Closed for Training

Due to staff training we will be closed from 12pm and will reopen normal opening hours the following day on the below dates: Wednesday 12th May 2021 Thursday 10th June 2021 Thursday 8th July 2021 Tuesday 14th September 2021 Wednesday 6th October 2021 Tuesday 23rd November 2021 Thursday 10th March 2022 If you require medical…

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Publication of GP Net Earnings – 2019/20

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading. It takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and…

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COVID Vaccination Programme Update #3

COVID-19 Vaccine Fraud Sadly we have been made aware that criminals are using the vaccination programme to target the public into handing over cash or financial details, pretending to be from the NHS, or local pharmacy. The NHS and Benfield Park Medical Group will: NEVER ask for payment, the COVID-19 vaccine is free NEVER ask…

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COVID Vaccination Programme Update #2

We are delighted that the majority of our patients over the age of 80 and those in care homes have been vaccinated already. We have now been given authorisation to recall in our patients that are in cohort 3, those between the ages of 75-79 years old, for the COVID-19 vaccine. Please do NOT contact…

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Face Covering Exemption Information

The law requires everyone to wear a face covering. Face coverings are crucial in stopping the spread of COVID-19 and helping to protect others. You are more at risk of the complications of COVID-19 if you suffer from asthma, COPD or if you are overweight. You may self declare as exempt but there a very…

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COVID-19 vaccination programme update #1

Last week the NHS began rolling out COVID-19 vaccines. In Newcastle, the vaccination programme is being co-ordinated by Newcastle GP Services (NGPS) for the city as a whole. NGPS are the NHS Federation who work with us and other practices across the city. As the vaccination programme is now underway, we wanted to let people know…

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Closed for Staff Training

We will be closed on Thursday 26th November from 12pm and will reopen normal hours the following day for staff training. If you require medical advice please phone 111 or attend you local walk in centre, for emergencies please phone 999. Many thanks, Benfield Park

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Flu Vaccinations Update

It has been announced in the press that General Practice has been given the flu vaccine contract for the 50-60yr olds. For our eligible patients, we are going to place an order for the vaccines and plan flu vaccine clinics from mid-December onwards. Please bear with us as we plan our expanded flu vaccination programme…

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This is anything but a typical year and we all want to protect ourselves and those close to us. Flu can be deadly and is easily spread. Protect those close to you. Get your flu vaccination. The next flu clinics are on: Over 65 – 21st october  Under 65s (if eligible) – 13th, and 28th…

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