Please bear with us as we try to answer your calls

Like many work places, we are dealing with staff members having to isolate, and adapting as best we can.

This is particularly impacting how quickly we are able to answer your calls, which we appreciate can be frustrating for patients.

Please bear with us.

We are trying to solve a technical issue that is making it difficult for isolating staff working from home to answer your calls.

Patients can also use Salvie to consult with our Doctors, and use the NHS app for reordering prescriptions and other tasks.

New Vaccination locations throughout Newcastle. Get jabbed this week.

Appointments and drop-in services for covid vaccinations are available all across Newcastle. Everyone aged 18 and over should get vaccinated.

More than 55% of adults in England are now fully vaccinated – that’s 46 million having both jabs, and 37 million have one. Both doses are needed for full, long-lasting protection. You can bring forward your second jab, as long as it’s been 8 weeks since your first.

The average across the city is just 46%, so if you or anyone you know has not yet made a vaccination plan, then here is what you need to know.

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New: NHS Data Sharing plan to be reviewed

You may have seen media coverage last month about new plans for sharing NHS patients data.

The proposals involved patients’ GP records being shared for planning and research purposes, beginning on 1 July. This would have meant that any patients who didn’t want their data shared would have needed to opt-out by 23 June. 

The start date was then delayed until September, but this week it was announced the project has been paused, pending a review. Consequently, there is no need for patients to ‘opt-out’ by September.

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NEW: Where and When to get Vaccinated this in Newcastle Week

Here is where you can get vaccinated in Newcastle this week.

Many locations are offering drop-ins with no booking necessary. Or, if you prefer, you can make a booking through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

Getting vaccinated is quick, free and easy. If you or someone you know has not yet made their vaccination plan, we encourage you to do so as soon as possible.

Remember, you will still need to wear a mask or face covering in any NHS setting.

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