An apple a day keeps the Doctor away…

Pelaw Medical Practice Tel: 0191 4692337

In addition to GP consultations the practice offers patients a wide range of clinics and healthcare services.

The practice nurse is responsible for the chronic disease management in the practice covering conditions such as. Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, and Coronary heart disease.
Specialist clinics include Child health & immunisations, Cervical cytology, ECG’s, and Travel vaccinations.
Blood pressure checks, Blood tests, Contraception ,Maternity care – in conjunction with the midwife, Healthy lifestyle advice, Smoking cessation and Minor surgery. Flu programme - generally clinics will start at the beginning of October, thought the date can vary depending on the vaccine delivery dates. ‘High risk’ patients are prioritised and patients are contacted via letters to attend for appointments.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following: Insurance claim forms, Passport signing, Prescriptions for taking medication abroad, Private sick notes, Vaccination certificates. 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.

Travel Vaccinations

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.

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

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.

Travelling in Europe

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:- (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)