Shiney Row SurgeryKelso Grove Shiney Row Houghton le Spring, DH4 4RWTel: 0191 385 2512
Due to the present climate in General Practice the clinics will change from time to time, for more information ask at reception. The Doctor or Nurse will advise on attending these services, sometimes you will be automatically be recalled for certain clinics by post or telephone
The practice holds the following clinics:
The Health Care Professional can also make a direct referral to Social Services or patients can access this service themselves
The practice is a yellow fever vaccination centre. Please ask at reception for an appointment. There will be an appropriate fee payable for this vaccination.
An invite will be sent to all women to attend for a cervical smear between the ages of 25-60 years old
All women between the ages of 50-65 years will be invited to attend for breast screening every 3 years
We have no restrictions on what time you can telephone for a test result but please bear in mind that patients who are poorly call on a morning for a home visit. Please call after 2pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
The NHS does not pay for some services that we offer such as
A fee will be charged for providing these services. A list of fees are displayed in the reception area
We have a Chiropodist who works at Shiney Row practice every Thursday afternoon. For a price list and appointment please contact the surgery.
This service is provided for the community and not just for the patient of Westbourne Medical Group.
Young Persons Free Confidential Clinic (run by young people)
Held at Hetton Medical Practice
14yrs – 25 yrs 5.30pm – 7.30pm
GP and Nurse available to help, listen and offer advice. You don’t need to be registered with the practice to attend as the practice is registered on the C Card Scheme.
Check out their Facebook page: Coalfields Houghton le Spring Young Persons Clinic
At Hetton Medical Practice
What does this mean to you the young person? Click on the links below
Confidentiality - your rights Under 16 yrs
Consent your Rights - under 16 yrs
Chaperone PolicyUnder 16 - Confidentiality
Parents Guide to Young Peoples Confidentiality & Rights
From the second you take your first sip, alcohol starts to affect your body and mind. Some of the alcohol effects disappear overnight – but others can stay with you a lot longer or indeed become permanent.
While drinking alcohol can make you feel happy carefree and part of the group, it can also make you vunerable more likely to take risks.
Want more information on Alcohol? Click on the link below:
Want information and help regarding drugs and alcohol? Click on the link below:
Most people have sex for the first time when they’re 16 or older, not before. If your mates are bragging about having sex, it’s possible that they’re pretending. Although there’s a legal age of consent, it’s not necessarily the right age that you feel ready to start having sex. There are no rules about how long you have to be going out with someone before your ready. Being ready happens at different times for everyone – don’t decide to have sex just because your friends are pressuring you.
Working out whether you’re ready is one of life’s big decisions. You’re the only one who can, and should, decide. Whether you’re thinking about losing your virginity or having sex again. It’s your choice to choose whether you want to have sex, whoever you’re with. Just because you’ve done it before, even with the same person, doesn’t mean that you have to do it again.
Talking about sex – It’s better to have an embarrassing discussion about sex than an embarrassing sexual encounter before you’re ready. There are lots of things to think and talk about, such as:
Sex isn’t the only aspect of a relationship, and there are other ways of enjoying each other’s company. You can do other things that you both like, such as talking, meeting each other’s family and friends, going to the cinema, doing sport, walking, and listening to music.
Feeling Comfortable – You need to have the confidence to work out how you want to respond if sex comes up, and how far to go. Ask yourself if you feel comfortable. Is it the right time, the right place, and with the right person? Do you really trust the person, and do you feel the same way about one another?
If you think you might want to have sex, ask yourself?
If you answer yes to all these questions, the time may be right. But if you answer yes to any of the following questions, it might not be:
Being in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to have sex. Even if you’ve done it once or twice you still need to make sure that your boyfriend or girlfriend is as keen as you each time.
When you decide to have sex, consider the possibility of pregnancy and/or catching a sexually transmitted infection (STI) such aschlamydia or gonorrhoea.. It’s important to talk about contraception and condoms before you have sex. Both of you have a responsibility to have this conversation.
Condoms to reduce the risk of catching an STI, whoever you are having sex with. If you’re a boy/girl couple, you need to use an additional form of contraception to prevent an unintended pregnancy.
If you have lesbian, gay or bisexual sex you can still get or pass on STIs. You still need to know about contraception in case you have straight sex as well.
There are many different kinds of contraception, including the implant, injection, the combined pill and the progestogen-only pill. Most kinds of contraception are used by girls, but both of you have a responsibility to consider which you will use. A pregnancy will affect both of you.
Sometimes the time is not right to start a family and you need to know your options for contraception or in some cases termination of an unplanned pregnancy. Advice is available from your local family planning CaSH clinic or GP surgery.
TEL: 0191 569 9966. Clinics held at:
Or you can contact:- Chester-le-Street hub: 03000 261 112
For advice nhs/private termination – information Newcastle bpas clinic:www.bpas.org/clinics-php?clinic=65
If you are worried or do not wish to see your GP regarding termination you can self-refer to:-
At times young people need to talk and sometimes the parents are not always the best people to talk to for one reason or another. Having said that your best friend may not be the one either!
Sunderland has many services available to young people. These are listed below
MIND Washington offer a wide range of special services for young people. They can help sort our young peoples thoughts and feelings and enable things to change. If you are aged 13 yrs to 25 yrs. If you would like to get in touch with them follow the link below
Telephone 0191 4178043
Your local surgery
www.westbournegp.nhs.uk (although if you are reading this you are already on our site)
Telephone 0191 5171191
Can offer advice and support for young people and parents on any health issues including feelings and emotions, behaviour issues, weight management, sexual health, continence, smoking.
They also have drop In sessions for young people to discuss general health issues, smoking, alcohol and drugs, sexual health and relationships, emotions and feelings, additional health and support needs.
If you need to make an appointment this can be done by
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR APPOINTMENT WRITTEN DOWN OR IN YOUR PHONE. You will be surprised at how many people get the wrong day or time.
PLEASE ARRIVE 5 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME
Leaving home is something that most people think about at some stage in their lives. It's the time when you leave your family and strike out on your own...
Read more about Housing advice - young people
Twice a year Laura our Nurse Practitioner collects information from young people attending the surgery. This is to help us improve out services to Young People.
If you wish to participate please complete survey and hand in at reception or email to SUNCCG.WestbourneMG@nhs.net
The questions have been written by young people to access their satisfaction with how they are treated at the Surgery.
Click on link below for survey
Base line questionnaire coalfields (3)
Enter all or part of your postcode in the box below and click one of the buttons
to find those services that are local to you.
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