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WELCOME TO BRANNEL SURGERY
Due to staffing pressures and medication availability from our suppliers we would be grateful if people could allow 3 working days before coming to collect medication and only collect between 10am - 1pm and 4pm - 6pm. Many thanks for your understanding and as supplies improve we will be able to return services to normal as soon as possible.
Dr Purohit, Farrance, Monaghan & Laing
IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED, PLEASE PHONE NHS111. IN AN EMERGENCY PHONE 999
From 1st March 2021, we will be welcoming Dr Cathy Laing as a partner to the Practice. Dr Jay Purohit will be reducing his working sessions at the Practice and he will be job sharing with Dr Cathy Laing, who is his wife. Dr Purohit’s workload will be shared with Dr Laing so some of his patients will be offered a telephone appointment with Dr Laing when they call. Dr Laing will also be processing some of Dr Purohit’s prescriptions and results. Dr Laing has already covered several locum sessions at the Practice so some patients may have already spoken with her.
Following the retirement of Dr Cecil in April last year, we were joined in September by Dr Hester Monaghan. The Practice now has 2 male partners and 2 female partners, Dr Jay Purohit, Dr Michael Farrance, Dr Hester Monaghan and Dr Cathy Laing.
Important changes to routine and non-urgent blood test appointments
All GP practices are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer.
We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, we need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. If you have a routine blood test appointment the reception team at the surgery will be in touch directly if they need to cancel your appointment, this will be by phone or by text message.
Please be assured that appointments will be rescheduled once the situation has improved, and in line with national guidance. There are a few things you can do if you are affected by this change:
- Keep checking our website for regular updates – we will be sharing the latest patient information here as soon as we receive it.
- Check your phone for messages from us – we will also be using our patient text service to keep people informed.
- Please don’t call or contact us with questions about routine blood tests – we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand at the moment, and your cooperation will help us to reach those without smartphone or internet access with this critical information.
- Do get in touch online if your condition worsens or changes so that we can prioritise your blood test if necessary following clinical review
The changes are likely to be in place for at least four weeks. We will keep all our patients regularly updated as the national situation changes. We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause, and apologise for the inconvenience.
Named Accountable GP for All Patients
Every patient has now been allocated a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice. If you would like to know who your named GP is, please contact reception and they will be happy to inform you.
If you wish to change the name of your accountable GP, please let us know and we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate this request.
Having a named accountable GP does not restrict your entitlement to see any doctor in the practice.
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
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Opt-out forms (in various formats) can be downloaded from the below website
(Site updated 17/09/2021)