Management of Long Term Conditions
Wherever possible, management of Long Term Conditions is combined into a single review with a Practice Nurse, making it far more convenient for patients and avoiding multiple attendances at clinic.
Diabetes clinics are nurse-lead, although one of the GP partners have a particular interest in diabetes care.
Care and support planning
All patient with a long term condition are offered a care planning appointment with a GP or nurse after their initial review with the HCA, thus increasing patient involvement in their care.
Please Click Here to read the “Holmside Story”; how we embarked on our journey offering multi morbidity reviews along with Care and support planning.
Please Click here to visit the Year of Care website and further information regarding care and support planning.
Other clinics and services
Healthcare Assistants are available most days to assist with taking health measurements as requested by a GP or Nurse and include:
- Blood samples
- Blood pressure measuring and recording
- Height and weight
- Smoking cessation
- Ear Irrigation
The Healthcare Assistants also carry out Long Term condition annual reviews.
Dr Khan undertakes minor surgical operations, in practice, and offers a speedy service to patients with minor skin complaints.
Young Persons’ Sexual Health clinic
Contraception, sexual health and lifestyle advice can be given by our Practice Nurse, or GP.
We are an Open Access Outlets as par of Newcastle C-Card Scheme.
We offer Chlamydia screening for all men and women under 25 years.
Family Planning Services
A wide range of contraceptive advice is available from our Practice Nurses. Condoms can be obtained free of charge from both surgeries.
Coil (IUCD) fittings and Implanon implants are available, please ask for an appointment with Dr Cooper or Dr Thompson to discuss your individual needs.
Women’s Health: Cervical smear test
All eligible women aged 25 – 64, are invited for regular cervical smear tests. Women aged 25 – 49 years are invited every 3 years and Women aged 50 – 64 years every 5 years.
Ante Natal Clinic
Our antenatal clinics are held on Monday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Chapel House and Wednesday, 12:30pm to 2:30pm at Armstrong Road.
Baby clinics are held on Friday morning 10am – 11.30am (last admission 11.00am) at Chapel House and Wednesday morning, 10:30am – 12noon (last admission 11.30am) at Armstrong Road.
Please note: Baby clinic is for well babies only (to reduce the spread of bugs!)
The team in attendance at baby clinic is GP, Health Visitor and Practice Nurse. Weight, immunisation and advice are available from the team.
Same day help for your poorly child
If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child, today – this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask your GP for a copy, or view it online here
As well as general advice for travellers, we offer a limited range of vaccinations, some of which are chargeable. You may be required to complete a travel questionnaire prior to your appointment, to ensure you are given the most up to date advice regarding your travel. To discuss your needs, speak to one of our practice nurses.
Counsellors and Mental Health workers
We have a number Counsellors and Mental Health workers attached to the practice. Appointments can be made following referral from a GP.
Our practice pharmacist is available to answer queries regarding your medications.
We have third year medical students in small groups, up to four, in the practice, on Wednesday mornings .
We host fifth ( final ) year medical students, who sit in surgery /consultations one to one, at intervals during the year.
We also train Foundation Year 2 doctors (F2), after qualification. F2 doctors see patients independently with close supervision from a fully qualified GP consulting at the same time in the practice. F2 doctors are with us for a 4month period.
Our GP registrars ( who are fully qualified doctors specialising by training in General Practice) are with us for six months at a time, and consult independently under the supervision of their trainer, Dr Rachel Cooper.