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The NHS Healthy Start scheme 

The NHS Healthy Start scheme  The NHS Healthy Start scheme helps young families on low incomes to buy healthy food and milk.  You could be eligible for NHS Healthy Start if you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have children under four and receive certain benefits.  Once on the scheme, you’ll receive a prepaid card, … Continued

Give it a go: Healthy Eating Week 2024

Give it a go: Healthy Eating Week 2024 This week is The British Nutrition Foundation’s Health Eating Week. We encourage everyone to try it and take small steps toward living a healthy and sustainable life. Here are some small, positive changes you can make this week. Click or tap an image below to jump to … Continued

Accessible Health Information for All

Our website was purpose-built to give patients easy access to the right information. The website we now use was developed as part of an NHS-funded project to provide high-quality, consistent websites for GP practices and their patients. More than 5,000 patients across Newcastle and Gateshead shared their views, which helped shape the development. It was … Continued

Know your Risk: Diabetes Prevention Week

Know your Risk: Diabetes Prevention Week Diabetes is at an all-time high in the UK. Last year, the number of people living with diabetes topped 5 million. That’s according to Diabetes UK, who say there are 4.3 million people with diabetes and another 850,000 undiagnosed. Another 2.4 million are at risk of developing diabetes. For … Continued

Moving more for mental health

Moving more for mental health One of the most important things we can do to look after our mental health is to move our bodies. The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is movement. Physical activity is good not only for our bodies but also for our minds. Let’s talk a bit about … Continued

Your Data, Your Choice

Your Data, Your Choice You can choose if you want the NHS to share data from your health records for research and planning purposes. Data is used in different ways in the NHS. Summary Care Records One is for your care. That is why your GP health record holds information about your medical conditions, prescriptions … Continued