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Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commisioning Group

NHS to save millions following legal battle with drug companies

The NHS in the North East and North Cumbria has today won a landmark legal battle against two multinational drug companies that will save the tax payer millions of pounds in the treatment of the biggest cause of age related vision loss in the UK. The news comes after the pharmaceutical giants tri..Read More

Future of Newcastle GP practice secured

Health leaders have confirmed the future of a GP practice in Elswick after awarding a new 10-year contract to deliver services at the site. The Grainger Medical Group is currently operated for the NHS by Newcastle GP Services Ltd, who have been awarded the new contract from 1 October 2018. New..Read More

Less than half of eligible population received NHS Health Check that helps spot diabetes Millions miss out on vital health checks that could save lives

Recent analysis from Diabetes UK shows that less than half of over 40s eligible for an NHS Health Check in the last five years have actually received one. Launched in England in 2009, the programme offers a five-yearly check-up to everyone aged 40 to 74 with the aim of spotting the early signs of..Read More