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The NHS Healthy Start scheme 

The NHS Healthy Start scheme  The NHS Healthy Start scheme helps young families on low incomes to buy healthy food and milk.  You could be eligible for NHS Healthy Start if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have children under four and receive certain benefits.  Once on the scheme, you’ll receive a prepaid card, … Continued

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

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