We have started work with a pharmacist called Lewis Sutherland on a bone health project. The project will be pro-actively identifying people who may be at risk of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones become less dense and are more likely to break when exposed to force e.g. with a fall, with the main concern being hip fractures. Osteoporosis is symptomless, and is diagnosed with either a bone density scan (DEXA scan) or following a fracture. Lewis will contact people who may be at risk of developing osteoporosis to discuss going for a bone density (DEXA) scan at Wansbeck of North Tyneside hospital as a “check-up” for their bones. If the DEXA scan shows osteoporosis, Lewis will discuss potential treatment options. More information about osteoporosis can be found on the www.patient.co.uk web-site.
We have recently undertaken a review of how younger patients and patients with additional needs view our services. We have been guided by Melissa Stephenson who helped produce a resource pack for our clinicians / patients, along with some additional resources e.g. Chair for young patients to tuck themselves away whilst waiting and some reading books etc. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact the surgery.
Due to changes in NHS policy, Greystoke Surgery and the Practice Nurses can no longer administer private vaccinations for travel. The surgery can still offer travel health advice and NHS travel vaccinations.
If travelling, you can book a 20 minute telephone advice slot with one of our practice nurses preferably in good time before travel, and the nurse can discuss the travel advice and book you in for any NHS vaccines necessary.
You also have the option of going to one of the private travel clinics e.g. Health Hut Pharmacy in Morpeth, Boots in Eldon Square (Masta travel clinic downstairs), or Superdrug in Newcastle. For information you can go to Nathnac.org.uk (travel health pro) or www.masta-travel-health.com
We would like to thank our patients for helping us continue to support Medical Student Teaching.
- From January 2020 to July 2020, the surgery will host 3rd Year Students every Tuesday (AM & PM).
- From January 2020, we will host a 4th year Student for 6 weeks.
- We will also have 2 pairs of 2nd Year Students and they will come for a day in December 2019 and a day in March 2020.
Dr Hannah Marshall, Medical Student Lead