Cheviot Primary Care Centre Padgepool PlaceWoolerNorthumberland, NE71 6BLTel: 01668 281740
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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.
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.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
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