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
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.
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.
If you are aged 17/18 or up to the age of 25 and starting University in September, then you are advised to be vaccinated with the Meningitis ACWY vaccine. Please make an appointment with a Practice Nurse.
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