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Think Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns. Now, community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. Highly trained pharmacists … Continued

Try the NHS App 

Try the NHS App  Patients at can use the NHS App to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet. It doesn’t replace existing services, and you can still contact us in the usual ways. But, once you have verified your identity in the app, you will have easy, 24/7 access to … Continued

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

Festive Logistics: Getting Prepared for Christmas and New Year

Festive Logistics: Getting Prepared for Christmas and New Year The festive season can be incredibly busy. In amongst balancing any combination of work, Christmas parties, school plays, term dates, visiting friends and family and getting all your shopping done, it can be difficult to tabs on which day is which. This year, both Christmas and … Continued

Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted

Viruses spread more quickly in winter: Get Boosted Vaccinations are your best protection against covid-19 and flu, which spread more quickly in winter, and can both cause serious illness. Protection provided by covid-19 vaccines decreases over time, so if you are over 50, in an at-risk group or pregnant, boost your immunity this winter. Because … Continued

Millions more invited to get Autumn Covid Booster

Millions more invited to get Autumn Covid Booster From the morning of Friday 14th October, millions more people will be offered the extra protection of an Autumn Covid Booster vaccination. Anyone aged 50 or over can book their jab online or by calling 119. More than 7 million people have received their boosters since the … Continued

Protect yourself against flu this Winter

Protect yourself against flu this Winter Flu can be a serious and nasty illness, especially for the elderly or people with health conditions. In the most severe cases, it can lead to hospitalisation and even death. Flu and Covid Before the pandemic, the annual flu jab drive every autumn was a key part of the … 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