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
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have advised travellers to give some thought to their medications before travelling abroad. Of particular concern is that fact that different countries apply different rules to the UK when it comes to whether a medication is a controlled drug or not. They are directing people to the Travel Health Pro website which contains a wealth of information. Please note that our GPs do not have any more information available to them than is available in the public domain on how different countries treat various medications.
If you require a letter stating the medications you take regularly you do not need a GP appointment. Please speak to a member of the reception team.
If you require travel vaccines prior to your holiday it is really important that you complete and return to us a travel form well in advance. Having last minute vaccinations is usually not an option as you may require a course of vaccinations over a period of time and vaccines take time to work.
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.
We are pleased to announce that starting in July we will have a dedicated Health Trainer clinic each Friday. NHS Health Trainers will support you around the issues you feel are important, such as:
• Weight management
• Making healthy food choices
• Drinking less alcohol
• Increasing physical activity
The Health Trainer will see you at the surgery and appointments are booked through our reception team. You do not need to see a GP or Nurse for referral. Simply ask at reception or phone the surgery to book an appointment on our usual number 01434 603627
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.
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.