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 Helen Berry.
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.
2018 FLU CLINIC
Flu vaccinations will be given by pre-booked appointments at the surgery.
There are various appointments bookable during September, October and November to allow times that are convenient for our patients.
Flu Vaccinations – all vaccinations will be given by booked appointment – no need to sit and wait
The arrangements for flu vaccinations this year have changed. This is for reasons beyond our control, including the development of different vaccines for different age groups.
We have an over 65 flu clinic on Saturday 22nd September which will be pre-booked appointments.
We also have pre- bookable appointments for both under 65’s and over 65’s patients on various week days during October and November.
Please contact the surgery to book your flu appointment as soon as possible. If ringing the surgery please ring after 2pm when phone lines are less busy.
Patients entitled to a flu vaccination:
All those aged 65 and over
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.
Those aged 6 months or older with the following conditions:
Chronic heart disease
Chronic kidney disease
Chronic neurological disease
Immunosuppressed or spleen problems
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
(Site updated 16/10/2018)