World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. The months of lockdown, loss and uncertainty have had a huge impact on u all, and prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now.

We all deserve to feel safe and supported when talking about our mental health. But too often, mental health stigma leaves people feeling isolated and ashamed. At worst, it prevents people getting support, finding employment or having open conversations.

Lots of us have felt worried about the coronavirus pandemic, and everyone will feel differently about the changes to lockdown restrictions.

If someone’s feeling anxious or worried, you don’t need to be an expert on mental health to support them. Think about using our three top tips:

1) Check in

If someone doesn’t feel ready to meet face-to-face, picking up the phone, having a video call, starting a group chat or messaging someone on social media lets them know you are there to talk and ready to listen.

2) Listen and reflect

Whether you have a mental health problem or not, this will be a challenging time for our mental health and wellbeing. If someone opens up to you, remember that you don’t need to fix things or offer advice. Often just listening, and showing you take them seriously, can help someone to manage.

3) Ask questions  

Ask how people are managing, and ask again if you’re worried they aren’t sharing the full picture. Asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up and explore what they’re feeling.

Working through a Pandemic and the effects it could have on Mental Health

A person is likely to say I am fine on average 14 times a day in response to “how are you?”. This has been particularly prevalent in recent months while remote working, with fewer opportunities for face-to-face interactions and being limited to digital forms of communication.
There’s also a danger that we might minimise our own mental health and wellbeing in times of crisis.

1 in 4 of us will experience mental health problems this year and having a colleague in your corner can make all the difference. Thie World Mental Health Day, it’s important to have conversations around mental health and build your understanding of mental health issues in and out of the workplace.

Talking Health and Personal Success

Talking Health and Personal Success during a Pandemic with Former GB Olympian and Vitality Performance Champion

Following on from our initial kick off for our programme of Health and Wellbeing activity, we had a great opportunity through our link with Vitality Insurance, to host a call with Lizzie Simmonds, a Vitality Performance Champion, and an inspirational speaker.

Lizzie is a former British Olympic, European Championship, and a Commonwealth Games swimmer and medallist.
Last week, Lizzie shared her time to help us understand the secrets of Mental Health and Wellbeing habits for real success with words of inspiration and hope for employees, clients, and partners.

Coronavirus saw us all enter into a stage of uncertainty and has had an effect on people’s mental health, so what can we do to keep our minds happy and healthy?

Lizzie’s educational talk was surrounding the mind-set of positive lifestyle choices to achieve personal and business aims as part of the journey adjusting back to normality.

Lizzie’s talk spread the word about why it is important to be more open about mental health both at home and in the workplace.

With Lizzie’s key topics focussing on resilience – how to find opportunity from challenges; as well as managing stress and pressure and learning how to prioritise mental wellbeing.

With Lizzie’s help, we hope to get everyone in the workplace talking about how vital it is to be happy and healthy, both physically and mentally, and especially considering the circumstances.

Share how you’ve tried to remain positive through Covid-19 or ask us any questions by emailing us info@nph-group.co.uk.

For more help and support with your health and wellbeing concerns please call our main support line for advice on 0191 6053140. We’re here to help.

Lizzie Simmonds takes ‘Time to Talk’

Kicking off our programme of Health and Wellbeing activity

Last week, English competitive swimmer and Vitality Performance Champion Lizzie Simmonds, who has represented Great Britain in the Olympics, kicked off the introduction to our annual programme of activity on ‘Time to talk day’ with words of inspiration and hope for employees, clients and partners.

Lizzie’s educational talk was surrounding the mind-set of positive lifestyle choices to achieve personal and business aims as part of Newcastle Premier Health’s commitment to improve the health, well-being and productivity of people in the North East.

Why Health and Wellbeing?

Thursday 6 February saw Newcastle Premier Health invite some of their longstanding customers, partners, staff and media to find time to talk about how they could improve their health, well-being in life and productivity in their workplaces.

Lizzie’s visit spread the word about the importance of finding time to talk and why it is important for individuals to be more open about mental health both at home and in the workplace. With Lizzie’s key topics focussing on resilience – how to reframe failure and finding opportunity from challenges; as well as managing stress and pressure and learning how to prioritise mental wellbeing – these complemented each other well.

Going forward…

Newcastle Premier Health believe that by bringing together the right ingredients, helping people to talk and listen, can and will change lives. With Lizzie’s help they are hoping to get everyone in the workplace talking about how vital it is to be happy and healthy, both physically and mentally.

“Lizzie recognises the real value of supporting people in all sorts of different ways to make changes that improve people’s health. I am delighted to have been able to invite Lizzie to visit us, I know she will help to inspire us to think differently about what we can all achieve in the workplace and in our personal lives”, says Managing Director of NPH, Mark Philpott.

As a leading provider of Occupational Health services, NPH have a busy year ahead with many initiatives due to take place in the North East. They are on a mission to encourage and stimulate conversations across the North East and are inviting the media and business community to get involved.

The event went so well, that Lizzie’s actually coming back to see us in the near future – so keep your eyes peeled for our next exciting event around health and well-being; where we will be blogging about this and other upcoming events too.

Our Responsibility to Reduce the Carbon Footprint

At times, we can all be guilty of taking the environment for granted – especially when at work!

Small habits and mistakes such as printing the wrong document, or throwing a plastic cup into the regular bin instead of the recycling bin can lead to excess waste, which increases our footprint on the environment.

Here at NPH, we decided to review our ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ policy in order to further reduce our carbon footprint and to lead the team into a greener future!

Doing the Write Stuff

Our first change is to recycle paper, plastics and card – using our new recycling bins.

With the average office worker using around 10,000 sheets of paper a year, according to Restore, recycling means that we save space in landfills as well as reducing the output of greenhouse gasses and preserving resources. On top of this, the team are minimising the use of paper by printing double sided as well as using black and white ink as default. We are also offering electronic receipts rather than printed receipts.

Crate Expectations

We recently changed our milk provider from store bought, plastic milk containers, to organic, fresh milk delivered in recyclable glass bottles. We made the decision to use glass as single-use plastics get thrown into landfills or the ocean and eventually biodegrade into harmful microplastics. These microplastics stay in our atmosphere for many years and have the potential to disrupt ecosystems and infiltrate food chains meaning that even humans will endure the ramifications.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

We are introducing initiatives so that we can all do our bit for the environment. As well the team are looking at setting up a beach clean – where we will attempt to address the growing issue of plastic waste on our beaches. There will be many more initiatives to follow and as a team we are also open to new initiatives and ideas…

In short, we have made it a key objective to minimise our carbon footprint and to reduce any negative impacts ,that we as a business, may have on the environment. We are committed to sticking to our changes and look forward to improving our carbon footprint even more.

Technology is changing the healthcare sector forever

With technology advancing at a rapid pace, there are products readily available that will change the healthcare sector forever…from wearable technologies to mobile phone applications which track your health, we are in an ever-evolving era of invention and innovation. In this post, we will be looking at some of the latest and greatest technology that will be making its mark and contributing to our health and wellbeing for years to come!

Step into Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is a simulated reality that you achieve through using some form of technology, starting out with a basic headset and controllers and scaling all the way up to a treadmill that allows you to run and jump as part of a game.

There are many uses for VR in healthcare, the first of which is medical training where students can gain vital experience without real life repercussions. It also allows students to watch from a lead surgeons point of view as they perform procedures and treatments all with the bonus of being able to pause and take notes.

VR can also be used as a form of anaesthetic (although it is usually partnered with a local anaesthetic). An application called SnowWorld has been used on burn victims – they play a game where they throw snowballs with the tilt of their head all whilst they are under treatment. Playing the game distracts the mind away from the pain. Doctors at the Shriners Hospital used a VR Headset that read brainwaves and it was recorded that brain activity relating to pain dropped by between 35% and 50% whilst in the game.

Introducing Ultrafast 5G

5G is the next generation of mobile internet connectivity and an upgrade on 4G. It also makes better use of the radio spectrum allowing for more people to access faster data, upload speeds and maintain a more stable connection. It can reach speeds of up to 300 megabits per second which is faster than most WiFi connections.

With 5G being introduced we will see huge benefits as medical professionals can transfer large files such as X-rays and MRIs much quicker. This can lead to faster critical decisions being made on a patient’s life. There is also mobile robotic surgery which is now capable over a 5G network. This is when a surgeon can use a control pad to direct a robot to perform surgery from a remote location. This could save lives as specialists and surgeons won’t have to travel or have their patients travel to them.

The World of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a term often used to describe machines or programmes that mimic cognitive functions that could be associated with the human mind. Typically, in the medical sector you would see more ‘dumb’ AI which means they have been taught how to do a specific task better than a human but can’t do anything else or think for themselves.

AI has many potential benefits in healthcare, one of the first benefits that it can have is in the radiology department. It can lead to less human error and can drive efficiency rates up. Another big potential benefit is AI led surgery, AI controlling a robot arm could complete surgeries with less scarring, less risk to the patient and could also potentially do it faster.

Real World Application

While some of these technologies are fairly far away, some are also close to being introduced. Here at NPH, we are excited to see what new treatments and methods the future will bring. We have open minds and are eager to adopt newer, safer and more efficient techniques and technologies that will have a positive impact in the lives of our clients.

However, in the present why not have a look at our website to see what premier services and treatments that we already offer? https://www.newcastlepremierhealth.com/services/

Exciting Developments This Spring

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We were excited to announce the beginning of Spring in our latest newsletter and invite you to read more about our recent and upcoming activities, as well as our blog post on work-related illnesses and workplace injury.


Work-Related Illness & Workplace Injury

The HSE estimates that in 2017/18, more than £3.0 billion was paid by businesses in the fight against work-related illness and workplace injury.

It is our belief that businesses can help prevent this by enforcing Health and Safety workplace standards. Not only does Occupational Health bring demonstrable cost benefits to your business, but it also helps to improve health outcomes for your employees…

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Defibrillator

Defibrillator

We are excited to announce that a Defibrillator will soon be positioned directly outside of our Darras Hall Clinic on Broadway! A special thanks to the Town Council, Ponteland Lions Club and Co-op for their contributions and for organising the installation of this life-saving treatment.


Crohn & Colitis UK

Crohn & Colitis UK Walk

The team at Newcastle Premier Health are walking 10km to help raise awareness of Crohn’s & Colitis UK, in hopes of breaking the silence around these invisible conditions. By taking part in WALK IT, on the 29th June 2019, we hope to raise vital funds to help find a cure. All donations, no matter how big or small, are appreciated and can be made via our JustGiving page.


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Here comes the Sun

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We have been lucky to catch the first rays of sun in 2019 with a few Spring-like days coming early in February. 2018 feels like a distant memory with 2019 bringing some stimulating opportunities and compelling developments for everyone connected with Newcastle Premier Health.

We welcome you all to take 5-minutes to read more about our recent activity as well as our recent blog post about workers suffering from work-related stress, depression or anxiety.


Health & Wellbeing Group

In partnership with Ward Hadaway and Wellbeing Works, we co-presented the first ‘Health & Wellbeing Group’ event. With over 70 guests in attendance, guest speakers Calsonic Kansei and Manchester Metropolitan University helped to stimulate a lot of conversation about experiences of implementing a health and wellbeing strategy. This was a well-received event and we look forward to seeing you all again at future events!


Storytelling Skills Workshop

As much as we look forward to Spring, this Winter has brought us some interesting events. We had the privilege of attending the ‘Storytelling Skills’ workshop organised by NEPIC – with Duncan Yellowlees delivering a masterclass on presentation skills.


Fight Work-Related Stress

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published annual statistics on work-related stress, depression or anxiety in 2017/18. According to the HSE, 595,000 workers suffer from work-related stress, depression or anxiety, resulting in 15.4 million working days lost due to this cause! The report further states that work-related stress, depression or anxiety accounts for 44% of work-related ill health and 57% of working days lost in 2017/18.

The HSE report also identifies the main cause for this condition and the good news is – our services are designed to help businesses manage work-related stress. To find out the main cause of work-related stress, depression or anxiety and see how we can help, please read our latest blog post.

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The Wholeness of You

Patty Everitt is a UKCP Registered Neurolinguistic Psychotherapist who joined our Darras Hall Clinic this February. Patty is accepting appointments at the introductory rate of £50 per session throughout March and April, reduced from her usual rate of £70.

Patty works with adults coping with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and more…

To find out more, please visit www.patty-everitt.co.uk.


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Merry Christmas & Healthy New Year

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It is hard to believe another year has passed by and we are celebrating Christmas once more. 2019 is set to be another exciting year with lots of exciting opportunities and developments.

On behalf of all the full team at Newcastle Premier Health, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas & Healthy New Year.


Health & Safety 2017/18

As many of you will know, the Health and Safety Executive publish annual statistics on health and safety in Great Britain – and the results may come as a big surprise. Most alarmingly, the Health and Safety Executive report that 30.7 million working days were lost due to work-related ill health and non-fatal workplace injuries in 2017/18.

It is estimated that the annual cost in Britain alone for work-related injury and new cases of ill health is more than 15 billion. Newcastle Premier Health understand that businesses are under increasing pressure to maximise productivity and reduce costs, with sickness absence and work-related stress being a major obstacle.

So, how can we help? We believe that our Occupational Health service is not only a prudent option but helps to bring demonstrable cost benefits for your business and improves the health outcomes for your employees.

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Bipolar Breakthrough

A breakthrough in bipolar disorder treatment could change the lives of millions.

The Chronicle recently picked up on this breakthrough and published an article all about the work of The London Psychiatry Centre and the service which are available to people in the North East via our Regent Centre clinic.

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NPH Works

Would you like to receive an instant and accurate quote for Health Surveillance and Fit for Work assessments within 3-simple steps?

We recently launched an online tool which educates users on the risks relating to Health Surveillance and Fit for Work assessments as well as returning an instant and accurate quote.

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Save the Children

Once again, we supported Save the Children UK by joining in with the fun of Christmas Jumper Day as well as holding a festive buffet. All donations are going towards the fight to build a better future for less privileged children.

If you would like to support Save the Children UK, we kindly ask that you text ‘TEAMNPH’ to 70050 and donate £2.00.


Opening Hours

Our Regent Centre clinic will be closed on Monday the 24th December 2018 from 2PM and reopens on the Wednesday the 2nd January 2019.

Millions could benefit from bipolar breakthrough

Breakthrough in bipolar disorder treatment could change lives of millions

The lives of millions of bipolar sufferers around the world are about to change forever as The London Psychiatry Centre announced in Cape Town a brand-new discovery in the treatment of the crippling illness. The treatment is now available at Newcastle Premier Health.

On Sunday the 2nd December; representatives from our clinic partner, The London Psychiatry Centre, addressed a globally represented delegation at the 18th International Congress of Endocrinology conference. They unveiled the discovery and findings from 20 jaw-dropping cases treated at the Centre where patients had taken part in the new life-changing treatment of bipolar disorders which is available form Newcastle Premier Health.

The new breakthrough applies a concept known as ‘precision medicine’ to effectively predict and target the treatment of patients based on their genetic profile. The process uses a combination of rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and high dose thyroid hormone, alongside targeted genetic testing for thyroid activating enzymes, which ensures the patient suffers minimal, if any side effects.

The use of precision medicine has led to a ground-breaking discovery which could signal a worldwide change in how millions of bipolar disorder sufferers are medically treated in the future.

Dr Andy Zamar (Consultant Psychiatrist), Dr Abbi Lulsegged (Consultant Endocrinologist), Dr Robin Roberts (Consultant Cardiologist) and their team at The London Psychiatry Centre have found through genetic testing that over 90% of the bipolar cases randomly and consecutively tested have a deficiency of one, two or both enzymes needed to activate thyroid hormone in the brain and the body.

“We believe we have cracked it!” said Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Andy Zamar of The London Psychiatry Centre.

The London Psychiatry Centre pioneered the effective combination of rTMS and high dose thyroid hormone to specifically target in those sufferers who lack the activating enzymes Deiodinase 1 and Deiodinase 2. These patients are unable to activate normal doses of thyroid hormone. The team found that as a result, they can be treated with minimal or no side effects with high dose thyroxine and rTMS, and some may need one additional drug as opposed to the usual requirement of a standard of 3 to 4 drugs which, as a rule, cause significant side effects.

Patients who had the combination of rTMS and high dose thyroid combination saw their condition recover fully after years of unsuccessful treatment with drugs*. This effective new process also displays generally a lack of or minimal side effects, which is wonderful news for patients receiving the treatment.

The fact these patients did not suffer side effects on High dose Thyroxine has been previously reported but the reasons were never understood, and the treatment was never targeted to a specific identifiable population as this was never linked to Deiodinase enzyme deficiency.

Dr Zamar continues: “This game-changing discovery is the result of more than a decade of work involving the treatment of nearly 400 people with genetic tests carried out in over 100 of these patients. We hope our findings result in a global transformation of how millions of people are treated for this debilitating illness and signals a reduction in their required medication and side effects.”

Newcastle Premier Health is one of three clinics in the UK operating the service in partnership with The London Psychiatry Centre. The other two clinics are in London.

For further information about the work of London Psychiatry Centre and the service available to people in the North East, please click here.

*Highlighted in a Care Quality Commission Report – The London Psychiatry Centre 2017

Away Day 2018

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Thursday the 4th of October 2018 marked our annual Away Day!

This year the Away Day was hosted by Mark Philpott, Managing Director, and Dr Mark McCaldin, Executive Director, at the City of Newcastle Golf Club.

The Mark’s were joined by co-host Alice Ackroyd (of Alice Ackroyd Consulting) and 25 employees for what was a fantastic day full of fun, energy and direction. We thought it would be nice to share a few of our favourite movements from the day; so please turn your speakers on, sit back, relax and enjoy…

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A fantastic summer for NPH…

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As the dark nights of Autumn edge closer and closer… we thought what better time to look back and reflect on what has been a fantastic summer for us all.

Starting with the record-breaking heatwave; temperatures soared to over 30 degrees… and let’s not forget the euphoria of the World Cup – with England overachieving and reaching the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years and capturing the hearts of us all (well most of us).

We managed to carry the mentality and team work demonstrated by the England team into our day-to-day routines; and as a result, we have been successful in securing new work and signing contracts with existing clients.

 

NPH Works

Would you like to receive an instant and accurate quote for Health Surveillance and Fit for Work assessments within 3-simple steps? With thanks to the help from one of the leading web development companies in the North East, Sleeky, this will soon be possible.

Later this year, we will be launching NPH Works, an online tool which will educate users on the risks relating to Health Surveillance and Fit for Work assessments as well as returning an instant and accurate quote. As the name suggests, NPH Works really is a solution that works!

 

ShareFile

We recently carried out a review of current processes and measured the potential risks around the transfer of personal information via email.

The review highlighted that we currently rely on a number of different ways to transfer personal information (i.e. encrypted email, fax and post post). Starting last month, we began the process of phasing in ShareFile to transfer all documents in and out of the business… ShareFile is a secure online cloud-based portal which is used for the safe and secure transfer of documents.

All active clients will now have received an email asking that you provide us with details for your account to be created. If you are an active client, and have not yet received this email, please call 0191 605 3140 and a member of the Support Team will assist you.

 

Cash for Kids

Members of the Physiotherapy Matters team have taken the challenge to burn 30,000 calories in September – raising money for Metro Radio Cash for Kids to support local disabled and disadvantaged children. Please support our trusted partner; in exchange for any donations, Health & Exercise Matters are offering a FREE exercise class of your choice!

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Valued Feedback

If you have ever used our services or contacted the Support Team, we would appreciate you taking 1-minute to complete our short feedback questionnaire.

This will help is to improve the delivery of our services to meet your needs.

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Bespoke Medicals

Bespoke Medicals are often a requirement for industry sectors to ensure an individual is fit to work in an environment and/or to travel to a specific country.

Whatever your requirements, be it personal or business, here at Newcastle Premier Health we can create bespoke medicals tailored to meet your needs.

Simply submit your requirements via our new online quotation page and a member of the support team will contact you with a competitive quotation:

Request Medical

 

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Better late than never…

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As the saying goes, better late than never… this is certainly the case with our latest newsletter which is packed full of new and exciting developments.

July and August have been all hands-on deck; with the team at Newcastle Premier Health pulling together and working hard to develop and adopted new initiatives and processes.

As a result, we are slightly later than normal in updating you all on our key developments…

Without further delay, here is what Your First Choice for Health have been working on this July:

NPH Life

Here at Newcastle Premier Health, we are pleased to announce that NPH Life, an all-inclusive subscription model, will be launching later this year.

The affordable subscription model will allow an exclusive set of members to access a range of Private Health & Wellbeing services at no extra cost* – including Private GP Appointments, Health Screenings, Travel Clinics, Vaccinations and much more…

Members of NPH Life will receive a welcome pack (including a membership card) and have access to our personalised admin portal where they can track usage. If that isn’t enough to get you excited, members will also have access to discounted services with our trusted partners.

Register your details to find out more about NPH Life:

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*Subject to our fair usage policy and terms & conditions

Service Level Satisfaction

We would like to thank everybody who participated in our recent survey – the feedback has been overwhelming, and we are pleased to announce that we rated 4.72 out of 5 for overall service level satisfaction. We are also please to share that our Support Team rated 4.67 out of 5 for customer service and 84% of our Business Clients would recommend our services to a friend or colleague.

Feedback goes a long way in helping us to continually improve the delivery of our services; if you have recently used our services or contacted the Support Team, we would really appreciate you taking 1-minute to complete our short feedback questionnaire:

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ISO Accreditation

On the 26th July 2018 we were audited for ISO 9001:2015 and we are pleased to announce that we successfully migrated to the new quality standard.

ISO 9001:2015 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system. Businesses use this the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements.

Many thanks to Gill Reay, Quality Assurance Manager, for her efforts in preparing for this audit – her hard work was rewarded with an ice cream!

Bespoke Medicals

Bespoke Medicals are often a requirement for industry sectors to ensure an individual is fit to work in an environment and/or to travel to a specific country. Whatever your requirements, be it personal or business, here at Newcastle Premier Health we can create bespoke medicals tailored to meet your needs. Simply submit your requirements via our new online quotation page and a member of the support team will contact you with a competitive quotation:

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Total Goals in Word Cup

Congratulations to Andrew Murray who correctly guessed the amount of goals to be scored in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Andrew correctly guessed that there would be 169 goals and was presented with a hamper full of treats – including his favourite ales.

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Lots of energy at NPH…

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The scorching hot weather is providing lots of energy… which has been channelled into making some great progress against our own business objectives and goals – we hope you are also having a good summer at work and home?

Just before we break for a weekend which is set to be dominated by the World Cup (with England hopefully beating Sweden and reaching the semi-finals); we thought, what better time to share our latest newsletter? So, here is how Your First Choice for Health got on in June:

Scaling a Sales Strategy

5th June 2018

Members of the Mx Team attended the Scaling a Sales Strategy event (hosted by RTC North) as part of the Scaleup North East programme.

St. Oswald’s Hospice

8th June 2018

Members of the Mx and Support Team presented a cheque to St. Oswald’s Hospice – we look forward to partaking in future fundraising events.

Scaleup North East

11th June 2018

NPH have been accepted into the Scaleup North East programme which entitles us to support with the aim of growing 20% year-on-year for the next 4 years.

Calsonic Kansei

13th June 2018

Emma McCullagh, Occupational Health Advisor, presented to employees of Calsonic Kansei about their responsibility to manager diabetes in the work place.

If U Care Share

18th June 2018

Members of the Mx Team completed the 7 miles, 7 days in a row challenge; raising over £690.00 to help support Mental Health issues… please click here to read more.

Mental Health Service

20th June 2018

We updated our website to include the Mental Health service – to arrange an initial appointment for yourself or someone you know, please click here.

Partnership Working

21st June 2018

Mark Philpott, Managing Director, held a focus group with Physiotherapy Matters and Recovery4Life to discuss the benefits of a partnership model.

Mental Health Service

Newcastle Premier Health provides assessment and treatment for adults with Mental Health problems; such as anxiety, PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD and psychiatric problems arising from brain injury and other neurological disorders.

The Mental Health service accepts referrals from GPs, other Doctors and Psychologists as well as self-referrals – visit our website for more information.

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Patient Group Directions

Following our recent CQC inspection, we were advised to implement Patient Group Directions (PGD’s) to meet their quality standards.

Kate Moody, Travel & Immunisation Nurse, and Dr Matt Thomas have been hard at work ensuring new directives are all in place to support the growth of the Travel Clinic and related services.

Valued Feedback

If you have ever used our services or contacted the Support Team, we would really appreciate you taking 1-minute to complete our short feedback questionnaire.

This will help is to improve the delivery of our services to meet your needs.

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Total Goals in World Cup

Thank you to everyone who entered last month’s competition by guessing the total amount of goals that they think will be scored in Russia as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

There are 49 entries who stand the chance of winning a Hamper full of treats.

In the unlikely event that more the 1 entrant correctly guessed the same amount; the names of those who correctly guessed will be entered in a ‘hat’ with 1 winner being pulled at random.

The winner will be announced via email and social media during the week commencing 16/07/2018.

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7 miles, 7 days in a row

In support of the If U Care Share Foundation.

Lloyd van Konijnenburg and Mark Philpott volunteered to run 7 miles, 7 days in a row to raise money for a charity which is close to both of their hearts. They ran a total of 49 miles to support the If U Care Share Foundation.

If U Care Share is a foundation which was set up in 2005 and supports individuals who are tackling emotional and mental health issues with the aim to prevent suicide – they also offer support and guidance for the families of individuals of whom it is too late.

Both Lloyd and Mark are incredibly grateful to everyone for their support – with donations coming for as far as the United States of America. They have shared their journey in a bid to raise further awareness of the If U Care Share Foundation:

Day 1 (10/06/2018): Sunday marked the start of our challenge; Lloyd choose the picturesque route of Newburn to Wylam and was joined by friends for the last 3 miles. Whilst Mark geared himself up for the #WTSLeeds Triathlon event – recording his personal best time of 2 hours and 23 minutes.

Running total at the end of Day 1: £510.00

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Day 2 (11/06/2018): Monday saw the first of early morning for both Lloyd and Mark. Lloyd returned to Newburn and completed the same route in a marginally faster time. Mark, who set an alarm for 5:30am, completed his run around South Shields.

Running total at the end of Day 2: £540.00

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Day 3 (12/06/2018): As the aches and pains set in; Mark was once again the first to start – completing the same route as the day before but this time tracking a marginally faster time. Lloyd chose to split his run, completing 4.7 miles before work and later joining a close family friend, and our youngest volunteer, to complete his 7 miles for the day.

Running total at the end of Day 3: £560.00

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Day 4 (13/06/2018): Both runners are pleased to be passed the halfway point; Lloyd chose to split his run and was joined by Physiotherapy Matters for the last 2.5 miles. Mark, who ventured to London, recorded his fastest time of the week.

Running total at the end of Day 4: £630.00

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Day 5 (14/06/2018): Both runners are pleased that the end is in sight; Lloyd braved the yellow warning for wind (issued by the Met Office) and ran early in the morning. Mark who was on annual leave in London, ran 2 laps of The Regent’s Park.

Running total at the end of Day 5: £630.00

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Day 6 (15/06/2018): Friday was the last of the early morning starts for both Lloyd and Mark. Mark was once again the first to start and ran his usual route around South Shields – closely followed by Lloyd who chose a route local to his home.

Many thanks to Gill Reay who kindly baked some cakes to help raise further donations.

Running total at the end of Day 6: £650.00

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Day 7 (16/06/2018): Saturday marked the last day of the challenge which both runners have thoroughly enjoyed. Mark ended on a high as he ran the South Shields Park Run (then again in reverse) and was joined by family and friends. Lloyd ran the same route as the day before, this time tracking his second fastest time of the week.

Running total at the end of Day 7: £690.00

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Brighter days are ahead…

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It is hard to believe that we are halfway through 2018 already… As the saying goes, ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ and we think that you will all agree that time goes even faster when you’re having fun and working hard!

As we move into June, brighter days are ahead, and it is an exciting time for everybody connected with Newcastle Premier Health – including our clients and suppliers. We are closing in on some truly exciting opportunities and we are working hard to refine processes.

For those of you that have read our past newsletters, you will be familiar with the format and know that we like to reflect and share some of our latest and greatest developments.

Here is how Your First Choice for Health got on this May:

Finance Inbox

2nd May 2018

We have introduced a new inbox which will be used for invoicing and purchase orders. The inbox will be managed by Julie Gibson, Finance Manager.

Business Update

3rd May 2018

The team met for a Business Update with the Executive and Mx Team presenting on key achievements and developments made in recent months.

Mental Health Awareness

14th May to 20th May 2018

We actively shared posts to help raise the profile of Mental Health Awareness Week; which this year focused on stress in the workplace.

The Big Bake

17th May 2018

The team at NPH raised £72.17 by partaking in The Big Bake, inspired by the Royal Wedding. With all donations going to St Oswald’s Hospice.

GDPR

25th May 2018

GDPR came into effect – NPH have been working to build on its current information governance framework to ensure compliance.

Private GP Appointments

Do you find it hard to get an appointment with your GP? We provide fast and convenient access to an affordable private GP service. With 20 and 30-minute appointments available; you will have sufficient time to discuss your needs or health concerns with a Doctor.

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Project Shuffle

Following in the footsteps of Google, we have launched Project Shuffle which will give our Clinicians and Support Team the opportunity to shadow and understand other roles within the company. The programme is designed to so that employees will gain an understanding of roles and will show empathy towards each other when faced with challenges.

The programme launched early in May with Amy Harrison, Team Leader, developing her skills as an Occupational Health Technician. Jade Needham, Business Support Administrator, is also part of the programme and has been learning the ropes with Julie Gibson, Finance Manager.

Luxira Aesthetics

We would like to introduce Luxira Aesthetics, who deliver non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments from our Darras Hall clinic. Led by Dr Trish Davis and Dr Rachel Somerville-Roberts, Luxira Aesthetics offer Botulinum Toxin and Dermal Fillers plus more.

Luxira Aesthetics and Newcastle Premier Health and working in partner.

To celebrate the partnership, Luxira Aesthetics are offering connections of NPH a half price chemical peels or £50.00 off non-prescription treatments.

Simply call 0191 603 1230 and quote ‘NPH’ to make your booking.

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7 Miles, 7 Days in a Row

Lloyd van Konijnenburg & Mark Philpott will be running 7 miles, 7 days in a row to support and raise money for the If U Care Share Foundation.

Starting on Sunday the 10th June, they will be running their first 7 miles – anybody and everybody is welcome to join them at any point and all donations are greatly appreciated.

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Total Goals in Word Cup

To celebrate the 2018 FIFA World Cup, we are offering everyone the chance to win a Hamper full of treats. To enter, simply follow the link below and submit your details along with the total amount of goals that you think will be scored in Russia as part of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Entry is FREE, so feel free to share this link with family and friends, and the winner will be invited to collect the Hamper from our Regent Centre clinic.

In the unlikely event that more than 1 person correctly predicts the amount of goals scored in Russia, the names of those who correctly guessed will be entered into a ‘hat’ with one winner being pulled at random. All entries are needed before the deadline of Thursday the 14th June 2018.

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Continuing to build momentum

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On behalf of everyone at Newcastle Premier Health, we hope that you had a great Bank Holiday weekend and feel refreshed as we all march towards the Summer months.

Taking the time to reflect, April has been a challenging, productive and satisfying month.

As we move into Spring, the team at Newcastle Premier Health have continued with momentum and we are closing in on some truly exciting opportunities – if you haven’t done so already, connect with our social platforms to be the first to read any breaking announcements.

As Your First Choice for Health… we would like to take two-minutes to share a few of our key contributions, achievements and developments from April:

Taylormade Timber

10th April 2018

Taylormade Timber, who manufacture bespoke home-grown fencing and packaging timbers, have come on board for Health Surveillance and Absence Management services.

Driving Efficiency

12th April 2018

The focus of our monthly team meeting was on driving business efficiency. In small workshop groups, we identified aspects of the business which could be more effective.

SME Growth Programme

12th April to 26th April 2018

Lloyd van Konijnenburg, Client Relationship Manager, attended a series of workshop events ran by durhamlane and NEPIC as part of the SME Growth Programme.

Health & Wellbeing Retreat

16th April 2018

Mark Philpott, Managing Director, recently took time to explore options for our clients to access private health and wellbeing retreats with CF360 and Clear Fitness.

Nexus & Metro

19th April and 26th April 2018

Dawn Mee, Clinical Manager, visited Nexus & Metro to update them on the delivery of services and EMIS Web to enable management of their own referrals.

Data Reporting

23rd April 2018

We presented on the ‘enigma of data reporting’ to an engaging NHS audience who where are all keen to maximise on recent developments in EMIS Web.

 

The Big Bake

The Big Bake for St Oswald’s Hospice is back this spring, inspired by the upcoming Royal Wedding.

Employees of Newcastle Premier Health will be taking part by holding a bake sale for patients on Thursday 17th May 2018 at the Regent Centre clinic.

All proceeds will be donated to St Oswald’s Hospice, a specialist hospice care to North East adults, young people and children with life-limiting conditions.

 

Mental Health

We now offer a Mental Health Service for self-referrals.

Our Mental Health team host a wealth of knowledge and experience – gained from many years working in the NHS and Private Sector. The highly skilled team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist and a Senior Mental Health Nurse.

Treatment options may include; medications, talking therapy, CPN (Community Psychiatric Nurse) support and repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation.

Call us on 0191 605 3140 to find out more.

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Another rewarding month with some great successes…

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We hope you all had a lovely Easter and that you feel refreshed!

March has been another very busy and rewarding month for Newcastle Premier Health, with some great successes which we have highlighted below.

Looking ahead to the upcoming months; there are some really exciting developments which we are working towards – we will continue to make announcements via our social platforms, so please remember to stay connected with Your First Choice for Health

EMIS Health

7th March 2018

Chelsea Reay, Business Systems Administrator, met with EMIS Health to discuss our innovative approach to using EMIS Web to deliver OH.

Safety Stand Down

12th March to 23rd March 2018

Dawn Mee, Clinical Manager, recently delivered a series of presentations for Nexus to help improve the health and wellbeing of their staff.

Health & Wellbeing

15th March 2018

Members of the Executive Team took time out of the clinic to discuss a Health & Wellbeing model which we will be introduced later this year.

St Oswald’s Hospice

22nd March 2018 to 6th April 2018

We are pleased to be supporting the Hospice by selling raffle tickets at £1.00 per strip – available at reception, with all donations going to a great cause!

IGSoC Accreditation

23rd March 2018

Gill Reay, Quality Assurance Manager, complete our annual submission which enables us to measure compliance against the law and central guidance.

Recovery4Life

27th March 2018

We attended a breakfast masterclass and observed an open table conversation on the best ways to deal with Drugs & Alcohol in the workplace.

Calsonic Kansei

27th March 2018

Mark Philpott, Managing Director, gave a presentation to inspire some new ways of thinking about health and wellbeing in the work place.

Hitachi Rail Europe

27th March 2018

Mark Philpott and Dawn Mee visited Hitachi to update them on the developments which will allow them to manage their own referrals.

 

Pricing Study

We recently undertook a study of our prices; starting with market research, supplier costs and our consumables. Following the study, we have made a set of alterations; we are pleased to announce that this is not a price increase, but a price change!

This has been averaged at the following:

  • 36% of our prices have remained the same
  • 31% of our prices have decreased
  • 33% of our prices have increased

All prices reflective from the 1st April 2018.

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Achieving a lot in such little time…

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Are you looking for a break from reading all about the hazardous weather conditions?

We certainly are, and thought what better time to share our February newsletter… so why not take a much-needed break and catch up with Your First Choice for Health?

Although February is the shortest month of the year; here at Newcastle Premier Health we still managed to achieve a lot and would like to share a few of our key developments:

RTC North

6th February 2018

Members of the management team visited RTC North for an informative training session with Allan Jeff to help innovate around our development processes.

Rutherford Cancer Centre

20th February 2018

We met with The Rutherford Cancer Centre to discuss ways in which patients can benefit from both organisations innovative health care services.

New Results

21st February 2018

We met with Mike Lever of New Results who advised us on effective ways to improve our strategies before referring us to several key resources.

World Encephalitis Day

22nd February 2018

We contributed to World Encephalitis Day by helping to raise awareness for people who have been affected by encephalitis (inflammation of the brain).

ALL Counselling

23rd February 2018

We met with All Counselling to renew of our service level agreement for joint working – based on excellent service provision and feedback from clients.

Oil & Gas UK

28th February 2018

Newcastle Premier Health are pleased to have renewed our long-standing membership with The UK Oil and Gas Industry Association for the 5th year.

Treatment Rooms for Hire

Here at Newcastle Premier Health we offer affordable treatment rooms for hire at our Darras Hall and Regent Centre (Gosforth) clinics. Treatment rooms are ideal for complementary health practitioners or beauty therapists looking for additional space to hold sessions.

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Health and Exercise Matters

Here at Newcastle Premier Health we take great interest in all things health and wellbeing; and we were delighted to hear that our trusted partners, Physiotherapy Matters, are launching a brand new, high quality fitness studio in the Regent Centre, Gosforth – Health and Exercise Matters.

Health and Exercise Matters would like to invite you to the opening event on the 16th March 2018 between 11AM and 4PM – email info@healthandexercisematters.co.uk to find out more.

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Do you or a loved one suffer from depression?

repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is brought to you as a collaboration between The London Psychiatry Centre and Newcastle Premier Health.

rTMS is a potentially life changing treatment option for adult patients who are living with clinical depression. The non-invasive treatment is generally free of side effects and often succeeds when drugs have failed to reduce symptoms.

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The New Year is well and truly underway…

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As we enter February, the New Year is well and truly underway… we hope that you are all keeping to your resolutions? Here at Newcastle Premier Health we certainly are, and we promise to keep you all updated through our newsletter.

January has been a productive month and we would like to take this opportunity to share a few of our most exciting developments:

Care Quality Commission

8th January 2018

We were pleased to accommodate the CQC for a comprehensive inspection of our services and clinic – feedback was positive, and we remain focused on continual improvements.

Mental Health Service

15th January 2018

We visited our Harley Street partner, The London Psychiatry Centre, to further develop the protocols and delivery of our rTMS service.

Click here to find out more…

NEPIC Supply Chain

16th January 2018

We are now part of the NEPIC Supply chain; an award-winning cluster who work with chemical-using companies in the North East.

Click here to read more…

Booking System

23rd January 2018

We met with key representatives from EMIS Web to discuss how our clients will be able to manage some of their own appointments / referrals.

Hitachi Rail Europe

23rd January 2018

Members of the management team visited Hitachi Rail Europe; we were met with positive comments regarding the delivery of our services.

Insurance Groups

24th January 2018

Do you provide insurance to your employees? We now provide mental health services which could benefit your staff…

Click here to find out more…

Scaleup North East

26th January 2018

Mark Philpott, Managing Director, attended the Scaleup North East networking event with the legendary Levi Roots giving an enthusiastic and informative presentation.

Meeting Your Needs

Newcastle Premier Health deliver a clinician-led Occupational Health service which goes beyond regulatory compliance and risk management.

We have brought together a team of specialist Occupational Health experts with a range of experience across industries and medical specialisms, enabling us to provide a comprehensive Occupational Health and Wellbeing service to companies who are committed to the health of their workforce. Click here to find out more or call us on 0191 605 3140.

Have you heard our radio advert?

Currently being aired on Metro Radio & Metro Radio 2.

We are running a short advert on Metro Radio and Metro Radio 2 to help raise awareness of our repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) treatment which is brought to you as a collaboration between The London Psychiatry Centre and Newcastle Premier Health.

rTMS is a potentially life changing treatment option for adult patients who are living with clinical depression. The non-invasive treatment is generally free of side effects and often succeeds when drugs have failed to reduce symptoms.

62% of patients treated by The London Psychiatry Centre for drug resistant depression using their protocols, fully recovered in an average of 4.3 weeks*. Through our partnership, we will be offering the very same interventions from our clinic in Gosforth, Newcastle.

*This was presented as a peer reviewed poster at the RCPsych conference in June 2017.

As the radio advert suggests; “you could be back to your calmer, happier, more capable self within weeks” – for more information or to arrange a consultation, call us on 0191 605 3140.

We also look forward to hearing your thoughts on our advert…

Merry Christmas & Prosperous 2018

Happy Holiday Season from Newcastle Premier Health.

As we come to the end of 2017, everyone here at Newcastle Premier Health would like to wish you a happy holiday season and thank you all for the support, trust and engagement!

This time of year is a great chance to sit back, reflect a little and consider what we have achieved as a business. We thought it would be nice to share a few of our key achievements in what has been a successful year:

Moved Premises

January to April 2017

Early in 2017, the business moved into our new purpose built, fully equipped premises and celebrated with a great opening night.

Secured New Contracts

April to August 2017

Throughout 2017 we have secured key contracts with Calsonic Kansei, Hitachi Rail, Nexus / Metro, St Oswald’s Hospice and others.

Darras Hall Clinic

August 2017

Our other private clinic in Darras Hall moved under the umbrella of Newcastle Premier Health providing additional capacity for NHS and private services.

ISO9001 Accreditation

September 2017

We successfully passed our ISO9001 (2008) inspection and continue to move towards the new standards of ISO2001 (2015).

Mental Health Service

October to December 2017

We launched a new Mental Health Service and again had a successful launch event with Dr Andy Zamar from The London Psychiatry Centre visiting.

RISQS Accreditation

December 2017

We are now recognised by RISQS as a provider to the rail industry; this status allows us to provide more medicals to this rail industry during 2018.

Opening Hours

Please note we close for the Christmas Day on Friday 22 December 2017 at 5pm and reopen on Wednesday 27 December 2017. We are closed on Friday 29 December 2017 and re open in the New Year on Tuesday 2 January 2018 at 8:30pm.

May Your Days be Merry & Healthy…

Save 10% on Private Doctor Appointments in December.

In the true spirit of Christmas, here at Newcastle Premier Health, we have reduced the cost of our Private Doctor Appointments by 10% – you can book today from as little as £76.50!

20 Minute Appointment: £76.50 in December (normally £85)

30 Minute Appointment: £114.75 in December (normally £127.50)

40 Minute Appointment: £153 in December (normally £170)

60 Minute Appointment: £229.50 in December (normally £255)

Simply call 0191 605 3140 and quote ‘NPHDECEMBER‘ to book your appointment.

T&Cs: The 10% saving is only available in December while appointments last.

‘Tis the Season to be Healthy…

Book a Winter Health Check for £65 in December.

Good health can provide a warming sense of relief for you and your loved ones this Christmas!

Our Winter Health Check can provide reassurance of good health. Checks will highlight any common health concerns and will be conducted by a qualified technician.

Height & Weight: Measurements recorded.

Urine Analysis: Analysis of urine to help detect diabetes.

Body Mass Index: Calculation to determine your body mass index.

Blood Pressure: Reading to determine your blood pressure.

Cholesterol Levels: Blood test to asses your cholesterol levels.

To help spread a little Christmas cheer, here at Newcastle Premier Health, we have reduced the cost of our Winter Health Check to £65 (a saving of £15 off our standard price).

Simply call 0191 605 3140 and quote ‘NPHWINTER‘ to book your appointment.

T&Cs: The Winter Health Check is only available in December while appointments last.

Top Tips For Reducing Hayfever

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Many of us rejoice when the clocks go forward, but for others it can mean the start of a miserable season of hayfever. The itchy eyes, the running nose, the feeling of being run down – this allergy really isn’t fun. There are some surprising ways that you can reduce your symptoms, however, and here are our top tips to help you with the hayfever season ahead.

Top Tips
Firstly, take a look at your exercise levels. Physical activity may be the last thing on your mind but it can make a real difference to your symptoms and you may find they become milder the more you exercise.

Next, take a look at your stress level, as this can aggravate your hayfever symptoms. Try to take time out to relax each day. This could take the form of a yoga class or reading a book, for example.

Thirdly, look at what you are eating and drinking. As the nights get lighter, it can be easy to fall into the habit of having ‘just another’ glass of wine accompanied by a packet of crisps, which can have an adverse effect on your symptoms. Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet is a better option, but you also need to watch out for certain foods. Apples, tomatoes, melons, bananas, celery and fruit with stones may worsen your symptoms, while oily fish, nuts and seeds can help.

Finally, make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. A study by Allergy UK found that 13 per cent of people who slept for more than seven hours a night said they had severe symptoms, compared with 21 per cent who slept for less than five hours. Make sure you give yourself time to prepare for sleep, perhaps by turning off the TV an hour before you plan to go to bed and having a glass of warm milk and a bath to help you unwind and get ready for restful slumber.

Top Tips For Winter Health

Winter can be an enjoyable time for many people. Some of us love the thought of snow-filled landscapes, sitting by a fire and drinking a hot chocolate. But for a small percentage of us this idyllic picture could quickly change for the worse. Colds, sore throats and norovirus are more common in the winter and people with pre-existing health conditions are particularly vulnerable.

Colds, coughs, norovirus and other germs are spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or when someone sneezes or coughs. If you cough or sneeze, make sure that it is into a tissue. Hand washing is important and it is a good idea to carry a hand sanitising gel.

Tiredness can be a problem in winter. The days are shorter and the limited sunlight results in lower levels of vitamin D. You can prevent vitamin D deficiency by eating oily fish, eggs and meat. Exercising regularly will help to keep energy levels up too.

Some people experience extreme tiredness and may be suffering from a type of depression called Seasonal Defective Disorder (SAD), ask your private GP if you are worried about this.

If you have a long term condition such as asthma, the cold may exacerbate it. Keeping warm is important and be aware of any change in your symptoms. If you notice a worsening of your condition, arrange a review with one of our GPs who will discuss your concerns and options for treatment.

Flu

Flu is a serious, highly infectious illness. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, muscle ache and a cough. All vulnerable people such as the elderly or those with a long term illness should have a vaccination as they are risk from complications which could be life threatening. For more information on keeping well in winter visit http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/winterhealth/pages/winterhealthhome.aspx

If you have any concerns about winter ailments and illnesses or would like to discuss the flu vaccine, our Private GPs are happy to spend time answering your questions.

Diabetes Campaign

Local person calls on people with diabetes to get free healthy eating advice in Gateshead.

Locals in Gateshead can get healthy eating tips at the Diabetes UK Enjoy Food stand at Tesco on November 17.

Deb Kelly from Rowlands Gill, Tyne and Wear has Type 2 diabetes and is encouraging people with diabetes to pop into the Tesco Extra Gateshead Trinity Square, to get free dietary advice and simple suggestions on how to make living with the condition more manageable. A dietitian, with support from volunteers, will give live demonstrations about ways to save money as well as calories and how to eat five fruit and vegetables a day.

Deb ,51, an occupational health advisor at Newcastle Premier Health , has recently taken part in the Bupa Great North Run. She said: “Before I was diagnosed with diabetes I didn’t realise that a healthy diet could help me have better control of my condition. It’s great Diabetes UK is giving people in Gateshead the chance to speak to a dietitian and get some simple tips to help people eat well with diabetes. I would encourage anyone with condition to pop along to Tesco Extra in Gateshead Trinity Square on November 17.

Diabetes is a condition where there is too much glucose in the blood because the body cannot use it properly. Whether a person is living with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, eating healthily is an important part of managing blood glucose levels and staying healthy.

Diabetes UK has developed the Enjoy Food events through the National Charity Partnership with Tesco. The partnership aims to support the millions of people who have to live with diabetes every day and help people to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

People interested in visiting the Enjoy Food stand, can simply drop by Tesco Gateshead Trinity Square from 9am – 5.30pm on November 17.
For expert advice, handy meal planners and simple food swaps, visit Enjoy Food online at www.diabetes.org.uk/enjoyfood

Job Vacany still open – Occupational Health Nurse

Newcastle Premier Health is currently recruiting for a Full or Part Time Occupational Health Nurse.

You must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years experience and/or qualifications in occupational health and be able to work independently within our client sites.

The position will include health screening, absence management assessments and health promotion.
Full driving licence and own car is desirable.

NPH are able to offer an attractive salary (depending on previous experience) plus a benefits package
If you have the necessary skills for the above post please send your CV and covering letter to Lesley Nixon, Business Manager via l.nixon@newcastlepremierhealth.com

Job Vacancy still open – Occupational Health Nurse

Newcastle Premier Health is currently recruiting for a Full or Part Time Occupational Health Nurse.

You must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years experience and/or qualifications in occupational health and be able to work independently within our client sites.

The position will include health screening, absence management assessments and health promotion.
Full driving licence and own car is desirable.

NPH are able to offer an attractive salary (depending on previous experience) plus a benefits package
If you have the necessary skills for the above post please send your CV and covering letter to Lesley Nixon, Business Manager via l.nixon@newcastlepremierhealth.com

Job Vacancy – Occupational Health Nurse

Newcastle Premier Health is currently recruiting for a Full or Part Time Occupational Health Nurse.

You must be a registered nurse with at least 5 years experience and/or qualifications in occupational health and be able to work independently within our client sites.

The position will include health screening, absence management assessments and health promotion.
Full driving licence and own car is desirable.

NPH are able to offer an attractive salary (depending on previous experience) plus a benefits package
If you have the necessary skills for the above post please send your CV and covering letter to Laura Barker, Business Manager via l.barker@newcastlepremierhealth.com

New Out of Hours GP Clinic

We are now offering private GP services between 5pm and 7pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

If you are concerned about issues and the NHS waiting time is not appropriate we can usually see you within 24 hours and sometimes on the same day. All of the appointments take place at our Regent Centre clinic and we have four Doctors who each have areas of expertise including a female GP if this is preferred.

We have networks with local hospitals if quick referral is required for x-rays, scans etc. and we can carry out ECG’s on site and refer to our specialist consultants where required.

Private prescriptions can also be administered.

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Potential New Service

Newcastle Premier Health are looking into providing a new Ear Wellbeing Clinic which would include syringing, Diagnosis and treatment of minor ear infections, and general ear screening.  We would like to know your opinion whether this would be a service that would be beneficial.  If you would like to make any suggestions or to register your interest in this new service please let us know by contacting info@newcastlepremierhealth.com  We look forward to your feedback.

Travel Clinic Opening Tuesday 3rd May!

From the 3rd of May 2011, Newcastle Premier Health will be offering a private travel clinic three days per week.  Our aim is to offer quick and convenient appointments with our qualified travel nurse who will be able to ensure you have the best travel advice whichever countries you may be visiting.  For more information about the travel clinic or any other services we can provide please contact Julie Gibson on 01661 824729.