Practice Blog

Patient Champions

Glenpark are looking to recruit patients to become 'Health Champions'. Health Champions work alongside the Practice organising and running events in the community for the community, like walking, reading, craft or maybe history groups - we'd love to hear any ideas you have. Please speak to Jennifer Lowes or Katy Brown if you would like further information about our welcome event.

Winter 2016 Newsletter

Download our latest newsletter, which includes news on:

  • Dr Lindsey Nesbitt and Mrs Wendy Kynman leaving
  • Dr Katy Miller joining the partnership
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning
  • Data Sharing across Gateshead
  • Glenpark at the Forefront: Year of Care Clinic News
  • Become an Antibiotic Guardian
  • Screening

£647.25 Raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

Thank you to everyone who supported our coffee morning and donated during the flu clinics. Due to your generosity, we raised £647.25 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Want help to stop smoking?

Smoking kills around 100,000 people in the UK each year, and contributes to huge numbers of hospital admissions. Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. No-one can deny that it can be difficult to stop smoking, which is why we offer a stop smoking service. If you want to know more, speak to Sr Cathy Steele

Alternatively, the local Quit Smoking Service phone number is: 0800 531 6317.

Want to know the risks of smoking? Click here

Spring 2015 Newsletter

This issue includes articles on:

  • the launch of electronic prescriptions in Gateshead
  • Come or cancel 
  • Prescription payment exemptions due to medical conditions
  • Veterans
  • Carers
  • Joining up computers in Gateshead

 

Practices No Longer Booking Ambulances

For many years, patients needing ambulances to attend hospital appointments have phoned the practice to arrange one. The ambulance service have introduced a central booking system. This article explains the changes

Summer Newsletter

Included in this newsletter updates on

  • online access - now you can view parts of your medical record
  • building
  • young carers
  • veterans
  • General Practice under pressure

 

Winter Newsetter

Our winter newsletter features:

  • introducing Sr Amelia Kerr
  • information on the new building
  • focus on medication

Summer 2013 Newsletter

This newsletter gives information on the autumn flu campaign, staff changes, CQC registration and has a focus on Carers

End of Life Care and the Liverpool Care Pathway

There has been a lot of coverage in the papers recently regarding the Liverpool Care Pathway, and the so-called death registers. Much of this comes from misunderstanding and taking the facts out of context. In this blog, we outline our own practice towards care at the end of life

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