Useful links, numbers and leaflets

Patient information leaflets

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Click here to access Patient UK – Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health information as provided by GPs to patients during consultations.

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Click here to access Best Treatments – Get the facts about the top treatment options.

NHS Choices Health Information – Make better choices about your health. Access in-depth information on over 850 conditions and treatments.

Click on the links below to view some of our most frequently requested patient information leaflets:

Coughs and colds in young children

Colds in adults and older children

High temperature (fever) in children

Sore throat

Ear infection (otitis media)

Headache

Diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) in children

Diarrhoea and vomiting (gastroenteritis) in adults

Cystitis in women

Headlice

Why no antibiotic?

Cholesterol

Smoking

Alcohol

Overweight

A surgery in Wales has produced some short patient information videos on topics such as cervical smears, how to use your inhaler, how to check your blood sugar, flu injections, etc. Click here to see these videos.

Useful phone numbers

Surgery

Reception 264 1014
Repeat Prescriptions (10am – 6pm) 264 1014
Fax 210 6702
Health Visitor 264 1014
Out of Hours 111

Hospitals

Freeman 233 6161
Hexham General 0344 811 8111
Marie Curie 219 1000
Campus for Ageing and Vitality (formerly Newcastle General) 233 6161
North Tyneside General 0344 811 8111
Nuffield 0800 – 589 689
Queen Elizabeth, Gateshead 482 0000
RVI 233 6161

Other

Age Concern 232 6488
Alcoholics Anonymous 521 4400
Alzheimer’s Disease Society 236 2006
Childline 0800 – 1111
Citizens’ Advice Bureau 232 0832
Disability Benefits Enquiry Line 0800 – 882 200
Housing Advice Centre 261 0074
Lemington Clinic 229 1806
National Drugs Helpline 0800 – 77 66 00
NECA 234 3486
Newcastle Law Centre 230 4777
Newcastle Talking Therapies 0300 555 1115
New Croft Centre (GUM & Sexual Health Clinic) 229 2999
NHS 111 111
NHS Health Information 0800 – 66 55 44
Parentline 281 4881
Police 214 6555
Rape Crisis Centre 232 9858
Registrar of Births & Deaths 211 5089
Relate 232 9109
Samaritans 0845 – 79 09 090
Social Services – Newburn 277 2555
Social Services – Out of Hours 232 8520
Social Services – Prudhoe 01661 – 832 758
Social Services – Sheriff Leas 286 3311
Streetwise 230 5400
Termination of Pregnancy Direct Appointment Line 0191 – 28 29 300
U Call Buses 202 0620
Victim Support 274 4274
Women’s Aid 265 2148

Useful Website Links

NHS Choices

NHS Direct

NHS111

ASH – Action on Smoking and Health

Age Concern England

Alzheimer’s Society Newcastle

Arthritis Care

Asthma – National Asthma Campaign

Autism – National Autistic Society

Back Pain – National Backpain Association

Benefits

Benefits Information – Department of Work and Pensions

Blind – Royal National Institute for the Blind

Breastfeeding Network

Cancer – Northern Cancer Network

Cancer – British Association for Cancer United Patients (BACUP)

Carers

Carers Centre – Newcastle

Colostomy Association

Deaf – Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Diabetes UK

Dyslexia – British Dyslexia Association

Eczema – National Eczema Association

Epilepsy Action

Family Planning – Marie Stopes

Gingerbread – for lone parents

Health Promotion / Lifestyle

Heart – British Heart Foundation

Immunisation information

Liver – British Liver Trust

Lung – British Lung Foundation

ME Association

Medicines – over 800 leaflets on specific medicines and drugs

MENCAP – Learning disability

Meningitis – Meningitis Trust

Mental Health Foundation

Miscarriage Association

MIND – for mental health problems

Multiple Sclerosis Society

My Care Newcastle – advice on care & support for adults in Newcastle

NCT – National Childbirth Trust

NursingHomeAbuseGuide.org

Organ Donation

Osteoporosis – National Osteoporosis Society

RELATE – for relationship problems

Support / self-help groups – details of over 2000 patient support and self-help organisations

Tests and investigations

Travel – Fit for Travel NHS site for travel advice

NHS Websites

NHS Choices

NHS Direct

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Newcastle and North Tyneside Health

Newcastle Psychological Services

Newcastle Talking Therapies

Northumbria Healthcare

Department of Health

West Newcastle Practice Based Commissioning Group

Local Information

Information Now – Newcastle’s Older People’s Website

Newcastle Journal and Evening Chronicle

Newcastle City Council

The Grange, Throckley

The Lemington Centre