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Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather

Heatwave: how to cope in hot weather With temperatures in Newcastle due to hit the mid-30s this week, and higher elsewhere in the country, here’s how to cope with the heat and stay safe. Risks The main risks during a heatwave are dehydration, overheating, leading to possible heat stroke and sunburn. Older people, those who … Continued

Looking after your skin this summer. 

Looking after your skin this summer.  Many people will be preparing for a trip away with the summer holidays approaching.  Whether exploring parts of Britain or travelling further afield, it is important to look after your skin when you are out in the sun.  Getting sunburn  When your skin is exposed to harmful UV light, … Continued

Please continue to wear masks

Please continue to wear masks in NHS settings With covid cases in Newcastle on the rise, we want to encourage patients to continue to wear masks when visiting us or any other NHS setting. For GP practices to smoothly deliver safe, efficient services to patients, we need to minimise the risk of covid spreading as … Continued

What is NHS Screening, and how does it work?

What is NHS Screening, and how does it work? The NHS’s screening programme is a way to determine if people have an increased chance of specific health problems. The earlier these signs are detected, the sooner the NHS can offer management and treatment   Who is screening for? It is important to note that screening … Continued