We are a four partner dispensing practice in beautiful North Northumberland. Our main surgery is located in the village of Belford , with a branch surgery down the coast in the Health Centre at Seahouses.
We are involved in the training of qualified doctors (known as Registrars) wanting to qualify as General Practitioners and hence commonly have a fifth doctor working alongside us. Each registrar normally stays with us for six months at a time. We are also involved in the teaching of final year medical students from Newcastle, who come to us on 3 or 4 week attachments as part of their undergraduate training.
We are a research practice, which means we are active in trying to find better ways of treating patients. However, we look after all our patients to the same high standard whether they take part in research projects or not.
Our website provides information about our practice and the services we offer.
Our hours of business are dependent on the particular service you require.
The main surgery building in Belford is open from Monday to Friday during the hours 8.30 am - 6.00 pm.
Our branch surgery in Seahouses is open every weekday except Wednesday, please see our practice brochure for times.
The surgery provides medical cover for our patients f rom Monday to Friday during the hours 8.00 am - 6.30 pm. Our phone number is 01668 213738
For detailed opening times for our individual services, then please also consult our practice brochure.
What to do when the surgery is closed:
- If your condition is a life-threatening emergency call 999
- If you need medical help that is not an emergency and will not wait until the surgery reopens call 111
During normal practice opening hours, we remain your first point of contact for all routine requests.
NHS 111 is the number to be called when you need medical help fast but it is not a life-threatening emergency. Calls to NHS 111 are FREE from landlines and mobiles and NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day 365 days of the year.
When to call 111
You should call 111 when
- You think you need to go to A&E or to another NHS urgent care service
- Your GP surgery is closed and you need healthcare advice
- You don't know who to call for medical help
When to call 999
Call 999 for life threatening emergencies such as
- Major accident or trauma
- severe breathlessness
- severe bleeding
- loss of consciousness
- severe chest pain
On the 3rd Wednesday of each month the surgery will be closed between 1.00 pm and 4.45 pm for routine appointments and prescriptions. If you have an emergency during this time please telephone 01668 213738.
The staff at this practice record information about you and your health so that you can receive the right care and treatment. We need to record this information, together with the details of the care you receive, because it may be needed if we see you again.
We may use some of this information for other reasons, for example, to help us to protect the health of the general public generally, to plan for the future, to train staff and to carry out medical and other health research for the benefit of everyone.