Face Coverings On Public Transport

Updated on 19th June 2020 at 10:32 am

https://www.nexus.org.uk/news/item/face-coverings-public-transport-your-questions-answered We are receiving a number of calls from patients requesting letters of proof of exemption from wearing face coverings on the metro and public transport. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the amount of pressure this is putting on the service, we are not able to provide individual letters of proof of exemption […]

COVID-19 IMPORTANT NOTICE

Updated on 5th June 2020 at 1:23 pm

COVID 19 Poster In line with Government guidance we are asking ALL patients and visitors to the Practice to adhere to the following safety measures: Please supply and wear a face covering for the whole of the time you are in the Practice. Please attend for your appointment NO SOONER THAN 5 MINUTES prior to […]

Patients attending the Surgery during COVID-19

Updated on 29th May 2020 at 5:39 pm

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we would be grateful if any patients or visitors could wear some form of face covering when attending the surgery.  Please help us to keep our patients and our staff safe.

COVID-19 Information for Employers and Employees

Updated on 20th May 2020 at 12:09 pm

We have had a number of queries from patients with long term conditions but not requiring to shield, who are concerned about returning to work. Clinicians are unable to provide workplace assessments and would advise that people follow the link below for guidance. https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

General Practice Transparency Notice for GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

Updated on 20th May 2020 at 11:39 am

This practice is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. The health and social care system is facing significant pressures due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Health and care information is essential to deliver care to individuals, to support health, social care and other public services and to protect public health. Information will also […]

NOTICE OF SURGERY CLOSURE

Updated on 20th May 2020 at 10:58 am

Late May Bank Holiday -Monday May 25th the surgery will be closed all day.  The phonelines will re-open on Tuesday 26th May @ 8.00am If you need medical advice whilst we are closed you can: Speak to a pharmacist                   Contact Tyne Health Extended access Hub T:0191 4862195 Call NHS 111

Medical & Insurance Reports

Updated on 4th May 2020 at 2:37 pm

Insurance/Medical Report Information Directive from NHS England with regards to insurance/medical reports. During the coronavirus pandemic practices are advised to stop all private work they are doing to help free up capacity – Insurance and Medical reports come under this description. We will of course endeavour to complete all reports requests at our earliest convenience; […]

Changes To Your Prescription Ordering Service

Updated on 4th May 2020 at 2:23 pm

The Practice will very soon be upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically, date to be confirmed.    Please note: Our current prescription line facility will no longer be in operation from this date. Patients are advised to register for […]

Saturday Morning Clinics

Updated on 18th March 2020 at 5:54 pm

DUE TO THE CURRENT PANDEMIC AND SUBSEQUENT STAFF SHORTAGES, WE WILL NOT BE OPEN ON SATURDAY MORNINGS FOR THE FORESEABLE FUTURE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING

Coronavirus Guidance

Updated on 2nd March 2020 at 3:11 pm

In light of the evolving coronavirus situation, we are booking all patient appointments as triage appointments on the day.  Please do not attend the Practice without having been invited by a clinician.  Patients must attend alone or with one carer/guardian. Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help stop […]

Extended Access GP Hub Appointments

Updated on 28th February 2019 at 2:16 pm

Need an evening or weekend appointment? TyneHealth [North Tyneside’s GP Federation] provides patients registered in North Tyneside with the opportunity to book appointments in local Extended Access GP Hubs.   The appointments are provided by local doctors and nurses who work in North Tyneside GP practices and have full access to your medical record. The […]

Electronic prescription service (EPS)

Updated on 2nd November 2018 at 9:07 am

From 1st April 2020, every patient will need to have a nominated pharmacy in order for their prescriptions to be via the electronic prescription . If you wish to sign up for EPS you can register via the NHS App or request the pharmacy to register directly.  If you are signed up for online access […]

New Patient Registrations

Updated on 26th September 2018 at 6:22 pm

Marine Avenue Medical Centre is currently taking on new patients. If you decide we are the right GP Practice for you and your families needs and expectations you will need to pop into the Practice with two forms of documentation to provide evidence of identity & proof of address (one of these must contain a […]

Bowel Cancer Screening

Updated on 14th February 2018 at 12:29 pm

Bowel cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in the UK. Most people diagnosed with bowel cancer are over 60 years old. Screening aims to detect bowel cancer at an early stage, in people with no symptoms when treatment is more likely to be effective. As a Practice we strongly recommend you […]

Medical Students

Updated on 5th February 2018 at 2:54 pm

As a training surgery medical students may be present within this practice in order for them to gain valuable “hands on” experience in preparing to be our doctors and nurses of the future. Please do make the receptionist aware if you DO NOT wish them to be present during your appointment and/or to view your […]

Marine Avenue Medical Centre Infection Control Statement 2017

Updated on 23rd August 2017 at 7:24 pm

Annual statement of current practice at Marine Avenue Medical Centre to manage and monitor the prevention and control of infection 2016-2017 Marine Avenue Medical Centre takes the responsibility of infection control very seriously. The IPC (infection prevention and control) leads for Marine Avenue Medical Practice are Sister Helen Wilson and Mary Dobson (office Manager). 1. […]

Zero tolerance

Updated on 9th August 2017 at 11:20 am

There has been a rise of incidents between staff and patients. We would like to remind patients that violent, aggressive and abusive behaviour towards any member of our practice team will NOT be tolerated. This includes the written word. Any person found to be behaving in this way, will be removed from the practice and […]

APPOINTMENT DEMANDS

Updated on 19th July 2017 at 6:03 pm

We are currently experiencing a high demand for routine appointment bookings with a GP, this is a National problem and not restricted to this practice. Whilst we understand your frustrations and share them please refrain from taking this out on the receptionists. We offer on the day emergency triage calls with a GP if you […]

CQC

Updated on 30th March 2017 at 1:59 pm

Our CQC inspection was held on 15th December 2015. We are pleased that we have been rated as an overall GOOD.  The full report is available to read now http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-547079057. Thank you to the patients who completed the feedback cards and took the time on the day to speak to the inspectors.  

GP Earnings

Updated on 8th March 2017 at 2:28 pm

NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not […]