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
England's lockdown rules are due to end on Monday 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.
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.
If you have either a high temperature, a new continuous cough, or a loss of taste or smell stay at home. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying home. 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 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."
The attached summary guide to Covid-19 explains more about the symptoms of Covid-19 and how the illness can take a mild, moderate or severe form. It explains when you should be concerned and what to do if you are.
Updated 12th July 2021. Please read on for the latest news on the covid-19 vaccination programme.
Parents and schools are finding it difficult to work out which symptoms could be covid-19 and need a swab test, and which symptoms suggest a simple common cold. The attached information should be helpful.