Category Archives: News

CQC rating

The practice was inspected by the Care Quality Commission on 15th September and the practice was given an overall rating of Good. We were rated Good in all of the key areas. We would like to thank all of our … Continue reading

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Online access to your medical record

Second Street Surgery works in partnership with our GP software supplier, EMIS, to offer online access to our 24/7 appointment booking, repeat prescription ordering and online access to medical records. This service is free to our patients and is very … Continue reading

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Care Quality Commission Inspection Visit

The Care Quality Commission will be carrying out our inspection visit on Thursday September 15th. The inspector will be talking to patients in the practice between 9am- 12pm that day. If you would like to give feedback regarding the care … Continue reading

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Accessible Information Standard

By 1 April 2016 all organisations that provide NHS or publicly funded adult social care must identify and record information and communication needs with service users: At the first interaction or registration with their service As part of on-going routine interaction … Continue reading

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Think Pharmacy First

Think Pharmacy First It takes five years for pharmacists to become fully trained. So they are experts in the use of medicines and are qualified to diagnose and treat minor illnesses. For many illnesses, your local pharmacist can provide free … Continue reading

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Extra Care Appointments

Extra Care Appointments We now offer extended access to primary care is running across Gateshead. Additional GP and Nurse appointments are available at the following locations: Blaydon Primary Care Centre / Gateshead Central Medical Group (exc. weekends) / QEH Jubilee … Continue reading

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Long Term condition reviews

Long Term Condition reviews We have changed the way we provide reviews for our patients with long term conditions. If you have been diagnosed with a condition like Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Hypertension, Asthma or COPD or have a history … Continue reading

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Free NHS Health Check

An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It’s a free check up for adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who … Continue reading

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Stop Smoking

Do you want to stop smoking?  Do you need any help or advice? Ask at Reception to book an appointment with Carol, our Healthcare Assistant. Call free on 0800 531 6317 Go online, visit: www.stopsmokingnhs.co.uk Find your local stop smoking advisor: Use … Continue reading

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Patient Participation Group

Patient Participation Group We would like to hear your views on how we can improve services at Second Street Surgery. We are forming a Patient Participation Group to encourage patients to give their views about how the Practice is performing. … Continue reading

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