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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.

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

The aim of this clinic is to detect any changes that may affect a patient’s health, so that the correct treatment can be provided, ideally at an early stage.

Some of the illnesses monitored include heart attacks, angina, strokes, palpitations (irregular heart rhythms) and left ventricular failure.

Patients are seen yearly in the month of their birthday - they should have a fasting blood test two weeks before their appointment:

Monitoring includes: Blood Pressure

  • Yearly weight & urine check
  • Taking ECGs
  • Blood pressure/pulse check
  • Discussion on diet and exercise
  • Smoking/Alcohol levels
  • Discuss any patient concerns

Opening Times

The Chronic Heart Disease Clinic opening times are as follows:

Tuesday  14:00 - 15:30
Wednesday  16:00 - 17:00
Friday  08:30 - 12:30
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