Think Pharmacy First Scheme

We know that people visit their GP with minor illnesses which their local pharmacist could help with. By visiting your local pharmacy, you could save yourself the time and with no appointment needed, you can just walk in at a time convenient to you. What’s more, many pharmacies are open in the evenings and weekends. Your local Pharmacist can see you for the following minor illnesses:

  • Aches and pains
  • Allergies
  • Cold & Flu
  • Ear care
  • Eye care
  • Stomach Ache
  • Head Lice
  • Any skin or mouth problem

If your condition is more serious they will refer you to your GP.

All pharmacies in Gateshead and Newcastle are taking part in the Think Pharmacy First Scheme.

For more information on the Think Pharmacy First Scheme, visit www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk/thinkpharmacyfirst or call 111 to find out more.

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Christmas/New Year Opening Hours

christmasxpostxonxwebsiteChristmas/New Year Opening Hours for the surgery.

Friday 23rd December 2016 – 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm
Saturday 24th December 2016 – Closed (Weekend)
Sunday 25th December 2016 – Closed (Christmas Day)
Monday 26th December 2016 – Closed (Boxing Day)
Tuesday 27th December 2016 – Closed (Bank Holiday)
Wednesday 28th December 2016 – 9am to 1pm then 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 29th December 2016 – 9am to 1pm
Friday 30th December 2016 – 9am to 1pm
Saturday 31st December 2016 – Closed (Weekend/New Year’s Eve)
Sunday 1st January 2017 – Closed (Weekend/New Year’s Day)
Monday 2nd January 2017 – Closed (Bank Holiday)

If you are due to have a prescription issued around this time please request it a week earlier than usual. Thank you.

 

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Gateshead Pharmacy Opening Hours – Christmas & New Year 2017

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Telephone

We are happy to report that the surgery telephone line is back up and running. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused due the problems experienced yesterday when the line went down.

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Telephone Issue

We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system today if you need to contact the surgery before 1pm please contact 07747667378. Or ring 01207 561736 after 1pm for out of hours contact numbers.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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Half Day Closure

The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Tuesday the 20th of September 2016 due to clinical staff training purposes and will not reopen until 9am on Wednesday the 21st of September 2016.

Please contact NHS 111 for urgent medical advice.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential and impartial advice regarding money, legal, consumer and other problems. Please take a look at the Citizens Advice Poster for further information. Appointments can be made through a staff member at the surgery and the Citizens Advice appointments take place in the surgery most Friday afternoons.

 

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August Bank Holiday

The surgery will be closed on Monday the 29th of August 2016 due to the bank holiday.

If you need urgent medical advice please contact 01207 561736 or NHS 111.

If you have a serious medical emergency please contact the emergency services by dialling 999.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused due to the surgery’s closure that day.

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Bowel Cancer Screening

Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK. If it’s detected at an early stage, before symptoms appear, it’s easier to treat and there’s a better chance of surviving it. For further information please visit  

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/Pages/Introduction.aspx

 

This below link gives information about how a colonoscopy is carried out, and explains the benefits and risks of having the investigation.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/430032/colonoscopy-investigation.pdf

 

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Hearing Aid Batteries

We do not provide hearing aid batteries here at the practice however Chopwell Library provides them free of charge.

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