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.


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.


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.


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.

Job Vacancies

Clinical Pharmacist

Job overview

The Barnstaple Alliance has an exciting opportunity for another clinical pharmacist to join our Primary Care Network.

The Alliance of Brannam, Litchdon, Fremington and Queens Medical Centres has a long history of collaborative working. The practices are within close proximity and between them look after 50,000 patients.

You will act as part of a multi-professional NHS team in providing clinical pharmacy services that will protect, maintain and restore the health of patients.

The successful applicant (job share considered) will be supported by our two PCN pharmacists and three pharmacy technicians as well as three practice pharmacists. The nature of the role will evolve over time but will be divided between a patient facing role, which will include care reviews and home visits and medicines optimisation/quality improvement across the network.

You will be a proactive, highly organised, patient focused individual who is keen to learn or already experienced in a general practice setting.


Main duties of the job

The post holder is a pharmacist, who acts within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a team of pharmacists in general practice. In this role they will be supported by a senior clinical pharmacist who will develop, manage and mentor them.

The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team in a patient-facing role. The post holder will take responsibility for areas of chronic disease management within the practice and undertake clinical medication reviews to proactively manage patients with complex polypharmacy.

The post holder will provide primary support to general practice staff with regards to prescription and medication queries. They will help support the repeat prescription system, deal with acute prescription requests, and medicines reconciliation on transfer of care and systems for safer prescribing, providing expertise in clinical medicines advice while addressing both public and social care needs of patient in the GP practice (s).


Please see attached job description. If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Dee Brown, Practice Manager at Brannam Medical Centre on 01271 314210 or Rachel Nestel, Clinical Pharmacist lead

Clinical Pharmacist Job Description


To apply for this vacancy please visit NHS Jobs


Closing Date: 23rd August 2021

Apprentice Data Administrator

Duties will include data entry on to patients’ records, recalling patients for routine vaccinations and monitoring of long-term conditions, summarising medical records, and completing Intelligent General Practice and subject access reports. You will also be expected to contact patients to book appointments and process information accordingly.

The tasks may include

  • Coding cervical smear and retinal screening results on to the clinical system
  • Entering data on to the retinal screening portal
  • Recalling patients for diabetic screening as per clinical data entries
  • Inviting patients to attend for vaccinations via bulk messaging software, telephone, and by letter.
  • Booking appointments for vaccination clinics
  • Completing “smoking cessation” reports for Public Health.
  • Calling and recalling patients for NHS Health checks in conjunction with the data team
  • Summarising medical records for newly registered patients
  • Using specialist software to complete medical insurance reports and subject access request reports.
  • Working with nursing and prescribing leads to organise routine visits for housebound patients; informing patients/carers; data entry on completion of visits.

Skills Required

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, manage time and workload, attention to detail

Qualifications required

* GCSE English Language and Maths at B grade or equivalent,

* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications

Personal Qualities

* Reliable, motivated, ability to work within a team, good interpersonal skills. Ability to use initiative and judgement, flexible and co-operative, interest in health and medical terminology

Training Provider:

Petroc Academy


To apply please visit


If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Dee Brown, Practice Manager at Brannam Medical Centre on 01271 314210 or Susie Wheaton, Assistant Practice Manager on 01271 314251 


Closing Date: 9th August 2021 

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