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ORDER YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION IN ADVANCE

When you order your repeat medication either using this online service or by contacting the practice directly, the practice require 48hours to process your request.

All requests need to be checked and signed by a GP. 

The practice is NOT able to take requests for SAME DAY REPEAT MEDICATION.

Link to SystmOnline website

https://systmonline.tpp-uk.com/2/Login?Date=20180905165013


E-Consult

The practice is now live with e-consultations.

E consult provides an online portal where patients can self check their symptoms and receive medical advice.

Patients electing to E-Consult with their GP simply fill out an online form.

You can ask for help with a specific problem or condition, ask for general advice if you are not sure what your symptoms mean or request for administrative help for things like sick notes etc.

You can receive advice and treatment by the end of the next working day, you may not have to even come to the surgery.

For more information visit

https://econsult.net/news/spread-the-word/


NHS APP

The NHS APP is now live for patients to register. It works alongside the SystmOnline service. You can register on the app if you have or don't have the SystmOnline facility.

There is also now an app for SystmOnline.

You can find this by following the below steps.

App Store - SystmOnline - Patient Health Management in the App Store by TPP.

Google Play - SystmOnline by TPP.

By using the NHS APP you can...

  • Check your symptoms
  • Find out what to do when you need help urgently
  • Book and manage appointments at your GP surgery
  • Order repeat prescriptions
  • Securely view your GP medical records
  • Register to be an organ donor
  • Choose how the NHS uses your data

It's safe and secure!

Find out more by clicking on the below links

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/

https://youtu.be/BRdMEAdNlXc


Travel Advice

For advice on travel vaccinations you can visit https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.

We are only able to provide NHS provision of vaccines which are Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Diphtheria, Tetanus and Polio. All other vaccines and antimalarials should be sought at a private travel facility such as Boots or Superdrug.


NHS CAMPAIGNS 2019

MND Awareness Month 1st - 30th June 2019

Motor neurone disease (MND) is a uncommon condition that affects the brain and nerves. It causes weakness that gets worse over time.

It's always fatal and can significantly shorten life expectancy, but some people live with it for many years. There’s no cure, but there are treatments to help reduce the impact it has on your daily life.

Symptoms of motor neurone disease come on gradually and may not be obvious at first.

Early symptoms can include:

  • weakness in your ankle or leg – you might trip, or find it harder to climb stairs
  • slurred speech, which may develop into difficulty swallowing some foods
  • a weak grip – you might drop things, or find it hard to open jars or do up buttons
  • muscle cramps and twitches
  • weight loss – your arms or leg muscles may have become thinner over time
  • difficulty stopping yourself crying or laughing in inappropriate situations

See a GP if:

  • you think you may have early symptoms of motor neurone disease – they'll consider other possible conditions and can refer you to a specialist called a neurologist if necessary
  • a close relative has motor neurone disease or frontotemporal dementia and you're worried you may be at risk of it – they may refer you to a genetic counsellor to talk about your risk and any tests you can have

It's unlikely you have motor neurone disease, but getting a correct diagnosis as early as possible can help you get the care and support you need.

Carers Week 10th - 16th June 2019

For advice and support with caring issues over the phone, call the Carers Direct helpline on 0300 123 1053.


Great North Care Record

Your Great North Care Record is the development of access for health professionals to view your electronic medical records. that will over time include a range of healthcare information to help improve the care you receive in the North East. You are automatically opted into sharing the record. If you would like to opt out you will need to contact the practice.

What will happen if i opt in?
If you fall ill and need emergeny treatment the doctor or nurse may need to know if you have any allergies or what medication you are taking. They will ask your premission to view your Greath North Care Record.

Who will see my record?
GP practices, NHS 111, NHS Hospitals, Mental Health Services, Out-Of-Hours Doctors and Ambulance Services. Your records will only be looked at by people involved in your care. Your information wont be shared with anyone who doesnt need it to provide treatment, care and support with you. Your details will be kept safe and wont be made public, passed on to third party who is not directly involved in your care.

If you would like more information or advice on this please contact the helpline 03448119587 or email gncarerecord@nhs.net

CQC (Care Quality Commission)


The Practice was inspected on Friday 16th March 2018. The report is now available by clicking here.

The practice was given and overall rating of GOOD on all 5 elements of the inspection.

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