The doctors carry out the 6 week baby check during normal surgery hours.
The health visitor and nursery nurse hold routine child health checks in their clinics which are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month between 9.30 and 11.30am in the Health Education Room on the first floor.
If you have any queries about your child’s health, please contact the surgery or the temporary Health Visitor, Heather Bruce on 01668 280042.
Sue Aisbitt is our local midwife and provides care from early pregnancy until your baby is approximately 10 days old.
At antenatal appointments during pregnancy, Sue plans your care with you, discussing your choices and arranges scans and consultant referrals as needed. She advises on all aspects on pregnancy, labour, delivery and postnatal care.
Sue also provides antenatal classes as a group or on a one-to-one basis with yourself or with family members. covering topics such as labour and pain relief, delivery of baby, infant feeding and caring for your new baby.
Sue is in the surgery all day on a Tuesday and can be contacted on 01668 280047. At other times, when on duty, she can be contacted at Berwick Maternity Unit on 01289 356622.
As soon as you think you are pregnant and would like an appointment with Sue, please leave a message at reception and she will get in touch with you to arrange a suitable time.
If you are just at the pregnancy planning stage, Sue is also happy to discuss any queries you may have and give advice.
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The doctors perform minor surgical procedures in the surgery for the removal of warts, cysts, skin tags and some skin lesions and suturing following injury. Cryotherapy (freezing) is used to remove skin tags and warts and a pre-clinic appointment should be made with Dr Miller to examine the lesion and decide if cryotherapy is suitable.
You will need to see the doctor for an initial consultation prior to surgery. An appointment will then be made with the doctor and the Practice Nurse to carry out the procedure.
Results are normally back within 2 weeks and you will be informed as soon as possible.
Counselling provides a one-to-one service in the practice with a trained counsellor. Patients can talk about their problems in a relaxed and confidential environment.
The doctors normally offer counselling to patients who they think might benefit from talking to someone or patients can ask to be referred when they see the doctor.
Smoking is one of the main risk factors of heart disease. We are here to help you give up and can offer a range of products to help reduce the craving for nicotine you experience when trying to give up smoking. Please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
Hearing Aid Clinic
Drop in Clinic (no appointment needed) 1st Friday of each month 1.30pm – 2.30pm
This is a free service
This new service has been introduced at the Cheviot Primary Care Centre to help people with hearing loss to keep their hearing aids working to their full potential.
The technicians can:
- Carry out simple checks
- Help with new batteries or tubing
- Give you up to date information on how to look after your hearing aid
There will be equipment demonstrations held in the Centre on a quarterly basis. Dates to be arranged.
Action on Hearing Loss (previously RNID) works in partnership with the Audiology Department at the FreemanHospital, Newcastle.
More information from Anne Shilton, 01670 513606 or email:email@example.com
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If you are obese or overweight, you have an increased risk of developing various health problems. Even a modest amount of weight loss can help to reduce your increased health risks. The best chance of losing weight, and keeping the weight off, is to be committed to a change in lifestyle. This includes eating a healthy diet and doing some regular physical activity, walking is a great way to keep fit, and we have some of the most beautiful walks in and around Wooler.
How can I lose weight?
Some people lose weight by strict dieting for a short period. However, as soon as their diet is over, they often go back to their old eating habits, and the weight goes straight back on. Losing weight, and then keeping it off, needs a change in your lifestyle for life. For advice visit the Change4Life website
The practice nurse will offer advice on weight reduction and exercise and can help with monitoring your weight. We also have the Northumberland Health Trainers in the surgery on a weekly basis who can advise on health matters.