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Think Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First Going to your local pharmacy offers an easy and convenient way to get clinical advice on minor health concerns. Now, community pharmacies can offer treatment for seven common conditions without patients needing to see a GP, as part of a major transformation in the way the NHS delivers care. Highly trained pharmacists … Continued

Try the NHS App 

Try the NHS App  Patients at can use the NHS App to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet. It doesn’t replace existing services, and you can still contact us in the usual ways. But, once you have verified your identity in the app, you will have easy, 24/7 access to … Continued

Your Views: What do you think of our website?

Your Views: What do you think of our website? We launched our new website earlier this year after a joint project between GP practices across Newcastle and Gateshead. The project was funded by the NHS Digital First Primary Care programme, which works on improving patients’ access to advice, support and treatment through digital technology. Part … Continued

Pharmacy Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) Service

Get advice and treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs) at your local Pharmacist. A new service has been launched in the North East and Cumbria to offer patients easy access to advice and treatment for UTIs. The six-month pilot scheme, aimed at women aged 16-64, will enable local pharmacists to treat patients with UTIs without … Continued

Please continue to wear masks

Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued

‘Living with Covid’: What you need to know

‘Living with Covid’: What you need to know Today, Thursday 24th February, the government has lifted all remaining legal restrictions to deal with the covid-19 pandemic. This means that there is no longer a legal requirement to isolate after a positive test. Routine contact tracing has also ended, so close contacts of positive cases no … Continued

Do you know what to do when you are unwell?

Do you know what to do when you are unwell?   Knowing what to do when you are unwell gets you the help you need as quickly as possible. But it’s not always easy to know the right thing to do or what to do at certain times. It can add extra stress and worry, … Continued