Belford Medical Practice
Northumberland NE70 7ER
Seahouses Health Centre
Northumberland NE68 7XZ
Welcome to Belford Medical Practice
Where the team work together to provide the highest quality healthcare at the same time meeting ever changing needs of its patients and the community.
We are a 3 partner 1 Salaried teaching/dispensing practice, which is involved in the training of qualified doctors who wish to gain experience in General Practice. We also have final year medical students as part of their undergraduate training, visiting the practice. We are a research Practice. We also have a Nurse Practitioner working Monday and Thursdays.
Our main surgery is located at Belford, and we operate a branch surgery at Seahouses Health Centre.
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Boots the Chemist at Seahouses
Please note Boots the Chemist at Seahouses are now requesting 3 working days notice. Medication ordered on a Monday will be ready for collection on a Thursday, Tuesdays orders can be collected Friday, Thursdays orders can be collected Mondays, Fridays orders can be collected Tuesday.
Dispensing of Prescriptions
We would like to make patients aware that our Contract with NHS England allow the practice to prescribe to all our patients but only allows us to dispense to patients who live more than a mile from a local chemist. I f the local chemists are closed, we are permitted to dispense as an emergency measure to any patient who needs medication urgently.
Dispensing of Prescriptions
All patients who are registered as Temporary Residents with the practice are entitled to have medication dispensed to them.
If you pay for your prescriptions we request payment is made at the point of collection.
SMS REMINDER SERVICE
Please let us have your mobile phone number
We can send appointment confirmations, reminders and failed to attend messages to the telephone number we have recorded on your computer records.
Public Health England initiated the Shingles vaccination in 2013 to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease, whilst significantly reducing skin infections and nerve 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 please ring 01668 213738.
Please can we remind patients that any abusive comments posted on social Media regarding Belford Medical Practice could result in their removal from our practice list. If you are dissatisfied with our services we ask that you contact us directly to give us the opportunity to deal with any problems that you have encountered.
Patients registered at our practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or Nurse on weekday evenings(after 6.30pm) or on a Saturday Morning 8am – 12noon.
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Rated number three practice in the North East
Belford Medical Practice were rated 3rd in the north east in the annual GP Patient Survey which has just been released. We were ranked 24th out of 7109 surgeries in England. Click here to download our latest annual patient survey >>
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