WEST NORTHUMBERLAND PRIMARY CARE NETWORK
Data opt out June 2021
If you don’t want your patient data to be shared for purposes except for your own care, you can opt-out by registering a Type 1 Opt-out.
This data collection will start on 1 July 2021 so if you do not want your data to be shared with NHS Digital, please register your Type 1 Opt -out by 23 June 2021.
The data held in your GP medical record is shared with other health professionals for the purpose of your individual care. It is also shared with other organisations to support health and care planning and research.
If you do not want your personally identifiable data to be shared outside of your GP practice for purposes except your own care, you can register an opt out form with the practice. This is known as a type 1 opt-out.
To register a type 1 Opt Out, for yourself or for a dependent (if you are the parent or legal guardian of the patient) you can download the form from the link below and then return it to the surgery before the deadline of 23 June.
Type 1 Opt Out Form to go here
More information can be found on the NHS Digital website
COVID – 19 VACCINATION PHASE 2: June 2021
If you are under 50 (phase 2) you will be invited via the National Programme to a mass vaccination site for your injections.
Phase 2 is for everyone else aged 18-49. Patients should receive a text message or a letter from the NHS when they become eligible for a vaccination in this age group. a new Mass Vaccination Site at the Hexham Mart has opened and appointments there are available to book online or through 119.
Phase 2 patients will not be able to book their appointments through the Practice as we do not have access to the National Booking System. Therefore please do not phone us to book your appointment, but call 119 or use the National Booking Service website.
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.
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
CoVax your questions answered
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 15/06/2021)