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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.

Links to Health Websites

Using the internet to research health matters

It is very easy to obtain information about illnesses and diseases on the internet, but you should use it with caution. Many web sites are international and mention some services and treatments that are just not available in the UK, and others are sponsored by the companies who market treatments (beware of sites that advertise products). 

If you enter the name of a medical condition into a search engine you are likely to get thousands of results.  Often people describe illnesses at their worst, and forget to mention that there is a less serious form of any condition.  It is much better to start at a reputable site and use them to direct you to information. 

We would recommend you try the following sites:

http://patient.info/ 

Previously known as patient.co.uk this is full of printable information leaflets, ordered alphabetically, on most medical conditions and self-help groups.  During consultations, our doctors may print information from this site for you.  The web site is sponsored by the NHS and the Royal College of GPs and all information has been reviewed by independent doctors.

http://www.nhs.uk/

Like the NHS Direct site, the NHS Choices website contains useful information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services, advice on self-care, health news and healthy living.

You can find high-quality information on more than 800 health conditions and treatments - search by A-Z or body map 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/health

This website is very easy to use and offers safe advice.  It takes no risks and offers a balanced view of many common medical conditions.

 



 
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