Battle Hill Health Centre Belmont CloseWallsend, NE28 9DXTel: 0191 295 8520
Our nurse practitioners provides specialist nursing care for all the patients who use the services of the health centre, walk in and registered.
Our healthcare assistant contributes to clinical care by undertaking a range of tasks such as taking blood, assisting in the management of chronic diseases, helping manage clinical supplies and giving influenza vaccinations.
The Newcastle Hospitals run several specialist clinics including...
We also provide a walk in service for smoking cessation, c-card and chlamydia.
If you would like a health check or advice on being healthier, please make an appoitment to see a nurse.
We have x-ray facilities Monday - Friday 14:00 - 18:00, Saturday 13:00 - 16:00.
We also have ultrasound Monday and Wednesday afternoons, these must be referrals only.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. On making your appointment you will be given or sent a questionnaire to complete and return to the surgery prior to your appointment. 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.
Most travel vaccines incur a 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.
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)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
GP led Walk-in Centre for minor injuries and illnesses - Open 8am to 8pm - 365 days a year
What can be seen in the Walk In Centre?
Minor illnesses such as:
Coughs and colds, fever, headaches and dizziness
Minor ear, nose and throat complaints
Minor eye problems eg conjunctivitis
Stomach upsets, indigestion, constipation
New minor skin complaints
Urine infections, thrush
Minor injuries such as:
Superficial cuts, abrasions, and new dressings of wounds
Minor burns and scalds
Insect or animal bites
Minor head injuries
New muscle or joint injury, eg strains and sprains, back pain, tendonitis, fractured wrists
For lifestyle/health promotion such as:
Pregnancy testing and advice
Chlamydia screening and condom distribution
The Walk In Centre is NOT for:
More than minor illness or minor injury including
Serious medical emergencies
Serious head injuries, or loss of consciousness
Accidental or deliberate overdose of drugs or ingestion of poisons
Severe blood loss
Severe allergic reactions
Injury as a result of road traffic accidents
Asthma attacks or wheezy chests, especially in children
You should attend the Emergency Department for these
Chemical or traumatic eye injuries
Contact Eye Casualty or Emergency Department
Long term conditions and more than minor illness
Mental health concerns
Drug or alcohol addiction
Contact your own GP for help with these problems
Pregnancy related problems
Contact your midwife
All dental problems
Contact your dentist
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