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We are open 8.30 am to 6pm Monday to Friday plus extended hours on Monday Evenings and some Saturdays - see this link

Our List is "open" and we are accepting new patients

New Healthcare Assistant at the Surgery

New Healthcare Assistant Lorna Ferguson started at the Surgery 14 May 2018. She is experienced in taking blood tests at the hospital and will be doing initial and additional training at the Surgery before seeing patients for birthday reviews and other duties. Welcome to Lorna who is taking over from Irene after her retirement.

How we use your information

We have put together a more detailed explanation of how we use and protect information about you in a new privacy page.

The Great Northern Care Record

The surgery will shortly enable access to the Great Northern Care Record. GPs, hospitals and other relevant Health and Social Care agencies providing care to patients in the North East are co-operating to allow access to key information within GP records, such as significant health problems, test results, medication and allergies. A clinician such as an A&E doctor will always ask your permission before viewing this information. Further information is available in our Privacy page or you may wish to look at the patient leaflet. We believe that sharing this information with other clinicians is in your interests, however you have the right to opt out of this arrangement by completing this form.

Policy for PSA and prostate tests

We are getting more requests for tests for prostate cancer and so have produced an information sheet for receptionists to give to patients requesting this. Read more...

Practice Manager Recruitment

Our new manager, Mrs Julie Dixon, joins us on 9 April for training and induction and Malcolm Smith will leave the practice on Thursday 19 April.

National Diabetes Audit

The practice is participating in this important national project about Diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. More information ...

Nurse Practitioner

Sister Elaine Robinson, our Nurse Practitioner, is qualified to deal with a range of minor illnesses in patients over 10 years of age such as cuts and grazes, strains and sprains, bites and stings, stomach upsets, ear and throat infections, minor scalds and burns, emergency contraception, cough and colds, sexual health advice and minor skin infections and rashes. She is also a qualified Nurse Prescriber. Please consider booking an appointment with Elaine rather than use a GP appointment.

Doctors in training

Our third GP Registrar, Dr Fowziya Sheekh-Hussein is with us from January 2018 until December 2018 to complete the first stage of her GP specialist training. Dr Sheekh-Hussein will work 3 days a week and will be under the supervision of Dr Sajni Gupta, our GP trainer.

The practice also trains Foundation junior hospital doctors at the surgery under the supervision of Dr Julian Hargreaves. These doctors have had a full year of experience working on the wards in hospital and spend four months at the surgery gaining valuable experience in primary care medicine.  Dr Katie Lockwood joins us on 9 April and will be with us until August.

The Little Orange Book/Ill Children

The Little Orange Book is a new publication produced by Child Health Doctors in our CCG. It contains some invaluable advice on helping babies and young children when they are poorly. A copy is at this link and will always be available on our Practice Services page here. Copies are available in the surgery and may be useful in reassuring parents.

We do, however, understand parents' concerns when children are ill, especially if this is sudden. We will always offer an ill child a same-day appointment and this is likely to be quicker than waiting at A&E.

Saving the GP's Time

Readers will be well aware that most GP surgeries struggle to cope with demand, particularly during the winter months. The BMA has asked us to highlight the benefits of the Self Care Forum website and commends the factsheets on dealing with minor ailments. Please help us to make best use of the doctors' time and allow them to focus on the issues with which they can help. For minor ailments please read the factsheets first. Remember that local pharmacists are often a good first port of call for minor ailments.

Ways to Wellness

Ways to Wellness is a new service available in the west of Newcastle aimed at those aged 40-74 who are living with a long term condition. Read more...

Online Access to Detailed Medical Records and Test Results

On Wednesday 23 September 2015 the surgery enabled online access to detailed patient records. Read more ...

Patient Participation Group

Details of our Patient Group, minutes of our meetings and results of patient satisfaction surveys are all on our Patient Participation Group page. If you are interested in becoming involved please contact the Practice Manager.

Lemington Centre

There is a nurse practitioner service available at Lemington Centre. Details of the service are here. No appointment is necessary.

We also run a GP clinic in the Lemington Centre on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Appointments to see the GP are necessary and through our normal 0191 229 0090 number - or book online.

Do You Get Breathless?

Breathe Easy Newcastle West meets on the 3rd Tuesday of every month, 1:00pm-3:00pm at Denton Burn Community Association, Slatyford Lane, Denton Burn, NE5 2UQ (car park, bus routes 11, 84a)

Wi-Fi Access

The surgery is wi-fi enabled and we wish to offer this as a free service for patients. Username and password details are available in the surgery

Surgery New Build Project - Newburn Hotel

We are disappointed to announce that we have withdrawn from our planned surgery replacement project in the old Newburn Hotel on Station Road. Please read the latest at this link.

Telephoning the Surgery

Our patient group recently debated the results of our annual patient survey and asked us to produce this briefing note in the hope that it will save time and frustration when telephoning us.

Electronic Prescription Service

In March 2013 we started prescribing electronically as part of the NHS Electronic Prescription Service. We think this makes it easier for some patients who would otherwise have to collect paper prescriptions from the surgery. Read this link for further information...

4 Newburn Rd Newburn
Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8LX
Tel: (0191) 229 0090
Fax: (0191) 267 4830


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