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Clarifying Shingles Vaccination Eligibility

Clarifying Shingles Vaccination Eligibility You may have seen some coverage on Good Morning Britain today about the shingles vaccine. We wanted to clarify the eligibility criteria, as it seemed to be causing some confusion in responses online. From 1st September 2023, the eligibility has been extended, but this is a phased rollout meaning the eligibility … Continued

Industrial action in the NHS: We will be open as normal

Industrial action in the NHS: We will be open as normal We wanted to let patients know that will be open as usual during the junior doctors’ strike this week (11th to 14th April). Appointments and treatments at local hospitals may be affected, however please turn up for your appointment unless you have heard otherwise. … Continued

World Autism Acceptance Week

World Autism Acceptance Week This week is World Autism Acceptance Week. The annual event has been running since 2007 when it was first launched as Autism Awareness Week. The aim is to help more people understand autism and what living with the condition means for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. We … Continued

Patient Update: Industrial Action

Patient Update: Industrial Action Many patients will be aware of the industrial action taking place in the NHS this month. Two days of strikes by nursing staff have taken place (15th December and 20th December) with Ambulance and Paramedic staff due to strike on 21st and 28th December. It is important to note that GP … Continued

Job Vacancy: Paramedic Practitioner

Job Vacancy: Paramedic Practitioner Gosforth and Jesmond Health are recruiting for a Paramedic Practitioner to join the Primary Care Network teams in Jesmond and Gosforth. Role Paramedic Practitioner Location 8 GP practices in Gosforth and Jesmond Working Pattern Full-time Contract Permanent Salary £41,659 to £47,672 a year Apply Via NHS Jobs (reference A5457-22-5838) by 4th … Continued

The Autumn Covid Booster Campaign launches today

The Autumn Covid Booster Campaign launches today This Autumn, more than 26 million people will be invited to come forward and receive a booster vaccination, further protecting them from COVID-19. Today, Monday 5th September, the Autumn Booster rollout will begin with 1.6 million care home staff and residents and housebound people set to receive a … Continued

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather With temperatures in Newcastle due to hit the mid-30s this week, and higher elsewhere in the country, here’s how to cope with the heat and stay safe. Risks The main risks during a heatwave are dehydration, overheating, leading to possible heat stroke and sunburn. Older people, those who … Continued

Looking after your skin this summer. 

Looking after your skin this summer.  Many people will be preparing for a trip away with the summer holidays approaching.  Whether exploring parts of Britain or travelling further afield, it is important to look after your skin when you are out in the sun.  Getting sunburn  When your skin is exposed to harmful UV light, … Continued

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