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The GP Practice at Ponteland Road Health Centre is now CLOSED. This however does not affect the walk-in service based at Ponteland Road Health Centre.

The Golden Guide

The Golden Guide

The Golden Guide, a guide for signposting for over 50s in Newcastle & North Tyneside.

The Golden Guide is a free local advice guide for over 50s. It proved so popular last year it has now been updated and 6000 printed copies have been published.

It is a handy signposting guide to help older people find support with the issues of daily life. Inside are hundreds of local contacts for Health, Money and Care concerns - with a whole host of social networks, befriending schemes and leisure activities too.

Health and Wellbeing information

Entries are included for Hospital and Out of Hours contacts, Dental Care, Podiatry, Pharmacy, Alcohol, Smoking, Help with Health Costs, Dealing with Concerns, Bereavement, and a wide range of details for health support groups and charities to help older people live independent lives at home.

The CCG have a number of guides available, and if your practice would like some copies, please contact your practice facilitator.

There is an online edition available at and there is also a free service for over 50s residents whereby they can ring and request a free copy by post.

North Tyneside residents should ring Care and Connect on 0191 643 7474.

Newcastle residents should ring the Golden Guide on 0191 386 5918.

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