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.
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.
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.
Thursday 17th October 2019
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Tuesday 24th March 2020
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.