Bank Holiday 25th May 2020 Monday
The surgery will be closed on Monday 25th May for the Bank Holiday. If you have a non-life threatening illness please either call NHS 111 or if it can wait until we reopen go onto e Consult below and send your details through the practice and someone will get back to within 48hours.
If it is life threatening please ring 999. This information is also available on our phone message.
Tynehealth Cold and Hot Sites for Bank Holiday.
Shiremoor 10.30-14.30 these appointments are open to book via NHS 111
Battlehill Hot Hub- for all North Tyneside patients 13.00-16.00 booked via NHS 111
Patients can also ring the extended access line on 0191 4862195 to book appointment during the hours 10.30-14.30
Important Information regards Corona Virus
All appointments will be made by telephone initially. The doctor/nurse will call the patients first and then make a decision if the patient needs to come down to the surgery. The practice would appreciate if patients can be understanding towards staff during this difficult period as it is the safety and welfare of both staff and patients to minimise the spread of infection.
Please do not ring to check prescriptions are ready or to order early as we are not issuing medication early to prevent stockpilling. Please show consideration to those patients that need medication. The surgery is not doing fit notes for isolation period please visit the NHS 111 online to download a isolation note.
The surgery is extremely busy so we would appreciate if you can take into considerations what you are calling the surgery for, if it can wait and is not urgent or is the information available on our website or can be done through eConsult and you can wait for a response the Doctors and staff at the surgery would appreciate it during this challenging time.
Please think sensibly before ringing the surgery and please be kind to staff as we are extremely busy. For all advise on Covid-19 please do not ring the surgery visit NHS 111 online.
Anyone can spread Covid- 19. The reasons to leave your home are: To shop for neccessities and to pick up medication. To travel to work when you can not work from home. To exercise once a day, alone or with members of your household.
Do not meet others even friends and family
Welcome to Bewicke Medical Centre
Bewicke Medical Centre has around 10.000 patients on their list and covers the Howdon, Willington Quay and Part of Wallsend area. The surgery has 6 partners and 2 salaried GP's. The surgery is also a training practice and has 2nd year foundation doctors and 3rd , 5th year medicals students each year.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Services- Clinical Trial Unit
Join a COVID-19 clinical trial
The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if
- You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
- a continuous new or worsening cough
- a high temperature
- You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness
- You are aged 65 and above
To Order a Repeat Prescription online
To request a repeat prescription online click on the Prescription Icon above and select order online option. For fitnotes you need to self certify for the first 7 days and if you are still unwell you can then order a fitnote via eConsult below. Repeat Medication requests can not be ordered via e Consult. You cannot order medication via e Consult this is only for Fitnotes
North Tyneside Good Neighbours and Age UK- Covid 19 Response
DO YOU NEED HELP? if you need help due to the Covid-19 crisis call the North Tyneside Council COVID-19 Response Team on 0345 2000 101
CAN YOU HELP OTHERS? if you are able to help others, please contact VODA's Good Neighbour; Josie.Robinson@voda.org.uk 0191 6432632
Age Uk- can help if you are self isolating and have no support in place from family,friends or neighbours click on link for further information North Tyneside Age Uk