TIMS – new joint and muscle pain support




Tyneside Integrated Musculoskeletal Services (TIMS) is a joint Newcastle and Gateshead service which offers self-care and fast access to expert opinion, diagnosis and treatment of a variety of muscle, joint and soft tissue conditions and chronic pain.


TIMS aim is to help support you to get the right care, in the right place, first time, by providing advice and information from their dedicated team.


Visit https://www.tims.nhs.uk/ to find the right help and support.

Stoptober – the 28-day quit smoking campaign – is back

Stoptober, the 28-day stop smoking campaign from Public Health England, is back from 1st October.

Since it first launched, Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. It is based on research that shows that if you can stop smoking for 28-days, you are five times more likely to stay smoke free for good.

Stoptober provides all the support you need to quit.

Everyone’s quitting journey is different, but with Stoptober, you won’t be on your own. Join the thousands quitting smoking with Stoptober and get all the support you need to help you on your quit journey.

There are lots of ways to quit smoking and Stoptober can help you choose what works for you. The new web tool; the Personal Quit Plan will help you to find the best support for you to boost your chances of quitting. Smokers will need to answer three questions to get a tailored recommendation on smoking cessation support.

For example; you can quit using medication (including nicotine replacement therapies such as patches and gum) or e-cigarettes. The Stoptober campaign offers a range of free support to help you quit including an app, daily emails, Facebook Messenger and lots of encouragement from the Stoptober online community on Facebook. Talking to a trained advisor together with medication or e-cigarettes, gives you the best chance of quitting successfully long term. The Newcastle Stop Smoking Service provides free, friendly tailored one-to-one support for anyone working or living in Newcastle who wishes to quit. Contact them on 0191 269 1103, text 07809 105837 or visit  www.newcastle.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/health-and-wellbeing/stop-smoking or drop in to one of the many local community pharmacists throughout the city.

Stopping smoking is the best thing you can do for your health and the health of those around you. If you can make it to 28 days smoke free, you’re 5 times more likely to stay quit for good. To find out more just go to https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/stoptober/home or search ‘Stoptober’.

NHS Little Orange Book: helping babies and young children when they’re poorly


NHS The Little Orange Book  (click to download)


The Little Orange Book contains advice and tips on how to manage common illnesses and problems that babies and young children often experience in the first 5 years of their lives. It also has information on more serious conditions, what to look out for and how to get help. This book was produced by Newcastle Gateshead Clinical Commissioning Group with invaluable help from GPs, Health Visitors, Practice Managers and Staff, Pharmacists, Paediatricians, Children’s Nurses and Parents and Carers.

Communities and Public Health

Local charities will rarely advertise on TV or in national newspapers but their work has a huge impact on communities’ wellbeing. They also take some pressure of NHS so keep making the most of your local charities, they’re there to help you!

No Smoking Day





This Wednesday is No Smoking Day. We’re supporting the campaign and everyone trying to quit. If you’re struggling quitting on your own, come to our free drop-in sessions:


Throckley Community Hall Tuesdays 10:30 till 11:30


The Lemington Centre Thursdays at 11.30 till 12:30


Call us on 0191 264 1959 for more information

Health and wellbeing workshop at Byker Sands

Pre-school Ofsted report


Congratulations to our Pre-School staff on another great Ofsted inspection result! 

Clich here to download the report

Sensory Baby


Our Sensory Baby sessions time is changing. From March 6 it will be from 9:30am to 11am

Your Heart Age


How healthy is your heart? Is your heart age older than your real age? We’ve put up a handy guide for you to find out your heart age and how to keep your heart healthier for longer!


Here’s an article that tells you about ways to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke:



You can also go straight to the NHS Heart Age Test:



And if you’re over 40 you can get a free NHS Health Check with us. If you’d like to book it call us on 0191 264 1959 or click bellow for more information:


Website Updates

We’d like to apologise for the emails you’ve received from us yesterday. We were having technical difficulties with our website. It’s back and running as normal.