Pallion Family PracticePallion Health CentreHylton RoadSunderland, SR4 7XFTel: 0191 5674673
We have a number of services and clinics available at our practice with some requiring no appointment. In order to attend an appointment only clinic or surgery, please ring the reception or follow any details provided with the clinic information.
By appointment, the Ante-Natal Clinic is held on Tuesday afternoon between 13.30 and 15.30. The midwife will see you throughout your pregnancy for your Ante-Natal care.
Your appointment will be with the doctor approximately 6 weeks after the birth of your baby. This clinic is held on Wednesday afternoons and your baby will have their 6 week check at the same time.
This clinic is held on Wednesday afternoon 14.00 – 15.30. The Health Visitors will see you, and they will be able to offer advice on a range of childcare issues.
By appointment this clinic is held on Tuesday afternoons 14.00 – 16.30. If you have missed an appointment please contact our reception staff to arrange another suitable time.
It is recommended that most women have routine smear tests from 25 until they reach the age of 65. You will be notified by post when your smear is due. If you do not receive an appointment or you have concerns please contact us.
aged 25 to 49 – every 3 years aged 50 to 64 – every 5 years over 65 – only women who haven't been screened since age 50 or those who have recently had abnormal tests
You will be notified by the Contractor Services Agency when your result is available. Please contact the surgery to be given your result. If you have any queries then please ask to speak to one of our Practice Nurses who will try to help.
These clinics are by appointment usually starting in September. They are for people 65 years of age and over and those with Chronic illness. Please telephone in September when these clinic times are available.
These clinics are by appointment with our practice nurses. Please ensure that you allow enough time to get an appointment and to receive your vaccination before travelling. Please also note that some vaccinations are not covered by the NHS and the costs will need to be met by the patient. Currently these are: Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis, Yellow Fever (given at designated centres only)
More information is available on the above “Travel Vaccinations” tab.
You may be referred to this clinic after seeing a doctor with the practice for minor procedures.
If the doctor thinks you require referral to hospital or other specialist service for further advice or treatment the doctor will discuss this with you. The doctor may refer you using the current Choose and Book system. This will enable you to make your own appointment at a time and date and place that best suits you. If you are unsure how the system works, please ask a member of the admin team, who will be happy to assist. Please remember to cancel this appointment if you no longer need to attend.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include 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.
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.
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