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6th Feb

Great North Care Record

The Great North Care Record is a way of sharing patient information with health and care staff.  It covers the 3.6 million people living in the North East and North Cumbria.

It means information recorded about your health such is illnesses, hospital admissions and treatments can be accessed by different people who are involved in your care.  Previously, different hospitals, GPs and other health workers record separate pieces of information about you, which wasn't easily shared.

By sharing this information with the Great North Care Record, health and care workers can access the most current details about you 24/7.  This can help them make choices about your care, as they know more about you.

Please access the link below for more detailed information - https://www.greatnorthcarerecord.org.uk/

9th Jan

FAX MACHINE NO LONGER IN USE

We informed local chemists/hospitals 6 months ago that in accordance with government guidelines the practice will  no longer have a fax machine from 31st December 2019.

We have now disconnected the fax machine - please ring the practice if you need any information to reach the practice urgently.

Government bans fax machines in NHS

23rd Dec 2019

REGIONAL SELF CARE

in accordance with CCG guidelines the practice has been asked not to prescribe medication for hayfever, allergies, aches and pains, holiday medication and season ailments. Please see the self help link for advice: http://www.mymedicinesmyhealth.org.uk

23rd Dec 2019

MINDFULNESS AWARENESS

If you suffer from repeated episodes of depression, are stressed in the role of caring for (or parenting) or a suffering from a mental health problem, taster sessions of mindfulness awareness are courses are available via the link below. There is no need to see a GP as the courses are self-referrable.https://www.tewv.nhs.uk/services/mindfulness