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GP Learning Disability Register


People with a learning disability can get extra support from their GP and other health services by being on the GP Learning Disability Register. The GP Learning Disability Register is an all age list of people registered at that GP Practice who have a learning disability. The register then alerts the GP they have a learning disability so they can put the appropriate support in place for that person and invite them to the relevant check-ups they are entitled too.


By informing the GP Practice a person has a learning disability it means they can provide better support for that person. They can also share the information with other health professionals who may need to support them so they can also provide the reasonable adjustments and support they might need.


It’s really important to ensure your child or young person with a learning disability is on the register, even if they are mainly cared for by the Paediatrician. This is because it allows the GP Practice to know the child has a learning disability at the earliest opportunity and to build a relationship with the child or young person before they transition in to adult services. It also means they can access their Annual Health Check age 14+, Dr Jim Gordon explains why it is important here. You can find out if your child or young person is on the register by contact your GP, if they aren’t on please ask them to add them to it.


Mencap are running a campaign called Don’t Miss Out about making sure people check they are on the GP Learning Disability Register. A range of resources and more information about this can be found here.


You can watch this short film about Annual Health Checks and why they are important here.


More information about Annual Health Checks can be found on the NHS England website here.


Get well for Winter Bulletin December 2020



The Practice will be closed on the following afternoons for training in 2021


Wednesday 12th May 2021


Thursday 10th June 2021


Thursday 8th July 2021


Tuesday 14th September 2021


Wednesday 6th October 2021


Tuesday 23rd November 2021


Thursday 10th March 2022



COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION. update 18.02.2021

We have had an enormous amount of calls regarding Covid Vaccinations;

- If you would like a covid vaccination and fall into any of the groups below, you can use this link to book a vaccination appointment without having to wait for a letter ✅If you are 65 or over ✅you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) ✅you are a frontline health or social care worker

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/?fbclid=IwAR0gs1Db1B87vRzDwE0FYK4vXtMkZjbYIuPXp9ZMz7jet_Q9WkSMFIbm6i8

 

- If you are housebound (i.e. you cannot, under any circumstances, leave your house) and have not had a vaccine please ring the Practice.

 

- If you do not fall into the above categories DO NOT contact the surgery. You will be invited at the appropriate time. Please be patient.


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/

Worried about coronavirus?

It's natural to feel anxious during times of uncertainty. Every Mind Matters has simple things you can do to maintain your mental wellbeing and deal with anxiety about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

Important COVID-19 information for SMOKERS

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory infection affecting the lungs and airways. Smoking damages your lungs and weakens your immune system.  This makes it more likely that you will have complications if you get sick and that it will take you longer to recover. Click this link for more information.

https://www.todayistheday.co.uk/

Welcome

Serving You

At Gosforth Memorial Medical Centre we aim to treat all our patients courteously, fairly and in complete confidence. We endeavour to provide a family based service and have particular interest in antenatal, children’s health, minor surgery, dermatology, family planning, chronic disease management and health promotion.

Our aim is to provide patient services via an easily accessed team approach to an integrated primary health care service delivered by qualified medical professionals and a well-trained support team.

We are a ‘training practice’. This means hospital doctors wanting to enter general practice spend six months or more with us in order to gain the experience they need to become family doctors.

The surgery is easily accessible via the main entrance. Toilet facilities on the ground floor are also suitable for the disabled and we have a specially adapted consulting room – please tell the Receptionist if you need this room. There is a loop system for the hard of hearing.

We also have access to interpreting services. Please inform the reception staff when registering if English is not your first language. Family members cannot be used as your interpreter. When booking an appointment ask reception if they can also book you an interpreter. We would appreciate you reminding us if you cancel your appointment if an intrpreter has been booked to enable us to cancel them as well otherwise the NHS will still be charged.

Thank you

http://www.gosforthmemorial.nhs 

Same day help for your children aged 15 and under

If your child has become acutely unwell  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 the same day – 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 at the reception desk for a copy, or view it online here

Did Not Attend Appointments

We are trying to reduce the number of appointments that patients fail to attend and would appreciate your assistance in improving the appointment availability and making it easier when booking an appointment. If you are unable to attend, please call us to cancel so the appointment can be used for someone else. If you have access to online services, you can cancel your upcoming appointment online on any day or time - please ask one of the receptionists for more information.

Econsult Service

Click on the link https://gosforthmemorial.webgp.com/ and go through the simple on line form to get treatment and advice  by the end of the next working day.

PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SERVICE IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO A GP URGENTLY.  

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Infection prevention and control annual statement will be published very soon (17.09.20)

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Accessibility Information 

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Making an appointment

When you ring for an appointment the receptionist may ask you what the problem is. The receptionist is not trying to be awkward or nosey but merely trying to find out what the most appropriate course of action to take would be to deal with your call most efficiently and effectively for you. On many occasions we find that appointments are booked with a doctor when a telephone consultation may be more suitable or an appointment with the nurse or health care assistant may be more appropriate. Lack of information at the first point of contact means that we can't help patients more efficiently or effectively and we as a practice are trying to avoid any unnecessary use of doctor appointments and minimise inconvenience to you, our patients. We understand that not all patients will feel comfortable disclosing information regarding their problem with the receptionist and if you do not wish to do so, that is fine.

Click below for how to book an extended access appointment THIS IS CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS.

Extended access appointment booking

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When booking online appointments yourself, please note these appointments are GP appointments only.  If it is a nurse appointment you need e.g. travel vaccinations, please telephone the surgery.

 

(Site updated 18/02/2021)
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