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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

Be Wise. Immunise against COVID-19

Be Wise. Immunise against COVID-19 This spring, the NHS is offering a free COVID-19 vaccine to people most vulnerable and at the highest risk of getting seriously unwell if they catch the virus. Who can get a vaccine? The criteria from Spring has changed slightly from the Autumn boosters. Here’s who is eligible: Adults over … 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

The Wellbeing centre complementary workshops

Please see our 6 complementary workshops, these are held weekly and delivered by our volunteer Lou. Sessions are each Monday 10.30am – 12.00 If you or someone you know would benefit from these please get in touch or send a referral Sessions are open to those diagnosed with a life limiting illness or a terminal … Continued

Covid Spring Boosters: Who Needs One and How To Get it

Covid Spring Boosters: Who Needs One and How To Get it A new covid booster campaign will launch soon to give added protection to those most at risk of getting seriously ill with covid. The decision to offer spring boosters comes from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and is based on how … Continued

Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted

Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted Vaccinations are your best protection against covid-19 and flu, which spread more quickly in winter, and can both cause serious illness. Protection provided by covid-19 vaccines decreases over time, so if you are over 50, in an at-risk group or pregnant, boost your immunity this winter. Because … Continued