Wellway Medical Group is now part of Valens Medical Partnership

On 1 April 2017, Wellway Medical Group joined forces with two other GP Practices in Northumberland to form Valens Medical Partnership. As the NHS changes, merging some of our management functions should help us collectively deliver the highest quality of care.

Your local practice is still your local practice

You are still registered with your doctor at Wellway Medical Group. Nothing has changed and you don’t need to do anything. You can still contact your local surgery in all of the usual ways.

Can I still see my usual doctor or nurse?

Yes, in fact we encourage all patients with recurrent, ongoing or long-term conditions to see the same doctor, nurse or allied health professional wherever possible. This enables us to give you the best possible care at each visit. Providing patients with high quality care remains our number one priority.

Can I attend other surgeries?

You should continue to attend the practice you are registered with just as before. Unfortunately you cannot attend other GP practices for routine medical appointments, even if those practices are also part of Valens Medical Partnership.

Valens Medical Partnership does offer a range of specialist services that can help prevent patients having to attend hospital for certain problems. These clinics may be based at other local GP practices. If you need them your GP will refer you directly for an appointment where necessary, thereby helping you to benefit from local diagnosis and/or treatment.

Is a private company taking over my GP practice?

No. Valens Medical Partnership is wholly run and controlled by the same local family doctors who run your current surgery. We are a partnership of local GPs, all of whom are extremely proud to work for the NHS. 

Who do I contact if I have any further questions?

Our Practice Managers can answer any further queries you may have. They can be contacted through your local surgery as normal.