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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!

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16/7/21

The BMA (British Medical Association) recommends infection control measures remain in place in healthcare settings.   We will therefore continue to ask staff and patients to wear masks/face coverings.  This is to protect vulnerable patients and staff, particularly with increasing COVID numbers nationally and locally.  

We will continue to adhere to social distancing in our waiting rooms.

Thank you for our cooperation.
QE GP Practices

28/6/21

“As a practice we recommend the NHSApp to access our online services.  The NHSApp can be downloaded from the Apple and Google App Stores. Other online access apps created by private developers are available and many offer additional options, which might include appointments with private providers. The practice has no control over the content of these apps, does not endorse any private services. The practice does not profit from any apps. “

16/5/21

 COVID vaccination certification. 

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. 

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information. 

Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp

The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android.

 

Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.

 

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10/02/21

Covid vaccinations for the over 70's (groups 1-4)

If you are over 70 OR classed as extremely vulnerable (groups 1-4) and haven't yet been offered an appointment for your covid vaccination, please contact the surgery so we can get you booked in.

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03/02/21

Covid vaccinations for the housebound patients

We are working with the community nursing team to vaccinate all the housebound patients.  We are working through our lists and will be in touch. 

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Covid-19 vaccination clinic information for patients

This video will help show patients how the clinic at Blaydon will operate. If you have not recieved your appointment yet, please do not worry, we will be in touch as soon as we can.

Blaydon Covid-19 vaccination clinic

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16/12/20

Dear patients,

 

The surgery is currently working with a number of other local Gateshead practices to support the COVID-19 Vaccine Programme.

 

A single hub site has been nominated by each group of surgeries to deliver a mass vaccination programme within their network area. The details for our nominated site are currently being worked through and as soon as we have further information we will share this with you. The hub site for Grange Road, Crawcrook, Rowlands Gill and Blaydon surgeries will be at Blaydon Primary Care Centre, Shibdon Road.

 

The priority is to vaccinate our patients as safely and as efficiently as possible whilst at the same time keeping GP services operational and safe too. We expect to be asked to give the vaccine at short notice with rules about who can have the injection first. We may need the support of the community to bring patients to the hubs to receive their vaccine.

 

The practice will do its best for you, but we ask that you please do not call the surgery to book a COVID-19 vaccination yet. We will inform you as soon as we are able to offer your cohort (as decided by NHS England) the vaccine, with details on how to arrange an appointment.

 

This work may affect our clinical team’s ability to sustain a full level of day to day services and could possibly lead to delays or cancellation of clinics.

Thank you to all our patients for your continued support.

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24/11/20

The NHS is looking for volunteers to help with research into covid-19 vaccines. Watch the video link below for further information:-

 

NHS researchers in the UK are working together to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.


Many possible COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in the UK. Different vaccines may work better for different groups of people. It's important we include people from all backgrounds and ages in our research. This gives researchers an understanding of how well each vaccine may work.

All COVID-19 vaccines being researched in the NHS have gone through strict safety testing, and have been approved by a number of processes. We use the same high standards to COVID research as we do to all NHS research.

We are still looking for volunteers for studies in the North East and North Cumbria to find a vaccine against COVID-19.

To sign up and for more information visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact

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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.

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*****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

 

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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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