Who we are
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.
Why register with us
We are a recipient of the highest quality award in UK General Practice, namely the Quality Practice Award, which we have held since 2007. We remain one of the few Practices to make it through the five-yearly accreditation process twice.
What we do
We offer a GP led service backed up by a full complement of nursing and administrative staff and the surgery is based in modern purpose-built premises on the Hexham General Hospital site.
How to register
Registering with the practice is straightforward. Simply ask at reception and you will be provided with a GMS1 form to complete and sign or download it below. The form is used to trace your medical records so you will need to provide information such as name, address, date of birth as well as details of your previous GP. We will also ask you to complete a new patient questionnaire. Since the registration form MUST be signed we do require the original to be posted or handed in at reception rather than sent electronically. Once these forms have been returned, the registration process happens very quickly, though it can take a number of weeks for your medical records to be sent to us.
We accept patients onto our list from Hexham and the surrounding areas. We are also able to register "Out of Area" patients. If you live outside of our catchment area then you can still register with us and receive all of our services except home visits. Being an Out of Area patient may suit people who work in Hexham but live away from Hexham. It isn't something that is suitable if you are unable to come to the surgery or regularly need to call a GP for a home visit. It is also not suitable for young children or those who require community nurse visits. In those cases you should register with a Practice near to where you live where a full range of services will be available to you.
You can enter your postcode to check if you live in our catchment area. If this tool reports that you are outside of our catchment area then as noted above you can still ask to register as an Out of Area patient. Our receptionists will be able to answer any questions you may have.