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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

Practice Policies: Update on Shared Care Agreements

Practice Policies: Update on Shared Care Agreements From 1st December 2023, GP practices in Newcastle East Primary Care Network will no longer accept new Shared Care agreements. We would like to explain to patients why we have had to make this decision. What are Shared Care Agreements? Shared Care is when a Specialist asks a … Continued

Meet Your NHS App

Meet Your NHS App The NHS App is a secure and straightforward way to access a range of NHS services from your smartphone. It’s free to download and use and available on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store. Download for Apple devices Download for Android devices To use the App, you need to … Continued

Prescriptions in the NHS App

Prescriptions in the NHS App The NHS App gives people who take regularly prescribed medication a quick, easy, and convenient way to request their next batch of medicine. You can send your request any time of the day or night – no waiting for the practice to be open, no phone calls and no need … Continued

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather With temperatures in Newcastle due to hit the mid-30s this week, and higher elsewhere in the country, here’s how to cope with the heat and stay safe. Risks The main risks during a heatwave are dehydration, overheating, leading to possible heat stroke and sunburn. Older people, those who … Continued

Looking after your skin this summer. 

Looking after your skin this summer.  Many people will be preparing for a trip away with the summer holidays approaching.  Whether exploring parts of Britain or travelling further afield, it is important to look after your skin when you are out in the sun.  Getting sunburn  When your skin is exposed to harmful UV light, … Continued

Don’t let the thought of cancer play on your mind

If something in your body doesn’t feel right or you are experiencing symptoms that last three weeks or more, don’t delay – contact your GP practice. NHS England & NHS Improvement has launched a new phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign taking a radically different approach to detecting cancer earlier for patients, when … Continued

Pharmacy Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Service

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