Welcome to Burn Brae Medical Group, one of the longest established Medical Practices in the UK, much older than the NHS itself. We are based in Hexham, Northumberland and our catchment area covers approximately 200 square miles. We are a recipient of the highest quality award in UK General Practice. Read More
We are open as normal through to Friday 22nd December then we are closed over the weekend and Monday 25th December & Tuesday 26th December. We are then open as usual except for the New Year holiday on Monday 1st January. For a full list of our opening times over the festive period see the attached poster which is suitable for printing. If you take regular medication please ensure you order in good time for the holidays.
If you need to visit a pharmacy over the holidays the opening hours of all Northumberland pharmacies is attached.
All of us at Burn Brae Medical Group wish you a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.
You can now book appointments in the evenings as well as Saturday. Local Practices are offering this service, called the Hadrian Extra Care Hub, in Corbridge. Appointments must be booked through our reception team. Just ask when you phone.
Due to global manufacturing problems there is currently a severe shortage of Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B vaccines. We have been told that supplies will not return to normal for at least a year. As a result we may not be able to offer you all of the vaccines we would normally recommend. Our Practice Nurses can advise you further but it would help if you would complete a travel assessment form in advance of you appointment.
Thinking about travelling abroad? We highly recommend the NHS Fit For Travel website for up to date information on risks and recommended vaccinations.
The Practice Nurse team offers advice and vaccinations for foreign travel. This is strictly on an appointment-only basis. Where possible we recommend that you plan ahead and seek advice at least one month before travel (two months if taking a prolonged trip or visiting many countries e.g. gap year). The reason for this is that most vaccines take seven to ten days to be fully effective and you may need more than one visit to the surgery to complete your course of injections.
We are now booking appointments for flu vaccination which is available free of charge to people in the defined at-risk groups. Read more to find out if you are eligible for a vaccination and how to book an appointment online or by phone.