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
There's a new campaign encouraging patients to work out their heart age. If you take part and decide that you need to know your last measured cholesterol level and blood pressure - please mention this to a receptionist. You don't need an appointment to find out this information. You can also measure a blood pressure in our waiting room.
FLU VACCINATION UPDATE!
Uptake of the vaccine used for the over 65s has been very strong this year. As this is a new vaccine to the NHS this year, the delivery schedule for all Practices isn't ideal and we are going to have a short period later in October where we can only vaccinate patients under 65 until our final delivery on Friday 2nd November. We are able to vaccinate the remainder of our over 65 year old patients by mid-November. Rest assured that we have sufficient vaccine on order for all age groups. This includes children aged 2-3 years and older children in at-risk groups. Children (including those in at-risk groups) are being offered a nasal vaccine at school from reception through to year 5. We have this vaccine in stock.
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.
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.
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).
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.