Looking for some extra motivation for your New Year’s Resolution? As February draws near, many of us who made New Year’s Resolutions will be assessing how well we’ve done. The statistics say that at least 20% of people in the UK made resolutions this year, with more exercise, losing weight and improving their diet as … Continued
What our Primary Care Networks did in 2022 Primary Care Networks are playing an increasingly big role in general practice. Since 2019, Primary Care Networks – or PCNs – have allowed neighbouring GP practices to officially work together to provide better, more personalised health care to patients. is part of PCN, and working collaboratively with … Continued
LINK SAVVY: Resources to empower young people and support their mental health A challenge we can all face when needing help with our health is knowing what options are out there and how to access them. This is especially true of mental health, as the range of services, organisations and support available, whilst far-reaching and … Continued
Small changes can make a big difference to a healthy heart October has been National Cholesterol Month. It’s all about raising awareness and importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level. Small changes can make a big difference to your cholesterol levels and heart health through your habit, diet and exercise. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a … Continued
NHS Health Checks are a free, regular check-up of your overall health. Think of it as an MOT for your body.
Do you know your risk of developing Diabetes? More people than ever are living with diabetes. Nearly 5 million people in the UK have some form of diabetes, including around 850,000 who are yet to be diagnosed. In 2006, the total number of people diagnosed with diabetes was 2.1 million, meaning new cases have more … Continued
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
Frequently Asked Questions about Primary Care Networks Here are some straightforward answers to some of the most common questions about Primary Care Networks. What does PCN stand for? A PCN is a Primary Care Network. Why do I need to know about PCNs? There are two main reasons to tell patients about our network: Firstly, … Continued
As part of North Gosforth Primary Care Network, patients have access to new and specialist services.
There are several NHS services you can refer yourself to without needing to see a GP first.