Practice Blog

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

This video from Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust explains the Abdominal Aoritc Aneurysm screening progamme

Link to video, click here

Be A Flu Fighter - Get Your Jab Now


What if you knew that there was a disease that killed 8000 people in the UK each year and that many of these could be prevented by a simple treatment that takes under 5 minutes to get? Wouldn't you want to protect yourself, your family and your friends? This disease is the flu and the vaccine is safe and simple to give.

Worried about your poorly child - we can help

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.

NHS Child Health App

It’s a real worry when children become ill. Understandably, we don’t want to take any risks.

Parents and carers can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help look after their children’s health. ‘Looking after your child’s health.’ is an important NHS guide for parents and carers of children aged 0-5 years.

The app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on when and where to seek further treatment.

Download the free NHS app today!

Winter 2017 Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  • Sad news of the death of Dr Cross
  • Information about Pharmacy First
  • Information about data sharing and the Great North Care Record
  • Using Our Online Services
  • Staff Changes

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