The COVID-19 vaccination is currently being offered to people most at risk from coronavirus.
The Covid-19 vaccination is the largest vaccine programme in the history of the NHS, and we are making rapid progress here in Newcastle.
The NHS is delivering the vaccine through community vaccination sites at Newcastle Racecourse and Newcastle Eagles Basketball Centre. These sites are managed by Newcastle GP Services, the GP Federation for the city, working in partnership with Collaborative Newcastle. A further vaccination site at the Centre for Life is also providing vaccinations for residents in the city, and others across the North East region.
Our teams are working incredibly hard to vaccinate everyone as fast as possible, and we are prioritising patients based on strict national guidelines for age and clinical risk level.
We very much understand that you may feel anxious while waiting your turn, but you do not need to contact your GP surgery as you will be contacted when it is your turn to have the vaccine.
We have started vaccinating patients over 64 years of age and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter or phone call, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information a person will need to book appointments. Some services are currently also phoning and texting patients to invite them in.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we would ask people not to contact the NHS to get an appointment until they are contacted. The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first.
Some people who have been vaccinated by their GP may still get an invitation to a vaccination centre like the Centre for Life. This letter can be disregarded if you have already had your vaccine from you GP. This letter is not an invitation for a second dose of your vaccine and remember you can wait for an invitation from your GP if you would prefer to be vaccinated there rather than at a mass vaccination centre.
For further information regarding booking your Covid-19 vaccination, please click here
Our Practice is working in collaboration with local vaccination services to vaccinate our patients.
Full details of how the appointments will work and the COVID vaccine sites, can be found by clicking here >> or you can watch this short video which provides information regarding the transport options available to patients visiting the vaccination sites.
A full list of FAQs regarding the Covid-19 vaccine is available to view here.
In the meantime if you wish to access the latest information on the vaccination programme, please click here.
You can also access the following leaflets:
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccine view here>>
Go here for the latest detailed information from the government and other organisations.
To protect the health of our patients and staff we are asking patients only to come to the surgery if they have been given an appointment by the doctor or nurse.
When attending the surgery we ask you to please wear a mask or face covering.
Face Coverings Exemption
There is no requirement for GPs to confirm eligibility for exemption from using face coverings. The government advice about exemptions relating to their use on public transport can be found here >>
Shielding guidance has recently been reinstated, for full information on the new guidance in Tier 4, please click here
Contacting the practice
Our healthcare team is still available for telephone and face to face consultations about non-Covid health issues and you can contact the surgery to make an appointment. At present all face to face appointments are only being allocated by a Healthcare Professional following a telephone or video call.
Please see the latest opening times and contact details for our surgeries at the bottom of our homepage.
Alternatively you can go online to ask for help with a specific problem or condition, ask for general advice if you are not sure what your symptoms mean or request for administrative help for things like sick notes. Simply access the E-Consult system on our website at www.savillemed.co.uk and complete the online form.
E-consult provides an online portal where patients can self check their symptoms and receive medical advice.
You can also receive advice and treatment from a Healthcare Professional by the end of the next working day.
Please do not ignore symptoms and seek medical help when you need to.
Local Restrictions in Newcastle upon Tyne - for a full summary on the restrictions in Newcastle please click here.
If you need to order a repeat prescription please do this online via the NHS app or Patient Access apps or by telephoning our repeat prescription line on 0191 2428240 . Further details can be found on our website via https://www.savillemed.co.uk/online.php
All prescriptions ordered will be sent directly to your pharmacy and should not be collected from the practice.
PREGNANT PATIENTS should continue to see your midwife as planned unless contacted directly. Please contact Maternity Assessment 0191 2825748 with any urgent concerns.
If you have been told to self-isolate because of coronavirus and you need a note for your employer you can download one from the 111 service at https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note/
You can also access the COVID-19 Health Resource Guide which brings together a range of resources to help and support you in managing and maintaining your health through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.Health Resource Guide
Flu Vaccinations 2020
All patients aged 50 - 64 can now have a free flu vaccination.
Please book an appointment online or by telephoning the surgery after 2pm.
To check if you are eligible for a free flu vaccination, click here
This year clinics will look different in order for us to keep patients and staff safe
To register with us as your GP practice, please click here or for further information you can watch a short video explaining the registration process here