WELCOME TO BRANNEL SURGERY
*******Flu Season 2014/15*******
The flu season is upon us once again!!
This year we will be sending letters to all those patients who meet the criteria inviting them to contact the surgery to make an appointment to have the flu vaccine.
If you have not received a letter from us by the end of September but believe you do meet the criteria, please let us know and we will be happy to confirm if you are eligible to receive the vaccine or not.
If you have any questions regarding the flu season, please contact reception who will be happy to help you.
The Pharmacy Applications for St Stephen have been REFUSED.
This means that our Dispensary and our Staff are no longer at risk of closure and job losses.
We would all like to take the opportunity to thank our patients for their support during this very difficult and protracted period. Your letters of support and kind words and thoughts were gratefully received and we are pleased that the final decision has been positive for us and for you.
1st September 2014
From 1st July 2014, Dr Michael Farrance will become a partner in the Practice. Many of you will have already met him in his capacity as our Salaried GP, however this change will mean a longterm committment. We are delighted to welcome him onboard.
*****On-Line GP Appointments now available - please click on the "appointments" tab above and follow the on screen instructions******
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Brannel Surgery is a modern purpose built premises offering on site parking and disabled access.
Care Data - Further information about sharing data
Further information including leaflets and frequently asked questions can be obtained by clicking on the following link
Opt-out forms (in various formats) can be downloaded from the below website
Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one
The NHS is carrying out work in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.
If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. Changes can be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by freephone, via text message or online.
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do get out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.
We may also need to contact you:
· with test results
· to invite you for bowel, breast or cervical screening to protect against cancer, for example
· to offer vaccination against infectious diseases such as flu or measles, mumps and rubella
· to give you an appointment as part of your plan to stay healthy if you have a long-term illness
Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. Otherwise, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.
Care Quality Commission Website - Brannel Surgery Profile