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Welcome to Grange Road Medical Practice. Please ensure you have updates your contact details particularly mobile phone numbers...

Please ensure face coverings are worn if you attend any of the medicus practices, thank you!

1/10/20 You may be aware that several members of the staff at Rowlands Gill tested positive to Covid-19 this week, as a result the Rowlands Gill surgery has closed until Monday 5th October for a deep clean. The resulting reduced staffing levels across our team has increased the pressure on Grange Road, Crawcrook and Blaydon surgeries' phone lines and there may be a delay in responding to calls. If your call is non-urgent, please use the eConsult service on the website.

Please be assured that we have not had any incidences of Covid-19 amongst staff at Blaydon, Crawcrook and Grange Road. Thank you for your support and ongoing support.

*****FLU CLINICS****

Please see the dates and times below for flu clinics at the surgeries. Those who qualify are over 65’s, pregnant patients, younger children  and those with chronic diseases. Click on this link to see a more comprehensive list of those eligible

 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Children at school will be vaccinated by the school nurses, the surgeries will see the 2 and 3 year olds, and any child with a chronic disease. Children will be given appointments with the Practice Nurse

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Please contact the surgery for an appointment. Making the clinics covid safe is a huge undertaking due to the number of patients needing a vaccine. You can help us by not attending more than a few minutes early for your appointment time to avoid overcrowding and wearing a face covering when inside the surgery building. Please note that we will not be able to address any other issue during a flu clinic as we have to keep the flow of patients moving through to avoid a build up of waiting patients.

 

Thursday 24th September @Blaydon

Thursday 24th September @Crawcrook

Thursday 24th September @Grange Road

Thursday 24th September @Rowlands Gill

Saturday 3rd  October @ Blaydon

Saturday 10th October @ Crawcrook

Saturday 17th October @ Rowlands Gill

Saturday 24th October @ Grange Road

 

 

                                                                                      

Newsletter April 2020 available now on news page

If you have an appointment booked, we will be contacting you to advise accordingly. Most appointments are to be telephone based, if you have a face to face appointment i.e for bloods, dressings etc, it may mean travelling to either Crawcrook or Blaydon Surgery to get this done.

It is imperative at this time that we have current contact details especially mobile phone number.

The surgery is not issuing fit notes or isolation notes, if you require one please follow this link isolation note

 

 TRAINING DAYS

The Practice will be closed for staff training from 12.30pm on the following dates

 

Tuesday 4th February 2020

Wednesday 4th March 2020

Tuesday 24th March 2020

Thursday 2nd April 2020

Tuesday 5th May 2020

Wednesday 20th May 2020

Wednesday 10th June 2020

Thursday 2nd July 2020

Thursday 9th July 2020

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Thursday 24th September 2020

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Thursday 5th November 2020

Tuesday 10th November 2020

Tuesday 1st December 2020

Wednesday 17th March 2020

 If you require medical attention please dial 111

IN EMERGENCY PHONE 999

PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP

The next Patient Participation Group meeting will be on

Wednesday 12th February 2020

All meetings start at 6.00pm

All patients are welcome to attend.

Grange Road Medical Practice appreciates the support that our patient forum gives to the practice and always welcomes new members.

YOUNG CARERS

If you are a Young Carer looking after a family member please let us know. The Practice can offer support and put you in touch with the Young Carers Trust. They can offer support and advice when you need it.

THE LITTLE ORANGE BOOK

Our babies and children are so precious to us. When they're unwell, we worry about what's wrong and what we can do to help them. We want them to get better as soon as possible.

The Little Orange Book contains advice and tips on how to manage common illnesses and problems that babies and young children often experience in the first 5 years of their lives. It also has information on more serious conditions, what to look out for and how to get help.

This book was produced by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group with invaluable help from GP's, Health Visitor's, Practice Managers and Staff, Pharmacists, Paediatricians, Children's Nurses and Parents and Carers.

Parenting can be a fantastically rewarding experience but has also been described as 'the hardest job in the world'.

We hope The Little Orange Book makes this job a little bit easier.

When you are next in the practice pick up a copy of The Little Orange Book from reception to keep at home.

SAME DAY HELP FOR YOUR POORLY CHILD

If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary see your child, today - this could save you an unnecessary trip to

A + E or a Walk-in Centre.

The new General Data Protection Regulation 2018 starts today, 25.05.2018. We have updated our posters and leaflets in the practice and have attached this information regarding Patient and Employee Data.

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