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Biddlestone Health GroupBiddlestone RoadHeatonNewcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5SLTel: 0191 265 5755
A children's guide to Coronavirus - please click on the below link for access to the booklet
A CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO CORONAVIRUS
In line with NHS guidelines Biddlestone Health Group is now operating a telephone triage appointment system.
When you ring a receptionist will take your details and ask you breif reason about why you need to speak to a doctor, they will then arrange for the doctor to phone you back to discuss your symptoms and the best course of action.
Please note the doctor will try twice to make contact.
If you need to order your prescription you do this on our 24hour automated telephone line. Please call 0191 2650785
All Clinic and Surgeries are by appointment only.
You may see your doctor for advice on any method and to obtain a prescription of the pill. The nurses can also do routine pill and coil checks and injections of Depo-Provera in their ordinary surgeries.
You will need to see Dr Robson Dr Tew Dr King or Dr Crook within three days to obtain this prescription. Please advise the receptionist booking your appointment that you need to see the Doctor that day. This is now available free from certain local chemists
Dr Robson, Dr Tew Dr King or Dr Crook will be happy to see patients who wish to discuss this. It is helpful if pregnancy has already been confirmed.
Tuesday Morning 9.00 am to 4.00 pm with the Community Midwife.
To confirm pregnancy, please bring a fresh morning urine sample to reception for a pregnancy test, or you can make a Doctor’s appointment.
Following the birth of a baby both the mother and baby will require a 8 week check with a GP. Letters will be sent for this and the first set of immunisations at 13 months and the pre school, booster at 4 years.
All women between the ages of 25 and 64 years should have a cervical smear every 3 years, unless advised otherwise. Please ask the doctor or nurse if you are not already on our recall system. This test is usually performed by the practice nurse. The relevant patients will be recalled every 3 years for ages 25-49 and 5 years for 50-60 tear olds.
(You must discuss referral for minor surgery with your doctor)
At two months old:
At three months old:
At four months old:
At around 12 months old:
At around 13 months old:
Three years four months to five years old (pre-school):
13 to 18 years old:
We are able to give travel immunisations provided for by the NHS.
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.
If you have blocked ears, please click the link below for guidance on self care
Block Ears Help Guidance
We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
Take a look and see if you can improve your own understanding of your health and well-being! Please encourage others to look here too.
Here is a list of ailments that can be safely self managed. You will see that you can take a look via the hyperlink at the other websites which can offer you further information about managing your condition.