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
Primary Care Networks 3 years in: Growing and adapting to patients’ needs July marked three years since Primary Care Networks were introduced into the NHS. In that time, our network Jesmond Lower Gosforth has gone from strength to strength, growing and adapting to suit the changing needs of our patient population. Before we introduce you … 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.
A referral is when a specialist outside your GP practice will be the best person to help you with your health.
Hay fever: How to ease your symptoms or get help For most of us, the longer, lighter evenings and warmer weather usually are welcome changes as Spring turns into Summer. But for up to 1 in 4 of us, it brings the added complication of dealing with hay fever. While there is no cure for … Continued
The NHS screens people for various conditions and diseases throughout our lives, from pregnancy to old age. Screening stops people from becoming ill and saves lives. Watch the video or read on below to see how it works and the vital impact it has. How it works Screening looks for early signs of illness or … Continued
As we get older, we might expect to go to the doctor more often or need other medical help to keep us well. It’s a natural part of the ageing process, but that’s not to say there aren’t ways to soften and slow the impact of getting older and help people to age well.
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
All about NHS Health Checks NHS Health Checks are a free, regular check-up of your overall health. Think of it as an MOT for your body. They aim to keep you running smoothly and reduce the chances of problems developing further down the road. Health checks are for people who are generally healthy and well. … Continued