OVER 65. We are holding a flu jab clinic for those over 65 on the following clinic.This is a walk in clinic, please feel free to call into the surgery during these times for your free flu jab. Thursday 10th October between 8:30 – 13:00 and 14:00-16:00 This is a walk in clinic, please feel…

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It’s #Stoptober time! There’s never been a better time to quit. Join the thousands dumping cigarettes this October! For more information, contact the surgery or visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou

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Primary Care Navigator

The surgery is delighted to be able to provide patients with a Care Navigator. The purpose of this service is to direct patients to services and programmes that will assist them in dealing with issues and struggles they may face. Our Care Navigator is not just used for health reasons, they will be able to…

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The Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (NGCCG) wants your views!

The Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group (NGCCG) wants your views about: Online consultations Use of texts Video consultations Online services      (appointment booking, ordering repeat prescriptions, viewing your medical record) Complete the survey by visiting: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DigitalPrimaryCareServices Or visit: https://www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk/help-shape-digital-services-in-primary-care/ Or complete a hard copy in the GP Practice

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Allotment Update

We are delighted to be able to share with you some photographs of the Allotment. We are grateful for all the help received from volunteers and we look forward to updating you all with more photographs and news. I If you are interested in helping out please contact the surgery on 0191 2821010 or visit…

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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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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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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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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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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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