AAA Screening

Calling all men of the North East

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) are a weakening in the aorta that can swell and rupture causing fatal internal bleeding. They usually don’t have symptoms and are most common in men aged over 65.

AAA screening is a free NHS national programme that invites men in the year they turn 65, to attend a quick and painless 10 minute ultrasound scan.

You will receive your invitation through the post when you’re eligible. Please DON’T ignore it.  It could save your life!

If you need to rearrange your appointment give us a call on: 0191 445 8747

For more information visit: QE Gateshead Website:

Watch our AAA Video:

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Flu Season

Flu season is upon us once again, if you are over 65 or 18 to 64 and in an “At Risk Group” please contact the surgery to arrange your flu jab on 01914990966 or 01914133459. 

Clinics are being held on Saturday 11th and 18th September.

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Your health records contain a type of data called confidential patient information. This data can be used to help with research and planning.  You can choose to stop your confidential patient information being used for research and planning. You can also make a choice for someone else like your children under the age of 13.  NHS Digital will never sell your data.  There are strict rules about how NHS can use your data. It’s only shared securely and safely.  Shared data helps the NHS. It has been used to find the first treatment for coronavirus and for vaccine research.

If you’re happy with your confidential patient information being used for research and planning you do not need to do anything.

Any choice you make will not impact your individual care. Please click on the link to find out more and opt out if you wish to do so.


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I J Healthcare is open to our patients

Due to restrictions starting to lift, both our surgeries are now fully open and more face to face appointments are being offered. We would ask that social distancing guidelines are still adhered to and we are limiting the amount of patients allowed into the surgery at one time.  You must wear a face covering when entering the surgery unless you are exempt and have proof of exemption. If your problem or query can be dealt with over the phone then please contact us rather than coming into the surgery to minimize contact.

Can we also ask that you respect our reception team, they are working extremely hard to answer all calls and queries during this extremely difficult and busy time.

Thank you

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New website for the practice

Welcome to our new website which has been developed to provide the latest and useful information to the patients and visitors. We hope you find the website user friendly and it’s easy for you to locate the desired information.

Please take a look around and see how this new website can make things easier for you. Please complete a survey via the link below and let us know of things you like or things you would like to see or change on our website.

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading. It takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings nor, to make any comparison with any other practice.

The average pay for GPs working at I J Healthcare in the last financial year was £63,740 before tax and national insurance.  This is for 4 part – time GPs who worked at the practice for 6 months or more in that financial year.



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