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GP Learning Disability Register


People with a learning disability can get extra support from their GP and other health services by being on the GP Learning Disability Register. The GP Learning Disability Register is an all age list of people registered at that GP Practice who have a learning disability. The register then alerts the GP they have a learning disability so they can put the appropriate support in place for that person and invite them to the relevant check-ups they are entitled too.


By informing the GP Practice a person has a learning disability it means they can provide better support for that person. They can also share the information with other health professionals who may need to support them so they can also provide the reasonable adjustments and support they might need.


It’s really important to ensure your child or young person with a learning disability is on the register, even if they are mainly cared for by the Paediatrician. This is because it allows the GP Practice to know the child has a learning disability at the earliest opportunity and to build a relationship with the child or young person before they transition in to adult services. It also means they can access their Annual Health Check age 14+, Dr Jim Gordon explains why it is important here. You can find out if your child or young person is on the register by contact your GP, if they aren’t on please ask them to add them to it.


Mencap are running a campaign called Don’t Miss Out about making sure people check they are on the GP Learning Disability Register. A range of resources and more information about this can be found here.


You can watch this short film about Annual Health Checks and why they are important here.


More information about Annual Health Checks can be found on the NHS England website here.


Get well for Winter Bulletin December 2020



The Practice will be closed on the following afternoons for training in 2021


Wednesday 12th May 2021


Thursday 10th June 2021


Thursday 8th July 2021


Tuesday 14th September 2021


Wednesday 6th October 2021


Tuesday 23rd November 2021


Thursday 10th March 2022



Community Midwives

Sophie Coward and Team

Tel: 0191 2823528

The midwife provides care and advice in antenatal clinics at the surgery and on home visits. She works in partnership with Dr Sarah Taylor in the provision of antenatal care.

Sophie is at the surgery every Thursday.

Community Nurses

Sister Kathryn Burnip and Team

District Nurse - Base Number 0191 282 3664

The nurses work in the community providing home nursing care. Please get in touch if you have any nursing needs or require advice. They also provide advice and assistance for carers.

Health Visitors

Susan Emmerson and Team
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
 
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