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GP Online.

Register here to access to your GP services via the web site or app.

book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse
order repeat prescriptions online
view parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
view clinical correspondence such as hospital discharge summaries, outpatient appointment letters and referral letters

 Various apps available on android and apple       

 

NHS Choices - Helping you take control of your health and well being.  

 

NHS Apps library - The NHS Apps Library helps you to find trusted health and wellbeing apps. These digital tools have been assessed by the NHS as clinically safe and secure to use.

 

Annual Health check information 14+ -  People with a learning disability often have poorer physical and mental health than other people. This does not need to be the case.

Annual health checks are for adults and young people aged 14 or over with a learning disability.

An annual health check helps you stay well by talking about your health and finding any problems early, so you get the right care.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/learning-disabilities/annual-health-checks/

https://www.mencap.org.uk/advice-and-support/health/dont-miss-out/dont-miss-out-annual-health-checks

 

Personal Health Budgets – Check out this website for information on all kinds of Personal Health Budgets (PHB’s).

 

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust

A child playing, being evaluated by two professionals

The services offered by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Trust include:

Newborn hearing screening
Child and adolescent mental health services
Community nursing
Healthy weight service
Occupational therapy
Speech and language therapy
Community paediatrician services
Health visiting
Emergency care and treatment
School nursing service
Immunisations
Continence Service
Equipment and Loans Service including Wheelchairs

Northumbria Healthcare Specialist Services

Community Dental services

You may be referred into our dental service if you need specialised treatment not provided within your own family dental practice. This service may be for adults and children.

 

Sexual Health services

All services related to Sexual Health services and support for Adults and Young people 13+

BILD – Comprehensive web site with many easy read materials available 

FAMILY PLANNING ASSOCIATION 

MENCAP 

NSPCC - Helping young people explore topics such as emotions, relationships and identity

 

Acute Learning Disabilities services –

At Northumbria Health-Care we have Learning Disability Nurses who can offer support when a child accesses the acute hospitals. Although the role is identified as 18+ there is an offer to support younger children on a case by case basis.

 

Children's Physiotherapy

The physiotherapy service works with children from 0 -19 years, who:

live or attend school in North Tyneside
have problems with the development of their movement
have conditions which affect their movement or have had musculo-skeletal injuries

 

Dietetics

The Paediatric Dietetic service at Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust provides specialist dietetic support for children and young people from birth up to 19yrs (if still under the care of a local paediatrician) who require dietetic assessment and intervention. Children should be referred by a healthcare professional using the department referral form or letter. Children will be transferred from the paediatric dietetic service to the adult dietetic service from the age of 16 to 19 years, if further dietetic input is required.

 

Children's Adolescent Mental Health Services

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) helps children and young people up to 18 years old, and their families.

Click here to watch a video about Young People's Mental Health in North Tyneside.

Specialist Mental Health Services

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust provide urgent care, planned care and specialist services.

Support from the Community Learning Disabilities Team

The Community Learning Disabilities Team provides an assessment service for people with a learning disability. The team can offer:

Assessment and care co-ordination
Independent supported living
Support for parents and families
Care management
Mental health assessment
Forensic services
Support for adults with learning disabilities and complex health needs.

Contact the Front Door Tel 0345 200 109

If you are already receiving support from the team and want to get in touch:

Contact: 

The Oxford Centre
West Farm Avenue
Longbenton
Newcastle
NE12 8LT.

Telephone: (0191) 643 7885  (social work) | (0191) 643 2487 (health)
Email: cldt_duty_admin@northtyneside.gov.uk 

Children's Continuing Health Care and Complex Needs

Some children and young people (up to age 18), may have very complex health needs.

These may be the result of:

congenital conditions
long-term or life-limiting conditions
disability
serious illness or injury

Children with such complex needs may need additional health support to that which is routinely available from GP practices, hospitals or in the community.

This additional package of care is called continuing care. The Clinical Commissioning Group, which arranges health services locally, has responsibility for assessing children and young people to see if they need a package of continuing care.

You can find more information about the children and young people’s continuing care national framework, including a guide for young people and parents here

There are two information sheets below which give further information and explain the eligibility criteria, along with a leaflet for parents and carers, which includes contact details. There is also a document showing the remit of the Complex Case Panel. The remit of the Panel includes considering the needs of children and young people who are eligible for either: children's continuing care, non-commissioned pathways of health and care, joint care between CCG and local authority.

 

 

Related documents

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of children's health services.

Accessible information regarding health and wellbeing

Easyhealth - An index of pages of information in easy read format for people with learning disabilities.

A Weight Off Your Mind - Would you like to lose weight or support someone else to do so? Here you will find a range of useful information and resources available in the North East region including a Weight Management Plan for people with Severe Mental illness and/or a learning disability.

My Care

My Care North Tyneside is an information and advice website about care and support options for residents in North Tyneside. My Care offers information and advice on a range of care and support options for your child and for you as a carer. It will ensure you are informed and can make your own choices about the care and support provided to your child. It will also help you to identify your own support needs as a carer. You can browse the SIGN North Tyneside directory for services, groups and activities that may help your child and yourself, as their carer.

Should you need any help navigating the website, or need any further care with help and support, please feel free to contact us:

Telephone: (0191) 643 2777
Email: childrenandadultscontactcentre@northtyneside.gov.uk

Helpful Resources

STOMP AND STAMP

Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics (STAMP)

NHS England have collaborated in a new piece of work which looks at how we can support children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both better.

 

ERIC - The Children’s bladder and bowel charity. Links for parents and professionals. Loads of resources and support

 

NORTH TYNESIDE YOUNG CARERS

 

EATWELL PLATE

 

Internet safety

MENCAP – LD, Autism and Internet safety.

AUTISM TOOLBOX 

GENERAL INTERNET SAFETY