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.
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 leaflet - Smear
Patient information leaflet - First Smear
We offer a full contraception service including the contraceptive pill, Depo Provera injection, coils and Implanon (a contraceptive implant that lasts for three years) and emergency contraception (“morning after” pill).
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.
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 QuestionnaireTo 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.
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
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.
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
FLU VACCINES 2018
By Appointment only
STARTS MONDAY 1st OCTOBER
FOR ONE WEEK
Monday 1st 8:30— 5:00
Tuesday 2nd 8:30— 5:00
Wednesday 3rd 8:30— 5:00
Thursday 4th 8:30—3:00
Friday 5th 8:30—5:00
Then MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER
Monday 5th 8:30— 5:00
Tuesday 6th 8:30— 5:00
Wednesday 7th 8:30— 5:00
Thursday 8th 8:30—3:00
Friday 9th 8:30—5:00
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:
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