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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.

Dr Coady

We welcome Dr Coady as a permanent member of the GP team.  She works Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

E-cigarettes

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

The car park management at the Hospital has changed. We are advising patients and visitors to continue to pay for parking by carefully observing the signage in hospital car parks which will explain how to do this. With immediate effect, people can only pay for parking with cash at the payment machines and can no longer use pay by phone, text, app or website.

  Disabled (blue) badge holders will continue to receive free parking however they no longer need to register the vehicle they have travelled in and should instead display their blue badge in their car windscreen.

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.

GP2GP

The practice plans to start to use 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. 

PLEASE TAKE CARE WHEN GIVING OUT PERSONAL DETAILS OVER THE PHONE.  CHECK THAT YOU ARE GIVING OUT DETAILS ONLY TO THOSE THAT SHOULD HAVE THEM.  ANY OF OUR STAFF ARE HAPPY FOR YOU TO CALL US BACK TO VERIFY THEIR IDENTITY.

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

 

VASECTOMY

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.  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.

MEASLES

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.

Appointments

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.

111

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

TRAVEL SERVICES

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.

PATIENT EDUCATION SESSIONS

Please look out for detailsof our 2015 Patient Education Sessions.

 

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.

Sign_up_form.doc 

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

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. 

Vacancies

 

SECRETARY/ADMINISTRATOR

Come and join our friendly and professional team at Sele Medical Practice,operating from purpose built modern premises adjoining Hexham General Hospital.

We require a secretary/administrator for 21 hours per week over 3 days, plus holiday and other cover as required. Previous experience of secretarial and GP administrative work is very much an advantage. Please send application form, downloadable from our website, to

Mrs A Brooks, Business Manager,Sele Medical Practice, Hexham Primary Care Centre Corbridge Road, Hexham, NE46 1QJ. Closing date: 19 December.

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 Application Form

Secretary Job Description.pdf

 

 




 
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