Plasma donation

The NHS needs more people who were seriously ill with COVID to donate plasma in Newcastle.

People like Stephen have higher antibody levels, which could save lives.

Donation is safe, easy and your body quickly replaces the antibodies.

NHS Blood and Transplant

Posted in Practice News | Comments Off on Plasma donation

Coronavirus and cancer

Posted in Practice News | Comments Off on Coronavirus and cancer

Important patient information

We are currently operating at reduced staffing levels and as a result some routine matters will take a little longer than normal.  We apologise for any inconvenience this causes during this time and thank you for your continued patience and support.

Posted in Practice News | Comments Off on Important patient information

National Institute for Health Research

NHS researchers in the UK are working together to help find a vaccine against COVID-19.

Many possible COVID-19 vaccines are being tested in the UK. Different vaccines may work better for different groups of people. It’s important we include people from all backgrounds and ages in our research. This gives researchers an understanding of how well each vaccine may work.

All COVID-19 vaccines being researched in the NHS have gone through strict safety testing, and have been approved by a number of processes. We use the same high standards to COVID research as we do to all NHS research.

We are still looking for volunteers for studies in the North East and North Cumbria to find a vaccine against COVID-19.

To sign up and for more information visit www.nhs.uk/researchcontact

Posted in Practice News | Comments Off on National Institute for Health Research

Germ Defence – advice for patients to reduce COVID-19 infections

We are letting you know about a very useful website called Germ Defence which was created by a team of doctors and scientists to give you advice that has been proven to reduce the spread of viruses in the home. It can help you plan how to protect yourself and members of your family from infection by COVID-19 and ‘flu.

It’s easy to use and only takes 10 minutes – just click on this link: 

www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=A88003

(If this link does not open when you click on it, please copy and paste it into your web browser.)

Please pass details of the Germ Defence website to your friends and family.

There’s a button at the bottom of the Germ Defence website for sharing by social media.

If you’d like to know more:

  • Over 20,000 people previously took part in research about Germ Defence
  • People who followed the advice in Germ Defence had fewer and less severe illnesses – and so did the people they lived with
  • Results of the study were published in The Lancet medical journal
  • Germ Defence has been updated with COVID-19 advice to help prevent a wave of COVID-19 and ‘flu this Autumn/Winter
  • Information about how the Germ Defence website is being evaluated is available here.
Posted in Practice News | Comments Off on Germ Defence – advice for patients to reduce COVID-19 infections