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Prescriptions: Who pays what?

Prescriptions: Who pays what? In England, there can be a cost when you need prescribed medication. Prescriptions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are free. Some items are also free, such as contraception or medicine prescribed when you are staying in hospital. Standard Costs As of 1st May 2024, the standard cost of an NHS … Continued

NHS Health and Wellbeing Services

NHS Health and Wellbeing Services in Gosforth and Jesmond Patients at GP practices in Gosforth and Jesmond can self-refer to the expert services of our Health and Wellbeing coaches. It is part of the additional level of services provided by our Primary Care Networks, and designed specially to help keep our patient population healthy and … Continued

Fast-Track Suspected Cancer Referrals

Fast-Track Suspected Cancer Referrals A fast-track referral means you will be offered an appointment within 28 days of your GP’s referral. Why am I being urgently referred? Your GP feels that you have symptoms that require investigation by a hospital specialist as soon as possible. This is so that your illness can be diagnosed and … Continued

The NHS App

NHS app is a smartphone application available for both iPhones and Androids phones.

It’s owned and run by the NHS and free to download and use.

Vaccinations, Immunisations and Inoculations

Vaccinations, Immunisations and Inoculations Vaccines are the most effective way to prevent infectious diseases. They work by training your immune system to develop antibodies that protect you from disease. All vaccines are extensively researched and tested before they are approved for use. Their effectiveness and side effects are also regularly monitored. Existing vaccines are also … Continued

Accessing GP services

General information with focus on who can use GP services
– How to register
– Free access to all including immigrants/asylum seekers
– unregistered/temporary residents

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