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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

Think Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns. Now, community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. Highly trained pharmacists … Continued

Try the NHS App 

Try the NHS App  Patients at can use the NHS App to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet. It doesn’t replace existing services, and you can still contact us in the usual ways. But, once you have verified your identity in the app, you will have easy, 24/7 access to … Continued

Missed appointments

In February we had a total of 620 appointments wasted by those who did not attend, this totals to 9,300 minutes of clinical time. If you’re unable to attend your appointment please contact us as soon as possible so we can offer it to someone else.

Practice Policies: Update on Shared Care Agreements

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

Bowel Screening

Blood in your poo is one of the signs of bowel cancer but does not always mean cancer. Instead, it could be a sign of piles or polyps (growths in the bowel). Polyps are not cancer but could develop into cancer over time. If you’re sent a bowel screening kit, help yourself by remembering to … Continued

Ovarian Cancer

Almost 7,500 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year with those aged over 50 at higher risk. All women should be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of the disease, as the earlier it is detected, the easier it is to treat. Find out more at https://targetovariancancer.org.uk/about-ovarian-cancer/symptoms #OvarianCancerAwarenessMonth

Message from Thornfield Medical Group – Medical Records

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