest, most effective
way of protecting your child against serious diseases. It is therefore important
that your child is protected. An immunisation clinic is held by the health visitors
and your child will be sent an appointment to attend at the appropriate time.
If you are unable to attend please contact the health visitor who will be pleased
to make alternative arrangements.
Women aged between 25 and 50 are advised to have
a cervical smear carried out every three years. This is a simple, quick test which
may detect early changes at the neck of the womb. If treated straight away we
can prevent the cancer ever developing. Patients are called for a smear by letter.
If you think you are due for a smear but have not been recalled, please let us
know. Smear clinics are held during most afternoon surgeries by the practice nurse.
After 50 years of age, smear tests are carried out every five years.
clinics are held every Thursday afternoon between 5.00 and 6.30pm. Emergency contraception
may be obtained at the Family Planning Clinic or by making an appointment to see
your doctor during normal surgery hours. (Weekends: contact Darlington Memorial
Some minor surgical procedures may be performed by your doctor at the
surgery. This will save you the time and bother of a hospital appointment. Please
make an appointment to see the doctor if you think you require this service.
you have had a tetanus primary course and two boosters (five tetanus vaccines)
this should be lifelong cover. In the event of an injury, your tetanus status
will be reviewed by the practice nurse.
In accordance with the Department of Health
guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccination for patients with chronic heart,
lung or kidney disease, diabetes, severe asthmatics, residents of nursing or rest
homes and over 65s. Please contact the surgery in September for details.
Advice and holiday vaccinations are available by making an appointment with the
practice nurse. Remember, prevention of illness is better than suffering a miserable time
Please try and seek advice well before you go. Leaflets are available
The practice provides an in-house service. This is only available to
patients by direct referral from your doctor.
Our midwife works at the surgery with your
doctor and provides antenatal and postnatal care. Details may be obtained at reception.
Non-NHS Examinations And Private Medical Services
Medical examinations for special purposes eg elderly drivers, insurance,
HGV, diving, pre-employment etc, can be arranged by appointment. Most of these
services fall outside the NHS and a charge will be made. Details of these charges
can be obtained at the time of making your appointment.