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We are delighted to welcome Dr Amy Hilton back to the practice as a GP partner. Dr Hilton will be working with us 3 days per week.


Dr Lucinda Towers will be joining the practice for 4 months from April 2018 on placement from Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital Trust.


Automated appointment booking system


Is now live [Option 1] on the menu system, which provides the option to book / cancel / amend appointments. To order repeat medication you will require a PIN, please contact reception to obtain, photo ID will need to be shown.


Medical advice at your fingertips for parents


Parents and carers can now find NHS advice at their fingertips to help them look after your children’s health  - for further information see link on website


Friends and Family Test


How likely are you to recommend Woodlands Park Health Centre to Friends and Family?


You can let us know by completing the Friends and Family survey option on the right hand side of the website, or by completing a feedback form in Reception

How to obtain urgent medication

HOW TO OBTAIN MEDICINES URGENTLY

 

If you run out of your medicines during normal opening hours, please contact the Health Centre and we will endeavor to have your prescription ready that day.

 

Patients will generally need to collect the paper prescription from the Health Centre, in cases of housebound patients we will endeavor to fax the prescription to the chemist for delivery.

 

If you run out of your medicines outside normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, including if you’re away from home.

 

If you already have a prescription and urgently need the medicines, try the following steps:

 

If your local pharmacy is closed, use the link to find other nearby pharmacies and their opening hours. Some are open until midnight or later, even on public holidays.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Pharmacy/LocationSearch/10  

 

Davisons Pharmacy

Park View

Wideopen 

Telephone 0191 2235783

 

Asda Gosforth

Hollywood Avenue

Gosforth

NE3 5BU

Telephone 0191 213 0933

   

Boots Chemist

Kingston Park Centre

Brunton Lane

Telephone 0191 2715073

  

Tesco Pharmacy

Kingston Park

Brunton Lane

Kingston Park

Telephone 0845 6779483

 

If you would prefer to speak to someone first, call NHS 111, they will also be able to look up an out-of-hours pharmacy or service in your area for you.

 

You can also use the service search to find your nearest Walk-In Centre, which can sometimes dispense medicines after a consultation.

 

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Emergencyandurgentcareservices/pages/Walk-incentresSummary.aspx

 

If it is a real emergency and you’ve tried all of the above unsuccessfully, use the service search to find your nearest accident and emergency department 

 

  http://www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/UrgentCare/UrgentCareFinder?Location.Id=0&Location.Name=ne13%206jj&Location.Latitude=55.045539855957&Location.Longitude=-1.62904977798462&IsAandE=True&IsPharmacy=False&IsUrgentCare=True&IsOpenNow=False&MileValue=10

 

Non-Prescription Medication

 

If you need non-prescription medicines, such as paracetamol or an antacid, and you can’t find an open pharmacy, the following places may stock a basic range of over the counter medicines and often have longer opening hours than high street pharmacies.

 

  •  Supermarkets
  •  Newsagents
  •  Garages

 

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A PRESCRIPTION

 

Tip: If you use prescription medicines, always keep a record of your current prescription medicines, as set out in your usual prescription form.

 

If you run out of prescription medicines and don’t have a prescription with you, you may be able to get an emergency supply without a prescription from a pharmacy. It’s a good idea to take along your medicine’s packaging with you, if you have kept it.

 

PHARMACIES

 

You’ll be interviewed by the pharmacist to find out:

 

Whether there is an immediate need for the medicine.

That it not practical to obtain a prescription in the circumstances without undue delay.

That the medicine has, on a previous occasion, been prescribed by a prescriber.

What dose of the medicine would be appropriate for the person to take.

 

The pharmacist will need to be assured of all these things before they supply a prescription-only medicine in an emergency, without a prescription. If he is not satisfied that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, they may not supply the medicine.

 

A charge MAY BE made for the medicines supplied and the service provided. This may vary between pharmacies.

 

GPs and Walk-in Centres

 

If you run out of medicines while you’re away from home, you may be able to have a consultation with a local GP and get a prescription for a limited supply of medicines.

 

If you’re given a prescription, you’ll still need to find a pharmacy that’s open.

 

You can also go to an NHS walk-in centre. They may be able to organize a GP consultation. In some cases, they can give you medicine after you’ve seen a nurse.

 

Some walk-in centres are open from early morning to late evening, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

 

Last reviewed: 05/05/17

Next review due: 05/05/19

 



 
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