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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.


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.

GP Appointments 

You can book routine appointments with your doctor in three ways: online, over the phone or at reception.

  • Online - you can view, book and cancel routine appointments online. It is a simple and easy system to use, and especially useful during those times when the telephone lines are busy or the practice is closed. If you wish to sign up for this service you can either:

(1) visit the surgery and ask for your online appointments login details, or

(2) click here - then in the green box, click "Create an account" and follow the instructions on the screen. 

  • Telephone - our doctors operate personal lists to ensure continuity and consistency of care, and each list is supported by a personal receptionist.  You can make an appointment by calling your doctor's receptionist or the general enquiries line (01271) 329004



Dr Bond / Dr Smit

01271 314208

Dr Tolhurst

01271 314206

Dr Chesworth

01271 314205

Dr Hassall

01271 314202

Dr Matthews

01271 314204

Dr Stewart                       

01271 314209

Dr Taylor

01271 314207

Dr Waterfall / Dr Deacon

01271 314201


01271 329004   


Please be aware that all incoming and outgoing telephone calls at the surgery are recorded.  All recordings are stored securely and accessed only for patient care and training purposes.

Clinic Schedule

Our doctors usually hold surgeries on the following days:

Dr Deacon Tues & Fri                        Dr Waterfall Mon, Weds am & Thurs

Dr Bond Thurs & Fri                          Dr Chesworth  Daily (excl Tues pm & Weds pm)

Dr Smit Mon, Tues & Weds pm          Dr Matthews  Daily (excl Tues pm & Thurs pm)

Dr Taylor  Daily (excl. Thurs pm)       Dr Stewart Daily (excl Weds pm & Thurs pm)

Dr Tolhurst  Mon, Weds pm, Fri        Dr Hassall Daily (excl Tues am & Thurs pm)

Appointment Duration

The duration of an appointment depends on the treatment you receive but as a rough guide, a routine appointment with the doctor is for 10 minutes and for one person.  Medical examinations and minor surgery require 20- 30 minutes.

If you know that you will require a longer appointment please tell the receptionist when booking.

Telephone Advice

If you feel the doctor can help you with advice over the telephone please speak with the receptionist who will ask for your contact number and take a brief message. The doctor will return your call at a convenient time.


If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible on (01271) 329004 to allow us to give the slot to someone else.

Test Results

Please ring for results after 11:30, as results are not received by the Medical Centre until later in the morning.

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