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Welcome to Sele Medical Practice

To see a doctor in Hexham join us at Sele Medical Practice. Sele is a long established NHS GP practice based in central Hexham, providing a comprehensive range of medical services within a friendly, comfortable and modern purpose-built premises in the Hexham Primary Care Centre. There is an on-site car park, easy access for the less mobile, with all consulting rooms on the ground floor, and facilities for disabled people and families with toddlers and babies.

We pride ourselves on our personal service which includes escorting patients from the waiting area to consulting rooms.

We are actively involved in research and in teaching medical students at various stages of their training. 

We achieve high standards as assessed against the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and we have a low level of complaints which is why we can be proud of the high standard of service we offer.

If you are new to the Hexham area, please don't wait until you need to see a doctor, register with a GP now. You will be registered with a named GP but you do not have to consult with that particular GP.

The GP surgery is open and appointments are usually available, during the  opening times listed on this website.  To see a Doctor or Nurse please telephone us or come to the surgery to book an appointment.  our reception is staffed continuously during our opening hours and appointments are available at various times throughout the day, including lunchtimes.  Appointments are available until 8pm and on Saturdays at the Corbridge Hub. these can be booked though our receptionist

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic our appointment types and availability has all changed.  For up to dat details please see Coronavirus update below.

PLEASE CONTACT 111 IF YOU NEED URGENT MEDICAL ADVICE WHEN WE ARE CLOSED. 

ALWAYS DIAL 999 IN AN EMERGENCY WHERE TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE RATHER THAN CONTACTING US: 

  • suspected heart attack eg. chest pain, even if you haven't previoulsy had heart problems;
  • sudden and severe shortness of breath
  • loss of consciousness
  • suspected stroke
  • sudden and severe allergic reaction eg. facial swelling or breathing difficulty

 Coronavirus update

We are currently open but request that patients with high temperatures or a new cough or patients living with others that have these symptoms DO NOT visit the Practice. You can access 111 online or phone if you have either of those symptoms, or are isolating and require further advice.

You can leave prescription requests in our postbox outside or in the box just inside the door or you can order your medication online if you have signed up to the service. We are working to government guidelines with regard to issuing medication.  Pharmacies are taking longer than usual to process prescriptions so please factor in dispensing delays when ordering your medication.  Most pharmacies are requesting 7 days' notice.

If you are entering the building for any reason, please wash your hands as you come in, hand sanitizer is also available.  Please maintain social distancing at all times and if possible, please wear a face covering. 

We have adapted to the current situation to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible.  GP's are mainly consulting with patients by telephone and arranging to see patients face to face if they need to.  You can also send a request by using the eConsult link at the top of the page. We will respond to this before the end of the next working day. Our Nurses are now offering routine appointments face to face and you will be contacted if you need to make an appointment.  There are a reduced number of appointments to ensure the patients can maintain social distancing in the waiting room and at the entrance.  It also gives clinical staff time to clean and change the protective equipment they wear as per current guidelines.  If you prefer to wait outside and not in the waiting room please tell reception you have arrived and the clinician will come call you in when they are ready to see you. Our admin staff and receptionists are all wearing masks and the reception desk is behind a screen.  

https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...ng/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering

Please be kind to our staff, they are as anxious as you.  We can protect each other by following the guidelines.

Details and updates on Coronavirus and the UK response are changing daily.  For the latest information please visit the NHS website below.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Shielding guidance: Shielding information April 2020

Sick notes

1. Personally affected isolating for seven days.  Patients should self-certify for the first seven days as normal if they are unfit to work. You do not need to contact your GP.

2. Personally affected - remaining unwell for over seven days. If patients remain unwell and unfit to work over seven days, advice is to visit www.111.nhs.uk and complete an online self-assessment. The patient may be asked to call 111 for further advice on the next steps regarding their illness/ fitness to work. You do not need to contact your GP.

3. Household member affected isolating for fourteen days as per government advice

4. At risk group following government advice. GPs cannot be and are not the gatekeeper of the statutory sick pay system. Employers are responsible for putting in place arrangements for home/remote working where this is possible. Where it is not, the employee may self-certify and return to work following the relevant absence which their employer may authorise as per government advice. Where patients do become unwell during or after this time, point 1 and 2 applies. You do not need to contact your GP.

 

 


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