With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
National awareness campaigns calendar
Dry January – www.alcoholconcern.org.uk
Cervical cancer prevention week www.jostrust.org.uk (22/01/17)-(28/01/17)
National heart month – www.bhf.org.uk/heartmonth
Ovarian cancer awareness month – www.targetovariancancer.org.uk
Prostate cancer awareness month – www.prostatecanceruk.org
Raising awareness between alcohol and cancer
On 11th July 2016 one of GPs Dr John Green was involved in some work recently with Balance North East supporting their #7 cancers campaign - raising awareness of the link between alcohol and the 7 common cancers. Please see link below for more information.
Please see our latest Practice Newsletter under "News" section above
New GP Partner - Dr Althea Carr joining the practice from 6th June 2016
"I grew up in Edinburgh and went to University in Newcastle, graduating in 2002. I completed my GP training locally in 2009 and have worked in the North East since. I enjoy all aspects of General Practice with particular interest in Care of the Elderly and contraception. I also perform joint injections. I live in the local area with my husband and two young children. When not at work I enjoy getting out on my bike and love spending time outdoors. I am very much looking forward to joining Prudhoe Medical Group. I will be working part time, available on Monday, Tuesday and Friday"
New Men B and ACWY Vaccine - Update to Routine Vaccine Schedule 2015: Read more here
NAMED GP FOR ALL PATIENTS
From 1 April 2015 all patients at Prudhoe Medical Group, including children, will have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care at the practice. This does not, however, prevent you from seeing any GP in the practice as you currently do, and you are unlikely to see any notable change in the way care is delivered to you by our practice.
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
Get Well, Keep Well
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
CQC report - Prudhoe Medical Group rated outstanding following inspection in October
Comments below from our Senior GP Partner Dr Steven Quilliam:
"I am thrilled with the CQC assessment. I have been a GP at this practice since 1986 when Dr Donald Golightly was the senior partner. Sadly, Dr Golightly passed away just before Christmas. On the day after his death, we received the news from the CQC that we had achieved an 'outstanding' assessment. I would like to dedicate this assessment to his memory as it was the legacy of his high standards of patient care that inspired me. He was one of the early NHS GP pioneers who was always ready to embrace change, such as bringing the training of GPs to the practice, computerisation, and the development of team working, which are all taken for granted nowadays. We are blessed with a wonderful team of reception and administrative staff, nurses and doctors, with the support of an active patient participation group and the loyalty of our patients in the Prudhoe area."
Comments below from our Practice Manager Tony Hockey:
"Having worked and managed Prudhoe Medical Group for almost a year we have worked extremely hard to achieve the highest possible standards for our patients to provide effective and quality services. We have an excellent clinical and non-clinical team here at Prudhoe serving the Prudhoe patient population. A big thank you to all clinical, admin, all attached staff (District Nurses, Midwifes and Health Visiting Teams) and patient group members for all their contribution. We will look to continue to build and improve on services for our patients in the future."
Comments below from GP Partner Dr John Green:
"There has been some some concerns expressed in the press recently about the CQC process but for our part we found it to be fair, rigorous and ultimately a positive experience for the whole team.
We are fortunate to be a part of Tynedale where there has been a culture of quality and improvement within the local GP practices for many years. This outstanding result for us is the result of a lot of hard work and dedication by our staff and a healthy working relationship with our local teams and patient group.
Our hope now is to build on this and continue to improve the service we offer to the patients of Prudhoe."
Download our CQC Report Here
(Site updated 19/01/2017)