Welcome to Brannam Medical Centre
We are a forward thinking patient centred practice offering continuity of care for all patient groups. We are one of the region's leading training practices with a diverse skill mix of highly valued healthcare professionals and support staff. We aim to offer excellent accessibility for both your long term care and more urgent medical needs.
National restrictions put in place during the Omicron surge are easing on 27th January 2022. We ask that you continue to wear a face mask or covering when visiting the surgery, to help us keep our staff and patients safe.
This includes North Devon District Hospital (NDDH), the community sites and hospitals, and the North Devon Vaccination Centre (North Devon Leisure Centre).
SPRING BOOSTER VACCINATION PROGRAMME
From Monday 21st March, Spring booster vaccines are being offered to people at greatest risk of COVID-19 in the latest phase of the vaccine programme.
Spring boosters are available to:
- adults aged 75 years and over
- residents in care homes for older adults
- individuals aged 12 years and over who have a weakened immune system – this includes people in different groups including those with underlying health conditions such as chronic leukaemia or lymphoma, and those who have had immunosuppressive treatment following an organ transplant or have had radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Book a vaccination appointment online by clicking here, or by calling 119.
Patients are advised to wait 6 months since their previous dose to get maximum protection from a spring booster, although the minimum interval is 3 months.
NOTE: Immunocompromised patients who require a 3rd or 4th dose, you must take your letter/text with you as proof of eligibility.
The North Devon COVID-19 Vaccination Centre is based at Tesco Taw View Extra in Barnstaple. The centre is staffed by specially-trained vaccinators and support staff with help from volunteers.
They are open Monday-Friday 8.30am-7pm, and Saturday & Sunday 8.30am-4pm.
To check your eligibility and what you need to know before you go please click here
You can now receive help, advice and treatment for your health problems at a convenient time for you.
Patients can access safe and efficient advice for lots of health conditions and symptoms on our eConsult website 24/7.
If you need further advice or think you may require treatment you can now consult with your GP online! All you need to do is fill out a simple form about your problem and a GP will get back to you within 2 working days.
You can also request further sick certificates (sick notes), discuss recent tests or get help for other administrative issues at a time that is convenient for you.
Your GP will email you back within 2 working days unless a different method of contact is more appropriate. Please ensure you have provided your email address so your GP is able to get back to you.
Your completed form will be sent to your registered GP unless they are unavailable. If your registered GP is absent your form will be forwarded to an available GP who will get back to you within 2 working days.
You are unable to book appointments or order repeat medications via eConsult, however you are able to do this online by registering with SystmOnline and using the buttons at the bottom of this page.
Please note - eConsult is not suitable for emergency or severe health problems.
For a step by step guide on using eConsult please click here.
Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), a new illness that affects your lungs and airways.
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
Testing and tracing
Information about testing for coronavirus and what to do if you're contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
COVID-19 support recovery service
'Your COVID Recovery' helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
GOV.UK: coronavirus - guidance and support
Government information and advice.
Links to more information about coronavirus
Links to government advice, information for health professionals and advice for other parts of the UK.
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