Our patients are at the heart of everything we do
    We recognise patients as individuals with wants and needs and also as part of a family and the wider community
    We are here to help
    We aim to care for our patients whatever their problem may be in a compassionate and confidential manner
    We embrace opportunities to deliver services based in the local community wherever possible
    We recognise our practice has a high number of elderly patients situated rurally and remotely from the main hospitals


Dr Lambourn

We, unfortunately, need to let our patients know that Dr Lambourn is on long term sick leave.

Dr Batley will run the practice, with help and support from Glendale surgery and regular locums, to ensure we maintain our services for patients.

We thank you for your on-going patience and understanding at this time and will, of course, keep you updated.

Carers Northumberland have taken the decision to cancel all our support groups and events until further notice. This includes our regular monthly peer support groups and the Money Matters information sessions which are scheduled throughout March and early April. We are also unable to offer any one-to-one appointments or meetings either at our Ashington office or in the community until further notice. Our Information Line 01670 320025 will be open as normal Monday - Friday for carers who need information, advice and support and you can also contact us by email at info@carersnorthumberland.org.uk

Although we have not had any known cases of the COVID-19 reported in the local area, we have taken this precaution to help protect the many vulnerable people and their carers that we may come into contact with. The safety of all our service users, their families and friends and our staff and volunteer team are paramount, and this is why we have taken this decision. We will continue to update our access information as often as possible as the situation is continually changing.

Carers UK have issued guidance specifically for carers that you might find useful https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Thank you for your understanding.

The practice are frequently being asked about the potential health and healthcare effects of Brexit.

Whilst unable to state our personal views, the practice would like to note that the Royal College of General Practitioners have issued a statement >>

We continue to be active in research and we look to be involved with research that will really benefit our local population.

Locally the 12 practices in the North have formed a research alliance. This enables us to be involved in more studies and share expertise and experience across the patch.

Currently we are involved in studies looking at managing people with severe asthma trying to avoid them needing hospital admission, management of heart failure and a new drug for recurrent gout.

We are very grateful for the continued support of our patients which allows us to take part in the research and proud of how many altruistic people live in our community.

We are currently working with Cancer research looking at how as a practice we can support the important screening programmes for our patient groups, these include: breast screening, cervical screening and bowel screening. Eligible patients in our area are currently being invited for breast screening. If you are offered any of this screening we would encourage our patients to take up this up.

Out of hours
Information about what to do and who to call when the practice is closed

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New patients
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