Newcastleton Health Centre
Location: 
Moss Road, Newcastleton
Contact: 
Practice Manager - Gordon Blake
Phone: 
013873 75100
Opening Hours: 
See below

Newcastleton Health Centre

Area Covered:

Newcastleton is the centre of an area which includes Whitrope, Hermitage, Kielder, Caulside, Bailey, Penton, Roadhead & Bewcastle.

When are we open? 

Health Centre Opening Hours

Day Open Close
Monday 8.45am 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.45am 6.30pm
Wednesday 8.45am 5.00pm
Thursday 8.45am 6.30pm
Friday 8.45am 6.30pm

 

Appointments

To make an appointment phone 013873 75100.

Appointments can be booked by phoning at any time.  These are mostly afternoon and evening appointments.

‘Same day’ appointments can be booked from 8am, on a first come first served basis.  Please ring early to be sure of getting a same day appointment.

If there are no appointments available and you feel you need to be seen that day, please just explain this to our reception staff.  They will ask for some information to pass on to the GPs, who will do their best to help you.

Who should I see?

The GPs are Dr Howard Kennedy and Dr Kate Wrigley, and locum GP Dr Brownyn McCall.  Dr Kennedy has additional skills in minor surgery and joint injections, while Dr Wrigley has an interest in women’s health, including insertion of contraceptive implants and coils.

Mrs Paula Downey, Practice Nurse, works on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and can provide smoking cessation and weight loss support, as well as doing blood tests, ecgs, blood pressure checks, cervical smears and injections for adults and children.

Mrs Elizabeth Kennedy, Pharmacist Prescriber, is available most days for advice and support with medications, and a special interest in the management of asthma and COPD.  Patients can attend Mrs Kennedy for asthma and COPD reviews, but should see a doctor if they are acutely unwell.

Out of hours

If you need medical care or advice when the surgery is closed, please phone 111. In an emergency, phone 999.

Prescription requests

Email Newcastleton.Prescriptions@borders.scot.nhs.uk phone 013873 75100 or hand in your repeat prescription slip.If we have not prescribed the medication before you may need to speak to a doctor, or Mrs Kennedy.

We are a dispensing practice – when you request your medication, we order it, and double check it before providing it to you. Please allow at least 2 working days for us to get your medication ready.

Useful Links

There are so many websites with health care advice, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some good websites with useful advice.

Joint and muscle problems

Arthritis research website with advice on common joint pains as well as arthritis

NHS website on common joint problems and self treatment

Healthy living

Alcohol advice from NHS Choices

Couch to 5k Running Plan

Smokeline

Weight loss advice from NHS Choices

Mental health

Breathing space support for times of crisis

Gatepost confidential listening service for farmers and rural workers

NHS inform mental health and wellbeing zone

The Samaritans

Money and rights

Guide to benefits and entitlements

Citizens Advice Bureau

Other websites A-Z

Alzheimer’s Society

Age UK

Asthma UK

British Lung Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Childline

Diabetes UK

Family planning association for contraception and sexual health

LGBT health

Menopause Matters

National Autistic Society

Women’s Aid domestic abuse support