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Flu Vaccines

Direct Flu Line: 01642 811279

(open 10am-1pm on weekdays)

 Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.


 To help prevent the spread of Covid19 we are asking everyone attending to wear a face covering that covers both your mouth and nose. Please ensure that this is in place before entering the premises and remains in place until leaving the premises. Thank you for your support during our continued restrictions.

Whilst we are currently working in different ways, please remember that we are still here.  All requests for GP appointments will now be triaged by your doctor to assess the need to be seen.

 

COVID19 is unlikely to cause a serious illness in children, but please remember children can still become seriously unwell from other causes that are always around. Please do not let concerns over COVID19 stop you from contacting medical services. If you are not sure if your child needs to be seen please go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national for advice or contact 111 or your GP. For information about crying babies go to https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national If your child is severely unwell call 999 or go to ED.

Message from Martonside Medical Centre: Please note our surgery has restricted access, all contact must be by telephone in the first instance. Please DO NOT just turn up. This is to ensure the safety and protection of everyone. Thank you.

If you live in the Middlesbrough area and you are self isolating and need help with social issues, such as shopping and making meals etc. please visit:

 https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/community-support-and-safety/coronavirus-covid-19/help-boro

 The local helpline is 01642 729777 or you can visit: www.gov.uk/Coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

 Stay home. Stay safe.

 

 

 

 If the surgery is closed and you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please ring 111.

 

Calls to NHS 111 are free from both landlines and mobiles.

 

If you have a life threatening medical emergency, please dial 999

Young People

 

contraception

We provide the following services:

 

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

 

  • 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

 

  • 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:

  • 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

The telephone number for Teesside Sexual Health is 0300 330 1122

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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