Welcome to Haltwhistle Medical Group
The Haltwhistle Medical Group is based at the Health Centre on Greencroft Avenue in Haltwhistle.
The building has been fully refurbished and offers a modern, inviting interior, and full access for disabled patients. All of our consultation rooms are on the ground floor, and guide/hand rails are available along all of our corridors.
The practice doctors are - Dr R Adamson, Dr M Crick, Dr S Davies, Dr C Robertson, Dr S Miller and Dr S.Siddle. We are also a GP Registrar Training Practice so every year we welcome at least one GP Registrar , we most recently welcome to join the practice team Dr Gary Ferguson.
We work as a team with the Community Midwife, Community Nurses, Practice Nurses, Health Visitors, Podiatrist, School Nurses and CPNs to provide a comprehensive service for the Haltwhistle district. The practice covers an area of 200 square miles and serves around 5,800 patients. Our website contains lots of information about accessing healthcare services.
ARE YOU TAKING PREGABALIN OR GABAPENTIN?
From the 1st April 2019, these medicines become controlled drugs. Therefore;
1. You will need to pick up your prescription from the surgery (We can no longer send electronically). If a pharmacy collects your prescription, you will need to ask them each time to collect it.
2. If you collect your prescription, you will need to sign for the prescription each time.
3. The maximum quantity you will be given on prescription is 28 days’ supply.
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer, mobile or tablet. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
Book or cancel appointments online
Renew or order repeat prescriptions online
View parts of your GP record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
You can still contact the practice by phone or in person, this is just another option, which other patients have found to be more convenient and saves some time. More information including “how to” leaflets and videos of patients and why they are using GP online services are available at www.nhs.uk/gponlineservices
We also now have a new Facebook page, this page is designed to keep you up to date with news and information from the practice and nationally. We hope you find our page useful and informative.
Visit us on Facebook @Haltwhistlemedical
Telephone 111 – This is a non-emergency number to call out of hours. It is free to call from a landline or a mobile phone. Trained staff will direct your call to the appropriate service.
If you are experiencing chest pain or any other life threatening symptoms please ring 999
At Haltwhistle Medical Group we strive to give a first class service, to enable the practice to maintain and improve the quality of services available we need to hear from you.
Please visit our Have Your Say Page to find out more, you can leave a review on NHS Choices and let us know your thoughts or use our quick Friends and Family survey, we appreciate all feedback from our Patients and process all responses thoroughly.
You can also find feedback questionnaires within the practice if you prefer to leave a handwritten response. ALL feedback is anonymous.
Care Quality Commission
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Their aim is to make sure better care is provided for everyone, whether that’s in hospital, in GP Practices, in care homes, in people’s own homes, or elsewhere.
The Practice had a CQC inspection in December 2017 and issued their report January 2018 awarding us a rating of Good in all areas. You can find out more on our Practice News page or view the full report by clicking on the link below
Useful Contact Numbers
Out of hours – NHS emergencies & urgent care
Social Services inc out of hours
(Hexham, North Tyneside, Wansbeck, Cramlington))
0344 811 8111
Newcastle Hospitals (Freeman, RVI)
0191 233 6161
Police (non emergencies)
Dental emergencies out of hours
(Site updated 01/04/2019)