North East Counselling Services have funding to provide counselling free of charge to people who live in South Tyneside who’s mental health has been impacted by Corona Virus. Funding is limited but can deliver support to around 50 people by Zoom or telephone.
To access counselling people can be referred in by their GP, make a self-referral by visiting the website www.necounselling.org.uk or calling the office on 0191 4661314. Please mention South Tyneside Corona Counselling to access the counselling free
Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.
Creams are important in managing different skin conditions. You should continue to use your skin products as directed by your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. However, it is also important that you are aware of the danger and know how to keep safe when using these products.
Take care when using creams to treat dry skin conditions as they can easily dry onto clothing, bedding and bandages making them more flammable.
do not smoke or go near anyone smoking or using naked flames (e.g. candles, gas cookers or heaters)
change people’s clothing and bedding regularly because emollients soak into fabric and can become a fire hazard
Wearing a face covering in shops and supermarkets in England will also become mandatory from Friday 24th July. This is in addition to wearing one on public transport which has been mandatory for some time now.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face covering.
The government guidance on exemptions suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption; therefore, it is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this.
Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here:
You may be offered a remote consultation as an alternative to attending the practice in person. If you agree to a remote consultation the GP or healthcare professional may need to receive and store images taken by patients for clinical purposes; this could include images for the purpose of intimate clinical assessment. This will only be done in the interests of the patient where it is necessary for providing health care and with patient consent. The approach to video consulting, image sharing, and storage is the same as it would be for face to face interactions. If we need to store images on your GP record this will be only for as long as necessary. It is a patient’s choice to share an image either of a patient’s own accord or on request of the health professional treating you. Refusal to share an image does not prevent access to care and treatment or result in patients receiving an inferior standard of care. Further details about how remote consultation works can be obtained by contacting the practice. ”
Updated 14th August 2020
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Please DO NOT come into the surgery unless you have been advised to do so by a clinician or a member of staff, this includes for prescriptions or sick notes. Please do not attend a pharmacy or hospital if you have any cold or flu symptoms.
We are only offering telephone appointments at present to try and reduce unnecessary contact for patients and clinicians. We are aiming to deal with what we can over the phone. If you are deemed to need a face-to-face appointment you will receive instructions on when to come down.
All prescriptions are to be emailed into the surgery (Ellisonview.email@example.com) and your prescription will then be sent directly to your chosen pharmacy. Please note if you have not nominated a pharmacy you must do this before we can process your request. If you are struggling with this, please contact reception for advice.
Monday – 8.30am to 6.00pm Tuesday – 8.30am to 6.00pm Wednesday – 8.30am to 6.00pm Thursday – 8.30am to 6.00pm Friday – 8.30am to 6.00pm Saturday – open once a month for appointments only (please check with reception) Sunday – Closed