With the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise, we are asking all patients, who phone to arrange an appointment, if they have any COVID-19 symptoms, including a headache, sore throat, and runny nose, which are now being commonly reported for the Delta variant. We would also like to remind patients that face coverings play a…

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COVID Vaccination Programme Update #5

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (NG CCG) is working with Public Health at Newcastle Council to ensure we maximise the vaccination opportunities and ensure access for all across Newcastle. To do this, Newcastle Gateshead CCG (NG CCG) is asking Practices to allow data to be shared in a very safe and controlled manner with Public…

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Data Sharing with NHS Digital

From 1st September 2021 data may be shared from the GP medical records about: any living patient registered at a GP practice in England when the collection started – this includes children and adults any patient who died after this data sharing started, and was previously registered at a GP practice in England when the data…

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COVID Vaccination Programme Update #4

If you had your first vaccine at a mass vaccination site (including Gosforth Racecourse & Newcastle Eagles) and have missed your second appointment, or are due (12 weeks or more since your first) please use the below link to book a slot or phone 119. Unfortunately, although we had the ability to book in your…

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Patient Participation Group Meeting

On Wednesday 24th February the Patient Participation Group (PPG) held their quarterly meeting via Zoom. Please find below the minutes of the meeting. If you would like to be involved with the PPG or for more information please contact us on 0191 282 1010 or via email benfieldpark.medicalgroup@nhs.net Click here to read.

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Phone Lines Down

Unfortunately the phone system for both the practice and hospital is currently down, so we are unable to receive calls or phone out. They are working on having this back up and running as soon as possible. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you require medical assistance please contact 111 or your local…

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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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