Shiremoor Resource CentreTel: 0191 251 7139
Oxford CentreTel: 0191 251 7139
It is with regret that Earsdon Park Medical Practice will close on 31st March 2018. Notification letters have been sent out to all registered patients advising that they will need to register with another GP practice. This applies to both our main Practice site Shiremoor and branch surgery at the Oxford Centre, Longbenton.
Please be aware that the surgery will only operate Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm as of the 2nd October.
Please note we have changed our prescription times. Please call between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.
Are you aware you can order prescriptions, book appointments and view your summarised medical record online. To register, please visit the Patient Online Services section located right of the page.
If you need to discuss more than one problem with the GP, please book a double appointment.
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
To view a full list of non-NHS & admin report fees, please click on the link below.
Non NHS Fees & Admin Reports List
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
Front-line health and social care workers are also eligible to receive the flu vaccine. It is your employer's responsibility to arrange and pay for this vaccine.
You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you are aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2018, you do qualify.
If you're pregnant, you're advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you've reached.
That's because there's strong evidence to suggest pregnant women have an increased risk of developing complications if they get flu.
If you're pregnant, you will benefit from the flu vaccine because:
It's safe to have the flu vaccine at any stage of pregnancy from conception onwards.
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