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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  As part of this, the CCG decided that the physio service in Wooler would be withdrawn but, due to pressure from the practices and patient groups, they have agreed that the service will continue for one day a week from August.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.


Nurse Maureen Birdsall (f)

Maureen joined the practice in August 2016.  Maureen is a Wooler girl born and bred.  She previously worked at Belford Surgery and is a  very experienced nurse. Maureen’s clinics are on Tuesday between 10.30am and 6pm and Wednesday between 8.30am & 6pm.  Please see ‘clinics’ for the further information re her work and appointment timings.

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Rosie Kerr (f)

Rosie is our healthcare assistant and works on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays between 8.30am and 11.30am and you can be seen by appointment only.

Rosie carries out the following procedures:

  • Blood tests
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Health checks (well man/well woman)
  • B12 injections
  • Flu and pneumonia injections
  • Ear syringing
  • Diabetic pre-clinic tests
  • Spirometry (breathing test for people with chronic pulmonary disease)

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