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GP APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

You will be able to call 0191 486 2195 if you need a GP appointment over these extended holiday weekends, when your GP practice is closed.

For more information, please visit the practice news section on the home page. 

Closure Of Earsdon Park Medical Practice

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.

Flu Season

Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment for the flu vaccination or nasal spray for children aged 2,3 and pre school 4 year olds.


Surgery hours

Please be aware that the surgery will only operate Monday - Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm as of the 2nd October.

Prescription Line

Please note we have changed our prescription times. Please call between 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm.

Patient Online Services

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.

GP Appointments

If you need to discuss more than one problem with the GP, please book a double appointment.

 

 

Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making

When you visit your doctor’s surgery you will often find that there are decisions to be made about your health and the treatments that might be available to you. This includes when you are choosing between different types of treatment or different ways of managing any condition(s) you have.  When these decisions are made it is important that you are part of that process, so that you are able to come to the best decisions based on what is important to you

 Your doctor/nurse is an expert about health and health care. You are an expert in knowing about yourself, the impact that any conditions have on you, and what is important to you in treating your condition and in your wider life. When you and your doctor/nurse work together to share what you both know, and then use all of that information to come to a decision together, this is called ‘Shared Decision Making’. 

How to get involved

In order for you to be involved in decisions about your care there are three key things you need to know;

  1. What are my options?
  2. What are the possible risks, benefits and consequences of each option?
  3. How can we make a decision together that is right for me?

Where to find more information

Here are some links to information which may help you make any decisions about your healthcare

Patient Decision Aids

Patient Decision Aids (PDAs) are designed to help you decide which treatments and care options are best for you.

PDAs are useful because they allow you to pick out the things that are most important to you (your values) and make comparisons about how different treatments might affect these values. Patient decision aids have been developed for a number of common health care decisions and your doctor/nurse may use one or refer you on to one when you talk with them, or you might find it useful to look at one by yourself.  If you would like to know more about patient decision aids and look at some of the patient decision aids that are publicly available, the following websites : 

Decision aids developed in the UK

Decision aids developed internationally

An international inventory of decision aids   

Decision aids developed in the Mayo Clinic, USA

If you are looking for information about the risk of cardio vascular disease or Type 2 diabetes and ways in which those risks can be reduced these sites contains some useful information:

The Absolute CVD Risk/Benefit Calculator

Q Intervention

If you are looking for more general information about your health or health conditions then the NHS Choices website contains good quality information.



 
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