A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
We are a six partner GP practice based in Corbridge, Northumberland providing medical services to around 7,000 patients in Corbridge and the surrounding area. We dispense medication to patients living in rural areas and we are an active training practice with GPs in training, 3rd year and 5th year medical students attached to the practice.
For patients who prefer to be seen in the evenings or on Saturdays a new service is being provided in collaboration with other local practices. Appointments are available, here on the lower ground floor of Corbridge Health Centre between 6:30 and 8pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays staffed by local GPs. If you would prefer to be seen during these times, appointments must be booked in advance – just ask our receptionist for an appointment in the Hadrian Extra Care Hub. Patients who are not registered with Corbridge Medical group must book appointments through their own GP practice. If you need to cancel an appointment when your own practice is closed please ring 01434 636950 and leave a message.
You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help.
For urgent appointments outside our normal surgery hours, please call the NHS 111 service. Your call will be assessed and passed to the most appropriate service.
NHS 111 is available 24/7 for advice and guidance.