News Section 

This section of the website is a historic record of all Norwich PCN and ONP related news.  The most recent articles are listed at the top. Older articles therefore may not still be relevant or accurate. For queries please email 

VAS shortlisted for National Award

Healthcare in Norwich has been recognised at a national level with the vulnerable adult (VAS) and inclusion service having been shortlisted at the prestigious GP Awards. Read more

Walk-in Centre to stay open

Following a meeting with Norfolk and Waveney ICB this morning (5th May 2023) we are delighted to inform you that following the Public Consultation it has been agreed to keep the Walk-in Centre open with services to continue as usual.  You can read more about this decision here.

Asthma clinics in schools

Gina Eyles our asthma in schools nurse was recently covered in 'Pulse Magazine' after having been a finalist at the HSJ Awards in 2022 for the ground breaking project.  You can read the article here.

New Patient 'Self-Check Zone’ at Norwich Surgery

Magdalen Medical Practice a forward-thinking GP practice based in the heart of Norwich has launched a patient ‘Self-Check Zone’. Read more

Have your say on the future of the Walk-in Centre and other health services in Norwich

On Tuesday 24 January NHS Norfolk and Waveney launched a public consultation on its plans to transform how general practice services are delivered in the wider Norwich area. Read more  NOW CLOSED

Norwich Primary Care Network recognised as the best in the country.

Healthcare in Norwich has been recognised at a national level with the Primary Care Network (PCN) winning the PCN of the Year category at the recent GP Awards held in London. Read more

Trinity and Bowthorpe Medical Practice win RCGP Award

Trinity & Bowthorpe Medical Practice in Norwich was nominated and won the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) East Anglia Faculty’s Practice Team Award this year – this only goes to one practice in our region each year.  Read more

Shadow Health Secretary visits Norwich GP Practice

On Thursday 10 November Wes Streeting, Shadow Secretary of State for Health and Social Care accompanied by Alice Macdonald (Campaigning to be Labour Councillor for North Norwich) visited Lionwood Medical Practice in Norwich. Read more

Norwich health services nominated for national awards

Healthcare in Norwich has been recognised at a national level with the city gaining five nominations at the prestigious General Practice Awards, including the Norwich Primary Care Network (PCN) and one of its member practices. Read more

Norwich services shortlisted for HSJ Awards

OneNorwich Practices is proud to reveal that two of its programmes have been shortlisted for awards at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising outstanding contribution to healthcare and earning the opportunity to showcase their achievements on a national platform. Read more

Have a happy healthy holiday in Norfolk and Waveney this summer

The NHS in Norfolk and Waveney has launched an eye-catching new summer campaign, “Happy Healthy Holidays”. The campaign urges both residents and holiday-makers to choose the right health service for illnesses and injuries this summer.

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Norwich GP wins prestigious research award

Dr Serge Engamba, a GP with OneNorwich Practices, Norfolk, has been announced as winner of this year's Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) First5® Award, run jointly with the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN). Read more

Lionwood Practice recognised for COVID-19 contribution

A Norwich GP Practice was formally recognised on 18th May 2022 for its outstanding contribution to the COVID-19 vaccination programme when Group Captain Stewart Blackburn MBE, DL RAF Ret’d ,made a presentation on behalf of the HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, Lady Dannatt MBE. Read more

Norwich patients invited to give their views on primary care services

Patients in Norwich are being invited to give their views in a survey being launched today by OneNorwich Practices who support the 22 practices in Norwich. Read more

OneNorwich Practices play their part in groundbreaking Covid study

Local GPs and healthcare professionals have begun enrolling participants across the east of England to a first-of-its-kind clinical trial called PANORAMIC investigating the effectiveness of new oral antiviral treatments for COVID-19 - which can be safely taken at home. Read more

Annual General Meeting 2021

Over 50 people attended the 2021 AGM at Carrow Road, the keynote speaker was the Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt (pictured) chair of the recently formed ICS.  A new board was appointed. Visit the ICS website

Asthma clinics launched in Norwich Schools

As winter approaches many people including children find that their asthma symptoms get worse. This is due to a number of reasons including the cold weather, colds, flu, chest infections, damp and mould, dust mites, central heating, open fires, wood burning stoves and now Covid-19 (Source
To tackle this, OneNorwich Practices who support 21 GP Practices across Norwich have recruited a paediatric asthma nurse whose focus will be to run a series of asthma clinics across schools in Norwich. Read more

OneNorwich Practices AGM

We'd like to invite you to attend our forthcoming Annual General Meeting.  It takes place on Wednesday 24 November at the Norwich City Football Ground. 

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Norwich flu clinics get off to a flying start

Old Catton Medical Practice got the flu vaccination season off to a flying start on Friday by vaccinating over 500 people.

Christina Easter, Assistant Practice Manager said “It’s been a really positive afternoon, not only have we given over 500 flu vaccines, we have also given pneumonia vaccines, done blood pressure readings, booked patients for their chronic disease checks, booked overdue smear tests and given patients information on how to access their overdue breast and bowel screening.” 

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Norwich GP reception staff nominated for national award

Reception staff (pictured) at Norwich’s St Stephens Gate medical practice have been nominated for a national award.
The team are in line for a nationwide award at the prestigious General Practice Awards as reception team of the year. 

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Norwich GP nominated for national award

The General Practice Awards are held every year and recognise the achievements of GPs and their teams who have gone above and beyond.

This year, in one of the most challenging years imaginable for GPs, Dr Jeanine Smirl from St Stephen’s Gate Medical Practice in Norwich has been nominated for the prestigious ‘GP of the Year’ award. Read more

Norwich pharmacy team shortlisted at the General Practice Awards

In June, amongst the bustling Covid-19 vaccine clinics Tracey Bullard the head of transformation at OneNorwich Practices was so in awe of the work she'd seen the pharmacy team doing she decided to nominate them for an award at the General Practice Awards which have been running since 2008.

Following Tracey’s nomination, the team has been shortlisted for the ‘Extended Practice Team Member of the Year Award’. Read more

We're at 100% every day

We run at one hundred percent every day”: Norwich practice manager explains new ways of working and impact of COVID-19

Medical practices are offering more appointments than ever before and the way patients contact their surgery is also changing. Although the pandemic has meant some changes, there are reasons why things will never be the same. 
Practice Manager James Foster from St Stephens Gate Medical Practice and Director of OneNorwich, explains what this means for patients. Read more

PRINCIPAL is a clinical study from the University of Oxford to find COVID-19 treatments to aid recovery at home and reduce the need for positive COVID-19 patients to attend hospital. OneNorwich is encouraging patients to put themselves forward.   

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Secretary of State praises health care staff for their efforts to roll out COVID-19 vaccinations

Primary care staff in Norwich have received a video call from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock praising them for their hard work in rolling out COVID-19 vaccinations. 

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OneNorwich invests £450,000 to improve health services

We have put together six projects, using funds from our partners which will further improve services for our patients. 

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Training for GP Practices aims to further improve care

A new clinical training programme for staff in most of Norwich's GP practices has launched and will help to improve our services to patients. 

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Norwich Practices offer 3400 more appointments this winter

GP practices were open between Christmas and New Year 2017, with more on-the-day appointments made available. There was also extra capacity in the 111 and out of hours services and at the walk-in centre in Norwich.

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