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How General Practice Works

How General Practice Works We know that patients are constantly hearing the NHS is under pressure, whether it is news stories about waiting lists, patient satisfaction, or what you are told when accessing services. We also know how frustrating that can be when all you are trying to do is get help with your health. … Continued

Tap the App: The NHS at your Fingertips

Tap the App: The NHS at your Fingertips The NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services and information on your smartphone or tablet. Millions of people are already using the NHS App to manage their health the easy way from the comfort of their homes. Your Health … Continued

Our PCN team helped patients over 20,000 times last year

Our PCN team helped patients over 20,000 times last year In 2023, our specialist Primary Care Network teams completed over 20,000 appointments, tasks, and contacts with patients in Gosforth and Jesmond. Primary Care Networks are groups of GP practices working together using additional funding to provide extra services to meet patients’ needs. Our two PCNs … Continued

Quick help for more conditions at your local pharmacy

Quick help for more conditions at your local pharmacy Your local pharmacist can now help you and your family with even more common illnesses and ailments. Launched last week, the new scheme, Pharmacy First Advanced, means you can get help directly from a community pharmacy for seven more conditions. Scroll down for full details, or … Continued

My Voice Matters: Children’s Mental Health Week

My Voice Matters: Children’s Mental Health Week Today marks the start of Children’s Mental Health Week. This year’s theme is ‘My Voice Matters’ and is about giving children and young people the tools they need to express themselves. Here’s how we can do it and why it’s so important. Declining Mental Health More and more … Continued

Prescriptions with the NHS App are now even better

Prescriptions with the NHS App are now even better New updates to the NHS App make viewing and collecting your prescribed medication even easier. Here’s what’s changed and how it can help you. Prescription barcodes – collect anywhere Prescribed medicine can now be collected without needing a paper copy of your prescription. This will save … Continued

New Community Groups

New Community Groups We have details of three exciting new community groups to share with you. You can find other groups and events, including Cuppa Club, a friendly chat group for people 65+ run by our own Social Prescribing Link Workers, by going to the Resources page on our website, and picking Groups/Events from the … Continued

Help us end Cervical Cancer

Help us end Cervical Cancer Every day in the UK, 2 women lose their lives to cervical cancer and 9 more receive a life-changing diagnosis.  But nearly every case of cervical cancer – 99.8%, in fact – could be prevented. Today marks the beginning of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, and we are joining Jo’s Cervical … Continued