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 You can find our Newsletter for 2019 on the right hand side under Online Services and below this you will see "Latest News" if you then click on this you will be able to access the Newsletter on our website by clicking on "Read our Newsletter".

Anna Health Visitor will be leaving us to work at Cruddas Park due to staff shortage. Her clinic is covered here at Roseworth until 20.2.2019 and then all future baby clinics until further notice will be held at the Gosforth Clinic 9.30-12.30 on a Wednesday. Patients who wish to book future appointments need to book via telephone which can be done on the provided number 0191 2823023.

Gabapentin & Pregabalin are now classed as Controlled drugs/ medicines; they are controlled under the Misuse of the Drugs legislation.
They will be prescribed in quantities of no more than 28 days due to stricter legal controls to prevent them: being misused, being obtained illegally and causing harm.

 

 

Home Visits

Doctor's bag

If you are not fit to come to the surgery, the doctor may visit you at home. When possible, request home visits before 10:00. The receptionist will ask you one or two questions to assess the urgency of the call. This will help the doctor to decide the order of priority and to plan his round. Urgent calls will be attended to immediately. However, it is not always possible to see your registered doctor on a home visit.

The computerised records and some pieces of medical equipment which are so helpful in modern general practice are only available at the surgery.

Your doctor can usually see several patients at the surgery in the time that it takes to make a single home visit.

Please do not request a home visit simply because you do not have transport to the surgery

Home visits are expensive and time-consuming and should only be for patients who are genuinely house-bound or too ill to come to the surgery. If you have transport problems, please call reception for advice.

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

 
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