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.

This Easter Bank Holiday find out which pharmacy is open near you — so you can get the medicines and advice you need.

Click here to Find A Pharmacy


Repeat PrescriptionsNice_blue_pills

Partients on long-term regular medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • By Email– to including your full name, date of birth, items and dosage required and where you will be collecting from (chemist or reception).  Please do not use this e-mail address for general enquiries.
  • Online – You will need to set up a personal account to be able to order repeat prescriptions online.
  1. All you need to do is ask at reception - they will provide you with your login details and instructions on how to create your account.
  2. Once you have set up your SystmOnline account, you can order repeat prescriptions. Simply click Order Repeat Medication and enter your login details.  You can then order the items you need from your current medication list, like you would on your paper copy.
  3. If the item you require does not appear on your repeat medication list, please send an e-mail listing your requirements to our prescribing co-ordinators at

We are not able to take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Please note:

  • Allow 72 hours if collecting from the chemist or 48 hours if collecting your prescription from reception.
  • Please note that we do not issue prescriptions that are ordered more than one week early. If you are going on holiday please note on your request how long you will be away for and we can send prescriptions to the chemist for your return.
  • The practice does not dispense but there is a Lloyds Pharmacy right next door and a number of others nearby.

Our Prescribing co-ordinators, are available for enquiries only on 01271 314222 09.30 - 16.00.

Batch Prescriptions

We offer a batch prescription service to all patients on stable regular medication. This service allows you to order your medication in advance and ensures it is ready for when you need it. 

How it works:

  • Complete a simple form and take it to your pharmacy
  • The pharmacy allocated handles all of your prescriptions. When you are running low just let the pharmacy know and they will make up your next batch of medication for you. 
  • The batch prescribing service lasts for one year. If your medication changes we can start it again when your new medication becomes stable.

If you would like to join our Batch Prescribing Service please speak to one of the receptionists or your doctor.


The NHS App

We also recommend that patients self-register for the NHS App online (which connects to practice online services), where you can see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to. Please click the link for more details NHS App.

Below is a short video all about NHS login:


Over The Counter Medication

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need. Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.

Please click here for more information on over the counter medicines.


Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or clinical pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications.

Brannam Medical Centre Prescription update during the pandemic

  • Unfortunately we are not able to offer a delivery service for medication. If you are in receipt of the Vulnerable Patient letter from the NHS, please follow the instructions in the letter. The advice is still to ask a friend, relative or neighbour to collect if for you.
  • If you have requested a prescription from us, please be assured that we will get it done and sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy. Our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment so please avoid calling us to simply see if your prescription has been processed.
  • Please DO NOT stockpile medications. This can lead to shortage of items, making it difficult for pharmacies to obtain them. Order your medication at the normal time.

Rescue packs for patients with respiratory conditions

  • Some accurate information has been circulating in the public domain regarding special 'rescue packs' for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as asthma or COPD.

  • Patients will already have a COPD/asthma rescue pack if they are in the cohort of patients that this is intended for. Patients are being advised not to contact their GP practice for a rescue pack if they have not had one before.
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