Coronavirus remains a serious health risk. It’s important to stay cautious and help protect yourself and others. If you think you might have COVID-19 SYMPTOMS take a PCR test. The Gov.UK website has information how to stay safe and help prevent the spread.
As most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 have been lifted at step 4, we are still asking all staff and patients to wear a face covering.
COVID-19 Booster for patients over 50 years of age or clinically vulnerable
As from 23 September, those patients aged over 50 years or clinically vulnerable may receive a telephone call from Newcastle GP Services to book your COVID-19 vaccine booster appointment. Appointments will be at at one of four sites, Newcastle Racecourse, Molineux Street Health Centre, Lemington Centre and Benwell Healthworks. This telephone call will be from a withheld number. Please be assured that this is a genuine service.
Pregnant – Have your COVID-19 Vaccines
Select the poster above to enlarge the picture. You can call 119 or go online to Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination to register for your vaccination
Suspected COVID-19 and Isolating at Home
The Isolating at Home leaflet has important information about keeping safe while isolating at home.
Demonstrating your COVID-19 Vaccination Status When Travelling Abroad
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may take up to 5 days to reach you.
Further information can be found on the Government Website on how to demonstrate your coronavirus vaccination status when travelling abroad.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SURGERY ABOUT YOUR COVID-19 VACCINATION STATUS. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status.
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.
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.
Boloh – 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.