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
Our telephone system broke in March but we were able to quickly install a new system so patients would not be affected. We are still waiting for new equipment and services to be installed so at the moment while we have a functioning system it isn't as good as it will be in the near future. We are still experiencing problems with our prescription line for example, so please make requests for repeat prescriptions via our main number on 01434 603627. It would be best to phone after 10am to avoid our busiest time of day. We prefer requests to come via our online system, if you wish to sign up just ask a member of the reception team. Many thanks.
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.
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.