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 All Health Visitors appointments will be held at the Gosforth Clinic 9.30-12.30 on a Wednesday(However we still hold a baby clinic every Wednesday at Roseworth between 2-3.30pm where you are able to see the GP & Nurse) patients who wish to book future appointments need to book via telephone which can be done on the provided number 0191 2823023.

Gabapentin & Pregabalin are now classed as Controlled drugs/ medicines;they are controlled under the Misuse of the Drugs legislation.
They will be prescribed in quantities of no more than 28 days due to stricter legal controls to prevent them: being misused, being obtained illegally and causing harm.

The North of Tyne Prescribing Committee has designated Dihydrocodeine a “Red Drug” because of the extent of the risk of misuse in the general population and GPs can no longer prescribe it.

 

 

Test Results

Results of urine and blood tests can take between 48 hours and 7 working days to come back from the laboratory. We do not contact you with results. The person ordering the test should tell you whether you need a further appointment after or whether you should phone reception.( if you are phoning please call between 10-4pm)

By registering online to full clinical record, you will be able to access all future blood results online as well.

The doctor needs to read and interpret each result first. The receptionist will be able to tell you if any further action is required but is not qualified to discuss the result with you. Should this be necessary, please make an appointment to come in and see your doctor. Alternatively you might book an appointment for the doctor to ring you.

Getting a Blood Test

Book an appointment with the health care assistant who is at the surgery every day Monday to Thursday. Please bring your blood request form if you have one. Appointments for blood tests may be booked up to 4 weeks ahead.

Please click on here for more information about blood tests -> Patient Information Leaflet about Blood Tests

Getting a Urine Test

Bring a urine specimen in before 4pm on the day it is done. You will be required to fill out a form at the surgery with as much information as possible about your symptoms as this helps the nurse when it comes to testing the urine.

The doctor or nurse will have told you if the sample is for dip testing at the practice. This is usually done to check for any sign of infection. Please tell the receptionist this information.

 
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