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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see the NHS coronavirus advice for travellers
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

For more information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/


Think Sepsis - Talk Sepsis - Treat Sepsis

Sepsis is a serious complication of an infection.

Without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death.

Although sepsis is often referred to as either blood poisoning or septicaemia, these terms refer to the invasion of bacteria into the bloodstream.

Sepsis can affect multiple organs or the entire body, even without blood poisoning or septicaemia.

Sepsis can also be caused by viral or fungal infections, although bacterial infections are by far the most common cause.

In England every year there is...

123,000 cases of sepsis

37,000 deaths

70% of these cases start in the community.

Please click on the below links to find out more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69s6ezhwTWQ

https://sepsistrust.org/


Needing an appointment with the nurse?

As of March 2020 you will be able to book a later appointment on a Monday with our nurse Ashley at the Kenton surgery between the hours of 5pm - 7:30pm.

You will also be able to book an earlier nurse or health care assistant appointment between 7am - 8am on either a Tuesday or a Thursday at the Benwell surgery.

Please contact the surgery if you wish to book an appointment.


Great North Care Record

Your Great North Care Record is the development of access for health professionals to view your electronic medical records. that will over time include a range of healthcare information to help improve the care you receive in the North East. You are automatically opted into sharing the record. If you would like to opt out you will need to contact the practice.

What will happen if i opt in?
If you fall ill and need emergeny treatment the doctor or nurse may need to know if you have any allergies or what medication you are taking. They will ask your premission to view your Greath North Care Record.

Who will see my record?
GP practices, NHS 111, NHS Hospitals, Mental Health Services, Out-Of-Hours Doctors and Ambulance Services. Your records will only be looked at by people involved in your care. Your information wont be shared with anyone who doesnt need it to provide treatment, care and support with you. Your details will be kept safe and wont be made public, passed on to third party who is not directly involved in your care.

If you would like more information or advice on this please contact the helpline 03448119587 or email gncarerecord@nhs.net

CQC (Care Quality Commission)


The Practice was inspected on Friday 16th March 2018. The report is now available by clicking here.

The practice was given and overall rating of GOOD on all 5 elements of the inspection.

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