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Although the lockdown has started to ease, remember the virus is still here.

Do your bit to protect yourself, others and the NHS.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC9PXlGSGRM&feature=youtu.be 


Veteran Friendly Practice

Thank you

We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the certificate of accreditation for meeting the standards required to become an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice and supporting the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant.

Please let us know if you are a veteran so that we can provide the best possible care for you.

Accreditation Certificate


Cervical Screening - Have you had yours?

If you could reduce your risk of getting cancer would you? Well the good news is that you can.. Cervical cancer is largely preventable if you are screened regularly (every 3-5 years)
All women aged 25 to 64 who are registered with a GP are invited for cervical screening.
The test saves 5,000 lives a year in the UK, it takes only a few minutes but the impact of cervical cancer can last a lifetime.
Book an appointment today with one of our practice nurses. 
For more information on cervical screening and what to expect please follow the link
 https://www.nhs.uk/video/Pages/cervical-screening.aspx

SMEAR


Why childhood Immunisations are so important

Baby imms

One of the best ways to protect your baby against diseases like measles, rubella, tetanus and meningitis is though immunisation.

Your baby needs their first injections at eight weeks, then 12 weeks, 16 weeks and one year.

Immunisations are offered free of charge in the UK and are carried out in the practice.

Remember, as well as protecting your own baby, you're also protecting other babies and children by preventing the spread of disease, immunisations prevent up to 3 million deaths worldwide every year!

For more information on childhood immunisations please click on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/why-vaccination-is-safe-and-important/


Same day help for your poorly child

  

If your child has become unwell in the last few days then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to your and if necessary to see your child that day.

This could save you an unnecessary trip to A&E or a Walk-in Centre.

Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children.

Ask your GP for a copy, or view it online here

 http://www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk/little-orange-book/


Use your Pharmacy for Minor Ailments

 

The pharmacy is available for help and advice. You can seek advice for coughs, colds, sore throats and much more!          

For more information on what you can go to the pharmacy for please click on the link below.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/what-to-expect-from-your-pharmacy-team/


Red Box Project

                                                                                                                

The Red Box Project is an initiative that quietly ensures no young woman misses out on her education or work because of her period. 

We have joined this group and now proudly stock the Red Box of sanitary products for people who may not be able to afford these vital items. 

Please ask at reception if you would like to speak to a member of team regarding accessing this service - or you can speak to one of our nursing team in a private room.  We are here to help.

Please read more about the project by clicking the link below for their website.

http://redboxproject.org/

If you would like to donate you can support the project by dropping new sanitary items off at reception to go in the box or alternatively look on the website above. 


Women and Girls Centre

                                                                West End Women and Girls Centre  

The Women and Girls Centre is a registered charity which has been working with Women and Girls in the West End of Newcastle since 1981.

  The centre provides support through group work where members have the opportunity to meet, have fun, learn new skills and look at issues relevant to their lives. The centre also provides individual support offering advice, information, advocacy and referrals to relevant agencies. We as a surgery attend the Women and Girls Centre every 3 months to offer advice, guidance, blood pressure checks, weight and height checks and much more for the Women and girls. The centre regularly holds coffee mornings every Wednesdays, so feel free to pop in! If you want any more information on this service please visit their website.  http://westendwomenandgirls.co.uk/

                                                                                                  


NHS Long Term Plan

As medicine advances, health needs change and society develops, the NHS has to continually move forward so that in 10 years’ time we have a service fit for the future. The NHS Long Term Plan is drawn up by frontline staff, patients groups, and national experts to be ambitious but realistic.

https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/  


                                                                                                                       

Digital Services in Primary Care

High on the Goverments agenda is a push towards digital services in Primary Care. To help us improve our services on this, we would ask you to complete the survey by clicking on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DigitalPrimaryCareServices

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