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Whitley Bay Health Centre
Whitley Road
Whitley Bay Tyne and Wear NE26 2ND

UPDATE 15 APRIL 2020 – ACCESS TO SURGERY

Updated on 15th April 2020 at 10:10 am

Owing to recent concerns and in order to maintain the safety of our staff our doors will now remain closed. Only patients who have been pre-triaged for a GP or nurse appointment will be admitted to the building. All prescriptions should be going via the electric prescribing system and we urge all patients to sign […]

Access to online services – update 31.03.2020

Updated on 31st March 2020 at 5:04 pm

Due to the current Covid-19 situation we are moving all patients on to Electronic Prescribing. Please nominate your pharmacy next time you ring or if you have access to online services you can do this via the website.  Practice opening hours may be reduced in the future and we may have to keep the doors […]

APPOINTMENTS

Updated on 19th March 2020 at 1:12 pm

APPOINTMENTS   WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT ALL PATIENTS WILL NEED CLINICAL ASSESSMENT (TRIAGE) BEFORE THEY WILL BE BOOKED FOR A FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENT   IF YOU NEED TO BE SEEN BY EITHER A GP OR NURSE RING ANY DAY FROM 08.30AM AND ARRANGE A TRIAGE APPOINTMENT   DO NOT COME DOWN TO THE SURGERY UNLESS TOLD […]

SICKNOTES – CORONAVIRUS

Updated on 18th March 2020 at 10:57 am

18 March 2020 Re: Coronavirus and requests for Doctor’s Notes (Med3) Dear Patient You have requested a Doctor’s Sick Note from your GP in relation to being off work. The Government’s rules around issuing a sick note (Med3) are that a medical professional can only issue a Med3 when an individual has had more than […]

MEDICATION – CORONAVIRUS

Updated on 18th March 2020 at 9:57 am

MEDICATION PRESCRIPTIONS ARE TAKING LONGER THAN THE NORMAL 48 HOURS DUE TO A SURGE IN DEMAND – WE APPRECIATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE IN THIS MATTER THE PRACTICE WILL NOT ISSUE ANY EXTRA SUPPLIES OF MEDICATION AS THIS WILL CAUSE STOCK ISSUES FOR PHARMACIES AND OTHER PATIENTS Paracetamol – we will not issue prescriptions for […]

Twitter Account Launched

Updated on 17th March 2020 at 3:58 pm

The Practice has launched a twitter account. Follow us @WhitleyBayHC for news and latest health information

GP Appointments – Covid-19 Coronavirus information

Updated on 3rd March 2020 at 3:45 pm

WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT THE RECEPTION STAFF WILL BE ASKING ALL PATIENTS WHO REQUEST A GP APPOINTMENT OR HOME VISIT SOME INITIAL TRIAGE QUESTIONS RELATING TO CORONAVIRUS – WE THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING AND CO-OPERATION WITH US DURING THIS VERY BUSY TIME. NHS 111 online NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you […]