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WITHDRAWAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FROM WOOLER

A new JMAPS (joint musculoskeletal and pain clinic) service started across Northumberland on the 1st July.  As part of this, the CCG decided that the physio service in Wooler would be withdrawn but, due to pressure from the practices and patient groups, they have agreed that the service will continue for one day a week from August.

We have been further informed today (9th July) that any patients wishing to be referred to orthopaedic services for treatment have to have contact with the JMAPS service first and we are therefore unable to refer directly to orthopaedics. 

This is something, again, which we were not informed about by the CCG and are awaiting further communication from them.

We will continue to fight to maintain physio services in Wooler as will our patient group.

Contraception

We offer a range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception.   For the contraceptive pill you can see any of the doctors but for C-Card, Implants and Removals and Coil fitting, Dr Clare Bromly is the lead GP.

Free Condoms –  If you’re aged between 13-24 you can pick up free condoms with a C-Card. All you need to do is make an appointment with Dr Clare Bromly who will show you how to use a condom and give you the opportunity to talk about any questions you might have about your sexual health.  This is completely confidential so you can talk about anything you want!   You will be given a card and  all you need to do is show your card and you’ll be issued with more condoms. Only when your card runs out will we ask you to come in for a review  and then you’ll get a new card.

Contraceptive Implants & Removals – An initial consultation is required to discuss the process with Dr Bromly.   The initial consultation can be during any normal surgery.  The procedures themselves are normally done on a Wednesday or Thursday.

Coils – Coil fitting is now available.  Again, an initial consultation with Dr Bromly is needed to discuss this followed by a fitting appointment.

Coil removal can also be carried out by our practice nurse.

Both coils and  implants and removals are available to patients from other practices.

 
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