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Fancy a cuppa?

Fancy a cuppa? Groups and Get-Togethers for Older People We wanted to let people know about some new community groups that our Network Social Prescribing team are involved in. The groups are friendly, informal ways for people with shared interests to get together, enjoy each other’s company and chat over a cuppa and a cake. … Continued

Stay in touch with messaging in the NHS App

Stay in touch with messaging in the NHS App A new update to the NHS App allows patients to receive messages from us within the App. The new messages will be better, safer, and more reliable than regular SMS text messages. Read on below to learn how it will help patients and practices and the … Continued

We are supporting World Menopause Day

We are supporting World Menopause Day Since its launch in 2009, World Menopause Day has aimed to help women talk openly about menopause and for people to understand the impact it can have. The menopause is a hugely significant event in the life of half the population, with a profound effect on physical and mental … Continued

Have you heard about Electronic Repeat Dispensing?

Have you heard about Electronic Repeat Dispensing? If you take regularly prescribed medication, you’ll know about needing to remember to order your next batch. The NHS App makes the job an awful lot easier – 7 taps on the screen and your prescription request is sent, without needing to wait until Monday morning or make … Continued

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual event that has been running since 1985. Initially, the aim was to encourage breast screening and educate people about early detection, and it has developed to include fundraising by charities for vital research. This year, we wanted to share some facts, figures, and … 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

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life More than 900 people work in GP practices across the city, looking after 300,000 of us. This summer, Newcastle GP Services (NGPS) and filmmaker Danielle Giddins of Glow Create followed six staff members to see what a typical day was like for them. From east to west across the city, … Continued