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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.

NHS Prescription Charges

Prescription charges in England increased to £8.40 on 1st April 2016.

If you pay the NHS prescription charge for medication please note that sometimes the tablets we prescribe you may be cheaper for you to buy over the counter. Ask the chemist for advice.

Save money with the prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)

Did you know you can save money on your prescription charges?

If you know you’ll have to pay for a lot of NHS prescriptions it may be cheaper to buy a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – effectively a prescription 'season ticket'. A PPC covers you for all of your own NHS prescriptions, including dental prescriptions, no matter how many items you need. However, this does not include other health costs, for example the provision of wigs and fabric supports which are only provided through the hospital service.There are two PPC options to choose from:

  1. A three month PPC costs £29.10 and will save you money if you need four or more items in the three months
  2. A 12 month PPC costs £104.00 and will save you money if you need more than 14 items in a year


How much can I save?

  • If you need two items each month you can save around £95 with a 12 month PPC
  • If you need three items each month you can save around £195 with a 12 month PPC
  • If you need four items each month you can save around £295 with a 12 month PPC


There are several payment options available. If you choose the 12 month PPC, you can pay for this by 10 monthly direct debit instalments.

Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030

General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website


Private Prescriptions

Some prescription services fall outside the scope of the NHS and therefore attract charges.  This includes prescriptions for medication required for travel abroad, such as malaria tablets. 



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