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Gateshead Learning Skills Awards 2019

We were delighted to be nominated in four categories in the Gateshead Learning Skills Awards held on the 27th June, 2019.  Ellie, one of our receptionists, was nominated for Workplace Learner of the Year Award and the Surgery was one of the nominees for … Continue reading

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Connor’s Bear

The Practice is incredibly proud to accept on behalf of all our staff and patients, Connor Bear.  Given to us by his family, the bear has his lanyard, staff badge, Happy House tie and shirt and is the most amazing reminder of … Continue reading

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Ambulance Bookings

From April 1st, the telephone number of all non -emergency ambulance bookings has changed.  The number is now 0191 215 1515.

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Monday 18th March – Afternoon Closure

It is with great sadness that we would like to inform patients that we will be closing at 12 noon on Monday 18th March and will reopen, as usual, at 8.30am on Tuesday 19th March. If you require urgent attention … Continue reading

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Connor

The whole Practice is devastated by the news of the death of Connor. As a member of the reception team he was exemplary and his talents will be a huge loss to both the Practice and the NHS as a … Continue reading

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Changes to the Classification of Pregabalin and Gabapentin.

Pregablin and Gabapentin have been reclassified as controlled drugs by the NHS.  If you are prescribed these medications then the following will now apply: Prescriptions cannot be sent electronically to the chemist so will be printed and signed. The maximum amount we … Continue reading

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Britain Leaving the EU on the 29th March 2019 – ‘Brexit’

Just to let you know that the NHS has made significant preparations for this event.  The Practice has reviewed all the current documentation available and  does not believe ‘Brexit’ will have any impact on the services we provide to our patients and … Continue reading

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Off to University?

Congratulations!  Get ahead of the game and check the status of your immunisations, particularly for Meningitis, at least 2 weeks BEFORE you go to University or College. Meningitis is a rare but life threatening illness that mainly affects young people. Your … Continue reading

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Flu Vaccinations 2018 – 19

There is a new flu vaccination this year for patients aged 65 and over (Fluad).  As supplies will be limited at first, vaccinations will be in two phases: Vaccinations will be available for Patients  aged 75 and over, along with … Continue reading

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Telephone System

As part of our work on our commitment to improve telephone access for patients to the practice, we are delighted to inform patients that we have now moved to our new telephone system  which should both make it easier for patients to get … Continue reading

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