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DoctorLink

DoctorLink is our new online Symptom Checker service where you can access advice and appointments on line.

 Registration is simple and you can register here:

https://app.doctorlink.com/NorthumberlandHouseSurgery/register

 

The symptom checker will ask you a number of questions to help to identify your problem.

The outcome of your assessment will direct you to the right treatment, whether emergency care, your GP, nurse or self care.

If your outcome indicates that an appointment is required, you simply click on the request appointment link.

Once the request has been submitted, you will then be contacted by the Practice Team, to arrange an appointment within the identified timeframe (as outlined in the outcome of your symptom checker).

The information you provide will be shared with our clinical team (where appropriate) and will assist in providing robust information of your problem to the required clinical team member prior to your appointment.

You can also find the App on the Google Play Store as well as the Apple App Store.

Clinics & Services

We offer the full range of general medical services that you would expect from a modern well equiped general practice:

Long Term Conditions

We offer care for long term conditions such as:

asthma_inhaler_5Asthma – this is a common condition that causes coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest and breathlessness. Most people with asthma who take the appropriate treatment can live normal lives, but left untreated, asthma can cause permanent damage to the airways.

Coronary Heart Disease  (CHD) – this is a preventable disease that kills more than 110,000 people in England every year. More than 1.4 million people suffer from angina and 275,000 people have a heart attack annually. CHD is the biggest killer in the country.

Cancer - One in three people will be affected by cancer at some stage in their life. There are many different types of cancer and this page doesn't cover them all, but the general information will help you to access further information and support.

Mental Health - this is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health. Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as Alzheimer's and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.

Diabetes - this is a long-term (chronic) condition caused by too much glucose (sugar) in the blood. It is also known as diabetes mellitus. In the UK, diabetes affects approximately 2.3 million people, and it's thought there are at least half a million more people who have the condition but are not aware of it. There are two types of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.  

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - this is the name for a collection of lung diseases including chronic bronchitis, emphysema and chronic obstructive airways disease. The main symptom of COPD is an inability to breathe in and out properly. This is also referred to as airflow obstruction.

Osteoarthritis - this is the most common type of arthritis, affecting 8.5 million people in the UK. It develops gradually over time, causing joints to become stiff and painful. It can affect any joint but commonly affects the hands, knees, hips, feet and spine. Osteoarthritis usually develops in people who are over 50 years of age, and it is more common in women than in men. It is commonly thought that osteoarthritis is an inevitable part of getting older, but this is not true. Younger people can also be affected by osteoarthritis, often as a result of an injury or another joint condition. 

Other Services

Baby Clinics 99351926

  • Monday 14:00 – 15:00 

These are mainly for under 5’s and are booked appointments only.  A doctor and nurse are present and they are available for advice, check-ups and immunisations.  They will also be happy to discuss any problem you may have with your child.  

Family Planning Clinic

  • Wednesdays – Appointment needed - book via Reception

If you require a coil fitting or HRT Implant please ensure that you book an appointment with reception.

Travel Vaccination Clinic

Now incorporated within the nursing department surgery hours and managed by specially trained nurses.

Minor Operations

A full range of minor operations are carried out within the surgery's minor ops room.

Flu vaccinations available each year from early October.

 
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