Welcome to Betts Avenue Medical Centre


DEADLINE FOR REGISTERING YOUR OPT-OUT IS 1ST SEPT 2021

If you dont want your identifiable patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a TYPE 1 OPT-OUT.

PLEASE NOTE UK PARLIAMENT HAS EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO OPT OUT TO 1ST SEPT 2021 (WAS PREVIOUSLY 23RD JUNE). 

The data held in your GP Medical Records is shared with other healtcare professionals for the purposes of your individual care.  It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.

If you do not want your personally identifiable patient data to be shared outside of your GP Pracatice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt-out with your GP Practice.  This is known as Type 1 Opt-Out.

To register a Type 1 Opt-Out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) (to Opt-Out) you can download the form below and then return it to the surgery before the deadline of 1st Sept 21.

Type 1 Opt Out Form

More Information about this matter can be viewed on the NHS Digial Webiste here



COVID 19

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (NG CCG) is working with Public Health at Newcastle City Countil to ensure we maximise the vaccination opportunities and ensure access for all across Newcastle. 

To do this, NG CCG is asking Practices to allow data to be shared in a very safe and controlled manner with Public Health Team at Newcastle City Council. 

The reason for this is to provide intelligence to Newcastle City Counctil so they can fully understand where recources need to be in order to ensure we maximise the safety and wellbeing of residents across Newcastle. 

A team within Public Health will get in touch with those who have not yet been vaccinated to ensure they can provide every opportunity to benefit from the vaccine appropriately and also map the areas which need access to the Vaccination Bus, Covid Champions etc.  We hope this approach will ensure as many people are vaccinated before the proposed lockdown restrictions are lifted on 21st June 21.

The COVID 19 Notice (The COPI Notice) issued by the Secretary of State for health and Social Care on 20 March 20 requires organisations to process confidential patient information for issues sue as this.  We would like to reassure patients that everyone working for the NHS has a legal obligation to keep information about you confidential.

Primary Care, Newcastle CCG, Riverside House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn, NE15 8NY www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk

Coronavirus Information

COVID VACCINATION
I am in one of the listed groups, why do I have to wait?

The COVID-19 vaccines will become available as they are approved for use and as each batch is manufactured. So every dose is needed to protect those at highest risk. You will be called in as soon as there is enough vaccine available.

Some people who are housebound or live in a care home and who can’t get to a local vaccination centre may have to wait for supply of the right type of vaccine. This is because only some vaccines can be transported between people’s homes.

Please see leaflet below for more guidance.

Covid Vaccination Leaflet

 

Please DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY if you havve any of the following symtoms:-

  • a temperature of more than 37.8C (100F)
  • OR, a new and persistent cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hrs (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • OR, anosmia - this is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell.  It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

Please use this link to check your sympoms and further advice.

MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS - If you are asked to attend the surgery, you will be requested to wear a face coverings.  This is to keep you and everyone around you safe.  We apprecaite your co-operation so we can continue to offer you any treatment that you require.

 


NHS APP/ COVID VACCINATION STATUS

We have had several enquiries regarding patients not being able to access their covid vaccination status on the NHS APP.

Please ensure you have access to our online services and have selected the option to view your full clinical record. If you do not have access to this you can submit a request online.

If you are experiencing further issues with the NHS APP please submit an enquiry on the NHS APP website and they will contact you directly to assist.


If You Need to Order a Prescription

Please DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY to order/collect your prescription.  Please call the surgery or use our Online Services.  We can also send your prescription to the CHEMIST OF YOUR CHOICE.  Please ask Reception for further information.


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We aim to be a successful modern family practice, working as a team with well trained and motivated staff, to achieve a high standard of care for all our patients. We offer a personal and friendly service and encourage our patients to take an active interest in their own health care.

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.


Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.


Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.


CQC Inspection

The Practice was inspected at both sites on 16th March 2018.  The CQC gave the practice an overall rating of GOOD on the report published on 4th May 2018


Same day help for your poorly child

If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child, today - this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask your GP for a copy, or view it online here

There is also an NHS Child Health app available on The Apple App Store or Google Play.  Download yours today.


E-CONSULT

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The practice is live with e-consultations.

E-consult provides an online portal where patients can self check their symptoms and receive medical advice.

Patients electing to E-consult with their GP simply fill out an online form.

You can ask for help with a specific problem or condition, ask for general advice if you are not sure what your symptoms mean or request for administrative help for things like sick notes etc.

You can receive advice and treatment by the end of the next working day, you may not have to even come to the surgery.

Please watch the video for more information.


                                      

 

(Site updated 15/06/2021)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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