Tanfield View SurgeryScott StreetStanleyCounty Durham, DH9 8ADTel: 01207 232384
We have a nurse practitioner working alongside the doctors dealing with day to day acute problems. We have two specialist practitioners and a team of four practice nurses who maintain the majority of the preventative work throughout the practice, and operate protocol based chronic disease management, including Asthma, Ischaemic Heart Disease, COPD and Diabetes.
We also employ two health care assistants, involved in taking blood, measuring blood pressures and other checks.
Other services offered by GPs include joint injections, minor surgery and coil fitting.
The usual community nursing and health visitor support is also available, as well as practice based counselling and locally based physiotherapy.
A minor injuries service is available at Shotley Bridge where you can be seen for minor injuries to arms, legs, fingers or toes, and minor burns or scalds.
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.
Our practice trains junior doctors. They are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what they do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice. Thank you
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