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Flu clinics are now underway at the Practice and are bookable every Tuesday and Friday from 10am to 3pm throughout October - with extended sessions on 6th/13th/31st until 5pm.

Fluenz vaccinations for 2 and 3 year olds are now available and bookable with the practice nurse.

Patients living in Byrness, Rochester, Otterburn, East and West Woodburn are reminded that the shared taxi service operates every Friday to Bellingham, replacing the old 815 service and running on the same day and times.  It must be pre-booked.  Normal bus fares apply and concessionary buss passes can still be used.  Please call 01434 220570 to register and then reserve each time you wish to travel at least one day in advance!

Text Reminders

We are now advising patients via text messages about their Doctors appointments.  If we have your mobile telephone number we will send you an automatic message the day before to remind you.  If you do not want to take advantage of this service then please let us know so we can update your records.

Online Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment with a GP via this website please contact the practice to register for SystmOnline bookings and then follow this link

Book appointment online

If you need an urgent appointment then please contact the surgery.

 

GP2GP

The practice is using a secure system to transfer some medical records between practices when registering with us or registering elsewhere.  This forms part of our contractual obligations with the NHS.

DRUG ALERT

Young Peoples Health

We have tried to develop this part of our website to help young people who are registered with The Bellingham Practice.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All appointments are confidential and we appreciate that for young people living in a small community this is extremely important.  We would only consider passing on information if it was felt you were in danger or being harmed, and would always tell you if this was going to happen. Sometimes you might find it difficult to get to the surgery because of bus timetables so if you are making an appointment to coincide with the school transport, please let us know and we will try and fit you in.

Sometimes it is difficult for you to access the services we offer for a number of reasons:

  • It could be that because of school you are unable to get to the surgery

  • It could be the school bus doesn't get to Bellingham in time.

  • It could be that because you don't live in Bellingham it would mean asking someone to bring you

  • It could be that you would feel uncomfortable sitting in the waiting room because of who might see you

Hopefully by developing this webpage we may be able to address some of these problems for you.  We would therefore like to give the following information:

  • All consultations are confidential from family, friends and school.

  • We will try and coincide you appointment with the school bus for you.

  • We are a C-Card distribution surgery

  • If you need any confidential advice about health issues please make an appointment or telephone us at the surgery.

  • If you would like an appointment, but would prefer not to sit in the waiting room, then let us know and we will arrange this for you.

  • We have both male and female doctors for you to choose from.

  • You can consult with a doctor from 14 years old unaccompanied.

  • We have a Chaparone Policy in the practice which means that you could have a trained member of staff with you in your consultation at yours or the doctors request.

  • Contraceptive prescriptions are FREE

Telephone numbers you might find useful:

  • SORTED-A confidential substance misuse service (under 18's) Tel: 01670 500150 or 0800 6335872

  • G.U.M. Clinic (Genito-Urinary Medicine Clinic-Newcastle General Hospital)- 0191 229 2999

  • Northumberland Sexual Health Service  01670 515151

  • Childline 0800 11 11

  • Northumberland Stimulant Service  07590 442777

  • Clinic information www.northumbria.nhs.uk/our-services

Website that you might find useful:

 

Advice for parents

Parents guide to coping with self harm

Advice for Family, Friends and Carers

Parents guide to online safety

Parents guide to controlling behaviour in relationships

 

Self Harm

Please follow the links below to useful information about self harm, how to get help and how your family and friends can support you.

What is Self Harm

Advice for Young People

Common Misconceptions about Self Harm

Distractions from Self Harm

 

Chlamydia Screening

Did you know that screening for Chlamydia is free to the under 25's.  You don't even need to tell us about it although if you would like to disucss it with a GP we will be happy to advise you.

If you think there may be a chance that you have CHLAMYDIA  then why not pop into the porch at the practice and pick up a pack.  You can even send your urine sample away yourself so if you are worried about someone seeing you in the practice, then fear not you don't even need to come into the main reception area

 

Young Health

You can recieve advice or just talk about.....

Sex and sexuality, exam pressures, body size and weight, eating and food, bullying, stopping smoking

To find the nearest clinic either log on to www.northumberlandcaretrust.nhs.uk then click onto 'Sexual Health' or call 01670 543131

C-Card Condom Finder - see the new APP

Child health and behaviour related study

 

Online Consultations

You can get non-urgent advice from a clinical member of our team easily and without having to attend the surgery.  You may be advised however that it would be best for you to come in but where possible we will try and answer any questions you may have by this  online consulation service.  There is a clinical person in the practice who will be able to reply to you from a Tuesday to a Friday, so if there is something you are unsure or  worried about why not get in touch.

Here is a link to your new online Consultations

 

Online booking for GP appointments

It may be easier for you to book your GP appointment at the surgery via our website.  If you would like to use this facility then please either call in at the practice or telephone and we will issue you with a user name and password.



 
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