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National Diabetes Audit (NDA): Helping to improve diabetes care

Brannam Medical Centre is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Please click here for more information.

BLOOD PRESSURE APPOINTMENTS

Please remember to arrive at least 5 minutes before your appointment to give your heart rate a chance to steady. Please wear loose clothing and refrain from Caffeine and Nicotine for at least 30 minutes prior to your Blood Pressure appointment.

 

All Dr. Bunney's patients have been transferred to his job-share partner Dr. Jackie Tolhurst. She has increased her number of surgeries per week. We are currently interviewing for his replacement at the moment and awaiting appointment. If any of Dr. Bunney's patients wish to change their doctor please speak to a member of reception. Dr. Oliver Hassall is taking on new patients.

We would like your feedback on the care or treatment we give you any time you visit your GP or have contact with the practice. Click on the Friends & Family tab on the right below Further Information for more details. If you would like to give us more detailed feedback about the services we provide you can do this by completing a review on the NHS Choices website. To view Januarys results please click here.

Family Health

Birth to 5

From Birth to 5 Boy at doctors

When it comes to your child's health, it's always better to be safe than sorry. If you are ever in doubt about your child's health, talk to a health professional. Serious childhood illnesses are extremely rare, but, if you think your child might be affected, always trust your instincts and get medical help straight away.

There is some helpful information on coping with children's illness on the NHS choices website, with advice on how to diagnose, how to treat and if further advice should be gained:

NHS Child Health links: Birth to five years

Children's Immunisation Clinic

We run a child immunisation clinic on a Thursday afternoon (14:00 - 17:00) by appointment only.  The practice follows the national guidelines for all vaccinations.  When a child is registered at the practice they will automatically be invited for vaccinations when they are due.

If you have recently moved to the area please let us know your child's previous immunisation history so we can add these to their medical records.

Please bring your child's red immunisation book when you come in for the vaccinations.

Here's a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to children in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.


2 months:




    • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib


    • Pneumococcal infection




immunisation3 months:




    • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)


    • Meningitis C




4 months:




    • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)


    • Pneumococcal infection, second dose




Between 12 and 13 months:




    • Meningitis C, third dose


    • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)


    • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab


    • Pneumococcal infection, third dose




3 years and 4 months, or soon after:




    • MMR second jab


    • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster




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Teens

Men

Women

Senior Health

Sexual Health

 
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