172019Jun

Carers

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill? We are interested in identifying carers, especially those who may be caring without help or support. Carers are often “hidden”, looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day-to-day tasks and may not identify themselves as a carer….

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72019Mar

Publication of GP Net Earnings

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below.  However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not…

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122019Feb

Allotment Project

We have started the early stages of our allotment project to the rear of the car park at our Benfield site If you are interested in helping out in anyway please leave your name with our receptionists.  

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282019Jan

Prescription line time alteration

From the 1st February 2019 in order to keep our phone lines open for urgent matters, our reception team will only be able to take prescription requests within the following times. Our opening times are Monday to Friday 10:00am – 12:00noon and again between 2:00 and 4:00pm. You can order your prescription 24hrs a day…

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172019Jan

New Appointment System FAQs

Q: Are receptionists receiving medical training as part of the new appointments system?  A: Receptionists at Benfield Park Medical Group are not receiving training as part of the new appointments system and it’s important to make it clear that our receptionists are NOT making clinical decisions. Our receptionists use a set of questions, designed by…

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192018Dec

New Triage Appointment System

From the 7th January we are changing the way we book appointments.  When you telephone the practice, a member of our reception team will ask you for a brief description of your medical needs. This information will remain confidential and will allow one of our GPs to direct you to the most appropriate member of…

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142018Nov

Extended Hours Access Notice

Following a recent significant event and in the interests of patient and staff safety and security, the practice has decided to combine its extended hour’s provision over a single day rather than 2 days. From the 1st January 2019, 2 GP’s, 1 Practice Nurse and 1 Healthcare Assistant will be working between 6:30pm and 8:00pm…

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112018Oct

Flu Vaccinations update

Dates for future clinics for flu’s etc:- 25th October and 1st November  for under 65s at our Molineux site 29th and 30th October Anna is doing a clinic for shingles , pneumonia, under 65 flu’s and 2-3year olds flus at  our Benfield site 13th November Danielle is doing a clinic for Shingles, pneumonia,flu’s(all categories) at  our Molineux site 14th November Anna has a clinic at …

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42018Oct

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Service (TIMS)

TIMS is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to information, resources and expert opinion about a variety of back, neck, joint or general muscle conditions. A key feature of TIMS is to support patients to self-manage their own musculoskeletal conditions through their dedicated website at www.tims.nhs.uk which provides a…

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