• QUALITY CARE QUALITY CARE QUALITY CARE QUALITY CARE
    IN A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT IN A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT IN A WELCOMING AND INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT A WELCOMING
    ENVIRONMENT
    We work hard to ensure that you feel that you have had your dignity respected and that you were listened to We work hard to ensure that you feel that you have had your dignity respected and that you were listened to We work hard to ensure that you feel that you have had your dignity respected and that you were listened to
  • NEW PATIENTS WELCOME NEW PATIENTS WELCOME NEW PATIENTS WELCOME NEW PATIENTS
    FROM WITHIN OUR AREA FROM WITHIN OUR AREA FROM WITHIN OUR AREA FROM WITHIN
    OUR AREA
    Download registration forms HERE >> Download registration forms HERE >>
  • ONLINE SERVICES ONLINE SERVICES ONLINE SERVICES ONLINE SERVICES
    REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - APPOINTMENTS REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - APPOINTMENTS REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS - APPOINTMENTS PRESCRIPTIONS
    APPOINTMENTS
    Register with reception to order your prescription and book appointments directly from this website Register with reception to order your prescription and book appointments directly from this website Register with reception to order your prescription and book appointments directly from this website
  • CARE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY CARE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY CARE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY THE WHOLE FAMILY
    SERVICES FOR EVERYONE SERVICES FOR EVERYONE SERVICES FOR EVERYONE SERVICES
    FOR EVERYONE
    We offer specialist services for children, parents and patients with long-term conditions We offer specialist services for children, parents and patients with long-term conditions We offer specialist services for children, parents and patients with long-term conditions
  

News

Flu (also known as influenza) is a highly infectious illness caused by the flu virus. It spreads rapidly through small droplets coughed or sneezed into the air by an infected person. For most people, flu is unpleasant but not serious. You will usually recover within a week.

Studies have shown that flu vaccines provide effective protection against the flu, although protection may not be complete and may vary between people. Protection from the vaccine gradually decreases and flu strains change over time. Therefore, new vaccines are made each year and people at risk of flu are encouraged to be vaccinated every year.

The flu vaccination is offered to people in at-risk groups. These people are at greater risk of developing serious complications if they catch flu, such as pregnant women and elderly people

The injected flu vaccine stimulates your body's immune system to make antibodies to attack the flu virus.

Antibodies are proteins that recognise and fight off germs, such as viruses, that have invaded your blood.

If you're exposed to the flu virus after you've had the flu vaccine, your immune system will recognise the virus and immediately produce antibodies to fight it.

It may take 10 to 14 days for your immunity to build up fully after you have had the flu shot.

You need to have a flu jab every year, as the antibodies that protect you from flu decline over time, and flu strains can also change from year to year.

Go to this NHS website for more information about the vaccine and who should have it.

All of our patients have been allocated a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support provided for them. This does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do. If you wish to know who your named GP is please ask at Reception.

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed. This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you more>>

Online services
Prescriptions, appointments, view records

When we are closed
Need medical advice outside hours?

New patients
We welcome new patients in our area.

Clinics & services
Long-term conditions and special requirements

Welcome to West Road Medical Centre

Our aim is to provide everyone in our community with quality care in a welcoming and inclusive environment. We work hard to ensure that whenever you visit our surgery you leave feeling that you have had your dignity respected and that you were listened to. You should also be assured that we will make you aware of all of the choices that are available to you. Our staff are constantly updating their training to make sure that you receive the best care.

 

West Road Medical Centre has a long history of working with patients in the west end of Newcastle. This means that our GPs, nurses, and practice team understand the needs of the diverse mix of the local population. Our GPs have worked with many generations of local families in the west of Newcastle. We are a founder member of the West Newcastle Clinical Commissioning Group, one of the most respected in the country. We use this position to secure the best local services for our patients.