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COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL CARE

for adults and children
Union Brae Opening Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8:30am – 6:00pm

8:30am – 6:00pm

8:30am – 8:00pm

8:30am – 6:00pm

8:30am – 6:00pm

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Support Planners will be at Union Brae Surgery on the first Friday of every month, commencing Friday 4th October, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. No appointment necessary.

 

They can help with the following:

•Help with social isolation – signposting to different groups within the area.

•Support with sourcing care – information about the different options available.

•Sourcing cleaners / gardeners / builders etc (not recommendations)

•Helping with enablers – to take you out or provide a sitting service.

•Finding transport options available.

•Help with finding day centres to attend.

•Support to claim Attendance Allowance.

An exciting career and development opportunity has arisen in the Well Up North Primary Care Network covering North Northumberland. The successful candidate will be hosted by a GP Practice within the network (to be agreed at appointment).

We are seeking to appoint a Full Time Social Prescribing Link Worker, to provide Social Prescribing Link Working Services for GP Practices within the Well Up North Primary Care Network. The GP Practices within Well Up North are;

Alnwick Medical Group, Alnwick

Belford Medical Practice, Belford

Cheviot Medical Group, Wooler

Coquet Medical Group, Amble

Felton Surgery, Felton

The Glendale Surgery, Wooler,

Gas House Lane Surgery, Morpeth

Greystoke Surgery, Morpeth

The Rothbury Practice, Rothbury

Union Brae and Norham Practice, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Well Close Medical Group, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Widdrington Surgery, Widdrington

Well Up North Primary Care Network consists of twelve GP Practices covering a geographical area ranging from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Morpeth. The Network is responsible for providing services to over 80,000 patients. The successful candidate will have a manageable case load of patients to provide support to.

Social Prescribing aims to support individuals to take greater control of their own health as well as supporting professionals managing patient health and wellbeing. Social Prescribing is an alternative or addition to medical prescription or intervention.

Well Up North are looking for a someone with a genuine interest in improving patient and population health. The successful candidate must be able to manage their workload in a timely, professional manner and without direct supervision.

For further details, please see the job description below. For any queries relating to the post, please contact Sophie Wrightson, Well Up North Primary Care Network Non-Clinical Lead on sophie.wrightson@nhs.net

For more information on Primary Care Networks (PCNs) please visit the NHS England website and search for Primary Care Networks.

For more information on Social Prescribing, and the role of Social Prescribing Link Workers within Primary Care Networks, please visit the NHS England Website and search for Social Prescribing Link Workers.

Starting salary Salary:

£24,214

NHS 111 is the free number to call when you have an urgent healthcare need. It directs you to the right local service, first time. It is available across the whole of England making it easier for you to access urgent healthcare services when you need medical help fast.

Click the image above to access the annual health watch survey.  

From the 10th June to make an appointment with the hearing aid clinic you will have to ring the Audiology Department at Freeman Hospital direct on 0191 2231043. Freeman have asked for all telephone calls to be handled by their specialist team of audiologists to ensure the patients are all booked into the correct appointment slots. Union Brae have welcomed this decision as it frees up the telephone system for our patients to get through to speak to our staff. You will still be seen at Union Brae Surgery in Berwick but we are no longer booking the appointments.

Patient Access:

We have changed our clinical system to SystmOne. If you use our patient access service you will need to attend the surgery to pick up a new username and password. You will not be able to use your old pin number and password.

If you are feeling unwell click the image below and it will take you to the NHS choices page which contains loads of information and advice on many different medical issues.
 

The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. There is now a choice of 5 trainers to support and motivate you every step of the way, telling you when to walk and when to run. Click the image above to download it or to get more information about it.

The Heart Age campaign will re-launch on Tuesday 4 September, the aim of the campaign is to increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Click the image above to complete the ‘one you heart age test’. The test reveals your heart age compared to your real age and gives advice on how to lower it. 

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Do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetes numbers ?

If you are over 40 you could be eligible for a FREE health check to find out. Contact our reception for details.

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