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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 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.

Useful Local Links & Numbers

 

AddAction

Support with recovery from alcohol dependency. http://www.addaction.org.uk/

01271 325232

Advocacy Service

Support for people experiencing problems with their mental health care and treatment.

07779 571691 or 01271 378530 Mon, Tues & Wed mornings

After Care

Offering support for carers aged 50+ who are facing the end of their caring role.

http://www.aftercaring.org.uk/

01237 420134

aftercaring@torridgecvs.org.uk

Age Concern

Information and advice for the elderly about benefits, care, age discrimination etc. http://www.ageuk.org.uk/

01271 324488

BPAG (Barnstaple Poverty Action Group)

Community based charity providing a range of services to people across North Devon experiencing crisis and hardship.

http://www.bpag-encompass.org.uk/

01271 371477

Barnstaple Macular Support Group Support group meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10:15am to 12:30pm at Tower Suite, The Imperial Hotel, Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, EX32 8NB. 

Di Piper

01271 864285

Bosom Buddies

Local Breast Care Support Group

Aiming to help those people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer; are living with secondary breast cancer; have survived breast cancer; are caring for someone with breast cancer.

Monthly meetings - no charge to attend

http://www.bosombuddiesnorthdevon.co.uk/

Ring the Breast Care nurses

for more info on

01271 349115

Breastfeeding Support Group

10am til 12pm. Every Friday

A friendly group for Mothers who breastfeed and want to come along and make friends and have a cuppa and chat with other Mothers. We have a health visitor at this group along with our parent volunteer peer supporters to chat to and ask any questions to help you on your breastfeeding journey. We welcome pregnant Mums too, come along before babies here to find out what its all about

 

Dawn Williams on 01271 321411

dawn.williams@actionforchildren.org.uk

 

Cancer Care Car

Transports patients from North Devon & Torridge to Exeter; available to those who need to travel 5 days a week for radiotherapy.  This is a free service.

01271 328866

Cardiomyopathy Support Group 

http://www.cardiomyopathy.org/Contact Chris Jones 01271 345541 or Sarah Dennis at the Cardiomyopathy  Assocation 0800 0181 024

Citizens Advice Bureau

Advises on finance, health, family, relationships, benefits, work etc.

http://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

01271 377077

Depression & Anxiety Service

For people over 18 years of age who are feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed.

http://www.devonpartnership.nhs.uk/DAS.385.0.html

01271 335041

Devon Carers

Providing information, support and involvement for carers who either live in the Devon County Council area or are looking after someone living in the Devon County Council area. http://www.devoncarerslink.org/

08456 434435

DSVA (Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse)

Devon's Domestic Abuse Helpline for independant confidential advice http://new.devon.gov.uk/dsva/

0345 155 1074
Devon's Family Information Service 

For info and advice on childcare, activities, family support and support for children with additional needs.

www.devon.gov.uk/disc

discinfo@devon.gov.uk

0845 155 1013

 

EDP Drug & Alcohol Services

EDP works with people across Devon and in Dorset who have, or are affected by, drug and alcohol problems. http://www.edp.org.uk/

01271 859044

Epilepsy Action 

Epilepsy Freephone Helpline

http://www.epilepsy.org.uk 

North Devon branch: Steve 01271 863087

0808 800 5050
My Web, My Way BBC website on how to make the internet easier to use so that you can view the web in a more accessible way.  Helping those who can't see very well, find the keyboard or mouse difficult to use, making text easier to read etc. http://www.bbc.co.uk/accessibility/ 

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Helpline for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

The helpline can give 24 hour support, help and information over the telephone; All calls are completely confidential. Translation facilities for callers whose first language is not English, and a service for callers who are deaf or hard of hearing are available. http://www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk/

0808 2000 247 Freephone 24hr

NHS Northern Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG)

The Northern Locality is committed to our vision of 'Healthy people, living healthy lives, in healthy communities'. In these pages you will find information about the locality, our clinical board meetings and local events or public consultations.

http://www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk/ 

General Enquiries 01392 205 205 or 0845 140 5005

 d-ccg.corporateservices@nhs.net 

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse

Working to help keep people safe from abuse at home. NDADA supports all sections of the community with a range of services for women, men and children and young people

The helpline gives a free service in Northern Devon for those affected by domestic abuse. http://www.ndada.co.uk/index.html

01271 321946

admin@ndada.co.uk

North Devon District Hospital (NDDH)

Barnstaple http://www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/

01271 322577

PALS

Patient Advice & Liaison Service – to help people find their way around the NHS and any problems they may encounter.  Representative available in NDDH level 2. http://www.pals.nhs.uk/

0300 311 22 33

Quay Centre

Treatment for drug and alcohol misuse problems

01271 344454

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Exeter http://www.rdehospital.nhs.uk/

01392 411611

Rape Crisis Helpline

Provides independant confidential advice http://new.devon.gov.uk/dsva/

0808 802 9999

Samaritans

Provides confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings. http://www.samaritans.org/

08457 909090

See Hear Centre

Provides equipment advice and support for people with a sight or hearing loss. They have a wide range of equipment on display for people to 'try before you buy'. They can also refer people to local groups supporting people with a hearing or sight loss.

19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8BA (Open Tuesdays)

http://www.livingoptions.org/index.php?page=see-hear-centre

01271 373236

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

A self-help organisation offering emotional and practical support to those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.  http://www.uk-sobs.org.uk/

08702 413337 (open daily, 9am-9pm)

Transport & Mobility

Go>> Shopmobility - provides the loan of manual and powered wheelchairs or electric scooters & portable scooters to help anyone, local, visitor or tourist, with limited mobility to shop.

Go>> North Devon Ring & Ride – a door to door minibus service available for anyone to use who has a mobility problem or cannot use public transport.

For more details or to book, call 01271 328866 (Open 9:15am – 4:00pm Mon-Fri)

WAND Mental Health Helpline

Providing a confidential telephone helpline, for people in Devon with mental health issues, as well as their carers, family & friends.  http://www.wandmentalhealth.co.uk/

 

0808 800 0312 (open Mon, Weds, Fri and Sunday 8pm -11pm)

In the event of bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care http://www.crusebereavementcare.org.uk/ e-mail northdevon@cruse.org.uk or telephone 01271 379719 for assistance.

If death occurs at home

1. Telephone the doctor who will visit to confirm that death has taken place.

2. Contact a funeral director.

3. Arrange to collect the doctor's Medical Certificate of Death (usually from the surgery).

4. Take this to the Registrars Office, (together with the deceased's Medical Card and Birth Certificate, if available) for the area in which the death took place. Alternatively you can register by declaration at any convenient Registrars Office but certificates will not be available as these will have to be posted to you a few days later.

5. The Registrar will normally issue a Green coloured certificate for you to give to your funeral director who will look after necessary arrangements for the funeral. The Registrar will also issue a white notification certificate for the DSS. They will also enquire as to the number of Certified Copies you require for dealing with the deceased finances (a fee is payable for each copy).

If death occurs in hospital

1. Contact a funeral director to advise their services are required.

2. Collect the certificate from the hospital then follow 4 - 5 as above.

Note for Cremation

Your funeral director will usually liaise directly with the surgery regarding the additional certification required.



 
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