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Trinity Medical CentreNew George StreetSouth ShieldsTyne & Wear, NE33 5DUTel: 0191 4560053
Patients can self-refer to Talking Therapies 0191 283 2937
Patients can self-refer 07909975364. They will respond quickly to calls to provide assessment and treatment for urgent problems including “flare-ups” of existing chronic diseases. Often for patients unable to attend the surgery
It is important that children are fully immunised and, thanks to immunisation, illnesses such as measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus and polio are now rare. Whooping cough is a distressing illness and is also preventable. HIB and meningitis C immunisation protects against two forms of meningitis in childhood. The practice strongly encourages parents and guardians to vaccinate their children.
We offer a full contraception service including the contraceptive pill, Depo Provera injection, Coils and Nexplanon (a contraceptive implant that lasts for three years) and emergency contraception (“morning after” pill).
Patients can self refer via the phone 0191 4813902 or online at https://www.connecthealth.co.uk/services/south-tyneside
These are always carried out either by one of the female doctors or by a qualified nurse. We have a Well Woman Clinic every Tuesday afternoon. See our leaflet for further details.
Patient information - Cervical Screening
Patient information - First cervical screening
These are run by our experienced Practice Nurses, We aim to offer a full assessment of your chronic disease on a yearly basis.
All our housebound patients are offered structured care in their home setting with a face time consultation, where appropriate with the GP
Patients are brought into the surgery by minibus for a 2 hour consultation to see practice nurse; doctor and Age UK Adviser—see our website or leaflet for more information
We are committed to reducing the number of patients suffering from heart disease and strokes. It is important therefore that we detect those most at risk. One way we can do this is to record blood pressure, height, waist circumference, weight, alcohol and tobacco habits and family history of all our patients between the ages of 16 and 74. If you have not seen a doctor for three years or more, please make an appointment to see the nurse to have a health check.
We offer routine screening for all patients aged 65+. Osteoporosis can be a debilitating disease and by identifying the risk and commencing treatment, this disease can be prevented and treated.
We have facilities for removing benign lumps and bumps which would normally be done at hospital. Please make a routine appointment first with the doctor for assessment.
Could any Patients who need any Travel Advice and Immunisations please submit an eConsult request by using the link below by selecting
"I want treatment and advice from my practice":
Patients can provide all their relevant details via this form. It will be passed for processing to the Practice Nurse who will be able to see what advice needs to be given. Following this a link will be sent to the patient via the text service using AccuRx advising what to do next.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to complete an eConsult request as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as an appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. This 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.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Your doctor may need to do tests in the form of either bloods or specimens. These are sent away to the laboratory so please allow at least one full week for tests to come back. You will be asked to phone the surgery for your result and this can be done between the hours of 11:00 and 15:00. Alternatively, you can view your own results on line if you are signed up for Patient Access.
Please remember that receptionists are not medically trained so are unable to give you any clinical information and may ask you to make a telephone appointment to see the doctor to discuss your results.
Trinity Medical Centre are delivering a new service for our Older Population which is a Multidiciplinary Clinic. The initial appointment takes approximately 2 hours where you will have four 20 minutes appointments with
A cup of tea and a biscuit
This clinic is aimed at patients 65+ and if you have poor mobility a mini bus will come and collect you or if you are entirely housebound the nurse will come out to the home and you will link up with the GP via face-time.
We recognise we are living longer and as such our needs change, this service is aimed at keeping you fit, healthy and active and to retain your independance as much as possible. Contact the surgery for more details.
Click here to read all about our Older Population Clinic
Alzheimers Society fact sheet
Alzheimers Society Activity handbook
This page is specifically designed for our younger population group aimed at 14 up to 25. We hope that we can give you sufficient information to help you to use our services
Our message to all our younger population group is to say that we are here to listen and not to tell – whatever is discussed is in total confidence between only you and the doctor or nurse you see. Nothing is shared without your consent. We aim to do Newsletters to give you important information to help you make choice and decision about your own health. Follow the links below for further information.
Self Help reading guide
JULY 2019 LEAFLET
Click here for our latest Younger Population Newsletter
Click here for 2018 Newsletter
Bright Futures and Northumbria Police have developed an App, the purpose is to provide a range of information, advice and sources of support for children, young people and parents around a range of issues which may affect them.
The App contains information around: substance misuse and former legal highs, confidence and self-esteem, mental health and self-harm, healthy relationships, grooming, online and e-safety, consent and exploitation.
The App also provides information to access further information and support locally (across Tyne and Wear) and nationally.
The App can be downloaded by simply clicking on these links:
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.komodo.pvp
Microsoft Store: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p/bright-futures-personal-safety-app/9nblggh4s0rp
Tips on talking to children about their feelings
Be Kind to Yourself
Managing your Alcohol intake
Meditation and Mindfulness
Physical Activity for Mental Health
Reading well fact sheet
Self help booklist
Patients aged 14 years and over on our Learning Disability register can have an Annual Health Check with our Practice Nurse. A health check is important to make sure you are healthy and that you are getting the right help.
You will be asked about your health including what you eat, if you smoke or drink alcohol, if you have health problems and if you exercise. You can bring someone with you for support. Watch this video to find out more.
KeepingWell for Winter is a brand new programme running from January to Easter 2021 aimed at people with a learning disability and anybody who supports them in the North East and Cumbria to help them KeepWell for Winter.
To find our more you can visit the KeepingWell for Winter website page on the Skills for People website. You can access it by clicking this link here: https://skillsforpeople.org.uk/support/get-well-for-winter/
or there is a KeepingWell for Winter Facebook page where you can access lots of information and connect with other people, You can find the page by visiting Facebook and searching for @skillsforpeople
Keeping Well for Winter January 21 bulletin
What is on in this area
FLU VACCINES 2021
By Appointment only
STARTS FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER
UNDER 65 HIGH RISK PATIENTS
Friday 17th 8:30 - 2:10
OVER 65 PATIENTS
Tuesday 21st 8:30 - 5:20
Wednesday 22nd 8:30 - 5:20
Thursday 23rd 8:30 - 3:20
Friday 24th 8:30 - 3:55
UNDER 65 AT RISK PATIENTS
Monday 4th 8:30 - 2:50
Tuesday 5th 8:30 - 5:20
Wednesday 6th 8:30 - 5:20
Thursday 7th 8:30 - 4:30
Friday 8th 8:30 - 3:25
UNDER 65 AT RISK PATIENTS
Monday 18th 8:30 - 12:00
UNDER 65 AT RISK PATIENTS AND PATIENTS AGED 50-64
Monday 25th 8:30 - 5:20
Tuesday 26th 8:30 - 5:20
Wednesday 27th 8:30 - 4:30
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year if you are aged 65 and over before 31st March 2022.
This winter, the NHS will again be offering the flu vaccination to those aged 50 to 64 years old who don't already fall into one of the categories listed above. If you are aged 50 to 64 years old (including those who turn 50 by 31 March 2022) you will be invited to attend the surgery for the vaccine after those in the at risk groups have been contacted.
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