Bowel Cancer Screening
Bowel cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the UK and the second leading cause of cancer deaths. The earlier we find bowel cancer, the easier it is to treat and the chances of survival are higher.
Bowel cancer screening is one of the best ways to detect bowel cancer at an early stage. It can also detect changes in the bowel that could lead to cancer in the future.
Men and women aged between 56 and 74 (who are registered with an NHS GP) are invited to take part in bowel cancer screening every 2 years. You will receive a bowel cancer screening kit through the post and you complete it in the comfort of your own home.
It’s free, it’s easy, no fuss!
So please, don’t delay, complete your kit today!
For more information about bowel screening contact the bowel cancer screening helpline: 0800 707 6060 or visit
Getting online can help you improve your fitness, discover healthy recipes, manage your condition and find out local health services in your area.
Learn My Way is a website of free online courses for beginners, helping you develop digital skills to make the most of understanding the online world. There is step by step guides on how to use online services such as sending emails, using the internet, using search engines etc.
We, at Ellison View Surgery are proud to be an accredited Veteran Friendly GP practice and to support our veteran community this Remembrance Day.
As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:
- Have a clinical lead for veteran health, who is supported by the whole practice to improve veteran health services.
- Ask patients ‘Have you served in the Armed Forces?’ to help identify veteran patients and code them on our system.
- Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services.
- Undertake regular training and development to meet the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant and better understand the needs of veteran patients.
If you’re a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs.
A University of Chester study revealed that the Veteran Friendly Accreditation programme, which is run by the Royal College of General Practitioners in partnership with NHS England, leads to better healthcare. To find out more about the veteran friendly practices accreditation scheme, visit www.rcgp.org.uk/veterans
Despite several legal changes in the COVID pandemic regulations this week, face coverings and face masks will continue to be required in health and care settings to comply with infection prevention and control (IPC) and adult social care guidance. This includes hospitals and primary or community care settings, such as GP surgeries. Ellison View Surgery ask that all please follow this advice when visiting the practice.
You are required to wear a face covering on entering these healthcare settings and must keep it on until you leave unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse for removing it.
Ellison View Surgey is an accredited Veteran Friendly GP Practice.
On Remembrance Day, we remember and honour those who have served. We are proud to be a Veteran Friendly GP practice as part of our commitment to supporting our veteran patients. Our team is trained to understand veterans’ health needs and to provide access to specialist services.
As a Veteran Friendly GP Practice we:
- Have a clinical lead for veteran health
- Support veteran patients to access dedicated health services
- If you are a veteran patient, please let us know that you have served so that we can make sure that we understand your health needs
Nearly 1,100 practices are now Veteran Friendly accredited.
Due to clinical staff shortages our online eConsultation service will be unavailable for the next 4 consecutive weekends which will commence from 5:30pm on Friday 12th November.
The online eConsultation service will still be available from 08:00am, Monday to Friday, 5:30pm.
Ellison View Summary Report
The Partners at Ellison View Surgery have noted the comments/concerns of our patients regarding the proposed relocation of the surgery. Please see attached document.
Should you have any further questions, please contact the practice manager.
COVID-19 Third Dose Vaccine – Eligibility for, and timing, of, a third primary dose vaccination as part of a primary course are based on an individual with severe immunosuppression’s clinical needs, informed by the timing of their specific theraputic interventions and personal care plan. If you fit this criteria, you will be contacted by your consultant, who will provide you with the appropriate documentation or if you have been identified by the GP practice, we will complete a PSD form.
COVID-19 Booster Vaccine – The following people should be offered a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the same order as the first part of the vaccination programme.
- Those living in residential care homes for older adults.
- All adults aged 50 years or over.
- Frontline health and social care workers.
- All those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers.
- Adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.
The JCVI advises that the booster vaccine dose should be offered no earlier than six months (180 days) after completion of the first course of vaccination.
To book an appointment please call the South Tyneside Vaccination Contact Centre on 0191 283 1925.
We are now in receipt of our seasonal influenza vaccination delivery.
Those eligible for the NHS influenza vaccination in 2021 to 2022 are:
- Those aged 50 years and over (including those who’ll be 50 by 31 March 2022).
- Those with certain long-term health conditions.
- Pregnant women.
To book an appointment, please call the practice on 0191 2831610.