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Flu vaccines for under and over 65s now available at the Bellingham Practice: 

Please call us to book for one of our flu clinics : -

Daily clinics from through October and early November 2018

New evening and weekend GP service based at Corbridge Health Service bookable via the Bellingham Practice only

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

Telephone number - cancellations and directions only 01434 636950

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

0300 123 7015


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.


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.


DNA (did not attend) Policy


There is great pressure on appointment availability.  National policy is to encourage patients to expect to be seen within 48 hours, or on the same day for more urgent problems. 


As a practice we would like to reduce the rate of DNAs, by the use of education, a certain amount of pressure, and by considering the removal of those who persistently waste our time.


·       To free up appointments for those who genuinely need them

·       To reduce the waste of clinical time

·       To reduce the pressure on all staff in being able to offer prompt appointments


A list of frequent non-attenders will be produced monthly and reviewed by the partners to identify any patients who should be excluded from the general policy, for reasons such as clinical memory problems.

If a patient has missed 2 consecutive appointments, or 3 in a year, they will recieve a letter from the practice.    One further DNA within 6 months of the first warning letter will result in a letter which will warn them of the risk of removal if no change is made. One further DNA will trigger a letter requiring attendance at an appointment with a named person  to discuss their attendance record.  Failure to make and keep this appointment within 14 days results in their name being put on the list of likely removals.     In any event, one further DNA within 6 months will put their name on the “removal” list.  Patient who are liable to be removed will be discussed at a practice meeting and one of the Parters will have the final dicision and authorise the removal from the practice list.

What we do to try and help

If we have a patients mobile telephone we do try and remind them of their appoinment via text.  This is why it is important to let us know if you have changed your mobile telpehone number.  If a patient DNA's an appointment after they have received a text, we will text them again to respectfully remind them to cancell their appointments if they are unable to attend.


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