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A new JMAPS (joint musculoskeletal and pain clinic) service started across Northumberland on the 1st July.  As part of this, the CCG decided that the physio service in Wooler would be withdrawn but, due to pressure from the practices and patient groups, they have agreed that the service will continue for one day a week from August.

We have been further informed today (9th July) that any patients wishing to be referred to orthopaedic services for treatment have to have contact with the JMAPS service first and we are therefore unable to refer directly to orthopaedics. 

This is something, again, which we were not informed about by the CCG and are awaiting further communication from them.

We will continue to fight to maintain physio services in Wooler as will our patient group.

registerNew Patient Registration

We welcome new patients to the practice.  We have a ‘pooled’ practice list which means you are registered with the practice and not an individual doctor.  However, you are still able to see the doctor of your choice.

From 1st October 2014, under new NHS services, we will be able to register patients from any area for in-hours general medical services.  This will not, however, include home visits which is to be organised by Northumberland CCG. Further information will be made available in the near future.

Currently, we can only accept patients who live within the practice area which includes the surrounding villages and hamlets including:

To the North: Cornhill on Tweed, Etal, Milfield, Mindrum, Kirknewton, Akeld. 

To the South:  Powburn, Glanton, Whittingham, Thrunton

To the East:  Doddington, Lowick, Chillingham, Chatton, Bewick.

To the West:   into the beautiful hills and valleys surrounding the Cheviots.

If you want to join the practice, please complete a registration form which can be obtained from reception or downloaded here and a health questionnaire which can be downloaded here.

A registration pack is also available  which gives full practice details and the services we offer.

There is no need to contact your old practice as we will obtain your medical records via Northumberland Care Trust who will ask your old practice to send your records to them and, they in turn, will forward them to us.  This system can be quite lengthy, especially if you were registered outside Northumberland so we ask that you complete a patient questionnaire so that we are aware of any medical condition(s) you may have and medication you may be taking.

When you register, we will ask you to make an appointment to see one of the doctors for an introductory meeting and new patient health check.

Changes to Personal Details

It is important that your information is kept up to date.

Please remember to let us know if you are moving home, have changed your name, your telephone number, have a new mobile number or email address.  

We have the facility through our clinical system to be able to contact patients by text message and email to give you results, to make or remind you about appointments and to let you know of important news in the practice.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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