01668 213738 (Belford) or 01665 720917 (Seahouses)
We operate a full appointment system at both surgeries. Please contact the surgery by phone after 8.30 am or in person. You can also book appointments online. If you are interested in this service you need to sign up for online services at the Practice, speak to one of the receptionist for further details If you are unable to keep an appointment, PLEASE INFORM THE SURGERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, so that it can be offered to someone else.
Patients registered at our practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or Nurse on weekday evenings(after 6.30pm) or on a Saturday Morning 8am - 12noon. Appointments will either take place at this practice or at one of the following surgeries Alnwick, Berwick or Wooler. Speak to our receptionists to find our more or book an appointment.
If you are unable to get to a surgery, and wish the Doctor to visit that day, please contact the surgery, if possible before 10.00 am. Please give the staff member details about the nature of your problems, so doctors can prioritise the calls.
In general, we ask that patients only request a home visit if they are genuinely housebound and too unwell to come to the surgery. The computerised records and some pieces of medical equipment which are so helpful in modern general practice are only available at the surgery. In addition, your doctor can usually see several patients at the surgery in the time that it takes to make a single home visit.
If you have had a stay in hospital and you are unable to come to the surgery you can expect a visit from a member of the Primary Health Care Team for the following reasons:-
All patients are registered with the Practice and not with individual doctors. This means that patients are able to request an appointment with the GP of their choice. However, for continuity of care, we recommend that patients see the same GP for ongoing Health Issues.
Appointment demand is rising in all GP surgeries. There will be occasions where we may no longer be able to offer same day appointments for routine/non-urgent problems, you may therefore have to wait a day or two to see a GP, or maybe longer for the GP of your choice, if your problem is not urgent.
As always, urgent problems will still be seen on the day by the doctor on duty.
To help free up appointments for people who need to be seen, we ask that patients consider the following:
The local pharmacist can offer free advice for a range of problems and free treatment for those who are eligible for free prescriptions.
If the pharmacist then thinks you need to be seen by a doctor, he/she will ask you to make an appointment with the doctor.
|Aches and pains
Insect bites and stings
Colds & Sore throats
Teething & Toothache
Cystitis in women
Temperature or fever
Eczema or dermatitis
Teething & Toothache
Make an appointment to see a dentist not a doctor and help us to free up appointments for patients who need to be seen urgently.
Interpreting services can be arranged if necessary. Please request this when making an appointment.