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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - FLU CLINIC

We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic which is being held on Saturday 23rd September.

We are also holding a shingles/flu clinic for those of you who are eligible for both vaccines on 23rd September.

Please contact reception on 01271 329004 to check whether you are eligible and to make an appointment.

NATIONAL PATIENT SURVEY - RESULTS

Thank you to our patients who completed the national patient survey for Brannam Medical Centre. We have now received the results and would like to share these with you. Please click here to view the results.

MJOG

We use a messaging system called MJOG which allows us to contact our patients by text and voice message. We have been using this to invite our patients in for their seasonal flu vaccinations, chronic disease recalls and also for appointment reminders.

We would like to make our patients aware that if you receive a voice message starting 'This is a message from Brannam Medical Centre' it is a genuine message from us and please listen to the message all the way through and you will be able to respond.

If you do not wish to receive messages in this way, please contact the reception team.

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.

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) and hepatitis B given as a 6-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B
    • Pneumococcal infection
    • Meningococcal group B (MenB)
    • Rotavirus gastroenteritis

immunisation3 months:

    • 6-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
    • Rotavirus


4 months:

    • 6-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib/HepB)
    • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
    • Men B


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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