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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.

Bank Holiday Monday 03.05.2021

The surgery will be closed from Friday 30th April 2021 at 6pm and will not reopen until Tuesday 4th May at 8am.

If you have a medical emergency please ring NHS 111 for all life threatening emergencies please ring 999

 

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Video GP Service - Livi

The practice now offers a video GP service- Livi- to all our patients. To access the service, simply download Livi from the App Store(iphone) or Google Play (Android), and sign up. You can get medical advice, prescriptions and referrals by video, with appointments available on the same day, even at weekends. Monday- Friday 7am-10pm and Saturday and Sunday 8am- 4pm.

Get the app  https://bit.ly/2CFrjNg

 

 

To Order a Repeat Prescription online

To request a repeat prescription online click on the Prescription Icon at the top of the page 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

COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS 

The surgery has sent Covid vaccination invites to all of the priority list groups 1-9 . If you have still not booked your vaccine and are in the one to the priority groups you will need to wait for NHS National Programme to contact you to be invited.

 

Important Information about Appointments during the 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. 

The surgery is not doing fit notes for isolation period please visit the NHS 111 online to download a isolation note. 

Please use eConsult above if it is non-urgent and 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.

Opening Times

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Get Well for Winter

Get Well for Winter is a brand new programme aimed at people with learning disability and anybody who supports them in the North East and Cumbria to help them Get Well for Winter.

Click on the link below to view the timetable from April 2021 

KWFW Bulletin 12th April - 26th April 2021.pdf

Get fit in your own front room.

People in Tyneside are set to benefit from a new exercise programme  the new HowFit (Home Wellbeing and Fitness) Plan instructional leaflet delivered to their homes free of charge this week. The Plan is designed to help people improve their fitness and health during the Covid-19 pandemic.

HowFit encourages users of any ability, from chair based to fairly fit, to undertake a plan of simple exercises that can be carried out at home without the need for any special equipment. "HowFit has been designed to include exercises of varying difficulties, meaning that it is suitable for adults of any age, whether you currently exercise or not and without the need for any special equipment. The accompanying website has videos to show you how to do the exercises too." HowFit has been created in partnership with NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG.

The HowFit Plan provides the user with a range of exercises divided into four categories; 1.mobility, 2. strength, 3. cardiovascular health and 4.stability, balance and co-ordination – with videos and animations on the website to demonstrate how the exercise is carried out. Dr David Jones, a GP in Newcastle and Clinical Chair of NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG said: "Though it might be tempting to skip on exercise in these challenging times, it is essential for our physical and mental wellbeing. "By carrying out the HowFit exercise programme a few days a week it can improve your mental health and wellbeing so it is important that we all make exercise as part of our daily routine."

The HowFit information leaflet www.howfittoday.co.uk.

 

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