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Vaccinations in Pregnancy: Whooping Cough

Vaccinations in Pregnancy: Whooping Cough Throughout our lives, the NHS offers safe and effective vaccines to protect us against infectious diseases. That protection starts before birth, with the pertussis, or whooping cough vaccine, offered during pregnancy. Cases of whooping cough have increased significantly in the UK this year. We want to encourage expectant mothers to … Continued

Patient Choice: What is most important to you?

Patient Choice: What is most important to you? If your GP refers you to a specialist, you usually have the right to choose which hospital you go to. You can choose a hospital in your area – or one further away if you prefer. You might be able to choose an independent hospital if it … Continued

Summer Health: Are you Holiday ready?

Summer Health: Are you Holiday ready? If you are heading away for a break this summer, it’s important to be ready. Whether you are jetting off abroad or exploring closer to home, here is some information that we hope will be useful. We’ll cover travel vaccinations, assessing your risk, getting medication and more. You can … Continued

Understanding Alcohol Harm: Alcohol Awareness Week

Understanding Alcohol Harm: Alcohol Awareness Week Alcohol Awareness Week is a time to talk about how alcohol affects our health and communities. This year, the theme is understanding alcohol harm. For Alcohol Awareness Week, let’s look at the harm drinking can do and how we can take steps to reduce it. Alcohol Harm By alcohol … Continued

Behind the scenes of a GP practice. Come and meet the team.

Behind the scenes of a GP practice. Come and meet the team. Did you know that, as well as Doctors, other health professionals in GP Practice can help you get the right care? General Practice teams included people like nurses, paramedics, and clinical pharmacists.  However, a recent survey found that many people don’t realise that … Continued

Your Voice, Your Health: Building Better Services Together

Your Voice, Your Health: Building Better Services Together On 29 July, Skills for People and Collaborative Newcastle are hosting an event to learn what is important to people with learning disabilities. People with a learning disability, as well as family, carers, and service providers, are invited to attend the free event. What: What’s Important to … Continued