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Rise in online GP consultations

Rise in online GP consultations

Across Sunderland, there has been a significant rise in the number of people using online GP consultations during the Coronavirus lockdown and doctors want to encourage others to use them more. In Sunderland 1,365 patients used online consultations during March 2020,...

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Day in the life of a Sunderland GP

Day in the life of a Sunderland GP

Dr Andy Devlin is Clinical Director for Sunderland East Primary Care Network. Practising at Villette Surgery in Suffolk Street, Hendon, he is also a GP Trainer. Here, he describes how his working day has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and what new ways of...

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Sunderland to be first in England to pilot new app

Sunderland to be first in England to pilot new app

Sunderland is the first place in the country to pilot a new healthcare app that allows patients with debilitating breathing problems to monitor their vital signs and visually consult with healthcare professionals, from the comfort of their own home. All Together...

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Event to help disabled residents stay well

Event to help disabled residents stay well

Sunderland residents living with disabilities and autism and their family and carers are being given the chance to find out more about how to stay well at a free event next week. Sunderland People First – a Leechmere based Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to...

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Artwork shines spotlight on NEWS

Artwork shines spotlight on NEWS

A TALENTED young artist is raising awareness of a new programme being rolled out across Sunderland care homes to help spot the early signs of illness. Shane Wilding, 43, a resident at Ashwood Court, which supports young adults and older people living with mental...

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First for Sunderland paramedic

First for Sunderland paramedic

Jeannie Henderson, an advanced paramedic practitioner with Deerness Park Medical Group in Sunderland, has become one of the country’s first paramedic prescribers. Following a nine month intensive training course, Jeannie is now able to prescribe independently to all...

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Care bosses appointed for new alliance

Care bosses appointed for new alliance

THE LEADERS of a new alliance that will oversee community based health care services, for adults in Sunderland have been appointed this month. All Together Better is a new alliance that will officially launch in April, taking on responsibility for all out-of-hospital...

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