Carers Northumberland

Updated on 7th November 2016 at 2:54 pm

If you are a carer, Carers Northumberland is a charity dedicated to improving the lives of carers, informing carers of their rights and entitlements, supporting carers to access help for the person they care for.  More information is available from their website:  


Updated on 8th June 2016 at 9:50 am

You can make an appointment at reception, by phone or on-line if you’ve registered. There are clinics every weekday.

Travel Clinic

Updated on 8th June 2016 at 9:50 am

Going abroad ? We offer travel vaccinations at Widdrington Surgery. The Practice Nurse can give advice and certain vaccines can be given depending on the countries.  An appointment or telephone consultation regarding travel advice is available with the Practice Nurse. There are some vaccines that are only available through a special Travel Clinic.

Evening Surgeries

Updated on 24th April 2015 at 1:32 pm

In response to popular demand we have an evening surgery on Mondays until 8:00pm. These appointments, with our Practice Nurse can be booked via Reception.  

Baby Clinic

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:21 pm

Bryony Trafford – our health visitor – holds a baby clinic on Mondays 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Childhood Immunisation

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:20 pm

Christine Jones – our practice nurse – performs childhood immunisations on Wednesday afternoons. Please book your appointment at Reception. Please see the “NHS Immunisations Frequently Asked Questions” document available under ‘Useful Links’.

Antenatal & Postnatal Services

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:20 pm

The practice provides antenatal (pregnancy) and postnatal shared care. We have a midwife – Louise Lake – who visits Wednesday mornings.

Contraceptive Services

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:19 pm

All our doctors & Christine Jones are able to provide contraceptive advice. Dr Lees provides extended  Contraceptive Services (Coils & Implants).  The link below is to an IUD film, reproduced with permission from Lothian Sexual Health, NHS Lothian:  


Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:18 pm

Your doctor may refer to Counsellors who visit the surgery.

Phlebotomy (blood tests)

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:18 pm

Hollie Townsley (phlebotomist), Tamzyn Jennison (phlebotomist) and Christine Jones (practice nurse) are all able to take blood for tests.  Please book at Reception.

Minor Surgery

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:17 pm

Dr Lees & Dr Waite both perform minor surgery where appropriate.

Dietary advice

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:17 pm

A dietician visits the surgery to help people with diabetes.

Smoking Cessation

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:16 pm

Would you like to stop smoking? Please contact reception if you would like to book an appointment.

Podiatrist (Chiropodist)

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:15 pm

Foot problems? You can book an appointment directly via reception to see our podiatrist on Thursdays.

Health Checks

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:14 pm

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74.  It is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, Type II diabetes or dementia. As we get older we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to […]

Nurse lead clinics

Updated on 7th April 2015 at 4:09 pm

Chronic conditions – High blood pressure; Diabetes; Coronary heart disease; Asthma; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.