Supplying face mask exemption letters to patients

Updated on 17th July 2020 at 12:20 pm

In England, you must by law wear a face covering on public transport and in shops and supermarkets as of 24 July 2020. The Government guidance suggests there is no requirement for evidence for exemption. It should be sufficient for someone to declare that they are eligible for an exemption direct with the person questioning […]

All patients must wear a mask when attending the practice

Updated on 22nd June 2020 at 4:58 pm

From 15.6.20 the government has advised that all patients must wear a mask when attending the practice. This may be a clean home made mask. Here is some advice on how to make and use a mask. Please note that the WHO video advises 1 meter social distance, however social distancing in England is 2 […]

Practice Pharmacist to Contact Patients

Updated on 1st June 2020 at 5:01 pm

A practice pharmacist will be contacting patients on 5th June, 8th June and 2nd July to discuss their warfarin therapy. Any questions please contact the practice.

24-Hour Domestic Abuse Helpline

Updated on 22nd May 2020 at 4:55 pm

The freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline number is 0808 2000 247.  Associated online support is available at

Coronavirus tests available

Updated on 18th May 2020 at 2:08 pm

It is easy to book a test at if you or anyone in your household has symptoms. This applies to: Essential workers Anyone who must leave home for work People over 65

Possible cervical screening text messaging scam

Updated on 18th May 2020 at 1:59 pm

We have received reports of a possible scam. Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for screening. The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide details. These messages are NOT from the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. The […]

Important information on prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic

Updated on 7th May 2020 at 11:30 am

Important information on prescriptions during the COVID-19 pandemic: Order repeat prescriptions in your usual quantities at the usual time. Over ordering of your medicines may mean someone else has to go without their medicines. Order your usual prescription online or by an app. Do not go to your GP practice or pharmacy to order prescriptions […]

Collaborative Working Arrangements

Updated on 30th March 2020 at 10:24 am

Collaborative Working arrangements across North Northumberland General Practice We have been working hard with our primary care network to  ensure that whatever challenges we may face in the coming months we can continue to provide you, our patients, continued access to essential healthcare from your local practice. Although testing for healthcare workers is now available and will reduce […]


Updated on 9th March 2020 at 10:51 am

Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The Chief Medical Officer has […]

CQC rate Widdrington Surgery Good

Updated on 27th July 2018 at 9:08 am

We are pleased that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates Widdrington Surgery Good in all domains. We would like to thank our staff for all their hard work in fulfilling the obligations necessary for CQC. We would like to thank our patients for their continued support. Please click on the link below to view the […]

Online Services via the website

Updated on 24th January 2017 at 11:00 am

Do you order prescriptions or make appointments via our website? To improve the services we offer you, we updated our computer system. To register on our computer system you need to obtain log in details to order prescriptions and make appointments online. Please speak to reception who will be able to help. Thank you.

Doctor First

Updated on 7th June 2016 at 3:49 pm

  To improve your access to a clinician we operate an appointment  system called “Doctor First”. Please click on the Appointments tab on our homepage for details.

Statement of Intent on Electronic Medical Records

Updated on 20th January 2016 at 6:33 am

Widdrington Surgery currently offers the facility for all patients to order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions or medicines and appliances. We also offer patients’ facilities to book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online. In addition, view on line, export or print some summary information from their record, relating to […]

Release of medical information

Updated on 10th June 2014 at 7:52 pm

The government will take information from your medical record to use for purposes other than for your direct personal care in the next few months. Please follow the following link for more information.