Practice Policies: Update on Shared Care Agreements From 1st December 2023, will no longer accept new Shared Care agreements. We have made this difficult decision jointly with our neighbouring practices in Newcastle East Primary Care Network. We would like to explain to patients why we have had to make this decision. What are Shared Care … Continued
You are likely aware that NHS England has determined from 1 Nov 2022 all patients will have complete prospective access to their medical records, with surgeries required to enable this en masse. This instruction also includes automatic provisioning prospective access for patients who turn 16 years of age. Whilst we wish to support the principle … Continued
Your Views: What do you think of our website? We launched our new website earlier this year after a joint project between GP practices across Newcastle and Gateshead. The project was funded by the NHS Digital First Primary Care programme, which works on improving patients’ access to advice, support and treatment through digital technology. Part … Continued
Primary Care Networks 3 years in: Growing and adapting to patients’ needs July marked three years since Primary Care Networks were introduced into the NHS. In that time, our network North Gosforth has gone from strength to strength, growing and adapting to suit the changing needs of our patient population. Before we introduce you to … Continued
Get advice and treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) at your local Pharmacist. A new service has been launched in the North East and Cumbria to offer patients easy access to advice and treatment for UTIs. The six-month pilot scheme, aimed at women aged 16-64, will enable local pharmacists to treat patients with UTIs without … Continued
Whilst the chances of contracting it are relatively low, it is worth explaining what it is, how it spreads, the symptoms to look out for, and what to do if you think you have been exposed to monkeypox.
Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued
Togetherall is a new online mental health resource.
‘Living with Covid’: What you need to know Today, Thursday 24th February, the government has lifted all remaining legal restrictions to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. This means that there is no longer a legal requirement to isolate after a positive test. Routine contact tracing has also ended, so close contacts of positive cases no … Continued
Lose weight and feel healthier with a free, 12-week personalised plan Oviva Tier 2 Weight Management is a free service to help people in Newcastle lose weight and build healthy habits through specialist support over 12 weeks. Now it is even easier to start making a change. Anyone aged 18 or over in Newcastle … Continued