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


Appointments & Prescriptions Online

We are actively vaccinating adults of all ages so if you haven't already made an appointment please do so. We expect the child nasal vaccine to become available from mid-October but we won't book any child appointments unil we have the vaccine in case of unexpected delays. All 2 and 3 year olds will be called by SMS text message or letter. At-risk children (eg asthmatics) who are not included in the school programme will also be called in.

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. 

Flu vaccination is available free of charge for the following at risk groups:

  • people aged 65 or over as at the end of March 2020
  • all pregnant women at any stage of their pregnancy
  • children aged 2 or 3 (vaccine will be available around mid-October)

And for people who have:

  • diabetes
  • a chest problem (such as asthma, bronchitis or emphysema)
  • a heart problem
  • kidney disease or liver disease
  • a neurological condition (such as Parkinson's or motor neurone disease)
  • a low immune system due to disease (such as cystic fibrosis or Crohn's disease) or treatment (such as cancer treatment)
  • had a stroke
  • a problem with the spleen (such as sickle cell disease) or if the spleen has been removed

You should also be vaccinated if you:

  • live in a residential home - our District Nursing team will be visiting
  • live in a nursing home - one of our GPs will be visiting
  • are the main carer of an older or disabled person

We do not offer private flu vaccination.

Our housebound patients will receive a home visit from a District Nurse or GP.

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination you can book your appointment in several ways:

  • in person
  • by telephone on 01434 603627 but please wait until after 11am to avoid our busiest times
  • online (see below)

To book your flu appointment online follow these instructions:

  1. Just log into your Appointments Online account as normal and select "Book New Appointment".
  2. On the booking screen select "Flu Jab" from the clinic list and "Any" for the date.
  3. Select "Any Nurse" to get a selection of dates and times
  4. The appointments are scheduled at 3-4 minute intervals which may make the appointment times look odd!
  5. Select and confirm your appointment in the usual way.
  6. If a husband and wife wish to book consecutive appointments please do but make sure you book them using your own Appointments Online accounts to avoid confusion on the day.