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New online mental health service launches in Newcastle and Gateshead

A new free, safe and anonymous online mental health service is now available for people living in Newcastle and Gateshead.

 Togetherall is a place where you can safely voice your feelings and connect with others for your wellbeing. The service is available 24/7 and moderated by mental health professionals and led by an on-duty clinical team to ensure users are safe and supported.

 

Togetherall is the latest in a series of new mental health services commissioned for local people. It follows the recent launch of a mental health support line operated by Tyneside and Northumberland Mind (every day 8am to 10pm (age 16+) on 0330 174 3174 (charged at local rate), as well as the Qwell online counselling and emotional wellbeing service.


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COVID-19 Vaccination - summary of vaccine schedule

 

Cohort

First Dose

Second Dose

Third dose

Booster

Over 18

-          Age 40 and over

-          Health social care staff

-          carers of elderly/disabled person

-          age 18 and over living with immunosuppressed

-          person age 18-64 in at risk group

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer or Moderna

 

AZ suitable for those 40+ only

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Not unless contacted by specialist or GP practice

3 months after 2nd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

Immunosuppressed age 18 and over

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer or Moderna

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Pfizer or Moderna. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

18-39 not in at risk group

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer or Moderna

Same vaccine as first dose, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 3rd dose, either Pfizer or half-dose Moderna

Under 18

Immunosuppressed age 12-15

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Pfizer. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, Pfizer

Immunosuppressed age 16-17

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Pfizer. Specialist will contact Pt and advise timing of 3rd dose

3 months after 3rd dose, Pfizer

12–15-year-olds in at risk group- table 4 Green book chapter 14a, including contacts of immunosuppressed person

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

Age 16-17 at in an at risk group (table 3 Greenbook)

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 8-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

Age 12–15 not in higher risk group

(12-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 12-week interval

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

Age 16-17 not in higher risk group

(12-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

30 microgram

Pfizer, 12-week interval

Not recommended currently

3 months after 2nd dose, Pfizer

 

Immunosuppressed age 5-11

Pfizer

10 microgram

Pfizer, 8 week interval

Still in development

Still in development

 

Age 5-11 in a clinical risk group, or household contact of immunocompromised

(4-week deferral after Covid +ve)

Pfizer

10 microgram

Pfizer, 8 week interval

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently

 

Age 5-11 not in a higher risk group

Pfizer

10 microgram

WAITING FOR PROTOCOL

Pfizer, 12 week interval

WAITING FOR PROTOCOL

Not recommended currently

Not recommended currently


COVID - 19 - changes to rules 24.2.2022

From the 24th February 2022 you will still be required to wear a mask when entering the practice unless you are exempt.  The guidance is from NHS England and is a requirement across all NHS services.

bekind

Small acts of kindness, such as a ‘thank you’, can make a positive impact on someone’s day, and help staff feel valued about the difference they are making to people’s lives. However, some NHS staff have experienced abuse from people, which has impacted on their mental health. This is not ok.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blood Tests

blood_tests_4A blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning
A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child's hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.

Get a Blood Test 

You can make an appointment with either the Health Care Assistant or Phlebotomist for blood tests which have been authorised by the doctor.

 
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