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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.

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Partients on long-term regular medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • In Person  – drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By Post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By Email  – to including your full name, date of birth, items and dosage required and where you will be collecting from (chemist or reception).  Please do not use this e-mail address for general enquiries.
  • Online – You will need to set up a personal account to be able to order repeat prescriptions online (via the Patient Access system).
  1. All you need to do is ask at reception - they will provide you with your login details and instructions on how to create your account.
  2. Once you have set up your Patient Access account, you can order repeat prescriptions.  Simply click  Order Repeat Medication and enter your login details.  You can then order the items you need from your current medication list, like you would on your paper copy.
  3. If the item you require does not appear on your repeat medication list, please send an e-mail to our prescribing co-ordinators  listing your requirements. 

We are not able to take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Please note:

  • Allow 72 hours if collecting from the chemist or 48 hours if collecting your prescription from reception.
  • Please note that we do not issue prescriptions that are ordered more than one week early. If you are going on holiday please note on your request how long you will be away for and we can send prescriptions to the chemist for your return.
  • The practice does not dispense but there is a Lloyds Pharmacy right next door and a number of others nearby.

Our Prescribing co-ordinators, Sue and Rachel, are available for enquiries only on 01271 314222 11:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 15:00 (Fax: 01271 314240).

Batch Prescriptions

We offer a batch prescription service to all patients on stable regular medication. This service allows you to order your medication in advance and ensures it is ready for when you need it. 

How it works:

  • Complete a simple form and take it to your pharmacy
  • The pharmacy allocated handles all of your prescriptions. When you are running low just let the pharmacy know and they will make up your next batch of medication for you. 
  • The batch prescribing service lasts for one year. If your medication changes we can start it again when your new medication becomes stable.

If you would like to join our Batch Prescribing Service please speak to one of the receptionists or your doctor.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.


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