Many of you will have seen the ITV program about the increase in people in the north having to use loan sharks for financial assistance. As a CCG we are committed to improving the lives of our communities. Did you know that people across Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland can access free and confidential advice relating to welfare benefits and tax credits within GP surgeries?
Free Financial Advice
Advisors will be available in several health venues where people can receive free and confidential advice relating to welfare benefits, tax credits and tribunal representation.
It’s great the CCG have been able to work closely with both Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland councils to offer this valuable advice to local residents at a GP surgery near to them. There may be people who are able to claim benefits and have no idea about it. If you are struggling with financial pressures I urge you to book some time with these professionals to find out more. To book an appointment with an advisor call 01642-729242 or 01642-771166.
7 Day Access to GPs
Whilst I have the opportunity to share positive news for our local patients I just wanted to remind everyone that we are now making it easier and more convenient for you to access general practice (GP) appointments 7 days a week.
From 1 April 2017, four GP centres will be open from 6pm to 9.30pm – Monday to Friday – and 8am to 9.30pm on weekends and Bank Holidays.
These will be based in:
- North Ormesby Health Village
- One Life Centre in Linthorpe,
- Redcar Primary Care Hospital
- East Cleveland Hospital in Brotton.
Look out for the yellow leaflet through the post with full details.