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If you require a GP or Nursing Appointment out of normal practice hours or general medical advice please call the Star 111 Service.  Alternatively you can book an out of normal surgery hours appointment via the following URL   http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/ simply copy & paste this into your web browser.

STAR 111 Out of Hours Service

If you cannot get an appointment at your own GP surgery you can ask them to make you an appointment at one of our STAR GP centres. If you need to see or speak to a GP out of hours you should call NHS 111 to access the STAR service or alternatively book on line using the following URL http://www.starappointment.co.uk/booking/ copy & paste it into your web browser.

The STAR service offers appointments from 6pm to 9.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 9.30pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.

One of our GPs or a nurse practitioner will ring you back and carry out an initial assessment over the telephone.

If required, the clinician will either consult over the telephone or offer a face-to-face appointment at one of our dedicated GP centres.

Patients accessing our service will always be asked for their consent to allow clinicians to view their electronic medical records, which will help us provide the most appropriate advice and care. Patients may also be referred onto other services more appropriate to their needs

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS

SURGERY CLOSURE DUE TO GP TRAINING ON THE FOLLOWING DATES :-

Thursday 20th September 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018

Thursday 14th February 2019 

THE LOCAL NHS HAVE ARRANGED FOR THE DOCTORS TO ATTEND TRAINING. THEREFORE THE PRACTICE WILL BE CLOSED FROM 12.30.P.M. ON THAT DAY,  UNTIL IT RE-OPENS AS USUAL ON THE FOLLOWING MORNING. PATIENTS CAN TELEPHONE 111 IF THEY NEED TO SPEAK TO A HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WHILE THE SURGERY IS CLOSED. 

 

Young People

 

contraception

We provide the following services:

 

  • Free prescription for contraceptive pill, combined pill and progesterone only pill

 

  • The contraceptive injection

 

  • Fitting of both the copper and Mirena Coil and Implanon (contraceptive implant)

 

  • Contraceptives are provided free of charge

 

  • Morning after pill- this ideally needs to be taken within 24 hours of having unprotected sex but can be taken up to 72 hours after sex, however it becomes less effective the longer you leave it!

 

  • Referral to abortion/pregnancy advice services

  

  • Advice and referral for testing for all sexually transmitted diseases

 

  • Chlamydia screening

 

  • Advice on all health issues

 

  • Advice on Acne treatment

 

  • Advice regarding stopping smoking

 

  • Healthy eating advice and weight management

 

  • Help for mental health problems/worries

 

In addition:

  • The practice has a GP who is a specialist in sexual health. We hold weekly contraception clinics in practice that any Teesside patients can access. The telephone number for this service is 0300 330 1122.

  • One of our female GPs promptly contact patients who have recently had a termination of pregnancy to ensure that contraceptive measures are in place.



Click the links below for further information and useful websites relating to issues affecting young people.

 

Sexual Health
Contraception
Chlamydia
General Help & Advice
Emotional Health
Drugs & Alcohol
Sexuality Advice
Bullying
Moving Out
Middlesbrough Youth Organisations
Healthwatch Middlesbrough

 

Sexual Health

Both men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources:

 

Sex & Young People
A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex from the NHS

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Issues, symptoms and treatments

Sexual Health FAQs
Expert answers from a qualified Doctor

Netdoctor
Here you'll find tips for a fulfilling sex life plus advice on STDs, contraception and common sex problems.

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity
Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

Brook - Sexual health services, support and advice to young people under the age of 25

NHS: Sex, Worth Talking About

 

Local Resources:

Sexual Health Teesside

Contraceptive and Sexual Health Clinics in Teesside

 

Contraception

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

Types of contraceptionWhere do you get contraception?

 

Useful Resources

NetDoctor
A Family Planning specialist writes about the different types of contraception, the benefits and pitfalls and how effective they are

Contraception - NHS Choices
Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Hormonal Contraception
This factsheet is for women who are taking hormonal contraceptives, or who would like information about them.

 

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.

Useful Links

NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia
Information, videos and advice from the NHS website

Chlamydia
This factsheet is for people who have chlamydia, or who would like information about it.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice

 

 

More Useful Links

 

General Help & Advice

 

Emotional Health

 

Drugs & Alcohol

 

Sexuality Advice

 

Bullying

 

Moving Out

 

Middlesbrough Youth Organisations

 

Healthwatch Middlesbrough

 
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