212021Jan

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…

Read More
142021Jan

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…

Read More
122021Jan

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…

Read More
162020Dec

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…

Read More
232020Nov

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

Read More
202020Nov

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…

Read More
72020Oct

FLU CLINIC 2020

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…

Read More
302020Mar

Publication of GP Net Earnings – 2018/19

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…

Read More
202020Mar

Self-Managing your Condition

Due to the coronavirus situation the practice has to limit and prioritise our service. We would ask you to self-manage your condition if possible using guidance from 111 online, and please see below various links that will be able to give you more information. Anxiety: https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/ https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ Asthma: https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/triggers/coronavirus-covid-19/ Cancer: https://breastcancernow.org/about-us/media/statements/advice-coronavirus-people-cancer https://www.cclg.org.uk/Coronavirus-advice Diabetes: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.diabetes.org.uk/about_us/news/coronavirus%3famp. https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/A5_T1Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf…

Read More