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New evening and weekend GP service based at Corbridge Health Service

Patients who need to see a GP in the evening or weekend can pre-book with us for appointments at the Corbridge Health Centre - New evening and weekend GP service

General Data protection Regulation (GDPR)

From 25th May 2018 the new Data Protection Regulations are in place.  As a practice we will endeavour to be open with our patients with regard to the data we hold about them.  Please follow the link to our Privacy Policy.  Patients will find that when they have contact with the practice they may be asked questions regarding consent to share information. Privacy Notice

Grandparents out there.

Are you a grandparent who finds themselves being the main carer of grandchildren.  Please follow the links or use the contact details below to access support

www.grandparentsplus.org.uk

0300 123 7015

or

Relative experiences 0n 0808 800 2222

Text Reminders

We are now advising patients via text messages about their Doctors appointments.  If we have your mobile telephone number we will send you an automatic message the day before to remind you.  If you do not want to take advantage of this service then please let us know so we can update your records.

Online Appointments

If you would like to make an appointment with a GP via this website please contact the practice to register for SystmOnline bookings and then follow this link

Book appointment online

If you need an urgent appointment then please contact the surgery.

GP2GP

The practice is using a secure system to transfer some medical records between practices when registering with us or registering elsewhere.  This forms part of our contractual obligations with the NHS.

DRUG ALERT

Emergency Contraception

If you have had unprotected intercourse (if you have had sex without a condom) and are worried you might  become pregnant then you should take emergency contraception(morning after pill).  You have 72 hours to take the tablet after the event , but the earlier you take it the better. Pregnancy can still occur after taking this pill, as it is not 100% reliable. The other option is to have an emergency intra uterine coil, this has a failure rate of no greater that 1%, which can be fitted in the first 5 days.
 
Emergency contraception may not prevent an eptopic pregnancy. This is when the pregnancy starts to develop in the tube to one side of the uterus. If you period is late you should do a home pregnancy test, or if you having abdominal pain or strange bleeding you should see a doctor to rule out an eptopic pregnancy. 

You can get a prescription from a doctor for the “morning after pill” and take it to the chemist, or go directly to the chemist without a prescription - either way it is free. 

If you are between 13 and 19 you can obtain emergency contraception directly from the chemist free of charge,  Please ask for a private word with the Pharmacist. 

If you are ringing for an appointment please tell the receptionist that you need an urgent appointment that day for a personal matter. Please ring from 8.00 to 18.30 Monday to Friday. The local chemist in Bellingham  is open until 17.30 and Saturday Morning 9 till 12.30.  If you need emergency contraception over the weekend please call NHS 111.  

Other things to think about 

Do you  need some future contraception ie the pill, implant , condoms  Come and talk to us at the surgery or if you want information why not use our young persons consultation facility. 

Are you worried about sexual infections, if you are then please make an appointment at the surgery or through Northumberland Sexual Health Services by ringing 01670 515151
 

 
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