Library
  We have a library of information leaflets designed to give you advice on a wide range of healthcare topics. You can go to the library by clicking the heading above.

Change of name/address/phone number/e-mail

If you change name, address, telephone number (home or mobile) or e-mail address please let our receptionists know by calling or writing to us. Alternatively you can inform us of your new address/phone number/e-mail by clicking here and your change of name by clicking here and completing an on-line form. If you move outside the practice area you will need to find a doctor in your new area. There are instructions on what to do when you move to a new area on the back of your NHS medical card.

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Training

Throckley Primary Care is a ‘training practice’.  This means hospital doctors wanting to enter general practice spend six months with us in order to gain the experience they need to become family doctors.  As a training practice, your medical records may be used for educational purposes.  If you object to this, we ask patients registering with us to sign an ‘opt out’ form refusing permission for their records to be used in this way. 

You may meet medical students (and other health professionals in training) who are often attached to the practice.  If the doctor will have students present during the consultation you will be informed of this at the time of booking.  If you would prefer not to see the students please inform the receptionist and an alternative appointment will be given.

We are always keen to recruit patients who are happy to meet the students to talk about their illness experience; if you would be keen to do this please let us know.

All telephone calls (incoming and outgoing) are recorded for training and quality purposes.

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Patients with particular needs

 

disabled parking.jpg_ Our surgery is accessible to patients using a wheelchair. We have three parking spaces outside our practice which are reserved for patients displaying a disabled sticker.
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Equality and Diversity Statement

Throckley Primary Care recognises that many people in our society experience discrimination or lack of opportunity for reasons which are not fair.  These include: race, religion, creed, colour, national and ethnic origin, political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (including mental illness), HIV status, marital status, responsibility for dependants, geographical area, social class, income level and criminal record.  Throckley Primary Care is committed to a Policy of Equality of Opportunity which respects the identity, rights and value of each individual, be they staff member or patient.

Please make the Practice Manager aware if you have any concerns that equality and diversity issues have not been respected.
 

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Safeguarding Statement

Throckley Primary Care is committed to safeguarding all children, young people and vulnerable adults that come into contact with our work.  We believe that all children, young people and vulnerable adults have an equal right to protection from abuse, regardless of their age, race, religion, ability, gender, language, background or sexual identity and consider the welfare of the child/young person/vulnerable adult is paramount.

We will take every reasonable step to ensure that children, young people and vulnerable adults are protected where our staff are involved in the delivery of our work.  All suspicions and allegations of abuse will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.

We enable all our staff and those who work with us to make informed and confident decisions regarding safeguarding.

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Interpreting/translation service

We can arrange interpretation and translation services in person or by phone for patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.

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Complaints/comments/suggestions

Throckley Primary Care aims to give a friendly and professional service to all of our patients.  However, if you have any concerns about any aspect of our service, please let us know.  Speak to whoever you feel most comfortable – your GP, our Practice Manager or our reception staff will be happy to help.

In the majority of cases, concerns can be resolved quite easily.  However, if you feel we have not dealt with the issues you have raised as you would wish, you can contact the North East NHS Independent Complaints Advocacy - Telephone 0808 802 3000.

You can download an information leaflet about how we deal with complaints Complaints_Leaflet_-_Information_for_Patients Complaints_Leaflet_-_Information_for_Patients.  You can download a Statement of Complaint form for completion and submission to the practice Statement_of_Complaint_Form Statement_of_Complaint_Form.

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) can often help resolve any problems before they become formal complaints. A PALS officer can be contacted on 0800 032 0202.

The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) provide information and advice about NHS and non-NHS services and support organisations.  They can help confirm/change hospital appointments, get explanations for cancellations, make bookings for interpreters, check why an ambulance may be late and let the hospital know if the patient is going to be delayed.  In addition they can help signpost, e.g. how to find an NHS dentist, explain what will happen during appointments/treatments and give advice about discharge arrangements.
 

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Patient Group

This information now has a dedicated page please click this link

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Courtesy

We aim to treat our patients courteously at all times and expect our patients to treat our staff in a similarly respectful way.   We take seriously any threatening, abusive or violent behaviour against any of our staff or patients.  If a patient is violent or abusive, they will be warned to stop their behaviour.  If they persist, we may exercise our right to take action to have them removed (immediately if necessary) from our practice list.

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Surgery car park and gates

Please note that the surgery car park will be open at the following times Mon. - Fri. 8.15a.m. - 6.00p.m. and Sat. 9.00a.m. - 12noon. At all other times the car park and surgery grounds will be locked.

Please note that Throckley Surgery and Newcastle PCT do not accept any responsibility for damage caused to vehicles whilst on the premises.

All ball games and use of scooters and skateboards are prohibited in the surgery car park. The Police will be informed immediately if this request is ignored.

No Smoking

 

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Please note that the surgery is a No Smoking building. There are cigarette bins provided outside the surgery for your convenience.

 

 

 

Dogs

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No dogs are permitted within the surgery, except for guide dogs. Please tie up your dog outside the surgery.

 

Access to medical records

 

The practice is registered and complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Any request for access to notes by a patient, patient’s representative or outside body will be dealt with in accordance with the Act. Please contact the Practice Manager for further information.

Patient confidentiality

We respect your right to privacy and keep all your health information confidential and secure. It is important that the NHS keeps accurate and up-to-date records about your health and treatment so that those treating you can give you the best possible advice and care. You have a right to know what information we hold about you. If you would like to see your records, please ask to speak to our Practice Manager.

The staff at this practice record information about you and your health so that you can receive the right care and treatment. We need to record this information, together with the details of the care you receive, because it may be needed if we see you again. We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us to protect the health of the general public generally, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.

The staff at this practice record information about you and your health so that you can receive the right care and treatment. We need to record this information, together with the details of the care you receive, so that it is available each time we see you.

The information recorded about you may be used for reasons other than your personal care, for example, to help to protect the health of the general public, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research.

We are involved in research studies which require access to anonymous information from patients’ notes. You cannot be identified from these notes as all personal details (name, address, post code, full date of birth) are removed. Individual patients’ records are added into a much larger anonymous database from many patients across the UK which is used by researchers outside this practice. This data may be anonymously linked to other data, such as hospital data.

If you would like to opt out of this data collection scheme, please let your doctor know and your records will not be collected for use in the anonymous research database. This will not affect your care in any way.

If anything to do with the research would require that you provide additional information about yourself, you will be contacted by your GP to see if you are willing to take part; you will not be identified in any published results.

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You have a right of access to your health records. If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, please ask reception for
more details.

Note that you have a right of access to your health records. If at any time you would like to know more, or have any concerns about how we use your information, you can speak to Mrs Marie Bottomley (Practice Manager) Telephone number: 0191-264 1014.

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Local Commissioners - NHS England

The area served by Throckley Surgery is in the district covered by NHS England. NHS England is responsible for ensuring you get all the services you need.

NHS England
PO Box 16738
Redditch
B97 9PT


Tel: 0300 311 22 33
Email: England.contactus@nhs.net

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Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group

Newcastle West is a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) that brings together a powerful partnership of 18 local GP practices covering the west of Newcastle upon Tyne and a population of around 132,000 people.

Commissioning is the process of assessing local health needs, identifying the services required to meet those needs and then buying those services from a wide range of healthcare providers, which can include hospitals, community-based services; ambulance services and a variety of voluntary and community sector organisations. The government is introducing clinical commissioning because it believes that front-line clinicians, such as doctors and community nurses, are closer to patients and know better what health services they need.

From April 2013, Newcastle West Clinical Commissioning Group will be responsible for making sure that health services are available to meet the needs of their patients.

How can you get involved?

The easiest way to get involved is to join your practice’s patient group by:

  • picking up a form from the surgery
  • speaking to one of the reception staff at your GP practice

What will I have to do?

From time to time we will ask your opinion on different issues, usually in the form of a quick questionnaire. We will contact you via email or, if you prefer, by letter.

We promise it won’t take too much of your time!

Practice Group members will also have the opportunity to meet with other patients from their surgery, with other Practices and Clinical Commissioning Group representatives through the Newcastle West Patient Forum.

What happens next?

Once you’ve provided your contact details, a member of the Practice staff will confirm your membership of the group.

After that, the Practice will contact you again to ask for your views on issues affecting the Practice and its patients.

Please note: the Patient Group cannot discuss individual medical concerns. If you have any questions at all about your own health or treatment, please speak to your doctor.

Email: ncs-pct.newcastlewestCCG@nhs.net

Website: http://www.newcastlewestccg.nhs.uk/
 

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Specialist and Hospital care

If a GP or another member of our health care team believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere, they will discuss referral to one of our local hospitals or specialist centres with you.

Our local hospitals include the Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly known as Newcastle General Hospital), Royal Victoria Infirmary and Freeman Hospital in Newcastle and Hexham General Hospital.

If you would like a copy of your referral letter please call at reception approximately one week later and we will provide you with a copy. If you are worried that there has been an undue delay in receiving your hospital appointment please inform us and we will look further into the matter.

The surgery is participating in the Choose and Book programme. Locally choice is available and we have some information about waiting times at the different hospitals in the local area. More information will become available in the future. Direct booking of hospital appointments is not available in this area yet but we will be offering this when it does. More information is available via the Choose and Book website. Leaflets about choose and book are available in the surgery.

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Lemington Nurse Practitioner Service

Instead of going to the emergency department the RVI in Newcastle, come to the Lemington Resource Centre, where the wait may be considerably shorter.

Adults and children over the age of 2 years with a minor illness or injury can be seen without an appointment: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:30am - 12 noon and Friday 1pm - 4:30pm 

They can help with contraception, back pain, blood pressure checks, blood and urine tests, sore throats, ears and eyes, rashes, coughs, help with stopping smoking, dressings, urine infections, immunisations, tummy bugs, sunburn, cuts and grazes, sprains, pregnancy tests and smears as well as many other problems.  Please note that The Nurse Practitioners are unable to deal with long-term, chronic conditions or provide long term or repeat prescriptions.  Please see your own GP in these cases.

Click here for more details.

Lemington Resource Centre, Tyne View, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 8RZ
Telephone (0191) 229 1806.

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Choose Well

If you are injured or unwell there are a number of different NHS services that you can access. If you are unsure if a service can treat your condition, just call ahead and ask.

Click here for guidance about the different services available.  Choose Well leaflet (Feb 12) Choose Well leaflet (Feb 12)

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Westgate NHS Walk-in Centre

The Westgate Walk-in Centre is a nurse-led unit for patients with minor injuries and illnesses and is staffed by specially trained nurse practitioners, staff nurses and healthcare assistants. Although no doctors work on this unit, the team are supported by the medical staff of the RVI Emergency Department as required.
Patients do not need an appointment at the Westgate Walk-in Centre, they can simply turn up and wait to be treated. GPs can also refer patients here for treatment if appropriate.
Who: Adults and children (over 2 years of age). Please note the centre does not treat children under 6 years of age with injuries.
What: Most minor injuries and ailments can be treated at the walk-in-centre.
X-ray facilities to support the walk in centre are also available at Westgate Diagnostic Centre.

8a.m. until 8p.m., 7 days a week at
Westgate NHS Walk-in Centre
Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly Newcastle General Hospital)
Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE

Tel. (0191) 282 3000

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Location map of Westgate NHS Walk-in Centre

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Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary close to the heart of Newcastle city centre.  This nurse-led unit is co-located to the new Emergency Department seeing patients for assessment and treatment of a wide range of urgent (non-emergency) conditions, minor injuries and illnesses.  The Unit is staffed by highly experienced nurse practitioners who also work within the Emergency Department, and is supported by the medical staff of the Department who oversee the work of the Unit and are available for advice if required.
Who: Adults (aged 16 and over) - Children who present at the Minor Injuries Unit will be seen at the Children’s Emergency Department.
What: Most minor injuries and ailments can be treated at Minor Injuries Unit. Where clinically appropriate patients will be referred to the Emergency Department which is located next door.

8:00a.m. - 9:00p.m., 7 days a week at
Minor Injuries Unit (next to A&E), Royal Victoria Infirmary, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AZ
Tel. (0191) 282 0531
 

 

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NHS 111

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What to do when your GP practice is closed:
- If it’s a life-threatening emergency call 999
- If you need medical help but it’s not an emergency call 111

During normal practice opening hours, the practice remains your first point of contact for all routine requests.

NHS 111 is the number to call when you need medical help fast but it’s not a life-threatening emergency.  Calls to NHS 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles and NHS 111 is available 24/7, every day of the year.

When to call 111
You should call 111 when:
• You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
• Your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
• You don’t know who to call for medical help.

When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as:
• Major accident or trauma
• Severe breathlessness
• Severe bleeding
• Loss of consciousness
• Severe chest pain

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Accident and Emergency / 999

Whatever the day or time, if you or someone else experiences severe chest pain, loss of blood or suspected broken bones, go to your nearest Accident and Emergency department (Royal Victoria Infirmary) or call 999.

Accident and Emergency departments are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and can assess serious injuries and provide emergency treatment.

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Location map of Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary Emergency Dept.

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Termination of Pregnancy Direct Appointment Line

Call this service (operated by The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) if you are pregnant and would like to arrange an appointment to discuss your options.  The receptionist will need your name, date of birth and the date of your last menstrual period.  All information is treated in the strictest of confidence.  It is important to call as soon as you can after finding out you are pregnant.  Call the dedicated 24 hour line for an appointment on 0191 - 28 29 300.

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss your options with a GP please call Reception on 0191 - 264 1014 for an appointment.

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Helping yourself & Local Pharmacies

Other local NHS services

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment. Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home. We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings

Remember

  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy

 

Mental Health Services

Newcastle Psychological Services

Who are they?

Newcastle Psychological Services aim to help residents of Newcastle who may be experiencing mental health difficulties. They have a diverse and friendly team consisting of Clinical Psychologists, Counsellors and Primary Care Mental Health Practitioners - some of whom are based in our surgery. Full details are available at their website www.newcastlehealthyminds.nhs.uk/.  Their website also offers self-help guidance and information on a range of common problems such as anxiety, sleep problems, etc.

 
 
 

Refer Yourself

They have now made it easier for you to access some of their services. Simply fill out a referral form on-line for the type of help you require and they will call you back at a time that's convenient for you.  Alternatively see your GP to discuss referral.

Classes

The Psychology department offer classes to help deal with Stress Control, Anger Management, Improving Sleep and Self-Confidence for Women.  The dates and times can be found in this link.

Newcastle Talking Therapies

Newcastle Talking Therapies are a free and confidential service commissioned by NHS North of Tyne and available to everyone living in Newcastle aged 16 years and over. The service offers a range of talking therapies, advice, information and support. Talking therapies are effective in helping people with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, anger, fears, bereavement and relationship difficulties. These therapies can help you understand what is happening to you, help you work through your difficult feelings and develop strategies for coping better. Their web site is currently under development but their service information leaflet is available for download here.

Anyone wanting to access the service can call them on their Freephone number: 0300 555 1115. They will be pleased to arrange an appointment for you or answer any questions you may have about the service.

 

Your local pharmacist

Your local pharmacist will be able to give you free health advice – you don’t need an appointment.  Several pharmacies operate the ‘Think Pharmacy First’ scheme, offering free consultations and treatment for some illnesses and minor ailments (click here for further details).  Many pharmacies operate extended hours on a rota basis. Call NHS Direct for details -
0845 - 46 47; http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/

To find details of local pharmacies click here.

Throckley Chemists (click for details of opening hours and map)
Throckley P/Care Centre, Tillmouth Park Road, Throckley, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 9NY
Tel: 0191 210 6750

Newburn Pharmacy (click for details of opening hours and map)
1 Newburn Road, Newburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8LX
Tel: 0191 267 4393

Tesco Superstores (click for details of opening hours and map)
The Pharmacy, Brunton Lane, Kingston Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 2FP
Tel: 0191 220 7447

Asda Pharmacy (click for details of opening hours and map)
Maple Row, Metrocentre, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE11 9YA
Tel: 0191 460 0873

Lloyds Pharmacy (click for details of opening hours and map)
8 The Shopping Centre, Hillhead Parkway, Chapel House Estate, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 1DT
Tel: 0191 267 6705

Boots (click for details of opening hours and map)
3 Tyne View, Lemington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 8DE
Tel: 0191 267 4319

Boots (click for details of opening hours and map)
3 The Crossway, Lemington, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 7LA
Tel: 0191 229 0033

Alliance Pharmacy (click for details of opening hours and map)
25 Denton Park Centre, West Denton Way, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 2QZ
Tel: 0191 267 9508

Wylam Pharmacy (click for details of opening hours and map)
Main Street, Wylam, Northumberland, NE41 8AB
Tel: 01661 852253

Alliance Pharmacy (click for details of opening hours and map)
381 Stamfordham Road, Westerhope, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE5 2LH
Tel: 0191 286 0587

Ashchem Chemists (click for details of opening hours and map)
684 West Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE5 2UR
Tel: 0191 274 5653

Ashchem Chemists (click for details of opening hours and map)
293 Denton Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE15 7HJ
Tel: 0191 274 1970

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Transport to the surgery

There are excellent bus links to the surgery (including U Call buses (phone 202 0620), services 225071, 684 and X82.

We have arranged a discounted rate with a local taxi firm and there is a Freephone in the surgery to call a taxi.

Remember friends, relatives and neighbours are often able to help you with transport.

Click here to get help planning a bus journey to the surgery (enter NE15 9PA as the destination postcode).
 

Directions to the surgery

1. Leave A69 at Throckley turn-off
2. Turn Left off slip road onto A6085 (Ponteland Road) towards Throckley
3. Go straight over roundabout
4. Continue down A6085 (Newburn Road) past Sainsburys on your right
5. Turn Right at the nursing home onto Broomyhill Road*
6. Turn Left onto Tillmouth Park Road*

* Signposted Throckley Primary Care Centre
 

Summary Care Records

We (the NHS in England) are changing the way we store and manage your health records.

Today, records are kept in all the places where you receive care. These places can usually only share information from your records by letter, email, fax or phone. At times, this can slow down treatment and sometimes information can be hard to access.

By making more health records electronic, there will be quicker ways to get important information to NHS healthcare staff treating you, including in an emergency.

For more information regarding this please click here.

You can print out an opt out form here SCR Opt Out form.pdf SCR Opt Out form.pdf.  You can also print a leaflet with further information SCR_Leaflet.pdf SCR_Leaflet.pdf.

Patient information leaflets

 

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Click here to access Patient UK - Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health information as provided by GPs to patients during consultations.

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Click here to access Best Treatments - Get the facts about the top treatment options.

NHS Choices Health Information - Make better choices about your health. Access in-depth information on over 850 conditions and treatments.

Click on the links below to view some of our most frequently requested patient information leaflets:

Coughs and colds in young children

Colds in adults and older children

High temperature (fever) in children

Sore throat

Ear infection (otitis media)

Headache

Diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) in children

Diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) in adults

Cystitis in women

Headlice

Why no antibiotic?

Cholesterol

Smoking

Alcohol

Overweight

A surgery in Wales has produced some short patient information videos on topics such as cervical smears, how to use your inhaler, how to check your blood sugar, flu injections, etc. Click here to see these videos.
 

Useful phone numbers

Surgery

Reception 264 1014
Repeat Prescriptions (10am - 6pm) 264 1014
Fax 210 6702
Health Visitor 264 1014
Out of Hours GP / NHS111 111

 

Hospitals

Freeman 233 6161
Hexham General 0344 811 8111
Marie Curie 219 1000
Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly Newcastle General) 233 6161
North Tyneside General 0344 811 8111
Nuffield 0800 - 589 689
Queen Elizabeth, Gateshead 482 0000
RVI 233 6161

 

Other

Age Concern 232 6488
Alcoholics Anonymous 521 4400
Alzheimer's Disease Society 236 2006
Childline 0800 - 1111
Citizens' Advice Bureau 232 0832
Disability Benefits Enquiry Line 0800 - 882 200
Housing Advice Centre 261 0074
Lemington Clinic 229 1806
National Drugs Helpline 0800 - 77 66 00
NECA 234 3486
Newcastle Law Centre 230 4777
Newcastle Talking Therapies 0300 555 1115
New Croft Centre (GUM & Sexual Health Clinic) 229 2999
NHS 111 111
NHS Health Information 0800 - 66 55 44
Parentline 281 4881
Police 214 6555
Rape Crisis Centre 232 9858
Registrar of Births & Deaths 211 5089
Relate 232 9109
Samaritans 0845 - 79 09 090
Social Services - Newburn 277 2555
Social Services - Out of Hours 232 8520
Social Services - Prudhoe 01661 - 832 758
Social Services - Sheriff Leas 286 3311
Streetwise 230 5400

Termination of Pregnancy Direct Appointment Line

0191 - 28 29 300

U Call Buses 202 0620
Victim Support 274 4274
Women's Aid 265 2148

 

 

Useful Links

NHS Choices

NHS Direct

NHS111

ASH - Action on Smoking and Health

Age Concern England

Alzheimer's Society Newcastle

Arthritis Care

Asthma - National Asthma Campaign

Autism - National Autistic Society

Back Pain - National Backpain Association

Benefits

Benefits Information - Department of Work and Pensions

Blind - Royal National Institute for the Blind

Breastfeeding Network

Cancer - Northern Cancer Network

Cancer - British Association for Cancer United Patients (BACUP)

Carers

Carers Centre - Newcastle

Colostomy Association

Deaf - Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Diabetes UK

Dyslexia - British Dyslexia Association

Eczema - National Eczema Association

Epilepsy Action

Family Planning - Marie Stopes

Gingerbread - for lone parents

Health Promotion / Lifestyle

Heart - British Heart Foundation

Immunisation information

Liver - British Liver Trust

Lung - British Lung Foundation

ME Association

Medicines - over 800 leaflets on specific medicines and drugs

MENCAP - Learning disability

Meningitis - Meningitis Trust

Mental Health Foundation

Miscarriage Association

MIND - for mental health problems

Multiple Sclerosis Society

My Care Newcastle - advice on care & support for adults in Newcastle

NCT - National Childbirth Trust

Organ Donation

Osteoporosis - National Osteoporosis Society

RELATE - for relationship problems

Support / self-help groups - details of over 2000 patient support and self-help organisations

Tests and investigations

Travel - Fit for Travel NHS site for travel advice

 

NHS Websites

NHS Choices

NHS Direct

Newcastle Primary Care Trust

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Newcastle and North Tyneside Health

Newcastle Psychological Services

Newcastle Talking Therapies

Northumberland Primary Care Trust

Northumbria Healthcare

Department of Health

West Newcastle Practice Based Commissioning Group

Local Information

Information Now - Newcastle's Older People's Website

Newcastle Journal and Evening Chronicle

Newcastle City Council

The Grange, Throckley

The Lemington Centre