As well as dealing with chronic disease management – including Coronary heart disease, diabetes, COPD etc., the practice nurses run the following clinics:

Well Person Checks - We offer a screening well person examination with the Practice Nurse which includes blood pressure check, weight, and urine testing and lifestyle advice.

We also offer Health Heart risk assessment for patient’s aged 40 – 74 who do not have raised blood pressure, coronary heart disease or diabetes.

Contraception - The Practice provides a full range of contraceptive services including the fitting of IUDS and contraceptive implants.

Cervical Smear Tests - Smear test appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurse.

Child Health Surveillance - Childhood immunisations are available at the practice.

Routine Immunisation - We provide all primary childhood vaccinations and advise annual comprehensive influenza immunisation to everyone aged 65 or over and to others outside this age group who are in high risk health groups.

Health Care Team

Receptionists – are present from 8.30am – 6.00pm Monday to Friday to deal with your enquiries.

Practice Nurses – work solely for the practice.  They advise on routine nursing matters relating to both children and adults.  Clinics are provided for certain chronic diseases such as Heart Disease and Chronic Lung Disease.  Areas of care include asthma, diabetes, travel vaccinations, cervical smear tests and childhood immunisations.  Practice Nurses see patients by appointment.

District Nurses offer support and help for the elderly, the chronic and terminally ill.  The District Nurses carry out home visits to patients who are housebound and require nursing care.  District Nurses may be contacted by leaving a message with the receptionist on 01642 561282.

Health Visitors are available for consultation regarding children aged 0-5 and their families.     They can be contacted at Footsteps by ringing 01642 528921.

The following services are seen by appointment only – Patients should first have seen a doctor.

Phlebotomist is available for patients who require a blood test.

Minor Surgery Clinics are run by a Doctor and a Practice Nurse.

Osteopath is available to patients for advice and treatment.

Counsellor is available to patients who feel the need to talk to someone about an anxiety or an emotional problem.

Community Midwives provide care for mothers before, during and after delivery. They also care for the baby in the first ten days of life.  Maternity services are based at a local Sure Start.

Treatment Room services include dressings and removal of sutures.



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Practice Address

Marsh House Medical Practice
Abbey Health Centre
Finchale Avenue
TS23 2DG

Opening Times

Monday:     08.00 - 19.15
Tuesday:     08.00 - 20.00
Wednesday:     08.00 - 18.00
Thursday:     08.00 - 12.00
      14.00 - 18.00
Friday:     08.00 - 18.00
Saturday:     Closed
Sunday:     Closed

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