Updated on 14th November 2023 at 12:59 pm


Humshaugh and Wark Medical Group offers GP services to patients within our catchment area. Bellingham, Haydon Bridge, Great Whittington and South up to the Hexham border.

We deliver services to all our patients from two sites, one at Humshaugh and one at Wark.

Appointments overview:

You can pre book a routine appointments at a site of your choosing.

But, for something acute or needing regular attention such as a possible infection or an urgent dressing change you may need to attend the site with an appointment available. . Also some rooms are better equipped for certain clinics, for example the podiatrist is based at Humshaugh as the clinical space is set up with the equipment required.

How to book:

Care Navigation:

Our reception team are trained to direct you to the most appropriate team member so that you may be seen as soon as is appropriate and by the person with expertise in that area. Please be aware reception will ask you for details.

GP Appointments:

Urgent Appointments:

If you are too unwell to manage this yourself and feel you need an appointment that day, call as early as possible. We will organise a same day or same week appointment depending on the problem.

Telephone our reception team to book an appointment on 01434 681281

Routine Appointments:

GP appointments are available to pre book with a GP of your choice as either telephone or face to face. Book using the NHS APP, online services or telephone to book an appointment on 01434 681281

Home Visits:

To request a home visit please telephone our reception as early as possible.   01434 681281

For more setails also see:

Appointments with other members of the practice team:

Many appointments can be booked online. This includes blood tests, BP checks, injections, contraception reviews, cervical smear tests, long term condition reviews, NHS health checks, and GP appointments.  You can access this system 24 hours a day. If you would like online access speak to a member of the team.

Services available:

We have an increasing number of specialist staff :

  • community mental health workers

  • first practitioner

  • social prescribers

  • as well as hosting podiatry, INR and dietician services.

Evenings and weekends:

You can book a weekday evening or Saturday appointment with a GP, Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant  at The Hadrian Enhanced Access Hubs using this link:

The hub has appointments for patients registered with the 12 West Northumberland Primary Care Network practices. Sessions run from 6:30pm to 8pm Monday to Friday at Corbridge Health Centre. and from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays at Hexham, Prudhoe, Bellingham and Haltwhistle.

You can help us by:

  • Being on time for your appointment

  • Letting us know if you need to cancel

  • Calling for a home visit or same day appointment before

  • Ringing for a repeat prescription on our prescription line (01434) 230986.

How to cancel an appointment:

Please let us know if you can not attend so we may offer the appointment to someone else.

Cancel online or by telephoning the surgery. 01434 681281

If you have supplied a mobile phone number, you will get a text reminder, this also gives you the option to cancel.