COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL CARE
for adults and children
Union Brae Opening Hours:
8:30am – 6:00pm
8:30am – 6:00pm
8:30am – 8:00pm
8:30am – 6:00pm
8:30am – 6:00pm
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Support Planners will be at Union Brae Surgery on the first Friday of every month, commencing Friday 4th October 2019, from 1.30pm to 3.30pm. No appointment necessary.
They can help with the following:
•Help with social isolation – signposting to different groups within the area.
•Support with sourcing care – information about the different options available.
•Sourcing cleaners / gardeners / builders etc (not recommendations)
•Helping with enablers – to take you out or provide a sitting service.
•Finding transport options available.
•Help with finding day centres to attend.
•Support to claim Attendance Allowance.
NHS 111 is the free number to call when you have an urgent healthcare need. It directs you to the right local service, first time. It is available across the whole of England making it easier for you to access urgent healthcare services when you need medical help fast.
Click the image above to access the annual health watch survey.
From the 10th June 2019 to make an appointment with the hearing aid clinic you will have to ring the Audiology Department at Freeman Hospital direct on 0191 2231043. Freeman have asked for all telephone calls to be handled by their specialist team of audiologists to ensure the patients are all booked into the correct appointment slots. Union Brae have welcomed this decision as it frees up the telephone system for our patients to get through to speak to our staff. You will still be seen at Union Brae Surgery in Berwick but we are no longer booking the appointments.
We have changed our clinical system to SystmOne. If you use our patient access service you will need to attend the surgery to pick up a new username and password. You will not be able to use your old pin number and password.
If you are feeling unwell click the image below and it will take you to the NHS choices page which contains loads of information and advice on many different medical issues.
The One You Couch to 5k app has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. There is now a choice of 5 trainers to support and motivate you every step of the way, telling you when to walk and when to run. Click the image above to download or to get more information about it.
The Heart Age campaign will re-launch on Tuesday 4 September, the aim of the campaign is to increase awareness of heart health and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Click the image above to complete the ‘one you heart age test’. The test reveals your heart age compared to your real age and gives advice on how to lower it.
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VACANCY FOR A
PHLEBOTOMIST/HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT
We are looking for a phlebotomist/ healthcare assistant to cover maternity leave at the surgery. Experience preferred but not essential as full training can be provided, and an apprenticeship is available for the right candidate. We are looking for someone with a commitment to a high standard of patient care, who is able to work in this high pressure environment and demonstrate an interest in a career in general practice. The successful candidate will need to be fully computer literate, with a high level of attention to detail, and be flexible to cover holidays and staff illness.
The post is for around 16 – 30 hours a week, with overtime available. We offer a good rate of pay, a staff pension scheme and generous holidays.
To apply please forward a CV and covering letter to , applications are by email only.
Closing date for applications 9th October 2020
VACANCY FOR A RECEPTIONIST/APPRENTICE RECEPTIONIST
Due to our increased workload an exciting opportunity has arisen for a part time receptionist post at Union Brae and Norham Practice. Experience is not necessary as full training will be given, and an apprenticeship is available for the right candidate. We are looking for someone with a commitment to customer service and who is able to work in this high pressure environment. The successful candidate will need to be computer literate, with a high level of attention to detail, and be flexible to cover holidays and staff illness.
The post is for between 20 – 30 hours a week, with overtime available. We offer a good rate of pay, a staff pension scheme and generous holidays.
To apply please forward a CV and covering letter to NORCCG.email@example.com, applications are by email only.
Closing date for applications 31st October 2020