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Brunton Park Health Centre

Email: bruntonpark.a86033@nhs.net

0191 236 3338
Brunton Park Health Centre
Princes Road
Brunton Park Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 5NF
Mon  8.00am - 6.30pm
Tue  8.00am - 6.30pm
Wed  8.00am - 6.30pm
Thu  8.00am - 6.30pm
Fri  8.00am - 6.30pm
Sat  Closed
Sun  Closed

Extended hours - one morning per week from 7.00 am and occasional evenings to 8.30pm.

News

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Easter Opening Hours

Please note the Practice will be closed on Good Friday 2 April and Easter Monday 5 April 2021.  We will re-open normal working hours on Tuesday 6 April 2021.  Please see the list of Pharmacy Opening Times over this holiday period.
 

Welcome 

This website is for existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about the services we provide, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.  Please see our Practice Brochure for further details.

We always welcome new patients.  Please click on the link to see if you are in the practice’s Catchment Area.

Free Wifi is now available for patients and visitors.  Please follow the Connect to NHS WiFi instructions to access this.

 

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Please take a look at our Winter Newsletter for up-to-date Practice news and information about forthcoming NHS campaigns.

Learning Disability Patients 

Get Well for Winter Bulletin.  This is aimed at people with a learning disability and anybody who supports them.  Please select the highlighted link above for further information.

Your Voice Counts Webinar. We are pleased to advise that there is webinar  for people with a learning disability on Thursday 3 December 10.00-11.30 am.  The webinar is to support people with a learning disability to make choices about using technology, to stay connected and contribute to their communities when social distancing restrictions are in place.  For further information, please visit the  Skills for Care website.

There is a telephone Support Service for those who have or may have a learning disability and/or autism. The highlighted link above has further information.

Blood and Urine Samples

Please note that blood and urine samples can only be accepted if a GP or nurse has requested these.  They must be received before 4.30 pm each day so that they can be sent to the medical laboratories for testing on the same day.

Certificate of Achievement – Medical Student Teaching

We are very pleased to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement from Newcastle University for the Practice’s outstanding contribution to medical student teaching.

 

More Appointments Available

Zero Tolerance Policy

 

We strongly support the NHS zero tolerance policy.  Anyone attending the practice who abuses the GPs, practice staff or other patients, be it verbally or physically, will risk removal from the practice list.

 

Infection Control

The practice is committed to the control of infection within the building and in relation to the clinical procedures carried out within it.

Please see our Infection Control Policy for more detailed information.

 

GP Net Earnings Computation

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.  However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.

Mean earnings of all GPs in the practice : £89,313.00

 

Vision Statement

Our primary health care team are committed to provide our patients with a high quality, effective, safe, caring medical service and advocate best practice in the delivery of this service.
We will continue to be an innovative organisation with a culture of continuous quality improvement to all the services we provide.

We aim to be attentive and compassionate to the needs of our patients, and treat all patients with dignity and respect.

We will respect patient choice and involve patients in shared decision making, ensuring they are guided to the correct service choice.

We have a committed clinical and administration team, working in an encouraging and learning environment that enable all staff to reach their potential.

For medical help outside of normal hours ring 999 in an emergency or 111 for same day advice.

 

 

Consultations with our practice team are by appointment only. We try to ensure that all patients are offered a consultation within 48 hours. If you wish to see a particular GP or nurse then you may have to wait longer. You can make an appointment by phone, by visiting the practice or online.

When you contact the surgery to make an appointment, our receptionists may ask you what the problem is.  Please do not feel offended by this; the reception team are trying to navigate you to the most appropriate person to deal with your problem. At times patients are booked in to see the GP when a telephone consultation may have been more suitable or an appointment with the practice nurse or health care assistant. We understand that on occasions you may not wish to disclose such information which we understand. We are as a practice trying to avoid the unnecessary use of GP appointments and minimise inconvenience for our patients.

 

Online Access

To use our online appointments and prescriptions service you need to register directly with the practice. The receptionist will give you an “access pin” document which will have your registration details on such as your access pin and ID numbers. Set up is easy and will allow you 24/7 access to book and cancel appointments and order your prescription online. When you have received your registration document click here to access the online service. 

 

How to get healthcare advice and assistance when the practice is closed

Out-of-hours services are available when the practice is closed, during the hours of 6.30 pm – 8.00 am.

 

What to do when the GP practice is closed:

  • If you need medical help fast but it’s not an emergency call 111
  • If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999

 

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.

Calls to 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles

NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year

 

When to call 111

You should call 111 when:

  • you think you need to go to A & E or to another NHS urgent care service
  • your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
  • you don’t know who to call for medical help.

 

When to call 999

Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:

  • Major accident or trauma
  • Severe breathlessness
  • Severe bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe chest pain

 

During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

 

Cancellations

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason, please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.

Practice polilcy is if patients fail to attend 3 appointments we will ask you to come into the practice to discuss the reason.

For more information about NHS 111, go to NHS choices at www.nhs.uk

Order a repeat prescription

If you need regular medication on prescription, your doctor will usually organise a repeat prescription for you.

This can then be ordered at set intervals without seeing the doctor in person.  If you are a new patient to the practice, we will need to see you in person first to arrange this service.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a number of ways.  We encourage all patients to order prescriptions online and to nominate a pharmacy of their choice for collection. To apply for online access, please visit our How Do I  – How to Register – Online Services section or contact reception.  Alternatively, you can order prescriptions in person by completing the form at reception and placing in the red box, by post – please supply a stamped addressed envelope or by telephoning our main surgery line between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm weekdays.  Please note that we do need 2 working days to process prescriptions. The prescription is passed to your usual GP for checking and signing.  The GP may ask you to make a routine appointment for review from time to time, and may occasionally not issue the prescription until this has occurred. Once completed, the prescription may be collected from the pharmacy of your choice or our reception desk. Several local pharmacies also provide a collection service. Ask at reception for further details.

Ordering a prescription online

To order a repeat prescription via the online service, please use the link to the left ‘Online Appointments and Prescriptions’.  You will need your log in and password to access this service.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme is underway in the UK.  We will contact you by telephone when it is the right time for you to receive the vaccine.  PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US TO GET AN APPOINTMENT UNTIL WE CONTACT YOU.  Information on the vaccine is available on the NHS UK website.

 

Covid-19 Vaccine Feedback

Newcastle GP Services are keen to capture feedback from patients who have received their Covid-19 vaccine, to support delivery and identify any potential improvements.  If you have had your vaccine and would like to assist with feedback, please select the blue highlighted link below to complete the survey.

Covid-19 Vaccine Survey

 

Coronavirus Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Please take a look at the Covid-19 Vaccine, Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Covid-19 Vaccine Fraud

Criminals are are using the COVID-19 vaccine as a way to target the public.  For further information, please select the Covid-19 Vaccination Fraud link.

 

HM Government Information

The highlighted links contain HM Government information regarding – Got Symptons? Get Tested and Stay Alert to the Symptoms.

 

Practice Protocols       

The Coronavirus link gives some general information regarding Practice protocols.

 

Help the fight against COVID-19 – PRINCIPLE trial recruitment

There is a patient recruitment trial available for those persons who have been assessed for COVID-19 who are:  aged 65 or over or aged 50 to 64 with any of the following illnesses – high blood pressure, asthma, weakened immune system, diabetes not treated with insulin, stroke or liver disease.

If you would like to take part in the PRINCIPLE Patient Recruit Trial to help fight against COVID-19, please click on the blue highlighted link above or visit the Principle Trial website. Thank you.

 
Risk to smokers

Emerging evidence shows smokers with COVID-19 are 14 times more likely to develop severe respiratory disease.  Please visit the Smokefree and Today is the Day websites for support to quit smoking.

 

Bolho – The Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Family COVID-19 Helpline

Barnardos has launched a vital new support service for Black, Asian and minority ethnic children, young people and their families impacted by COVID-19.  Boloh is a UK-wide helpline which will focus on issues specifically affecting children (11+), young people and families from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.  This is a free telephone helpline and web chat facility where Barnardos specialist advisors will aim to provide on-going support on a complex range of issues including mental health, bereavement, family break-down, neglect, back to school, parenting advice, counselling, family stress, discrimination, barriers to services and more.

 

Children and Young People

Sea, Hear, Respond England is a partnership that offers rapid support for children and young people affected by the coronavirus crisis.  Please select the highlighted link above for further information.