LOCAL COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME
WEST NORTHUMBERLAND PRIMARY CARE NETWORK
COVID – 19 VACCINATION UPDATE : MONDAY 11th JANUARY
Practices in the local Primary Care Network are working together to provide Covid-19 vaccinations at designated sites at Hexham and Ponteland. Bellingham patients will be asked to attend the Hexham site, together with patients from the practices at Hexham, Corbridge, Haltwhistle, Humshaugh/Wark and Haydon Bridge/Allendale.
CURRENT PRIORITY GROUPS FOR COVID 19 VACCINES ARE :
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
- All those 80 years of age and over and health & social care workers
We have a lot of patients aged 80 registered with our practice so it will take a while for everyone to receive a vaccine.
So far the Primary Care Network has received 2 deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine at both the Hexham and Ponteland sites. We are waiting for a confirmed date for the 3rd delivery and will be contacting the next group of eligible patients once the next clinic date is confirmed.
If anyone missed their clinic appointment on Saturday 9th January because of the bad weather please don’t worry, you will be invited to the next clinic.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE to enquire about when your appointment might be as we will be in touch with eligible patients when appointments become available.
Vaccinations for residents in care homes started at the end of last week
Link to priority COVID groups
CoVax your questions answered
Additional COVID vaccination centres
Anyone wishing to volunteer for a vaccinator/administrator or steward role please email the Primary Care Network (see separate page): firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on volunteering please use this link
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 - The Practice Brochure 2020
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 14/01/2021)