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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.

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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