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The Practice will be closed for staff training on Wednesday 11th March from 12midday until 8.30am on Thursday 12th March.  Please click on opening time link and what to do when we are closed for more information. 


Community Midwives

The midwife runs antenatal clinics at both surgeries and performs home visits when required and also after the birth of the baby. Whilst she works closely with the GP's, she is based outside of the practice and can be contacted on 0191 282 5119.

If you become pregnant, the first step is to make a routine appointment with your GP. Antenatal clinics: Midwife - Fawdon on Thursday 13:30 - 16:00 and Kingston Park on Wednesday 08:45 - 12:00.

Community Nurses

A team of nurses in co-operation with the GPs' and practice staff provide a full range of nursing care and support to patients and carers in their own homes, who are unable to attend surgery.

Apart from the GP practice, referrals are taken from Social Services, hospitals and other health workers. Anyone who wishes to contact them can do so by calling the base on (0191) 2141154

Health Visitors

Health visitors have a nursing background, with additional specialised training in child and family health. They work together with the other members of the Primary Health Care Team, Social Services and education, to provide a comprehensive service. They can advise on behaviour management, child health, and child protection.

All patients in any age group registered with the practice can contact the health visitors for advice and support by calling (0191) 2231245. Well Baby Clinics are at the Fawdon surgery, Tuesdays 13:30 - 15:00 and at the Kingston Park surgery - Fridays 13:30 - 15:30.

Attached Staff

Physiotherapist - provides treatment mainly for acute (recent) musculo-skeletal problems like back and neck strains.

Primary Care Mental Health Worker - is an experienced Mental Health Practitioner who helps the GPs manage psychiatric problems in the Community. They provide clinics within the surgery, by referral through the GP.

Counsellor - has a weekly session who receives referrals from the GPs' mainly aimed at helping people work through problems of an emotional nature where serious mental illness is not suspected.

Social Prescriber -  supports people aged 65 and over who might benefit from talking to someone who has the time to listen and who can offer advice and support. 

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