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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

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

Monkeypox: What you need to know

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.

Learning Disabilities: Support and Reasonable Adjustments 

Learning disabilities are more common than you might think. While over 2% of the population may not sound a lot, it amounts to 1.5 million people. That’s one in every fifty of us.  According to figures from the learning disability charity Mencap, 353,000 children in the UK have learning disabilities and 870,000 people of working … Continued

Hay fever: How to ease your symptoms or get help

Hay fever: How to ease your symptoms or get help For most of us, the longer, lighter evenings and warmer weather usually are welcome changes as Spring turns into Summer. But for up to 1 in 4 of us, it brings the added complication of dealing with hay fever. While there is no cure for … Continued

All about NHS Health Checks

All about NHS Health Checks NHS Health Checks are a free, regular check-up of your overall health. Think of it as an MOT for your body. They aim to keep you running smoothly and reduce the chances of problems developing further down the road. Health checks are for people who are generally healthy and well. … Continued