We have received a note from Public Health England about the MERS outbreak in the Middle East. It may be relevant if seeing patients returning from that part of the world. It cam be found in the Guidelines section. Please remember that part of the handbook is password-protected and can be accessed by using the GatDoc login.

WiC at Blaydon

You may all be aware that the service at the Walk-in Centre at Blaydon has been taken over by Gateshead Foundation Trust. CBC is supplying doctors to the new service. You may feel that a patient who calls GatDoc should be most appropriately seen at Blaydon, if so there is now an option when forwarding a call to transfer it to a different site. This will allow you to send the call to Blaydon by selecting Blaydon Walk-in Centre from the list.