Welcome to The Park Medical Group
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
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.
2019/20 FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
For any patient aged 18 years and over who have a long term medical condition that requires regular medication, pregnant women, carers and those patients aged 65 years and over:
Fawdon - Wednesday evenings at 5pm - no appointment needed.
For any patient aged 2 years and under 18 years who have a long term medical condition and healthy children aged 2 and 3 years there will be a clinic at Fawdon on Tuesday 7th January from 3.45pm until 5.15pm. Please note we only have 60 vaccines available due to national supply problems.
SCHOOL PROGRAMME UPDATE
For all children who were absent or unable to attend the school vaccination session a letter is sent home advising the parent / carer with details of how to access a community clinic drop. All sessions are drop with no appointments required and these dates have been circulated to all Schools
08/01/20 Shiremoor Resource Centre NE27 OHJ 3.00pm – 3.30pm
08/01/20 Berwick infirmary Main Out Patients 3.40pm – 4.15pm
09/01/20 Wansbeck Hospital Children’s Outpatients 3.00pm – 3.30pm
09/01/20 John Willie Sams Centre NE23 7HS 3.00pm – 4.00pm
09/01/20 Broomhill Health Centre NE65 9SF 3.00pm – 4.00pm
11/01/20 John Willie Sams Centre NE23 7HS 9.30am – 12.30pm
14/01/20 Prudhoe Oaklands Health Centre NE42 5DQ 3.00pm – 4.00pm
15/01/20 Kenton centre Hillsview Ave NE3 3QP 3.00pm – 3.30pm
17/01/20 Molineux Centre TBC
18/01/20 John Willie Sams Centre – possible extra clinic TBC
Do you really need to see a GP? Can the Pharmacist help?
Minor ailment scheme
Most pharmacies also run a minor ailment scheme for common health problems like aches and pains, skin conditions and stomach upsets. For more information click on link Pharmacy information
Check with your pharmacy to see if they run a minor ailment scheme, the pharmacist will be able to assess your needs, give you advice, suggest medicines if appropriate, and refer you to a GP if necessary.
When pharmacies provide medicines as part of a minor ailment scheme, you get the medicines on the NHS.
If you normally pay a prescription charge, the charge will apply. If you're exempt from prescription charges - if you're under 16 or over 60, for example, if you have a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) - you won't pay for the medicine.
SAME DAY APPOINTMENT FOR POORLY CHILDREN
Triage team are available each morning to discuss any concern you may have regarding your child and we offer urgent appointments each day during our working hours. This saves you attending A&E or a walk in centre. It is more appropriate for you to attend your GP surgery. You can also access free advice from 111 service 24 hours a day. This is a Freephone number from landlines and mobiles. NHS Choices website also has helpful information available (click on our link Children & Young People).
You may also find information in the Little Orange Book useful which is available from Reception or you can ask your HV for a copy. The book covers common minor illness, treatment and also times to seek medical assistance. You can also download a copy http://www.newcastlegatesheadccg.nhs.uk/little-orange-book/
GP extended access
Triage Nurses are now able to book our registered patients into extended access GP appointments. The GP Hub's are situated at:
- Molineux Street
- Ponteland Road Walk in Centre
- Westgate Road
The appointments are with local GPs and are pre-booked for you (so no need to sit and wait). For more information click GP extended hours access hub
Accountable / Named GP for all patients
The practice is required by the government under terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients to a named accountable GP. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionist when you are next in the surgery.
Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice and will not have an effect on your care. Your named GP will not be available at all times.
(Site updated 24/12/2019)