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  • Prescription Line
    Starting from 3rd May 2022 our prescription line will be returning. To access our prescription line patients will need to dial our practice number, 01670 712821, and then choose the appropriate option for prescriptions.
  • The Little Orange Book: resource for parents of poorly babies and young children
    For adults who may need expert advice on helping babies and young children when they’re poorly, please click here to access The Little Orange Book.
  • Share your views about accessing GP practices
    Patients, carers and members of the public in Northumberland are being urged to have their say about accessing healthcare at GP practices. NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for buying and planning the county’s healthcare, would like to better understand patient experiences to help inform any future changes to accessing GP services […]
  • 6-8 Week Baby Checks
    There are currently delays with our 6-8 week checks, however we are trying our best to perform these as close to the 8-week mark as possible. We apologise for any issues this may cause and appreciate your patience as we work to catch up.
  • Ordering Medication Online
    Due to updates with our clinical systems you may encounter problems when you are trying to order your medication online which prevents you from doing so. If you are having issues with this please contact the surgery on 01670 712 821.
  • Face coverings from 19th July 2021
    Face coverings will still be mandatory after 19th July. Please make sure you are still wearing one when attending the surgery unless you are exempt.
  • Do you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19? You could be eligible to join the PRINCIPLE trial and help the fight against COVID-19
    The Village Surgery is taking part in the national PRINCIPLE clinical trial, which aims to find low-risk treatments for older people with COVID-19 that can be taken at home. To be eligible to join the trial you will need to have experienced symptoms that are likely to be caused by COVID-19 for fewer than 15 […]
  • Easter Weekend 2021
  • Flu Vaccine Available
    Our reception team are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations.  If you would like your flu jab please contact the team on 01670 712 821 between 08:15 – 18:30. When attending your appointment please wear a face covering.  We also ask patients, where possible, to wear a short sleeved top or have your sleeve rolled […]
  • 21,800 Trees Saved
    We are happy to say that this year the Village Surgery has saved 21,800 tress through recycling our shredded paper with Shred-it. 
  • Message Regarding 50-64 Year Old Flu Vaccines
    Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then.  This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are 50-64 and you […]
  • Front Doors Reopening – 1 way system in place
    From Wednesday 1st July the front doors to the surgery will be reopening.  Please do not attend the surgery to book an appointment.  Appointments should continue to be made over the phone. We will be implementing a one way system in the practice and directing patients to leave via the rear door. Please remember if […]
  • Face Masks Required
    From Monday 15th June any patient booked in for a face to face appointment with a GP or member of our clinical team will be asked to wear a mask or cloth face covering unless you have a medical reason not to. For more info on making and wearing a face covering please visit the […]
  • Latest Coronavirus Update
    The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely 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 risk to the general public is moderate. If you […]
  • Wuhan novel coronavirus: what you need to know
    Please visit for the latest Q&A blog from Public Health Matters regarding the Wuhan novel Coronavirus.
  • GP Release on the day appointments now released online at 08:15 each day
    Following patient feedback we have now made release on the day GP appointments available online at 08:15 each day, the same time that our phonelines and reception desk open.
  • £390 raised for Macmillan Cancer Support
    Well done to our fantastic reception team who organised a coffee morning on Friday 27th September as part of ‘The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.’  The final figures are in and the team successfully raised £390 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
  • Medical Emergency? Not sure if you need to see your GP? Call 111
    Do you have a medical emergency? Are you not sure if you should see your GP or use another NHS service?  Call 111 whose medical triage system will ensure you are directed to the most appropriate service including giving immediate medical advice and being able to book you a GP appointment if necessary.
  • Nurse and Health Care Assistant Appointments Available Online
    Patients can now book appointments with our Nurses and Health Care Assistants through our online access. Please see below a list of services that can be booked with these members of the team. Health Care Assistants Bloods Blood Pressure  Hypertension Review B12 Injections ECGs Flu Vaccines Pneumococcal Vaccine Shingles Vaccines NHS Health Checks (Over 40s […]
  • It’s Flu Season! Please support your local GP
  • Healthwatch Northumberland Conference October 2019
    The Healthwatch Northumberland Conference 2019 is at The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Wednesday 16 October. The Conference will include listening workshops, films and guest speakers. The event is free and there’ll be an ‘information buffet’ providing information on local health and support services, a free raffle, plus lunch and refreshments will be provided. This […]
  • Join our Online Patient Participation Group and have your say!
    In order to have greater interaction with our patients The Village Surgery have created an online Patient Participation Group which can be accessed at  This is an online forum where you can voice any thoughts, suggestions or concerns regarding the practice. To sign up please register at You will need the practice name […]
  • The Cramlington Hub now open Sundays!
    Need to see a GP on a Sunday? The Cramlington Hub is now offering appointments between 09:00 – 13:00. To book an appointment phone the Cramlington Hub on 01670 337737 Monday – Friday 17:30 – 20:00, Saturdays 08:00 – 16:00 and Sundays 09:00 – 13:00 or speak to one of our reception team during normal […]
  • Closure of Blyth Valley IMATS
    It is with regret that Northumberland CCG has decided to decommission the Blyth Valley IMATS Clinic. Our service will terminate as of the 31st March 2019. We wish to thank all staff, patients and other third parties who have used or been a part of our service for the last 10 years and for the […]
  • Need to see a GP over Xmas or New Year? The Cramlington Hub is Open
    If you need to see a GP on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s day the Cramlington Hub is open 09:00 – 12:00.  To book an appointment ring 01670 337 737 on the day or call 111 who can also book you in.
  • The Cramlington Hub is open this Bank Holiday
    Do you need to see a GP this bank holiday?  The Cramlington Hub is open Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 9am – 6pm. To book an appointment ring 01670 337737 or for advice ring 111.
  • Need to see a GP over Easter? The Cramlington Hub is Open!
  • The New Cramlington Hub
  • Change of Clinical System
    The Village Surgery will be changing the clinical system used within the practice.  This system will go live on the 19th June.  We thank patients for their patience during the change over period. The Village Surgery will be using the clinical system ‘SystmOne’ which allows integrated care with other healthcare organisations who also use the […]
  • Are you a healthcare professional looking to host services out of our practice? Enquire about renting a room today!
    View our page on UK Therapy Rooms via the link below to enquire about renting space in the surgery.
  • Named accountable GP for all patients
    You may be aware that all practices are required to provide all their patients, including children, with a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that their surgery provides to them.  All patients at this practice have a named GP, to find out who your named GP is please visit us […]
  • Your Turn Counselling at The Village Surgery
    Your Turn Counselling: a North East Counselling Service providing professional and confidential support to adults. “Explore the Possibilities” Click here to visit our website for more information
  • Leave your Feedback today!
    Here at The Village Surgery we highly value patient interaction. By giving us your feedback we are able to improve our services and offer you the best care available. So please leave your feedback today on the NHS Choices website, whether it’s good or bad we want to know so we can continue to do […]
  • Would you like to help improve your GP practice services? Join our PPG today!
    The purpose of the PPG is to strengthen the relationship between staff and patients and their aim is to address and communicate issues, ideas and concerns raised to help improve and enhance a high quality service in general practice for the mutual benefit of all concerned. The PPG is not part of the complaints procedure […]
  • Changes to the Prescription Line & upgrades to The Village Surgery telephone system
    The Village Surgery has recently invested in an upgrade to our telephone system.  Now when you call the surgery number on 01670712821 you will be presented with 8 options which will direct you to the appropriate line for your query: 1-Appointments 2-Home visits 3-Prescriptions 4-Test results 5-IMATS 6-Private Medical Report 7-Secretatry 8-Any other query Alongside […]
  • Village Surgery patients can take advantage of the NHS Electronic Prescription Service from 22nd September 2015!
    As of Tuesday 22nd September patients at The Village Surgery will be able to use the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). What this means for you If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to […]
  • Get your prescriptions delivered to your home, even when you’re not in!
    Village Surgery Prescription Service, in partnership with Pharmacy2U, means all your repeat prescriptions can now be delivered direct to your chosen address, at no extra cost, even when you’re not in! So you won’t have to brave bad weather, wait for buses, find a spot to park, or rely on someone else for help. So […]
  • Blyth Valley Locality Patient Forum 2015
  • Friends & Family Test
    Our most recent Friends and Family Test results show that 76% of people are either likely or extremely likely to recommend our practice to friends and family. Please leave your feedback below and let us know how we are doing. “The care and attention from Ruth and Stacey on the reception desk is incredible and […]
  • Following our CQC inspection, we now meet all the standards and are now fully compliant.
    After our CQC Inspection on 25.11.2013 it was determined that action was required in regards to our cleanliness and infection control to bring us fully up to standards. The CQC conducted a responsive inspection on 24.02.2014 and found that we are now fully compliant. To view all of our CQC inspection reports please click here.
  • NEW Delivery Prescription Service
    Introducing the easy & fast way to get your NHS prescriptions The Village Surgery Prescription Service in partnership with Pharmacy2U provides NHS dispensing services.  We will work with your doctor to arrange and delivery your prescriptions for FREE! To find out more please click here  
  • Sharing Patient Information
    How sharing information in your medical records can help the NHS to provide better care A modern information system has been developed, which will make increased use of information from medical records with the intention of improving health services. The system is being delivered by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and NHS […]
  • Monthly Update – May 2013
    Dawn Middleton our new Practice Nurse will be joining us from Tuesday 4th June. Internal works have commenced in the surgery in order to re-organise in preparation for external works to begin, although we do hope to create another GP consulting room to the ground floor. We have two GP Registrars starting from August 2013 […]
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Service
    You can now complete your Epilepsy Monitoring Form online. Click here to complete the form
  • Monthly Update – March 2013
    Monthly Update – March 2013 News Posted on November 1, 2011 by essweb  2012-13 survey results published in PPG section Priorities for 13-14 published in PPG section Taking new patients on… Patient list is growing… now 9150 2013-14 new development plans for outpatient services… care closer to home. Recruited two new apprentices at the […]