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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.

Summary Care Record

There is a move to share electronic healthcare records across Devon.

Brannam Medical Centre supports this sharing to allow local ambulances, hospitals or out of hours teams to securely access parts of your medical records.

You can choose not to share any information with anybody outside your GP Surgery. Speak to your GP's receptionist if you wish to opt out.

Help health and care staff make better decisions about your care and treatment.

All patients have a Summary Care Record (SCR), this contains important information such as;

medicines you take, allergies you have, medicines that make you ill

You might need to see a doctor or nurse who does not know you. If they do not know about your care, your SCR could;

Stop them making a mistake, because they can see your medicines, allergies or what medicines make you ill

Help them see your information straight away on a computer

Doctors and nurses treating you will ask if they can look at your SCR to help them treat you quickly and safely.

You can choose to have other useful information added to your SCR, including:

Your illnesses and any health problems

Operations and vaccinations you have had in the past   

How you would like to be treated - such as where you would prefer to receive care     

What support you might need         

Who should be contacted for more information about you

If you think you want to add other useful information to your SCR, talk to someone at the Surgery. It will be added to your SCR and kept-up-to-date for you.

If there is information you don't want adding, please let the Surgery know.



 
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