Coquet Medical Group aims to provide the highest possible care for our patients and to ensure that it is accessible, efficient and effective, taking into account the needs of the community, our staff and the doctors. We do this by addressing national and local clinical priorities each year. Current service priorities include:-

  • Alcohol Screening
  • Asthma
  • Care Quality Commission (ensures we comply with essential standards of quality and safety)
  • Care Navigation
  • Carers
  • Cervical Screening
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Continence
  • Contraceptive Services including contraceptive implants and coils
  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Ear Clinic
  • End of Life Enhanced Service
  • Epilepsy
  • E Referrals Scheme
  • Extended Hours
  • Free Health check for 15 year olds
  • Free NHS Health Checks for 40 - 74 year olds
  • High Risk Patient Pathway
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immune Modifying Drugs
  • Influenza / Pneumoccal Vaccinations
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Managing Patients with Complex Needs
  • Maternity Services
  • Medical Examinations for insurance, employment, HGV Licences etc. (Please try to book at least 4 weeks ahead for medical examinations)
  • Mental Health
  • Minor Surgery Procedures
  • Monitoring of our Standards of Care
  • NHS Choices Information Website (compares performance locally & nationally)
  • Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Practice Medicines Management
  • Quality Outcomes Framework (measures achievement by GP Practices against a set of indicators about the quality of care and organisation of the Practice).
  • Sexual Health Advice & Screening of Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Specialist Women's Health Service
  • Stop Smoking Service
  • Stroke

    A variety of special tests can also be provided by your doctor in the treatment room. Patients are advised that some of these services will incur a charge, please speak to our receptionist for more information.

    PRIMARY CARE NETWORK

    Well Up North Primary Care Network consists of twelve GP Practices covering a geographical area ranging from Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Morpeth. The Network is responsible for providing services to over 80,000 patients. All patients of Coquet Medical Group are covered by the Network. The Network will look to expand social prescribing and the role of clinical pharmacists. Well Up North PCN has a genuine interest in improving patient and population health.

    The GP Practices within Well Up North are;

    • Alnwick Medical Group, Alnwick
    • Belford Medical Practice, Belford
    • Cheviot Medical Group, Wooler
    • Coquet Medical Group, Amble
    • Felton Surgery, Felton
    • The Glendale Surgery, Wooler
    • Gas House Lane Surgery, Morpeth
    • Greystoke Surgery, Morpeth
    • The Rothbury Practice, Rothbury
    • Union Brae and Norham Practice, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
    • Well Close Medical Group, Berwick-Upon-Tweed
    • Widdrington Surgery, Widdrington

    Dr Burville is a adviser to the Network and sits on the board of the Network.

    At this stage we feel the Network will have very little impact on the care provided to our patients but over coming years the role played by the Network may be more substantial.

    A variety of special tests can also be provided by your doctor in the treatment room. (Patients are advised that some of these services will incur a charge, please speak to our receptionist for more information.)

    COMMISSIONING

    Coquet Medical Group, like all NHS Practices, is involved in commissioning the best possible care for its patients. Practice based commissioning is a major part of the Department of Health's NHS plan in improving the quality and efficiency of medical services for patients when they require referral to hospitals and other specialist providers. There is a nationally agreed framework by which the system is organised and it is regularly monitored by both the Department of Health and NHS England North. NHS England North is the regional team which is working with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and is charged with the responsibility of ensuring that services for our patients who require specialist care are provided in a timely effective manner and whenever possible, in a local setting. This service is assessed using a number of factors relating to waiting times, clinical standards, patient information, standards of care and nationally agreed health policies