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
As part of the Stay Well winter health campaign we are promoting "When will I feel better?" leaflet. It's only two sides of A4 but packed with useful information on common minor illnesses and how to manage them. The leaflet comes highly recommended by our GPs. The leaflet should be easy to print at home and we have copies available at reception.
We are open as normal through to Friday 23rd December then we are closed over the weekend and Monday 26th December & Tuesday 27th December. We are then open as usual except for the New Year holiday on Monday 2nd 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.
Run by Action on Hearing Loss (previously RNID) and working closely with the region’s audiology team at the Freeman Hospital, we offer a free hearing aid support service (for NHS hearing aids) on the 1st Wednesday monthly 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
Hearing aids should be re-tubed every six months or so to maintain a good quality of sound and comfort and we can give you new batteries too. This charity-run project is free (but donations are welcome of course) and is an alternative to the Hexham Hospital session if your hearing aids are just needing re-tubing – and there’s usually a shorter waiting time too!
The Practice produces a regular newsletter which we email to patients. Paper copies are also made available in we reception. Subscribing to the email newsletter is simple using the link on our home page or in the archive of previous newsletters. It's free, simple and you can unsubscribe at any time using the link on the emails we send.
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.
Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose.
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to certain people in their 70s. From September 1 2016 the shingles vaccine is routinely available to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2016 after you've turned 70 or 78 and remain so until the last day of August 2017. In addition, anyone who was eligible for immunisation in the previous three years of the programme but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday. This includes: people aged 71, 72, 73 and 79 on 1 September 2016. The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS if you are aged 80 or over.
Unlike the flu vaccine you only need this vaccine once, not every year. To receive a shingles vaccine please call to make an appointment.