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You require contraceptive advice?

The emergency contraceptive “the morning after pill” is effective if used up to 72 hours after intercourse.  Telephone within this time to speak to a doctor or one of the practice nurses with Sexual Health training if you feel you require this service.  There is no charge for the pill from the surgery although you can buy it over the counter at the chemist.  Tel 0191 4885555.

For non-emergency contraceptive services make your appointment in the usual way to see one of our nurses with Sexual Health training.  Tel 0191 4885555.

You are pregnant and require advice?

Janet Streibelt is the practice midwife.  Janet would like to ensure that you and your baby remain healthy and also help to organise your care in your pregnancy.

If you are happy about being pregnant, phone and ask the receptionist to pass your details to the midwife who will then make an appointment to see you.

The midwife will give you advice on the choices open to you for hospital delivery, home birth and for ante-natal care.

Ante-natal clinics take place on Tuesday afternoon 1.30pm – 4.00pm and Thursday afternoons 3.00pm – 4.30pm.

Janet  can also be contacted at Blaydon Sure Start from 8.30am – 9.30am.  Tel 0191 4336300.

If you require health advice regarding travel?

Smoking Cessation

We strongly support anyone who wishes to “quit”.  We offer one to one help with this in the form of counselling and prescribing of nicotine replacement and other treatments.  Please contact reception for an appointment.  You may find the following website useful http://gosmokefree.nhs.uk/

We can offer advice regarding healthy eating and lifestyle.  Please ask for a routine appointment with a practice nurse.  If you have any health related problems as a result of being overweight, please make an appointment to see your GP.

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