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
All patients aged 50+ are eligible for a free flu vaccine this year. We are vaccinating the majority of patients in Saturday mass vaccination clinics which have proved popular with patients again this year. The remaining mass vaccination clinics are on 30th October and 4th December. Under 18s are being vaccinated during the week. If you wish to have a flu vaccine this year please book an appointment either online or by phoning us on 01434 603627. Prior to attending please read about our mass vaccination clinics.
All children aged 2-3 years old can be booked for an appointment at the Practice and letters have already been sent to parents. Children in at-risk groups up to Year 11 can choose to have their vaccine at school or at the Practice. Older children in at-risk groups will need an appointment at the Practice.
There are many common respiratory viruses seen in children, which most will have had by the time they turn 2.
However, in children under 2, the more serious consequences can lead to bronchiolitis, infection of the lower airways, that can make the airways inflamed and mucusy making it harder to breath.
The early symptoms of bronchiolitis are similar to those of a common cold, such as a runny nose and a cough.
Further symptoms can develop over the next few days, and may include:
- a slight high temperature (fever)
- a dry and persistent cough
- difficulty feeding
- rapid or noisy breathing (wheezing)
- parents should seek emergency NHS care if their child become breathless – the most common symptom of severe RSV.
England's lockdown rules ended on 19th July. It will no longer be a legal requirement to wear a mask or face covering and the social distancing rules are being removed.
However, the public are reminded that everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules.
Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are set to remain in place for all staff and visitors.
That means NHS visitor guidance will stay in place across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
If you have either a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of taste or smell arrange a covid test online or phone 119. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. Use the online NHS 111 tool if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, if your condition gets worse or you do not feel better after 7 days. Only call 111 if you cannot use the online service.
If you visit the Practice for any reason at all, please wear a face covering before entering the building. This does not apply to small children or those with breathing difficulties.
We have a dedicated Coronavirus page on our website with information on what we're doing as a Practice to support our patients, how we are working differently and what services we are able to offer at this time.
The data held in the GP medical records of patients is used every day to support health and care planning and research in England, helping to find better treatments and improve patient outcomes for everyone. NHS Digital has developed a new way to collect this data, called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection. For more information please see the NHS Digital website.
If you wish to opt out of this data collection please complete the form below and return it to the surgery.
The attached leaflet is for patients with suspected coronavirus who have not been admitted to hospital and will be isolating at home.
The Department of Health have published information on demonstrating your vaccination status when travelling abroad. Please read this guidance as it explains how you can obtain proof of vaccination through the NHS App or by calling 119 from 17th May. As the article stresses: "Do not contact your GP surgery about your COVID-19 vaccination status. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status."