169 Ponteland RoadNewcastle upon Tyne, NE5 3AETel: 0191 271 9030
We have X-ray, Ultrasound and Cardiac ECHO facilities on site; we will have a Telemedicine link with the hospital and we can perform certain blood tests here on-site.
Your GP or nurse may refer you for Diagnostic Tests or to a Specialist Clinic. These are available for registered patients on referral by your GP.
Our nurse practitioners provides specialist nursing care for all the patients who use the services of the health centre, walk in and registered.
Our healthcare assistant contributes to clinical care by undertaking a range of tasks such as taking blood, assisting in the management of chronic diseases, helping manage clinical supplies and giving influenza vaccinations.
Newcastle hospitals run several specialist clinics at our health centre, including Renal, Plastics, Scar review, Paediatrics, ADHD and ENT.
The New Croft centre run two drop in clinics on a Monday. Their sexual health clinic runs from 9:00am till 1:00pm and their smoking cessation clinic runs from 2.00pm till 4.00pm.
Child Health Clinic
Our Child Health Clinic is now held every Wednesday at 13:30. The health visitor, practice nurse and GP are present to see healthy children aged under 5 years. This is the clinic for children’s immunisations and developmental checks.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. On making your appointment you will be given or sent a questionnaire to complete and return to the surgery prior to your appointment. 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.
Most travel vaccines incur a 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.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
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