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A very warm welcome to Roseworth Surgery! 

Click here for SystmOne Online for booking/cancelling appointment, (not currently available) ordering repeat medication, viewing your records & blood results 


We are taking part in Shine Night Walk to help beat cancer

1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Every single pound you donate makes a difference to Cancer Research UK’s ground breaking work. Donate to my Giving Page today and help bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.

If you would like to make a donation please follow link below

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/kellys-giving-page-1511


Phase 3 - COVID Boosters

Walk in appointments available this week

Walk in appointments are available this week at Newcastle Racecourse, NE3 5HP

  • Wednesday 6th October 9am – 5pm
  • Thursday 7th October 9am – 5pm
  • Saturday 9th October 10am – 5pm

eligible patients to walk in

Eligibile patients who can walk in

  • 1st doses 16+
  • 2nd doses 18+ and 8 weeks minimum since first dose
  • 3rd dose boosters 182 days minimum since second dose (on or before 7th April) and in the eligible cohorts. If health / social care staff or patients under 50, please ensure they bring ID / letter from GP as proof of eligibility
  • 3rd dose primary vaccine course – applies to patients who are immunosuppressed and do not need to wait 182 days for a booster. These patients should be advised by their GP/Consultant when to get the vaccine. If these patients are walking in and not being booked via the NGPS vaccine email – they must bring a GP/Consultant letter with them

or you can book online here: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk).

or you can ring  Newcastle GP Services on: 0191 233 6317

The booster programme has been approved by the JCVI and commenced on 22nd September - JCVI statement regarding a COVID-19 booster vaccine programme for winter 2021 to 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Key points are:

  • Eligibility criteria set out in the JCVI guidance include:
    • those living in residential care homes for older adults
    • all adults aged 50 years or over
    • frontline health and social care workers
    • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
    • adult household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals
  • Pfizer is the preferred vaccine for the booster dose, regardless of which vaccine type the patient had for their 1st/2nd dose (unless contraindicated for Pfizer)
  • The booster dose must be given no earlier than 182 days from completion of the second dose

Click on link below to book

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/


FROM MONDAY 19.07.2021 - we still ask for patients to wear a mask and social distance - why? see below

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/07/nhs-patients-staff-and-visitors-must-continue-to-wear-face-coverings-in-healthcare-settings/

Why GP's need to work differently



COVID 19

Please DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY if you have any of the following symtoms:-

  • a temperature of more than 37.8C (100F)
  • OR, a new and persistent cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hrs (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • OR, anosmia - this is the loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell.  It can also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

Please use this link to check your sympoms and further advice.

MANDATORY FACE COVERINGS - If you are asked to attend the surgery, you will be requested to wear a face coverings.  This is to keep you and everyone around you safe.  We apprecaite your co-operation so we can continue to offer you any treatment that you require.

If you need to see the GP ask for a face to face appointment.

Click here for SystmOne Online for booking/cancelling appointment, (not currently available) ordering repeat medication, viewing your records & blood results 


VACCINATION STATUS FOR TRAVEL

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: 

  • the NHS App which you can download from app stores (“As a practice we recommend the NHSApp to access our online services.  The NHSApp can be downloaded from the Apple and Google App Stores. Other online access apps created by private developers are available and many offer additional options, which might include appointments with private providers. The practice has no control over the content of these apps, does not endorse any private services. The practice does not profit from any apps. “)

  • the NHS website

  • Paper letter  

see link below to request

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/nhs-app/nhs-app-guidance-for-gp-practices/nhs-covid-pass 

When you're planning your travel, check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is time to get  proof of your vaccination status before you leave.

COVID Vaccines Given Elsewhere

A question has been asked of how to record vaccines given elsewhere, particularly where they have been given abroad. Whilst the COVID vaccination code can be added to the GP record, it is not currently possible to update the national database, which equally means that the vaccine won’t appear in the “vaccine passport” section of the NHSApp. The national team are working on a solution but as yet there is no timeline. For now, simply notify the surgery and we will record that the vaccine has been given using the appropriate SnoMed code, along with details of which vaccine ready for when the fix is available.


COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

information on how to get your COVID jab

https://www.newcastle.gov.uk/services/public-health-wellbeing-and-leisure/public-health-services/coronavirus-covid-19/how-get#Vaccination%20locations

Healthy 12-15 year olds

The JCVI has approved vaccination of healthy 12-15 year olds. This will be delivered by the school immunisations providers.

At risk 12-15 year olds

The greenbook elgibility criteria was updated for this cohort and can be found here: COVID-19 Greenbook chapter 14a (publishing.service.gov.uk). Please contact the surgery if you are eligible and would like us to arrange the Covid jab for you.

 

 If your are 16+

you can now book your COVID vaccine on the NBS in the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.

patient who are due their second vaccine can book an earlier jab ( must be 8 weeks apart from first jab) on the link above , however please note your original jab needs to be cancelled (if your second jab was booked by us please email us at roseworthsurgery@nhs.net  and tell us your full name , date of birth and the date of your original second jab)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-worried-about-having-your-second-dose-of-astrazeneca?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=govuk-notifications&utm_source=57d80dcc-09be-4169-9ee3-e4a5cdd89459&utm_content=immediately

 


NHS staff in GP practices across Newcastle are asking local people to be kind and remember that they are people too.

In recent months staff have been on the receiving end of increasing frustration from patients as the coronavirus pandemic has continued.

https://newcastle-gp-services.co.uk/bekind/

be kind


SURGERY CLOSURES

The Surgery will be closed on the following afternoons from 12 for staff training:

Wednesday 12th May 2021,Thursday 8th July 2021,Tuesday 14th September 2021,Wednesday 6th October 2021 ,Tuesday 23rd November 2021,Thursday 10th & March 2022

we will also be closed between12-1.30pm

Tuesday 8th June 2021, Tuesday 6th July 2021, Tuesdays 3rd August 2021, Tuesdays 5th October 2021, Tuesdays 2nd November 2021 & Tuesday 7th December 2021.


E CONSULT

A form-based online consultation platform the collects your medical or administrative request and sends it through to your GP practice to triage and decide on the right care for you and everyone else.

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Our statement on NHS data sharing

 

This week we have received several calls and emails from patients about reported changes to how the NHS shares patient data.

 

We wanted to address the issue directly, especially as posts with inaccurate information are circulating on social media.

The issue centres on the National data opt-out. This allows patients to choose not to have their confidential patient information used for research and planning in the NHS.

 

There are two types of information that are collected about patients:

1 – Something that identifies you – name, address, date of birth

2 – Something about your health care or treatment

 

When these two are joined together – for example, your name and any medication you take – it’s called confidential patient information.

 

Confidential information in the NHS can be used in 2 ways:

1 – Your individual care – a GP looking at your health records when considering future treatment, for example

2 – Research and planning – when data is collected to help the NHS plan and improve service, and scientific or academic institutions to research and develop cures for illnesses, for example, the response to covid-19.

 

It is this second purpose that patients can opt-out from.

 

No Deadline to Opt-Out

 

A lot of the misinformation centres around a deadline of 30th September 2021. Specifically, that if patients don’t opt out before that date, they will be unable to.

 

This is not true. There is no deadline or limit to opting out of sharing your information for research and planning. You can check or change your opt-out decision whenever you choose to do so.

 

To check or change your choice at nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 303 5678.

 

There is a 30th September deadline involved, but that is for health and care organisations to comply with the opt-out policy. It does not relate to or limit patients choices.

 

Correcting Misinformation

 

NHS Digital has produced a mythbusting page, correcting the misinformation that is out there.

 

The most important points are:

- You can opt-out at any time – there is no deadline

- We only share data to improve health and care

Health and care data helps the NHS respond to emergencies like Covid-19

- There are protections in place to make sure your data is secure and safe

- The NHS does not sell health and care data

- Data is not shared with marketing or insurance companies

 

Opting Out

 

If you do not want your data shared outside of the practice, except for instance directly relating to your care, then you can complete a 'Type 1 Opt-out form'. This will stop your data from being shared with NHS Digital for research and planning. 

 

If you don’t want your confidential patient information to be shared by NHS Digital for purposes except your own care - either GP data, or other data held in the NHS, such as hospital data - you can register a National Data Opt-out

 

It is essential patients have a clear and accurate understanding of how their confidential data is used in the NHS, and for what purposes.

 

Further information can be found at nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or  https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research


SELF REFERRING SERVICES

Think Pharmacy FirstFree treatment & advice by your local pharmacy, no appointment needed.
They can provide treatment for aches & pains, allergies, cold & Flu, Ear care, Eye care, Stomach aches & any skin or mouth problems.
 Think Pharmacy First Info!

Talking Helps Newcastle

Talking Helps Newcastle aims to help residents of Newcastle who may be experiencing mental health difficulties.

Are you feeling low? Anxious? Stressed? We can help.

to self refer click on link https://www.talkinghelpsnewcastle.org/self-referral/

Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS)

TIMS is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to expert opinion, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of muscle, joint and soft tissue conditions and chronic pain,to self refer https://www.tims.nhs.uk/ 

Information Now

Information NOW is the information website for adults, their families and carers in Newcastle. Helping you stay informed, make choices, plan ahead, be independent and have an excellent quality of life. 

https://www.informationnow.org.uk/about-us/

Link Savvy

LINK SAVVY booklet is designed to support Young People aged 18-25yrs , who have or are at risk of developing mental health issues.

Link Savvy Booklet 


Same Day Urgent Appointments

Same day help for your poorly child If your child has become unwell in the last few days and you would like urgent advice then please contact the surgery and we will arrange for a clinician to speak to you and if necessary to see your child, today - this could save you an unnecessary trip to A+E or a Walk-in Centre. Can we also make you aware of the Little Orange Book, which provides expert help for parents and carers on how to manage common problems in babies and small children – ask your GP for a copy, or view it online below.


Extended Access Hub

We are now able to book our registered patients into extended access GP appointments. The GP Hub's are situated at: Molineux Street - Byker Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 1SG,Ponteland Road Walk in Centre - Newcastle Upon Tyne  NE5 3AE,,Westgate Road  - Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 6BE & Lemington Centre - Newcastle Upon Tyne NE15 8RZ. These appointments are with local GPs and are pre-booked for you (so no need to sit and wait). 


The little orange book

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group (NGCCG) have developed a 'Little Orange Book' aimed at providing support to parents of young children. The book covers common minor illness, treatment and also times to seek medical assistance. They are available upon request via the Health visitor or when attending for childhood immunisations. Please see the PDF version below should you wish to download a digital copy.

http://www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk/little-orange-book


Teaching Practice

We are a Teaching Practice who teach stage 1, 2 ,4 & 5 Students. Every 6 month we have a rotation of GP Registrars and every 4 month we have 2 Foundation level 2 (F2) Doctors who have came here from Hospital posts to learn primary care. This is a huge benefit to our practice as it improves access & brings modern medicine, without them there would be no future.Teaching Certificate

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Full coded records

All newly registered patients will be give full online access existing patients can request to have this service, if you are registered for online services you can log in, go into manage account & request full access, this sends a task to the Surgery who will grant access, if there are any problems you will be contacted, if you don't have log in details as a member of the Reception team.

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SMS -mobile phone text

We often send SMS messages out to our patients informing them that they are due annual reviews. Not all reviews are to be booked in with the doctor, and some reviews can only be done by specific nurses. If you are messaged in regards to getting an annual review booked in, please call the surgery so our reception team can book you into the correct appointment with the correct Health Care Professional. Thank you!


 IF ENGLISH IS NOT YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE PLEASE USE THE LINK BELOW TO DOCTORS OF THE WORLD WEBSITE WHERE THE LATEST NHS GUIDANCE HAS BEEN TRANSLATED INTO 60 DIFFERENT LANGUAGES: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/


If you have been happy with the service provided at Roseworth surgery we would be grateful if you could leave a review on our NHS Choices page. To do this, please click here 

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