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
It's not too late...
We continue to hold stocks of vaccine for all age groups and would encourage eligible patients to get vaccinated as soon as possible. We will continue to vaccinate into the New Year but flu season is upon us and the vaccine take around 2 weeks to be fully effective. So please make an appointment for a vaccination if you haven't already done so.
Flu vaccination 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.
The Practice has invested in a new machine for the waiting room. It automatically measures your height and weight and then calculates your Body Mass Index (BMI).
We are open as normal through to Christmas Eve (Monday 24th December). We will be closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day, reopening on Thursday 27th December. We are then open as usual except for the New Year holiday on Tuesday 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.
All of us at Burn Brae Medical Group wish you a Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.
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.
PSA testing is in the news and you may be considering whether you should have a blood test. Before you do so please read more about it on the NHS Choices website, Prostate Cancer UK or Patient.co.uk
A leaflet to download and print at home is also available. The important message is that if you are concerned and in particular if you have symptoms please make an appointment with your GP.
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.