Flu Update #6: Supplies have arrived, flu clinic this Saturday 23rd October

I am pleased to let patients know that our flu vaccine supplies have arrived and that we will be going ahead with a flu clinic this Saturday 23rd October at The Holy Name Church Hall.

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A thank you from the JHP team

On behalf of myself and the whole practice team, we wanted to express our thanks to you all for your patience and kindness recently.

The last few weeks have been especially hard for the team – even by the standards of the last 18 months or so.

The positive messages and incredibly kind gifts we have received from patients have been very much appreciated (especially the chocolates and donuts!)

Such thoughtful gestures really do make a difference, and they make the difficult job we are trying to do just that little bit easier.

Thanks again.

UPDATE: School 12-15 years Covid Vaccination Programme

Last month, a programme to offer all schools children aged 12 to 15 a covid vaccine was launched.

The ambition was to offer all children a dose of the vaccine by the October half term. Unfortunately, uptake and coverage of schools have meant this is yet to be achieved. This means that additional routes to get vaccinated will be offered to this age group.

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Job Vacancy at Jesmond Health Partnership: ANP/ECP/Paramedic

RoleANP/ECP/Paramedic
Location17 and 200 Osborne Road
Working PatternFull-time, Part-time
ContractPermanent
SalaryNegotiable
ApplyVia NHS Jobs (reference A2301-21-4581) by Monday 25th October

Jesmond Health Partnership is looking to recruit an individual to work as part of our Acute Care Team. The individual may be an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Care Practitioner or Paramedic Practitioner, preferably with experience of working within Primary Care.

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First, second and booster vaccinations this week in Newcastle

Vaccines are available via a number of routes, including pre-booked appointments and drop-in sessions. A reminder of the key points:

  • Vaccines are free and safe.
  • Anyone 16 or older can book an appointment or go to a drop-in session.
  • Over 16s need two does of the same vaccine at least 8 weeks apart.
  • Anyone 50 or over, or clinically vulnerable can get a booster jab. You need to have had your second dose more than 6 months ago.
  • Children aged 12-15 can get vaccinated at school, with a parent or guardian’s consent.

Newcastle Racecourse (NE3 5HP)

Appointments and drop-in clinics are available for 1st and 2nd doses of Pfizer and Astra Zeneca. The vaccine availability detailed below is for walk-in appointments only, alternative vaccines may be available through bookings made through the national booking system.

Date VaccineDose(s)AgeSessionTimes
Wednesday 13 OctoberPfizer1st – 2nd – Booster16 – 17 – First Dose
18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Drop-in and appointment10am – 5pm
Thursday 14 OctoberPfizer 1st – 2nd – Booster16 – 17 – First Dose
18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Drop-in and appointment10am – 5pm
Saturday 16 OctoberPfizer1st – 2nd – Booster16 – 17 – First Dose
18+ – First/Second Dose
Booster for those eligible
Drop-in and appointment10am – 5pm

Vaccine Bus

Drop-in sessions in locations across the city. First come first served, no appointment or ID needed.

DateLocationVaccineTimeAge Group
Monday 11 October Northumbria University, Northumberland Road, NE1 8STPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Monday 11 OctoberOld Eldon Square, NE1 7UGPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Tuesday 12 October500 Elswick Road, NE4 8ED Pfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Tuesday 12 OctoberOuter West Customer Service Centre, West Denton Way, NE5 2RAPfizer only10am – 5pm 16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Wednesday 13 OctoberOutside City Hall, N1 8SFPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Wednesday 13 OctoberEast End Pool, NE6 1ALPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Thursday 14 OctoberNewcastle University Students Union, NE1 8QBPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Thursday 14 OctoberWestgate Hill Primary School, Beaconsfield Street, NE4 5JNPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Friday 15 OctoberWest Road, NE5 2ERPfizer only10am – 5pm 16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Friday 15 OctoberChillingham Road, NE6 5LLPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Friday 15 OctoberOsborne Road (near Osborne’s Bar), NE2 2TDPfizer only6 – 9pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Saturday 16 OctoberWestfield Social Club, Westgate Road, NE4 9PRPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Sunday 17 OctoberQuayside Market, Newcastle QuaysidePfizer only10am – 4pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Monday 18 OctoberNorthumbria University, NE1 8STPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Tuesday 19 OctoberOuter West Customer Service Centre, West Denton Way, NE5 2RAPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Wednesday 20 OctoberOutside City Hall, N1 8SFPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Thursday 21 OctoberWestgate Hill Primary School, Beaconsfield Street, NE4 5JNPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Friday 22 OctoberChillingham Road, NE6 5LLPfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Friday 22 OctoberOsborne Road (near Osborne’s Bar), NE2 2TDPfizer only6 – 9pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Saturday 23 OctoberNorthumbria University (exact location TBC)Pfizer only10am – 5pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible
Sunday 24 October Quayside Market, Newcastle QuaysidePfizer only10am – 4pm16 – 17 – First Dose18+ – First/Second DoseBooster for those eligible

Centre For Life – walk-in service 

The Centre For Life large vaccine centre is currently offering both bookable and a walk-in, no appointment needed service for all over 16s. 

This will run every day from 9am – 6pm.

Pfizer 1st and 2nd doses available. The second dose must be at least 8 weeks after your first. 

Community Pharmacies

Pharmacies across Newcastle are now offering vaccinations, making it even easier to pop along and get your jab.

All pharmacy appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Pharmacies are listed below (More are being added all the time)

  • Boots Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
  • Superdrug Pharmacy, Newcastle City Centre
  • Quayside Pharmacy
  • Wellfield Pharmacy at Northumbria University Coach Lane Campus
  • Ponteland Road Pharmacy
  • Shieldfield Pharmacy
  • Health Hut Pharmacy & Clinic, Gosforth
  • Regent Christian Fellowship, Regent Chapel 
  • Douglas Pharmacy, Gosforth

Large vaccination sites

Large vaccination sites have lots of appointments, with more being added all the time. They have the most options in terms of times if you are looking to book an appointment at a set time and date.

All large vaccination site appointments can be booked through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

They include :

  • Newcastle Racecourse 
  • The Centre For Life Vaccination Centre
  • The Nightingale Vaccination Centre North East (located in Washington).