Good asthma care

Updated on 15th March 2023 at 11:05 am

At your annual asthma review you will assessed for a change to a Salbutamol Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) as they have a lower carbon footprint, so is better for the environment and your lungs. We would also ask that you do not dispose of your empty inhalers in your household waste, but return them to […]

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Updated on 28th October 2021 at 10:48 am

Men of the North East and North Cumbria ….. Can you spare 10 minutes? It could save your life Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening November is men’s health month   and a perfect opportunity to raise awareness of a health condition than predominantly affects men. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms (AAAs) mainly affect men aged 65 or over. They […]

How GP practices are working currently

Updated on 23rd September 2021 at 10:16 am

Why are GP practices working differently? click here to find out more. – How practices are working currently


Updated on 26th May 2021 at 11:47 am

  Targeted Lung Health Check March 2021 Newcastle Gateshead CCG is part of a national pilot to check patient’s lung health. It is starting at Walker Medical Group. Who. It is for patients aged 55 to 75 years old who have ever smoked. That is are current smokers of tabaco, or anybody who was smoked […]

Diabetes Awareness

Updated on 29th April 2021 at 10:29 am

Diabetes awareness Diabetes is a significant cause of ill health in the UK. One in ten people over the age of 40 in the UK are now living with a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. Incredibly, more than half of all cases of Type 2 Diabetes could be delayed or prevented. Minor lifestyle changes can […]

Ageing and Shingles

Updated on 15th April 2021 at 10:29 am

Some changes to your body are common when you get older. What changes can you expect, and how can you minimise the impact? It’s not just physical changes. You may find that you need to reassess other areas of your life. You might want to give some thought to how you’d like your life to […]

Stress Awareness

Updated on 15th April 2021 at 10:28 am

Stress has been a significant feature of the last 12 months for most people in the UK. We’ve had to cope with things we probably never would have thought possible. If you’re not feeling as happy as you did 12 months ago, then perhaps it’s worth taking a look at the NHS quiz below. Mindfulness […]

Young People, sexting and bullying

Updated on 15th April 2021 at 10:26 am

If you’re a young person suffering from bullying, you can access support and help through Bullying UK. Bullying takes many forms, both in person and online. Some young people are encouraged to sext, which then provides different resources for bullies to use. If you have a child who has access to their own mobile phone, […]

Quit smoking and breath

Updated on 22nd September 2020 at 9:26 am

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you’ll be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately. It’s never too late to quit, so join in this […]

Action for Children

Updated on 30th April 2020 at 12:18 pm

Action for Children launched a new online support service for parents last week called TALK .  In summary this is access to online information for parents but the new and unique element is the online chat facility… we have trained 10 practitioners in the city as parenting coaches and are able to support parents five […]


Updated on 25th March 2020 at 9:06 am

Please be aware that pharmacies may be closed at times due to various issues caused by COVID-19. If you are directed by us to community pharmacies, you may wish to ring ahead to check the opening times.  


Updated on 18th March 2020 at 9:34 am

As a partner in the Great North Care Record – data sharing

NHS advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated on 3rd March 2020 at 11:03 am

For general information on coronavirus please use the link below. If you have concerns that you may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that will tell you what you should do based on your particular circumstances.  These can be […]

Infection Control Policy

Updated on 9th November 2018 at 10:20 am

We aim to keep our practice clean and tidy and offer a safe environment to our patients and staff.  We endeavor the premises are kept clean and well maintained at all times. If you have any concerns about cleanliness or infection control, please report these to our Receptionists. Our GPs and Nursing staff follow our […]

Urgent Medical Problems

Updated on 21st July 2017 at 11:49 am

We have changed the way we deal with urgent medical problems so that we are available to help you when you need us. An information leaflet is available from reception or via the link below to update you about these changes. Please contact the surgery if you have any questions about this.   Urgent Medical […]

virtual Patient Participation Group

Updated on 6th December 2016 at 9:52 pm

Do you have something to say, but don’t have time to attend meetings? Do you have ideas about how to improve your practice? Do you have access to a computer? If you answered yes then why not join our Virtual Patient Participation Group   We would like to know how we can improve our services to […]

Great North Care Record

Updated on 12th October 2016 at 12:42 pm

Your information in the right place at the right time


Updated on 20th July 2016 at 10:43 pm

We want to make sure that we are communicating with you in a way that is easy for you and that you can understand.   Please let us know if you: Need information in a specific format e.g. large print Do you need to receive information in a particular way e.g. email? Do you need […]

Learning Disability reviews

Updated on 28th April 2016 at 5:26 pm

Did you know that we offer an Annual Health Check for patients who have Learning Disabilities?

Self help and Antibiotic Awareness

Updated on 18th November 2015 at 9:58 am

‘When should I worry leaflet?’ Your guide to Coughs, Colds, Earache & Sore Throats Become an antibiotic guardian Protect yourself, your family and friends against the spread of antibiotic resistance.          

Who is my named GP?

Updated on 14th October 2015 at 8:37 pm

Your named GP is responsible for co-ordinating your care

Facilities for Parents

Updated on 24th December 2014 at 3:11 pm

The Walker Medical Group recognise and supports the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby. Should you require privacy when breastfeeding please ask at reception. Parents are also welcome to bring prams and pushchairs into the building and into the consultation rooms.

Online patient services

Updated on 24th December 2014 at 3:02 pm

Records Walker Medical Group currently offers patients’ the facility to view on line, export or print any summary information from their medical record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions. If you were given your login details before the 1 April 2015 you will not currently have access to your records. If this is something you […]

NHS organ donor register

Updated on 4th July 2013 at 9:57 am

Transplants are one of the most miraculous achievements of modern medicine. But they depend entirely on the generosity of donors and their families who are willing to make this life-saving or life-enhancing gift to others. One donor can save the life of several people, restore the sight of two others and improve the quality of […]


Updated on 29th November 2012 at 10:29 am

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