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Health Walk

We are working with Active Northumberland to promote walking as a great way to stay healthy.  A gentle, circular, introductory guided walk of 45 minutes will start from the surgery at 11am on Tuesday 18 October.

GP Registrars

This practice trains junior doctors. They are fully qualified and have already done training in hospitals. You can expect them to provide a full range of GP services. If they are not certain about what to do they will ask more senior colleagues for advice.


We now have public Wi-Fi in the practice.  The provider is NECS public and the password is 123456789

Seasonal Influenza vaccinations

Injected seasonal flu vaccine is available free for anyone over 65 years of age and those aged 18 to 64 years or 6 months to 2 years who suffer from chronic heart, vascular, respiratory, renal or liver disease, Diabetes, degenerative neurological disease. learning disabilities or those who are pregnant or immunocompromised.  If you are a carer living in the same household you may also be eligible for a vaccination.  To check whether you are eligible please call the surgery.

Nasal flu vaccine available to patients between 2 and 18 years at risk and any child aged 2, 3 or 4 years on 1st September 2016. 

Nasal vaccine will also be given to children aged 5, 6 and 7 years but this will be given at school NOT at the GP surgery.

Vaccine  can be given during any routine appointment with a Nurse or GP subject to vaccine availability or bookable appointments will be available after 18th October. 

Hearing Aid Batteries

10 March 2016

We have been advised that there is a small risk of a small number of batteries exploding. 

The batteries are manufactured by Zhuhai Zhi Li Battery Co Ltd and have a best before date of 08-2018 and 09-2018.

Please do not use these batteries and contact your supplier for replacements.



Meningitis B Vaccination

There has been much discussion in the media recently regarding Meningitis B vaccination for children.  There is currently a shortage of vaccine and it is supplied to us directly by the NHS for children in a specific age group only.  We are unable to supply the vaccine for children out of this target age group, even on a private basis.


Friends and Family Test

Please click on the patient survey at the bottom of the page to let us know if you'd recommend our practice.  You can also let us know how else we can help you.

Non NHS work


This is not a priority for our team so it may take up to 3 weeks for us to provide insurance reports, to complete holiday cancellations forms etc.


Please also be aware that we cannot guarantee to turn around sick note requests within 48 hours, nor can we provide sick notes in advance.


There is a blanket no smoking policy in the Primary Care Centre and Hospital site.  This extends also to e-cigrettes as there is no current evidence as to their efficacy or safety.

Car Parking

Northumbria Healthcare trust manages the car parking and is aware of issues with car parking on site.  We apologise for any difficulties.

Online Booking and Medication Requests

We currently have 1336 patients signed up for our online services.  Please speak to one of our reception team if you would like to use these facilities too.


The practice now uses this secure system to transfer medical records when registering with us or registering elsewhere from May this year.  This forms part of our contractual obligations with the NHS. 


Waiting Room Blood Pressure Machine

Thanks to the generosity of patient who wishes to remain anonymous, the practice has purchased a BP machine for patients to self check.  This is sited in the waiting room.  Patients will be encouraged to have their blood pressure measured prior to going into a consultation


We can now offer a no scalpel vasectomy service in conjunction with Newcastle Hospitals.  Dr Ben Frankel offers this service on a Friday morning, which requires a referral from your GP. Please note that the first appointment is for consent and to arrange the procedure at a future date. This procedure is available to all Tynedale patients. Further details are available by clicking on the vasectomy tab to the right hand side of this screen.


Please see the 'measles' section in further information opposite.

Please call for advice if you think you may have measles or have been in contact with a confirmed case. 

Please do not come to the surgery.

New Parents

Congratulations on the birth of your baby.  We are sure that you will be advised to attend the practice for a six week check with your baby.  Before we can do this, you need to register the baby with the practice.  You will need to look through the information you are given by the hospital, or community midwife, for the baby's NHS number and complete a registration form.


We are sorry that you are sometimes kept waiting beyond your appointment time.  This can happen because patients before you take longer than the 10 minute appointment slot to discuss their problems.

If you have a problem which you think may need longer than 10 minutes, please ask for a double appointment. Similarly, please bring only one problem to a single appointment.

Visitor Tansport for Wansbeck and North Tyneside

If a patient is transferred from Hexham General Hospital to Wansbeck or North Tyneside general hospitals for further treatment, a free daily shuttle car operates from Hexham to enable relatives to visit.  To book a place on this service, which leaves Hexham General Hospital at 1pm, contact 0344 811 8111 and ask for extension 5388.


The number to contact urgent care services when the surgery is closed is 111.


Sele Medical Practice is Hexham's only registered Yellow Fever vaccination centre.  We can offer yellow fever vaccination at a cost of £50 to anyone, not just our patients.

We offer a full travel service* for all our registered patients.  Please complete a travel schedule and then make an appointment to see a practice nurse.

* Subject to vaccine availability.  This applies particularly to Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis and Yellow Fever.



November - Skin conditions - Dr Frankel


SMS Text Reminders and Appointment Confirmations

We are able to send text messages to confirm appointments and to remind patients to attend.  If you want to sign up for the service, please complete a registration form.


This service is free for patients and free for us to send the messages to you.

Missed calls

If we ring you, we will either leave a message or will call you back.  If we call you and the number  on callback is 01434 613099, you will hear a message stating that we have called and that we will contact you again.  If we have not left a message, please do not expect reception to know who has called you as it was likely to have been a clinician or a member of the administration team and they will call you again. 

Prospective Medical Students

For reasons of confidentiality, we do not offer work experience or placements to anyone wishing to pursue medicine as a career.  We would encourage any of our patients seeking this experience, to join our Patient Participation Group to become more involved and gain an insight into some of the current issues in general practice.   

Bus Service

The 683 bus now stops at the main hospital entrance but will also stop, on request, at Hexham Primary Care Centre entrance.

New Patients

We welcome patients moving into the area.  We work in purpose built premises which are fully accessible to everyone.  Please ask for an information leaflet and registration form at reception.

A&E Attendances

Did you know that many people turn up to casualty in Hexham and then simply decide they can't wait any longer?  In doing this patients trigger a charge of £59. 

Named Accountable GP

All patients have a named accountable GP (their registered GP).  If you would like to know who your named accountable GP is, please ask.


If you wish to change your named accountable GP, please inform us and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.


You do not need to consult your named accountable GP but that GP will take responsibility to ensure that you receive appropriate care.


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