Welcome to The Gables Medical Group
We have started to carry out more routine face to face appointments at the surgery. We still ask that you do not come to the surgery unless a GP or Nurse has specifically asked you to do so.
The surgery doors are now re-open. We ask that you respect social distancing at all times and wear a face covering when entering the surgery. Please bear in mind that our phones lines are still extremely busy and if you are not attended to straight away it may mean that all the receptionists are busy on the phones. They will attend to you as soon as they can.
As before we ask that you do not attend the surgery if you have any symptoms of coronavirus or someone you live with has/or has symptoms of coronavirus. If you have an appointment booked but start to experience coronavirus type symptoms we ask that you cancel and rearrange your appointment.
If a GP/Nurse has asked you to attend the surgery, you will:
- Need to check in at the front desk.
- We no longer have a prescription box in reception for orders. We still ask that you continue to order your medication through the prescription line and nominate a pharmacy to collect your prescription items from.
It is a requirement for patients to wear a face covering when entering the surgery. If you do have an appointment we would be grateful if you could come with your face covering on – covering your nose, mouth and chin. This can be in the form of a mask, scarf or handkerchief of any sort of fabric.
THESE MEASURES ARE FOR EVERYONE’S PROTECTION.
Further information and updates regarding appointments and prescriptions and general coronavirus information can be found in the tab on the right.
Again, we would like to thank you for your understanding during this time.
NHS Data Sharing - What it means for me?
There have been a number of reports in the press this week regarding NHS DATA SHARING.
Questions such as the following below are being asked:
- Who's record is being shared?
- What information is being shared?
- Who is sharing the information?
- How can I opt out?
For information regarding this please visit NHS digital at: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/
NHS Digital - Advice for the public - click >> https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/mythbusting-social-media-posts
If you wish to opt out of this, your can register your choice online through NHS digital or you can complete an opt out form and return this to the surgery. The form is available on the NHS digital website, Once complete this needs to be returned to the surgery via email, post or by hand (details below).
Alternatively, please click > > Type 1 Opt out form to download.
Returning the form:
Post: The Gables Medical Group, 26 St Johns Road. Bedlington, NE22 7DU
By Hand: Drop into the surgery Mon-Fri 8:30am-6pm
Ideally these forms need to be in by the 1st September for processing, However please don't worry if you miss the deadline, we will still process your form after this date.
Covid Vaccination Information
Please see the priority list below! -
Please can we remind all patients that we will contact you when it's your turn for the covid vaccination. We have not forgotten you nor can we bump you up the priority list. We need to keep our telephone lines free for all normal services to operate efficiently.
The reception team are inundated with covid vaccine calls. We have no control over how many vaccines we receive or when they are delivered. Please be patient and respect the reception team who are trying to help you.
The Gables Medical Group serves the whole of Bedlington as well as its surrounding area, and has a branch surgery at Cambois. The practice “boundary” is illustrated on our Practice booklet. Enquiries relating to this should be directed to the Practice Manager.
Our team includes GPs, Practice Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare Assistants, admin staff and Practice Manager, as well as allied staff such as Health Visitors, District Nurses, Podiatrist and Midwife.
We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics for children, pregnant women, diabetes and asthma sufferers, and for patients needing specific minor surgery. We also offer an on-site dispensing service at our branch surgery at Cambois.
Each of our surgeries is suitable for disabled access, and disabled parking spaces are available in our car park.
Disabled toilets for patients are also provided. If you have any problems accessing a service please inform a member of staff and we will do all we can to improve the situation.
(Site updated 10/06/2021)