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Think GP First


We want to help you get the most out of your local NHS services

Treatment, medical advice and support is widely available from your local NHS. Play your part in using these services wisely. We want to help you get the most out of your local NHS services, this includes equipping you with the knowledge of which service is appropriate for different ailments and injuries.

Your GP can treat the majority of healthcare needs and are the first point of contact for most medical problems for you and your family. If you need to know where to go for urgent advice or care you can call NHS 111 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Out-of-hours GP services are also available via NHS 111.

Seriously ill or injured people from across Northumberland and North Tyneside should go to the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Cramlington where there are emergency care consultants working 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as well as consultants in a range of specialities working seven days a week.

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