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Area Covered

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

Staff List

Dr Howard W Kennedy  (GP) -Senior Partner
Dr Katharine Wrigley

Making An Appointment

To make an appointment ring 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. 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 has 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

For urgent medical advice or treatment when the Health Centre is closed telephone NHS 24 on 111. In an emergency, phone 999.

Prescription Requests

Email, 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
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

Age UK
Alzheimer's Society
Asthma UK
Border Women's Aid domestic abuse support
British Heart Foundation
British Lung Foundation
Diabetes UK
Family Planning Association for contraception and sexual health
LGBT Health & Wellbeing
Menopause Matters
National Autistic Society


We operate a Practice complaints procedure as part of the NHS system for dealing with complaints. The practice complaints leaflet is available from reception and gives details of the procedure. Please ask any of the staff to give you the information. Our aim is to give you the highest possible standard of service and we will try to deal swiftly with any problems that may occur.