Saltscar Surgery22 Kirkleatham StreetRedcar, TS10 1UATel: 01642 484495
We have strongly considered the health and safety of patients and staff following the announcement of the relaxation of wearing face coverings and social distancing. Saltscar Surgery will continue to operate a policy where patients, staff and visitors will be required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing. The local area is currently seeing a large increase in Covid infections and considering we see well and unwell patients at the surgery, we do not feel it is safe to relax our health and safety procedures. We would appreciate your support in helping us to continue to offer safe care to all our patients and maintain the health and safety of our team. If you are visiting the practice and have no face mask, unless exempt, you will be asked to wear a mask. Patients declining to wear a face covering will be triaged on an individual basis. Many thanks for your continued support and cooperation. The Saltscar Team.
If you require a prescription please download the NHS App, or order via the practice prescription email address firstname.lastname@example.org or post your prescription slip through our letterbox. Don't enter the surgery to hand in your prescription slip.
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
Healthy eating - adults
Healthy Eating for teens
Drug driving rules
Student Drug Abuse
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Click here for the Social prescriber information leaflet
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. The Nurse will ask which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Sun tan advice
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Take Care of Yourself
Normally healthy patients can do a lot to treat their own minor illnesses during winter. Commonsense, advice from a pharmacist and some of the over-the-counter medicines will cure all sorts of winter illnesses.
REMEMBER – all tablets must be kept in sealed containers out of sight and the reach of children.
Things to keep in the First Aid Box or the bathroom cabinet:
Call the surgery and speak to one of our nurses or dial 111 if you are not sure what to do.
Redcar and Cleveland Local Authority Link for Help & Support please visit www.peoplesinfonet.org.uk/kb5/redcar/directory/localoffer.page
Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Jane Corrie-Smith leads the practice Dementia Care. Jane will undertake annual reviews on all patients whom have Dementia. This usually consists of a double appointment at the surgery.
Patients with Dementia are entitled to claim attendance allowance and a reduction in their council tax bill. Carers together can help patients with any paperwork to claim and are available on 01642 488977.
Below are rates of residential care from the council and information regarding preferred providers.
Preferred provider List
Redcar Council Residential Rates
If you have any questions or concerns about dementia, you can speak to one of Dementia UK’s nurses on the free Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline. Call 0800 888 6678 or email email@example.com The Helpline is open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm and Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.
When patients attend for a healthy heart check, or a hypertension review, the clinician may undertake a cardiovascular disease risk score. This score is calculated when the clinician reviews patient blood results and is an indication of a patients risk of developing cardiovascular disease which includes: heart attack, stroke and peripheral vascular disease.
A copy of the leaflet can be found below, it is important to note that each leaflet is individualised specifically to each patient. However this leaflet is also beneficial to those wishing to know more about Cardiovascular risk scores.
CVD Risk score patient leaflet
British Heart Foundation www.bhf.org.uk
Patient UK Information Leaflets www.patient.co.uk
High cholesterol information
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