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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

6 to 15

Teens

Men

Women

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Sexual Health

Sexual Health

coldBoth men and women need to look after their sexual health and take time to understand the issues that surround contraception and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

For instance there are some STIs, like chlamydia, that you could be carrying without having any symptoms. This infection can affect fertility, so it's important to make use of the sexual health services available for free on the NHS.

Useful Resources

Sex & Young People

A comprehensive guide to the questions you may have about sex

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Issues, symptoms and treatments

FPA - The Sexual Health Charity

Sexual health advice and information on contraception, sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy.

Contraception

There are so many different types of contraception available that you should be able to find the right method. You may have to try several different things before you choose the one you like most.

At Brannam Medical Centre we offer our female patients the following clinics to assist with contraceptive needs:        

IUD/Coil fits:   Mondays with Dr Louise Bond  12:00 - 13:00
zcvzcxvzcvzcvz Wednesdays with Dr Suzanne Smit  12:00 - 12:30
Nexplanon fits: Wednesdays 8:30 - 11:30 & Thursdays 8:30 - 10:45 with Sister Desri      Dyer
Depo Provera Injections: Daily routine clinics Mon-Fri 08:30 - 12:30 & Tues, Weds, Fri 14:00- 17:30
Useful Resources

Information on Contraception from NHS Choices including why, when and how it should be used and with links to other useful resources.

Contraception - NHS Choices   

Chlamydia

Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.

Causes and risk factors Chlamydia is usually passed from one person to another during vaginal, oral or anal sex, or by sharing sex toys. It can live inside cells of the cervix, urethra, rectum and sometimes in the throat and eyes.  

Free Self-Screening for Under 25s

We offer free Chlamydia self screening for under 25s here at the surgery.  It takes a couple of minutes and will put your mind at rest - just drop by the Treatment Room Reception between 08:30 & 13:00 or between 14:00 & 17:00.

Remember you need to get tested every time you change partners

Useful Resources

Information & advice from NHS Choices:  NHS Choices - focus on Chlamydia  


These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

 
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