Parents and carers can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help them look after your children’s health.
The app gives easy to understand guidance on childhood illnesses, recognising when your child is unwell, and advice on when and where to seek further treatment.
The app, which is also available as a 115-page booklet, has been created by healthcare professionals across the region as part of the North East Urgent and Emergency Care Network.
The booklet and app contains everything from oral health, upset tummies and diarrhoea to advice on bumps and bruises.
Download the app now, available on Google Play and the App Store by searching for NHS child health or view the booklet online at
It’s important to look after yourself, particularly children, the elderly and for people with long-term health conditions such as diabetes or heart diseases. There are lots of things you can do to keep you and your family well.
GP online services are available at Marsden Road Health Centre to help people better manage their health. These services enable patients to book appointments and request repeat prescriptions via their computer, smartphone or tablet at a time that suits them, anywhere, anytime – 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Patients who require repeat prescriptions can request these from the comfort of their own home, rather than venturing out to drop their request off at the practice. You will also be able to review which medication you should be taking, the dosage and when it should be taken – helping to improve your understanding of your medication.
To register for GP online services, drop in and ask us!
Find out which local pharmacies and GP practices are open over the Christmas and New Year.
For those patients who find it difficult to attend during regular hours or whose conditions worsen and feel need to be seen quickly, we offer Early Morning, Late Evening, Saturday and Sunday appointments which are pre-bookable only and should be booked Monday – Friday (Please do not turn up outside normal working hours without booking an appointment as you will not be seen.)
This may be at this surgery or at another in South Tyneside. When offered an appointment elsewhere please do make sure you know where it is – staff will be able to give you the full address, and if we have a valid mobile phone number can text you the date, time, address and postcode.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR APPOINTMENT PLEASE CONTACT US AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO ENABLE US TO OFFER IT TO SOMEONE ELSE – either via the practice or 0191 254 1040 during service hours.
Further information can be found here: www.healthcollaboration.co.uk
We now have a leaflet that you can view or print off to offer you additional help and advice