This website is for existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about the services we provide, how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates. Please see our Practice Brochure for further details.
We always welcome new patients. Please click on the link to see if you are in the practice’s Catchment Area.
Blood and Urine Samples
Please note that blood and urine samples can only be accepted if a GP or nurse has requested these. They must be received before 4.30 pm each day so that they can be sent to the medical laboratories for testing on the same day.
The Coronavirus link gives some general information regarding Practice protocols.
There is a telephone Support Service for those who have or may have a learning disability and/or autism. The highlighted link above has further information.
If you are taking a holiday away from home in England this year, the COVID-19 Tourism poster gives information on extra precautions that are advisable.
Help the fight against COVID-19 – PRINCIPLE trial recruitment
There is a patient recruitment trial available for those persons who have been assessed for COVID-19 who are: aged 65 or over or aged 50 to 64 with any of the following illnesses – high blood pressure, asthma, weakened immune system, diabetes not treated with insulin, stroke or liver disease.
Risk to smokers
Community support for patients living in the Brunton Park, Melton Park and Whitebridge Park Area
For those patients who have no support for every day essential activities during this difficult time, there is a support group being provided by volunteer members of the local community. Please telephone 07729 632242 to speak to someone who may be able to help. The phone line will be open between 9.00 and 6.00 pm every day. You will be able to leave a message and someone will get back to you.
Summer 2020 Newsletter
Please take a look at our Summer 2020 Newsletter for up-to-date Practice news and information about forthcoming NHS Campaigns.
Certificate of Achievement – Medical Student Teaching
We are very pleased to be awarded the Certificate of Achievement from Newcastle University for the Practice’s outstanding contribution to medical student teaching.
More Appointments Available
Zero Tolerance Policy
We strongly support the NHS zero tolerance policy. Anyone attending the practice who abuses the GPs, practice staff or other patients, be it verbally or physically, will risk removal from the practice list.
The practice is committed to the control of infection within the building and in relation to the clinical procedures carried out within it.
Please see our Infection Control Policy for more detailed information.
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised and the required disclosure is shown below. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
The average earnings for GPs working at Brunton Park Health Centre in the last financial year ending June 2019 was £51,079 before taxation and National Insurance.
Our primary health care team are committed to provide our patients with a high quality, effective, safe, caring medical service and advocate best practice in the delivery of this service.
We will continue to be an innovative organisation with a culture of continuous quality improvement to all the services we provide.
We aim to be attentive and compassionate to the needs of our patients, and treat all patients with dignity and respect.
We will respect patient choice and involve patients in shared decision making, ensuring they are guided to the correct service choice.
We have a committed clinical and administration team, working in an encouraging and learning environment that enable all staff to reach their potential.
For medical help outside of normal hours ring 999 in an emergency or 111 for same day advice.