Croston Village SurgeryTel: 01772 214680
Eccleston Village SurgeryTel: 01257 451221
This is held every Thursday and is run by the practice nurses.
You will automatically be sent an appointment for your child with an appointment time.
If you cannot attend, please contact the surgery and another appointment will be arranged for you.
Six to Eight week baby checks
This is on a Thursday morning from 11.00am and is by an appointment which you will be sent.
24 Hour Blood Pressure
If a 24 Hour Blood Pressure is requested by the doctor an appointment will be made for you to attend the surgery.
You will receive a reminder by post when your smear is due.
We have a number of appointment times for smears. These are done by both the practice nurse and the nurse practitioner.
All smears are by appointment only.
This is run by the Midwives.
You will first of all see your doctor and you are then asked to book an appointment via the receptionist to see the midwife. She will then arrange all further ante-natal care including scans and follow-up ante-natal appointments.
Clinics are every Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:30 pm
The Midwives hold a clinic at the surgery every Wednesday from 1.00pm Appointments can be made at the surgery and through the midwife at clinic.
They can be contacted 24 hours a day on 01257 245109.
The dressing clinic for changing dressings and removal of sutures is by appointment only. You can call on 01772 644765 which is an answer phone. If you leave your name and telephone number the District nurse will get back to you to arrange an appointment, which will be held at the health centre.
We do not do changing of dressings or removal of sutures at the Surgery.
To contact the CQC re any problems you may have the telephone number is 03000 616161.
Opening hours are 9.00am to 5.00pm
The address is:CQC National Customer Service CentreCitygateGallowgateNewcastle-upon-tyne NE1 4PA
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
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.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Further information regarding any of the services listed below can be obtained by contacting the practice reception.
Heart Disease Prevention
Our practice nurse provides comprehensive health checks including smoking cessation, healthy eating, alcohol consumption, blood pressure checks, exercise advice and cholesterol screening.
Baby and Childhood Clinic
We run a full vaccination and immunisation programme. Childhood immunisations are usually carried out in the child health clinic on Wednesday mornings between 9:00am - 10:00am. For more information regarding this clinic please contact 01772 644765.
Removal of warts, lumps and bumps and joint injections (see doctor first).
Holiday vaccinations and holiday advice arranged through the practice nurse. All adults should ensure that they have had a tetanus and polio booster. If in doubt check with the nurse.
Flu vaccinations are available each autumn for the elderly and those with heart or chest conditions in particular.
It is very important for all women between twenty and sixty five to have a cervical smear test every three to five years, dependent on age. There are many stages of cervical cancer and if picked up early this is totally curable by simple treatment. This is a painless check carried out by the practice nurse.
Advice and services from the doctor or practice nurse including oral contraception, emergency contraception if necessary - chance to discuss all aspects of sexual health.
Alternate Tuesday morning 09:00 – 10:30, run by the district midwife after booking with the doctor. The clinic will monitor your health during pregnancy and monitor the development of your unborn baby.
Phlebotomy Services (Blood Testing)
We provide a phlebotomy clinic every Thursday morning by appointment only.
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.
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