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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.

Weekend Appointments

 

Devon Doctors have started a new weekend service available to our patients as part of the Prime Ministers Challenge Fund. To see a Doctor on the weekend please read the following information.

The clinics will be held each weekend, 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00. Appointments will be every 15 minutes.

The clinics will be run at the following places:

 

  • Bideford Hospital  9am-12:00pm
  • Barnstaple           1:00pm - 5:00pm in the Devon Doctors treatment centres

 

The bookable appointment line is open Thursday and Friday 08:00 – 18:00 to book appointments for that weekend call 01392 269 486. You can only book for the weekend ahead. All other times, there is a message on the phone which tells patients to phone on a Thursday and Friday.

The message will ask you to phone the practice if you have a routine health care enquiry, and to phone 111 if you have an urgent health care need.

There are specific conditions that the weekend Devon Doctors Service cannot assist with. These are:

 

  1. Chronic disease management such as asthma, diabetes etc
  2. Blood tests
  3. Referral to secondary care services
  4. Issues relating to pregnancy

 

If you present with these issues, you will be advised to phone us at the surgery. Patients who call for an appointment will not be asked for the reason for that appointment.

If there are no appointments available, they will ask you to phone us here at the surgery.

If you feel you have an urgent health care need that cannot wait until we are open, you will be advised to phone 111. 

 
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