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April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month Bowel cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer in the UK, with nearly 42,000 diagnoses every year. It leads to over 16,500 deaths annually, making bowel cancer the second deadliest cancer. But, when detected in its earliest stages, nearly everyone survives the disease. Plus, more than half … Continued

Celebrating Social Prescribing Day

Celebrating Social Prescribing Day Today is Social Prescribing Day. Since 2019, the day has been set aside to celebrate Social Prescribing Link Workers and local and national organisations that work to support our overall health and well-being. It is also a chance to highlight and introduce social prescribing to people who may not be familiar … 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

Supporting You After a Cancer Diagnosis

Supporting You After a Cancer Diagnosis It’s a sad fact that every year, 393,000 people in the UK are given the news that they have cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support says that 3 million people are living with cancer, with that number continuing to rise. While it is news nobody wants to hear, we want to … Continued

Fancy a cuppa?

Fancy a cuppa? Groups and Get-Togethers for Older People We wanted to let people know about some new community groups that our Network Social Prescribing team are involved in. The groups are friendly, informal ways for people with shared interests to get together, enjoy each other’s company and chat over a cuppa and a cake. … Continued

What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022

What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022 Primary Care Networks are playing an increasingly big role in general practice. Since 2019, Primary Care Networks – or PCNs – have allowed neighbouring GP practices to officially work together to provide better, more personalised health care to patients. Working collaboratively with , our neighbouring network, we … Continued

Counselling and talking therapy

Counselling and talking therapy Many people will face challenges throughout their lives. Some of these can be very hard to overcome alone or seem impossible.    Counselling can help explore a problem and better understand how it impacts the self.    Many people often store up negative emotions, affecting relationships with others and causing anger or resentment.    … Continued