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.
2019 FLU CLINIC
Flu vaccinations will be given by pre-booked appointments at the surgery.
OUR FIRST CLINIC IS FOR PATIENTS OVER 65 AND WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER
We then have various appointments bookable for all eligible patients during September, October and November
Flu vaccination appointments can be booked ONLINE, by PHONE or at the RECEPTION DESK.
If you have any queries or require information about clinic dates and eligibility please contact us on 01434 320077 or speak to a member of staff in surgery.
***** We order a vaccination for every eligible patient – please help us by having your flu vaccination at the surgery.*****
DON’T DELAY BOOK TODAY
Eligible Under 18 year olds will be given the nasal vaccination – we currently do not have a date of availability for the nasal flu. We will contact this group of patients by letter when the vaccine is available
Choose Well - Illness, Injury or Emergency?
If you are experiencing chest pain or any other life threatening symptoms please ring 999.
Alternatively 111 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 unsure what level of urgency you need medical assistance for please visit our minor illnesses or visit https://www.nhs.uk/
Pharmacy - Don't wait until you feel worse, even if it is just a cough or cold, you can consult your pharmacist before it gets more serious. They have trained technicians available to help manage minor illnesses and are available as a first port of call and can advise if you need more urgent medical assistance.
Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital Minor injuries units are able to treat patients for a wide range of less serious injuries, click the link for more information on the services offered at Haltwhistle War Memorial Hospital
Please visit our opening times page with more information on what to do when our surgery is closed.
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
Did you know you can now book GP and Health Care Assistant appointments in the evenings and also on Saturdays? This service is called the Hadrian Extra Care Hub held in Corbridge but available to our patients. For more information or to book an appointment please speak to our reception team.
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
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
(Site updated 12/09/2019)