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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.  You can enter your postcode to check if you live in our catchment area.  

Out of Area Patients

We are able to accept Out of Area patients. These are patients who live outside of our catchment area and could receive most of our services except notably home visits. However, we have a Practice Policy that defines who we are able to accept and who we may decide at any time should no longer be registered as an out of Area patient. It it important that current or prospective Out of Area patients understand and accept this policy. If you would like to register with us as an Out of Area patient you will need to complete both the GMS1 form AND return the signed Out of Area application (see below).

GMS1 Form 

Out of Area Policy and Application Form