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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

6 to 15

Teens

Men

Women

Senior Health

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:  Wednesdays with Dr Suzanne Smit  12:00 - 13.00
Nexplanon fits:

Monday 8:30 - 12.15 & Thursdays 8:30 - 10:30 with Sister Desri Dyer

Wednesday 13.30-15.00 with Dr Suzanne Smit

Depo Provera Injections:Daily routine clinics Mon, Tues & Fri 08:30 - 17.00 & Weds & Thurs 8.30-12.30 
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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