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Burn Brae Medical Group

March 2018
Dr Noreen Powell is retiring

After 25 years of service to the patients of Burn Brae Medical Group,
Dr Noreen Powell will be retiring in April 2018. After training in Leeds and West Yorkshire, Noreen worked as a GP in Yorkshire and the Isle of Man before moving to Hexham and joining the Practice in 1993. Three children and 125,000 patient consultations later she commented “ I feel very fortunate to have had a job which has been so fulfilling and rewarding and it has been a tremendous privilege to serve my patients over many years. It has and always will be people that make me tick and it will be people that I miss when I retire. I know the Practice at Burn Brae is in good hands and wish my colleagues and patients well.” Noreen is looking forward to developing her creative side in retirement, and to more cycling and walking with husband Richard in the outdoors they both love.

Dr David Jones appointed

Dr David Jones will re-join the team as a GP Partner in April having previously worked at Burn Brae as a GP Registrar. Dr Jones will be working Monday-Thursday.

Prostate Cancer and PSA Tests

PSA testing is in the news and you may be considering whether you should have a blood test. Before you do so please read more about it on the NHS Choices websiteProstate Cancer UK or  
A leaflet to download and print at home is also available from our website. The important message is that if you are concerned and in particular if you have symptoms please make an appointment with your GP. 

Family Mediation

If you or someone you know is going through a separation or divorce then family mediation can help. There is a requirement for people making court applications to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting and legal aid is available.

To find out more, and to find your local mediator visit the Family Mediation Council.

Online Ordering of Repeat Prescriptions

You can order repeat prescriptions 24/7 using our convenient Appointments Online system. To register speak to a receptionist. We receive around 250 online prescription requests each week. 

Home Delivery of Medication

A number of local pharmacies now offer free home delivery of medication. When ordering repeat prescriptions from us ask if you would like your prescription delivered by your chosen pharmacy.

GP Extended Access Services

GP practices across Northumberland are working together to provide appointments on weekday evenings and Saturdays. Contact us to find out more and book an appointment at Hadrian Extra Care Hub in Corbridge.

Staff Changes

One of our longest serving members of staff, Mavis Charlton, retired at the end of December. Mavis was originally a receptionist and then moved behind the scenes in administration. We wish her a long and happy retirement. 

Dr Nik Kamal (GP Registrar) completed his 6 month placement with us and has moved on to his new job. We wish him all the best.

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