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Patient Update: Industrial Action

Patient Update: Industrial Action Many patients will be aware of the industrial action taking place in the NHS this month. Two days of strikes by nursing staff have taken place (15th December and 20th December) with Ambulance and Paramedic staff due to strike on 21st and 28th December. It is important to note that GP … Continued

Here to help this Christmas

Here to help this Christmas For many reasons, the festive period can be difficult for lots of people. Whether we are experiencing loneliness, or isolation, limited by our physical or mental health, a time of year that is supposed to bring joy can be tough. We wanted to offer some ideas, practical tips and support … Continued

Tips for Winter Wellness

Tips for Winter Wellness Getting ill over Christmas and New Year can turn an exciting time of the year into something of an anti-climax. Here are our top tips to stay well this festive season. Boost your immunity Viruses spread quicker in Winter, so it’s essential to boost your immunity. Millions of people are eligible … 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

Media Coverage of GP Appointments Data

Media Coverage of GP Appointments Data In the last week or two, you may have seen national and regional news stories covering newly published data about GP Appointments. We wanted to give a response to this, including the new and experimental data itself, why single statistics don’t always tell the whole story, and what we … Continued

Scarlet Fever: When Should Your Worry?

Recently, there has been coverage in the news about increased cases of scarlet fever and ‘strep A’. Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. Most cases are mild and can be easily treated with antibiotics. The Healthier Together website has produced some very useful information, including common symptoms with supporting images. … Continued

Job Vacancy: Paramedic Practitioner

Job Vacancy: Paramedic Practitioner Gosforth and Jesmond Health are recruiting for a Paramedic Practitioner to join the Primary Care Network teams in Jesmond and Gosforth. Role Paramedic Practitioner Location 8 GP practices in Gosforth and Jesmond Working Pattern Full-time Contract Permanent Salary £41,659 to £47,672 a year Apply Via NHS Jobs (reference A5457-22-5838) by 4th … Continued

Further Updated Practice Statement: Medical Records

Further Updated Practice Statement: Medical Records Over the last month, there have been several changes and updates to NHS England’s plan to change how patients can access their medical records. It centres around a proposed change to automatically give all patients full access to their prospective (or future) medical records. This change was due to … Continued