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Fellrose SurgeryTel: 0191 3889898
In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to offer the following special clinics and services:
All diabetic patients who are not monitored through the hospital will be reviewed at the surgery. You will be able to see the podiatrist, dietician or the diabetic nurse. This clinic is held on a Monday afternoon between 13:00 – 17:30 at Pelton Surgery.
The surgery routinely requests all asthmatic and COPD patients to attend a yearly clinic to check how they are doing. If you feel you need to be seen before this you can make an appointment with a doctor.
We are able to offer minor surgery appointments for small procedures such as cyst removal and in-growing toe nails. Please make a routine appointment with a GP and your name will be placed on a waiting list and you will be informed when a minor surgery appointment is available.
Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times. Prescriptions for oral contraceptives can be given. Both intra uterine devices and contraceptive implants can also be fitted, however these are classed as minor surgeries and will need a routine GP appointment to assess there suitability.
We currently hold our baby clinics on a Tuesday morning between 09:30 – 10:30 at Fellrose and Tuesday afternoon between 13:00 – 15:30 at Pelton.
From week commencing 7th July 2014, our Baby Clinics will be moving to different times. Fellrose Baby Clinic will be on a Friday morning between 09:30 - 10:30 and Pelton Baby Clinic will be held on a Tuesday morning between 09:00 - 11:00. You will be contacted by the Child Health Department with details of your appointment.
If you are on Warfarin medication you will be asked to attend the surgery for regular check- ups. These are held on a Friday afternoon at Pelton 13:00 – 15:30 and a Thursday morning at Fellrose 09:00 – 10:30.
If you are planning a trip abroad you should complete the Travel Vaccine Request Form before making an appointment with a practice nurse at least 8 weeks before you are due to go. This will give you adequate time to discuss any vaccinations you may need. Please be aware that there will be a charge for some vaccinations.
Patients are now able to self refer for a physiotherapy assessment by completing an AHP Direct Referral Form which are available from Reception.
You can now fill in an online questionnaire for asthma review. These questionnaires will then sent to the Practice for your doctor to review.
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 sometimes be required. 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 a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.) and Insurance claim forms.
Please ask at reception to speak to our insurance clerk if you need an insurance claim/medical report. You will be advised of the charge and how long it could take. Please allow sufficient time for the doctor to complete and return the information.
The following charges are the current BMA recommendations:
£127.02 - £188.97
Taxi Driver Medical
Elderly Driver Medical
Motor Insurance Medical
Racing Driver Medical
Fitness to Travel Report
Fitness to Travel Medical
Report to Employer
Employer's Extract re Sickness
HIV testing with Examination
Fitness to attend Private School (Medical)
Report from Medical Records (No Medical/30min)
Medical Examination & Simple Proforma (30 mins)
£90.00 - £94.48
Medical Examination (1 hour)
Copy of Report
Photocopy of single side
Access to Medical Records Fee
(Under Data Protection Act)
£10.00 - £50.00*
Private Sick Note
BUPA/PPA (Under Review)
£17.25 - £36.98
Case Conference (1 hour)
Sectioning (Mental Health Act)
Report to Solicitor from
Private Referral Letter
* Exempt from VAT - all other fees include 20% VAT
NHS Direct Information or Advice
0845 46 47
Urgent Medical Attention
111 (Free call)
0191 387 6537
Health Visitors Base
0300 026 1547
District nurse Base
03000 267 269
0191 3700 351
0845 60 60 365
08457 90 90 90
0845 769 7555
Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 2000 247
Social Care Direct
0845 850 5010
0191 387 1991
Contraception & Sexual Health
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