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OUR FACEBOOK PAGE IS MOVING

Our Facebook page is moving. You can find our new page on Facebook by searching for @TrinityMedicalCentreSouthShields
Click like and continue to receive up-to-date information on what's happening at the Surgery. Thank you for your continued support

IMPORTANT INFORMATION WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY

We now ask that all patients wear a face covering when entering the surgery. If you do have an appointment we would be grateful if you could come with your face covering on. This can be in the form of a mask, scarf, handkerchief or any sort of fabric.
Thank you

NEEDLE EXCHANGE TIMETABLE JUNE 2020

Please find attached a copy of the current timetable for Needle Exchange provision in South Tyneside. This is provided by South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service who aim to deliver a comprehensive harm reduction service.

Needle Exchange Timetable June 2020

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRINITY MEDICAL CENTRE

In the interests of patient safety, from Wednesday 25/3/2020, only patients with pre-arranged face-to-face appointments can enter the building.
If you have a query, please contact the Surgery by phone on 0191 4560053, via email on stynccg.trinitymc@nhs.net, via Patient Access online services or visit our website at www.trinitymedicalcentre.nhs.uk
Paper prescriptions can be placed in the letter box on our front gate. This is emptied daily.
We are currently working at reduced staffing levels, so you may have a longer wait in response to your queries. Your patience is appreciated.
Thank you for your understanding and Stay Safe
The Trinity Medical Centre Team

Gathering your views on using digital technology to consult with GPs

Covid-19 also known as coronavirus, has meant that NHS healthcare staff have needed to use different ways of providing a clinical consultation to ensure that patients still get the healthcare they need. As well as the traditional methods such as face-to-face appointments, GPs, nurses and hospital staff have been using other, safer ways to consult such as telephone, online or video consultations.

 

The NHS in County Durham, South Tyneside, and Sunderland are working together to understand your thoughts of the different ways people can consult with a healthcare professional at their GP practice. This survey is open to anyone over the age of 16 to complete.

 

The feedback from this survey will be added to the insight being gathered through other involvement work being carried out with NHS staff. The report will be used to help us to understand how we can continue to make improvements to services and encourage more people to use digital clinical consultations with their health professional in the future.

 

All feedback will be treated in strictest confidence and we do not require any personal information that will identify you. This survey is available to complete until 3 July 2020 and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.

You can let us know your thoughts by going to: https://involvement.sunderlandccg.nhs.uk/surveys/1

 

Thank you for your time.

 

ECONSULT PHOTO UPLOADS

ECONSULT - You can now upload photos to your 'I want general advice' consultation. Watch this video to find out more and visit our website to submit an ECONSULT

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South Tyneside Sexual Health Services

Visit our section on Sexual Health for more information on the services currently being offered despite Covid-19 restrictions

Early Cancer Diagnosis Saves Lives

Fewer people are presenting to their GPs with possible cancer symptoms. Don't delay, contact your GP Surgery if you are concerned or notice changes that are unusual for you. Watch this short video to find out more

https://youtu.be/DfBf38taZJs

Mental Health Support and Emotional Wellbeing Self Help packs

Click on the links below to access information on how to maintain positive mental health for everyone during this period and beyond as well as details of support that is available.

Adult Mental Health Support Information

Advice for Parents

Childrens Wellbeing Self Help Pack

Young Peoples Wellbeing Self Help Pack

Useful information for parents during Coronavirus

Guidance for parents during Coronavirus

KOOTH - online support available for young people

Follow this link for information on how to access online support for young people aged 10-25 or visit www.Kooth.com

Kooth online support for young people

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT LLOYDS PHARMACY

Please note the amended opening hours for Lloyds Pharmacy, New George Street, South Shields:

Monday to Friday 9.30am-1.00pm then 2.00pm-5.00pm

The Pharmacy will be closed between 1.00-2.00pm

Self Isolation notes 

Follow this link for more information on self isolation notes
https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/

Information on Sicknotes and Coronavirus

Please see the link below for further information on sick notes and Coronavirus

Information on Sick Notes

New Support Groups available for LGTB+ young people

LGTB Peer Support Group

LGTB Youth Group

Find your way to better Mental Health

We all have times when we feel stressed, low or anxious, or having trouble sleeping. For practical tips and expert advice to improve your mental health, visit Every Mind Matters

https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme introduced by the police in partnership with other agencies which encourages carers to record useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, The Herbert Protocol form recording all vital details, such as medication required, mobile numbers, places previously located, a photograph etc.

In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the form can be easily handed to the police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.

This form could make a real difference. It could help reduce the amount of time a vulnerable person is missing, bringing them to safety even quicker.

Download the Herbert Protocol Form at

https://beta.northumbria.police.uk/advice-and-info/personal-safety/missing-persons/

Did you know? In spring 2020, the law around organ donation will change. Find out what this means for you at: http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk

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