LOCAL COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME
WEST NORTHUMBERLAND PRIMARY CARE NETWORK
COVID – 19 VACCINATION UPDATE : 28th April 2021
The majority of our patients 50 years and over have now had their first COVID vaccination. There are a few patients who we have been unable to contact and would ask if they are reading this update they complete an eConsult from this website to let us know if they want a vaccination and the best way for us to contact them.
We are now inviting patients in for their second vaccination. If you had the Pfizer vaccine for your first injection at the Primary Care Centre, Hexham, we CANNOT do this at the practice, you will be invited back to the Primary Care Centre to get your vaccination. For patients who had the Astra Zeneca for their first vaccination, we will try and give you an appointment at the practice as long as vaccine is availbale to us. For patients who got their vaccination at other locations for example The Centre for Life in Newcastle, it is likely you already have your second vaccination scheduled with the National Booking Service. Please keep that appointment as we are NOT expecting to get extra vaccine to cover this group of people.
Because we often get vaccine at short notice, it is very helpful if we have a mobile telephone number for you. We will send you a link so you can book your own appointment. We will contact you on your landline if we don’t have your mobile phone details.
We appreciate that this is a worrying time for everyone, we are all working very hard not only to make sure that patients are vaccinated as soon as possible but also caring for patients other medical needs. The practice has not set the criteria for the vaccination programme, we are responding as quickly as we can (often at very short notice) to instructions from NHS England
If your question has been answered here please do not contact the surgery, our staff do not have any additional information to share with you.
Don’t call us, we will call you to book your COVID vaccination when we are able to do so.
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR PATIENTS WHO HAVE A KIND WORD FOR STAFF WHO ARE UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE AT THE MOMENT WITH THE DAY TO DAY RUNNING OF THE PRACTICE, BOOKING COVID VACCINATIONS AND WORKING AS VACCINATORS, ADMINISTRATORS AND MARSHALLS AT THE HEXHAM VACCINATION CLINICS.
Anyone wishing to volunteer for a vaccinator/administrator or steward role please email the Primary Care Network (see separate page): email@example.com. For more information on volunteering please use this link
COVID vaccination programme explained
Link to priority COVID groups
CoVax your questions answered
Additional COVID vaccination centres
Welcome to the Bellingham Surgery Website
We are one of the most rural practices in England covering 800 square miles from the Scottish borders north of Byrness and Kielder to Kirkwhelpington and Barrasford to the south. We have over 3300 patients, many living in remote farming locations across the practice.
The surgery in Bellingham was purpose-built in 1984, we then had extension to this that was completed at the end of 2010.
Through our website you can order your repeat prescriptions online, cancel existing appointments, send us feedback through the patient survey, keep your health record up to date and keep up to date with any latest news from the practice. Please let us know what you think by sending comments through our contact page. If you have any suggestions about how the website can be improved or any information you would like to have available then please let us know.
Our practice brochure is available electronically, all the information in the brochure is also available on this website, but you may want to print the brochure off to refer to later, clicking on the link will give you access to our brochure - Practice Brochure 2021
GP surgeries do not have the facilities to diagnose or treat this infection so please stay at home (self isolate) for 10 days if you have symptoms.
In response to the pandemic we have changed the way we work to keep us all safe - please use this link for an explanation of How to contact your GP
For full details please refer to our dedicated COVID-19 page on this website
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 appointments directly with us at the Corbridge Health Centre - New evening and weekend GP service
Telephone number - cancellations and directions only 01434 636950
New Sunday GP service at the Cramlington HUB
Appointments can be booked through us during surgery hours, or by calling 01670 337737 between 12 - 4pm on the previous Saturdays and 9am - 12.30pm on Sunday.
All patients at the practice have a nominated GP, we have written to you about this. If you prefer to see a different doctor we are quite happy for you to request this when you make an appointment. If you are not sure who your nominated GP is please ask at reception when you are next in the practice.
National Survey results
The results of the National GP Patient Survey are now availble. If you would like to see the report then please go to the website.
Patient Information - symptom checker
So that you can better understand any condition you may have then why not have a look at some patient information that is available via the internet.
(Site updated 28/04/2021)