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.
Personal Health Budgets – Check out this website for information on all kinds of Personal Health Budgets (PHB’s).
NHS Continuing Healthcare - Some people with long-term complex health needs qualify for free social care arranged and funded solely by the NHS including Children. This is known as NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) and continuing care for children.
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
The services offered by Northumbria Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust include:
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Community Learning Disability Service
Community Paediatrician Services
Emergency Care and Treatment
Equipment and Loans Service including Wheelchairs
Healthy weight service
Newborn hearing screening
School nursing service
Speech and Language Therapy
Northumbria Healthcare also provides dental services if you need specialist treatment that can't be provided by your own family dental practice. This is available to children and adults. For more information click here.
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
NSPCC - Helping young people explore topics such as emotions, relationships and identity
Children's Continuing 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:
long-term or life-limiting conditions
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.
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 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
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
MENCAP – LD, Autism and Internet safety.