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**CAMBOIS SURGERY UPDATE**

Our Branch Surgery located in Cambois is currently up for sale.  An auction will take place on Wednesday 1st May 2019.

We will continue to provide medical services to the residents of Cambois.  We are uncertain if our location will remain in Cambois or if services will be provided from Bedlington.

We would like to reassure our patients that we will keep them informed during this process and hope for a quick resolution

Please contact the surgery on 01670829889 or 01670823917 if you have any concerns

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • 'Travelling with medication' letter - please see information below.

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability. 
 


Travelling with Medication

It is the patients responsibility to establish the rules of their destination, airline and any country they may be travelling through. You need to remember both prescribed and over the counter medication. In some countries items such as nasal decongestant inhalers can be banned.

More information regarding this can be found at:

www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/medicines/can-i-take-my-medicine-abroad

www.gov.uk/travelling-controlled-drugs

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

The GP can provide a 'Travelling with medication' letter however, as this is not part of the NHS services provided the practice does charge a fee of £15 per letter.

If you require a letter you can complete a request form at reception or download the form below, complete it and return it to the surgery.

'Travelling with medication' letter request


Providing a countersignature for Passport forms

Please note - we no longer offer this service. A passport can be signed by any professional or employed person who holds a UK or Irish passport.

You can find more information regarding this at https://www.gov.uk/countersigning-passport-applications

 
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