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The SurgeryElsdon AvenueSeaton DelavalWhitley Bay, NE25 0BWTel: 0191 2372299
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We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details, please call Elsdon Avenue Surgery on 0191 2372299.
Contraceptive Coils and Implants
Dr Symon fits coils at the practice - for contraceptive implants we can refer you to other clinics in the area.
Wednesday 13:30 – 17:00
This clinic is run by the midwives. If you become pregnant, you will be given a ‘booking appointment’ at which the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital, or both.
Child Health and Immunisation
All new babies are invited for a check-ups from six weeks old, and for a full schedule of immunisations.
Wednesday 09:30 – 12:00
Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and appropriate screening to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
The practice actively supports those patients who wish to stop smoking, and we have a nurse who is trained to offer this service. Please ask.
Counselling and Psychotherapy
Visiting practitioners provide a counselling service to the practice. They can provide help with stress, anxiety, depression and life event difficulties. Please discuss with the doctor if you would like an appointment.
In addition to the above clinics, our practice nurses are able to offer appointments throughout the week for the following:
There has been some new developments for a webapp for parents and carers of children and young people with learning disabilities. We are pleased to announce that 'Learning Disability Matter for Families' is not live and can be found by following the link below.
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 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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