Childhood Immunisation Clinic
Immunisation is the safest, most effective way of protecting your child against serious diseases. It is therefore important that your child is protected. An immunisation clinic is held by the Practice Nurses and your child will be sent an appointment to attend at the appropriate time. If you are unable to attend please contact the Surgery to make alternative arrangements.
Women aged between 25 and 50 are advised to have a cervical smear carried out every three years. This is a simple, quick test which may detect early changes at the neck of the womb. If treated straight away we can prevent the cancer ever developing. Patients are called for a smear by letter. If you think you are due for a smear but have not been recalled, please let us know. Smear clinics are held during most afternoon surgeries by the practice nurse. After 50 years of age, smear tests are carried out every five years.
Please see link regarding family planning and contraception
CASH Clinic Details
For any information regarding contraception please see the link below
www.darlingtoncash.com or contact the Darlington CASH service on 01325 952277
They also have a Facebook site – Primary Healthcare Darlington
Some minor surgical procedures may be performed by your doctor at the surgery. This will save you the time and bother of a hospital appointment. Please make an appointment to see the doctor if you think you require this service.
If you have had a tetanus primary course and two boosters (five tetanus vaccines) this should be lifelong cover. In the event of an injury, your tetanus status will be reviewed by the practice nurse.
In accordance with the Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza vaccination for patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, severe asthmatics, residents of nursing or rest homes and over 65s. Please contact the surgery in September for details.
PLEASE REMEMBER we do not have last minute appointments for travel vaccinations.
You should attend the surgery at least 8 weeks before departure
Before appointments are made please complete the Travel Health Questionnaire, hand this form in to reception, alternatively you can email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a response in 2 working days.
Please note that the above email address is a non-response email, that will only handle completed travel health questionnaires and will not be able to reply to any queries.
Remember, prevention of illness is better than suffering a miserable time on holiday. Please try and seek advice well before you go.
The practice provides an in-house service. This is only available to patients by direct referral from your doctor.
Antenatal And Midwife
Our midwife works at the surgery with your doctor and provides antenatal and postnatal care. Details may be obtained at reception.
Non-NHS Examinations And Private Medical Services
Medical examinations for special purposes eg elderly drivers, insurance, HGV, diving, pre-employment etc, can be arranged by appointment. Most of these services fall outside the NHS and a charge will be made. Details of these charges can be obtained at the time of making your appointment.