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Regent Medical CentreRidley HouseHenry StreetGosforth, NE3 1DQTel: 0191 2236555
Would you like your repeat prescriptions to be sent to your chosen pharmacy electronically? This can be set up very easily just ask at the reception desk.
Do we have your current mobile telephone number? If not please see the Receptionist who can add it to your records, then in the future we can text you an appointment reminder.
The Practice is required by the Government to inform all patients of their own Named Accountable GP. The Named Accountable GP for all patients at Regent Medical Centre is Dr V Kaura. However you are still free to see any GP of your choice.
NHS Health Checks 40 -74 year olds
Patients identified as at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease will be invited by letter to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
The appointment will be 20 minutes and the nurse will ask some simple questions about your family history and what medications you take. She will record your height, weight, sex and ethnicity and take your blood pressure. She will also do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol level.
After we have received your results you will be invited back to see the nurse for further 20 min appointment when she will discuss the findings with you and give advice on how to reduce your risk and stay healthy. If necessary she may take a further blood sample and re-check your blood pressure. Sometimes it may be necessary to make an appointment with the GP as well as the nurse in case you need some medication but this will be made clear in your letter.
If you receive an invitation to attend for your free NHS Health Check please attend.
Asthma/Chronic Respiratory Disease
This is run by the practice nurse and involves an annual check of respiratory measurements and updating of medication.
Healthy Heart Clinic / Cerebrovascular
This is for those with heart disease and previous stroke disease and involves an annual check-up and blood test with the practice nurse.
This is organised via referral by the doctor or sometimes the nurse. We have on site counsellors and psychologists. You can also self refer via Newcastle Talking Therapies, see www.newcastletalkingthereapies.org.
Cervical Smear Tests
All women between ages 25-64 are advised to have regular smear tests. You are invited by a national recall system to make an appointment with the practice nurse at your convenience.
Blood Pressure Checks
This involves an annual blood pressure check and review of medication with the practice nurse.
Removal of wax - olive oil should be inserted into the ear twice a day for up to 2 weeks. If you still have problems after this then please make an appointment to see the Doctor.
Appointments are annual with the Practice Nurse to monitor seizure history and review on-going medication.
Please contact the district nurse regarding any concerns or problems. Ask at reception for contact details.
Over 75 checks
This is a comprehensive annual health check for those patients over the age of 75.
This is run by our practice nurse and covers many health promotion issuers related to men and women.
Family planning and contraception can be discussed in the context of usual surgery, during appointments with any of the doctors or nurses. We can offer a full range of family planning services and organise referral for insertion of IUDs (coils) and contraceptive implants to a local practice.
We are able to offer a wide range of minor surgical operations including cryotherapy at the practice. These include removal of warts, moles, skin lesions, small lumps and ingrown toenails.
Travel immunisation and advice about all health protection issues surrounding travel can be obtained by booking an appointment to see the practice nurse. Please allow plenty of time before your date of travel.
Clinics are held every other Wednesday mornings and are run by the midwife. Book your appointment via Reception.
This clinic is for healthy infants/children. It is held on a Thursday morning starting at 11:30 and is based on a first come first served basis. The GP, nurse and health visitor are all available. It is advised that ill infants/children should not be brought to this clinic and a separate appointment made with the GP.
This clinic is run by the practice nurse and entails regular checks and advice on all aspects of diabetic management. It is possible to use this facility rather than the hospital diabetic clinic.
This service is now run locally and is based at the Kenton Centre.
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.
Some services provided for registered patients only 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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