NOVEL CORONAVIRUS – A NEW INFECTION HAS BEEN DETECTED IN WUHAN, CHINA
Please click on link below for further information and advice from Public Health England.
If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:
• You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
• You have been in Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well
Welcome to The Whickham Practice
Here is a video about our new eConsult service.
12/03/2019 Recording of Phone Calls
Please be aware that for the benefit of staff and patients all telephone calls both incoming and outgoing from the practice are recorded.
Mission Statement – The Whickham Practice
We aim to provide high quality health services that balance continuity of care with good access and resources responsive to patient needs in a caring environment.
Cervical Screening Awareness Week: 20 – 26th January 2020
Please contact reception on 0191 4885555 to book an appointment for a smear test.
WHAT IS FLU?
Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter which is why it is sometimes called seasonal flu. It is a very infectious disease that can come on very quickly. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, cough, headache, pains in your joints and muscles and extreme tiredness. Healthy people usually recover within 3-4 weeks, but some people can develop serious life-threatening conditions and need to be admitted to hospital.
Colds are much less serious and usually start with a stuffy or a runny nose, sore throat and cough.
If you are aged 2 or three years old, aged 65 years or over, pregnant or a carer or have a long term condition you are eligible for the flu vaccine for free. For more information about the vaccine and to check whether you are eligible please see the NHS choices website.
To get your flu jab, please speak to reception to book your appointment.
PRACTICE TRAINING DATES
The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on the following dates. This is to carry out important training for all practice staff and is a District wide initiative which has been arranged by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group. In an emergency during these times please telephone 0191 4885555 and listen to the message.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Wednesday 10th June 2020
Thursday 9th July 2020
Thursday 24th September 2020
Tuesday 13th October 2020
Tuesday 10th November 2020
Wednesday 17th March 2021
Named GP for all Patients
All of our patients are allocated a named, accountable GP when they register with the practice. If you are unsure of your named GP please ask at your next appointment or contact one of our receptionists.