Fit Notes

Updated on 24th December 2021 at 3:04 pm

Employees can now self-certify for 28 days and would only be provided with a fit note from the GP if it needs to be extended beyond 28 days:  

Contract Merger

Updated on 20th December 2021 at 1:47 pm

The Partners are very pleased to announce the merger of Felton and Widdrington Surgeries has been formally approved and we will become a single practice called Northumberland Health in January 2022. We would like to thank all of those patients who took the time to respond to our request for feedback. Your input to the […]


Updated on 27th September 2021 at 4:08 pm

We are now taking bookings for the Covid booster / Flu clinics. We are in the process of inviting those eligible to the clinics which will be held at the AMBLE HEALTH CENTRE. If you are in an eligible cohort and had your second Covid vaccination before 21st April 2021 please feel free to contact […]

Providing a Safe Place to Work and Visit

Updated on 15th July 2021 at 2:07 pm

Please NEVER come to our surgery if you have respiratory or covid symptoms without discussing with one of the team over the telephone first. Following the Government’s announcement regarding the easing of restrictions from Monday 19th July, Widdrington Surgery will still request all patients and visitors to the practice wear face coverings at all times […]

COVID-19 vaccination status

Updated on 14th May 2021 at 11:05 am

From 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of any approved vaccine. Vaccine status will be available from: the NHS App which you can download from app stores the NHS website (from 17 May 2021) It […]

Partnership News

Updated on 9th March 2021 at 1:49 pm

We are proposing to merge Felton & Widdrington practices to form a single Organisation. We aim to create provide services to our patients that are sustainable into the future. To find out more about the proposal and to view frequently asked questions please visit

Keeping Contact Details Updated

Updated on 25th February 2021 at 11:49 am

Please ensure your contact details are updated on your GP records. If you would like to update your contact details please use our website e consultation form. If you are aware of someone who is not registered with a GP, and would like to be offered a COVID vaccination please encourage them to register with […]

Obtaining Medicines Urgently

Updated on 14th January 2021 at 2:26 pm

If you need to obtain medicines urgently please contact your usual Pharmacy for an emergency supply or contact 111, ideally online using the following link:  

Covid Vaccines – An Update from Well Up North Primary Care Network

Updated on 24th December 2020 at 4:57 pm

Well Up North Primary Care Network are pleased to announce that we will begin offering Covid vaccinations from next week. Please see attached update: Update from Well Up North PCN Frequently Asked Questions about the Covid vaccines are also available on the Welcome page of our website.  

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.