Patient Transport Bookings
Changes in the way you book your Patient Transport
From 1st October 2021 your GP Practice will no longer book your Patient Transport. This service will now be provided by North East Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (NEAS). Nothing else about the service will change.
To make or amend a booking with the Patient Transport Service (PTS) please call 0191 215 1515. To cancel an appointment please call 0300 111 0247. Bookings can be made from Monday to Friday 8am-6pm.
Home BP Monitoring Calculator
Please click link to open home BP monitoring calculator
Mental Health Website
Dr Tewari (GP Registrar) has developed a website that has a lot of links to not just IAPT/crisis team information but also information around other local and national resources, services for young and older persons, information on work, money and employment, and apps and books our patients can use to help their mental health. See link below:
Be Kind – Letter to patients
Please see letter below about GP practice workload / appointments during the pandemic:
Universal Credit – Broadband Costs
Virgin Media and BT have launched new Essential Broadband Service for people facing financial difficulty and in receipt of universal credit.
Virgin Media’s Essential broadband service offers an affordable, reliable and hassle-free connection for new and existing customers who receive Universal Credit. The plan costs £15 per month for 15Mbps with no fixed-term contract length and no price changes while Universal Credit payments are being received. For more information or to sign up for the Essential Broadband Service visit www.virginmedia.com/essential
BT Home Essentials broadband will be available exclusively to those on Universal Credit and a range of other means-tested legacy benefits. The plan costs £15 per month for an average of 36 Mbps. For more information visit www.BT.com/essential
Other broadband providers may also offer special deals, it is worth check their websites to see what offers they have
Where to buy cheap hayfever medicines
See attached information sheet for local shops selling cheap hayfever medication
Infant Crying and How to Cope
See information leaflet below for parents and carers which has useful information on how to cope with infants crying.
Moneywise & Healthwatch Info
See the document below for useful tips and links on finance / money issues.
- Please find attached the updated version of the available services log with info on:
- Training courses
- General Health Information
- General Support and Advice
- Funding Opportunities
- Activities available
Age UK – Advocacy Service
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
Drug and Alcohol Support
Support for families with children with disabilities
Prescription Data Privacy
For more information please read document below
Diabetes Prevention Programme
For more information regarding eligibility etc – please read document below
Data Protection Legislation
Please read leaflet below for more information on GDPR
Please read leaflet below for more information and symptoms of sepsis in children
How do you communicate?
Childhood Illnesses App
Healthcare professionals in Washington have developed an app aimed at people looking after young children, as well as those about to become parents. It gives easy-to-understand guidance on common ailments affecting children, as well as advice on when and where to seek further treatment. Parents and carers can now find advice at their fingertips on common childhood illnesses. Download app today!
See the following leaflets for how to get activated for a healthier you with a single step:
What happens when you are referred by your GP to see a specialist?
See the two page information leaflet below for details about when you are referred on:
Bowel Cancer Screening
Breast Cancer Screening