Remembrance Day 11th November 2023

Ellison View Surgery 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
  • https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/

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#Heretohelp

GP phone lines can be very busy, especially in the mornings.
Save yourself a wait by calling later in the day, if possible, for nonurgent appointments or test results. Alternatively, if available, you can use the practice’s E-Consult service available on our website, or use the NHS app.
You may can also email Ellison View Surgery  for medication requests only
ellisonview.prescriptions@nhs.net

Need help using the app?
Visit www.nhs.uk/helpmeapp

Your GP practice is here to help you and your family in more ways than you think:
• face to face
• on the phone
• or online
With:
• a GP
• an advanced nurse practitioner
• practice nurse
• pharmacist
• social prescribing link worker
• or another member of the health care team
Your practice receptionist can tell
you how, and who, would be best for you.
#HeretoHelp

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Stop Smoking

A new national stop smoking campaign will launch on Wednesday 27 December 2023. 

Quit smoking

When you stop smoking, good things start to happen — you can begin to see almost immediate improvements to your health.

It’s much easier to stop smoking when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

Please book an appointment with the surgery’s smoking adviser or please call or 0191 424 7300, speak to a stop smoking adviser.

you can also follow the link Support to quit smoking – South Tyneside Council

 Quit smoking – Better Health – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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Ellison View Surgery’s Move Information

 

Ellison View Surgery are moving premises to The Glen Primary Care Centre Thursday 21st September 2023.

The surgery will be open as normal on Friday 22nd September 2023

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NHS App

What you can do with the NHS App

You need to prove who you are to get full access to the NHS App. With full access you can:

  • order repeat prescriptions and nominate a pharmacy where you would like to collect them
  • view your GP health record to see information like your allergies and medicines (if your GP has given you access to your detailed medical record, you can also see information like test results)
  • get your NHS COVID Pass (there are also other ways to get your COVID Pass)
  • register your organ donation decision
  • choose how the NHS uses your data
  • view your NHS number (find out what your NHS number is)
  • use NHS 111 online to answer questions and get instant advice or medical help near you

Keeping your data secure

To access the NHS App, you will need to set up an NHS login and prove who you are. Your NHS App then securely connects to information from your GP surgery.

If your device supports fingerprint detection or facial recognition, you can use it to log in to your NHS App each time, instead of using a password and security code.

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Bowel Cancer Screening

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

https://www.gatesheadhealth.nhs.uk/services/bladder-bowel/screening/

 

 

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Health and Social Care Career Exhibition 2023

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Lets Get Digital

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.

https://www.learnmyway.com/

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Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2022

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

 

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Face Coverings In Ellison View Surgery

       

 

              

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.

 

Updated 25/02/2022

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