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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - FLU CLINIC

We are now taking bookings for our flu clinic which is being held on Saturday 23rd September.

We are also holding a shingles/flu clinic for those of you who are eligible for both vaccines on 23rd September.

Please contact reception on 01271 329004 to check whether you are eligible and to make an appointment.

NATIONAL PATIENT SURVEY - RESULTS

Thank you to our patients who completed the national patient survey for Brannam Medical Centre. We have now received the results and would like to share these with you. Please click here to view the results.

MJOG

We use a messaging system called MJOG which allows us to contact our patients by text and voice message. We have been using this to invite our patients in for their seasonal flu vaccinations, chronic disease recalls and also for appointment reminders.

We would like to make our patients aware that if you receive a voice message starting 'This is a message from Brannam Medical Centre' it is a genuine message from us and please listen to the message all the way through and you will be able to respond.

If you do not wish to receive messages in this way, please contact the reception team.

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.

Diabetes Clinic

We have three nurses trained in the care of patients with diabetes, Sandy Norman, Rebecca Walker and Amelia Baker. Sandy and Rebecca have completed the ENB 928 course and are trained to initiate insulin therapy in general practice.

The clinic nurses are able to diagnose, plan treatment and monitor patients with Type I and Type II diabetes, and also diagnose and monitor patients with 'pre-diabetes'.  A care-plan is agreed with the GP. 

Stable patients are usually seen twice yearly (unless otherwise agreed).  This involves an annual appointment with a fasting blood test, in the month of the patient's birthday, and a follow up six months later with a non-fasting blood test.

Appointments for diabetic clinic are usually booked in advance via the treatment room on 01271 314236.

Housebound patients are seen by the community nurses and their care shared with the GP and either Sandy or Rebecca. If necessary patients care is shared by specialists at the hospital.  The nurses are constantly updating to provide up to date evidence-based care, attending regular courses for diabetes and diabetes related care.

 
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