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Global IT Outage

A global IT problem is currently affecting our practice. We are still open for business but this is impacting on our systems. This includes things like using paper patient records, hand-writing prescriptions for patients and using phone systems rather than digital bookings. GP practices, hospitals and community services are busier than usual, so we ask the … Continued

Summer Health: Hay Fever

Summer Health: Hay Fever Has your hay fever been worse than usual this year? Or maybe you noticed that sneezing started that bit early? More than one in four people suffer from hay fever, three times the number 30 years ago. Four in five people with asthma suffer from hay fever, and it can be … Continued

Patient Choice: What is most important to you?

Patient Choice: What is most important to you? If your GP refers you to a specialist, you usually have the right to choose which hospital you go to. You can choose a hospital in your area – or one further away if you prefer. You might be able to choose an independent hospital if it … Continued

Behind the scenes of a GP practice. Come and meet the team.

Behind the scenes of a GP practice. Come and meet the team. Did you know that, as well as Doctors, other health professionals in GP Practice can help you get the right care? General Practice teams included people like nurses, paramedics, and clinical pharmacists.  However, a recent survey found that many people don’t realise that … Continued

Repeat Prescriptions: Don’t wait until it’s too late

Repeat Prescriptions: Don’t wait until it’s too late If you take regular medication, it’s vital to plan ahead and order your repeat prescriptions in good time. Taking daily medication is an important part of treatment, especially for people with long-term health conditions. People can become seriously ill quite quickly if they run out. Every year, … Continued

The NHS Healthy Start scheme 

The NHS Healthy Start scheme  The NHS Healthy Start scheme helps young families on low incomes to buy healthy food and milk.  You could be eligible for NHS Healthy Start if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have children under four and receive certain benefits.  Once on the scheme, you’ll receive a prepaid card, … Continued

Accessible Health Information for All

Our website was purpose-built to give patients easy access to the right information. The website we now use was developed as part of an NHS-funded project to provide high-quality, consistent websites for GP practices and their patients. More than 5,000 patients across Newcastle and Gateshead shared their views, which helped shape the development. It was … Continued

Your Data, Your Choice

Your Data, Your Choice You can choose if you want the NHS to share data from your health records for research and planning purposes. Data is used in different ways in the NHS. Summary Care Records One is for your care. That is why your GP health record holds information about your medical conditions, prescriptions … Continued