Young People can get advice and information on health issues in a number of ways as set out below.
All our staff will aim to be sensitive to your needs and respect your confidentiality. Even if you are under 16 you have a right to privacy. You can speak to a nurse or doctor or any other member of the Practice staff in confidence about any issue, the only exception to this is if the healthcare professional believes that in keeping something confidential you are put at risk of danger or serious harm. This is an extreme situation and if they need to report to another health care professional they will inform you first.
Routine or Emergency Appointments:
These are available with a doctor or a nurse. If you need an emergency appointment for any reason you must explain this to the receptionists. Our receptionists are highly trained and will be able to assist you in organising your appointment at a time convenient to you. The receptionist will ask you the reason for your appointment, as they do for every patient, and you can say that you would prefer not to say if you wish.
Useful Web Sites:
Here are some website addresses which provide useful health information:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc – Black dog clip about depression.
http://www.northumberlandyoungcarers.org/ – Northumberland Young Carers Page
Useful Telephone Numbers:
|NHS Direct||0845 4647|
|Wansbeck General Hospital Accident and Emergency Dept.||0344 811 8111|
|NSPPC (24 hr. Helpline for children who are being abused or at risk of abuse)||0808 800 5000|
|Childline (24 hr. helpline for children and young people with any problem)||Freephone 0800 1111|
|Samaritans||(01670) 814 222 or (01912) 327 272 or 0845 7909090|
|Anti-bullying campaign||0207 378 1446|
|Young Minds (Advice on mental health problems)||Freephone 0800 0182 138|
|Eating Disorders Association Youth Helpline||01603 621 414|
|National Drugs Helpline (24Hr Helpline)||Freephone 0800 776 600|
|Sorted (Providing drug and alcohol advice and information for the under 18’s)||(01670) 562 195|
Family Planning Clinics and Sexual Health Services
|Morpeth Health Centre, Gas House Lane, Morpeth (Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.)||(01670) 519 519|
|Lintonville Surgery, Ashington (Wed. afternoons 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Wed. evenings 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)||(01670) 812 772|
|1 to 1 Centre, Old Tynemouth Infirmary Site, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields (Sexual Health and contraceptive services)||Appointments (Mon-Fri.): (0191) 219 6610 Advice: (0191) 259 2519|
|Family Planning Association Helpline||0845 310 1334|
|Emergency Contraception Helpline||Freephone 0800 494 847|
|Genitourinary Medicine Clinic, Westgate Road, Newcastle (at Newcastle General Hospital)||(0191) 219 5011 / 219 5013|
|Sexwise (Advice on sexual matters, relationships and contraception)||Freephone 0800 282 930|
|Rape Helpline||(0191) 565 3735|