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Clarifying Shingles Vaccination Eligibility

Clarifying Shingles Vaccination Eligibility You may have seen some coverage on Good Morning Britain today about the shingles vaccine. We wanted to clarify the eligibility criteria, as it seemed to be causing some confusion in responses online. From 1st September 2023, the eligibility has been extended, but this is a phased rollout meaning the eligibility … Continued

World Autism Acceptance Week

World Autism Acceptance Week This week is World Autism Acceptance Week. The annual event has been running since 2007 when it was first launched as Autism Awareness Week. The aim is to help more people understand autism and what living with the condition means for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. We … Continued

Patient Update: Industrial Action

Patient Update: Industrial Action Many patients will be aware of the industrial action taking place in the NHS this month. Two days of strikes by nursing staff have taken place (15th December and 20th December) with Ambulance and Paramedic staff due to strike on 21st and 28th December. It is important to note that GP … Continued

The Autumn Covid Booster Campaign launches today

The Autumn Covid Booster Campaign launches today This Autumn, more than 26 million people will be invited to come forward and receive a booster vaccination, further protecting them from COVID-19. Today, Monday 5th September, the Autumn Booster rollout will begin with 1.6 million care home staff and residents and housebound people set to receive a … 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

Please continue to wear masks

Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued