WELCOME TO BRANNEL SURGERY
We are a 4 GP surgery in St Stephen in Mid-Cornwall. Please explore our website to find out about our services and how to access them, and also to keep up with the latest news.
***Christmas and New Year Opening Hours***
Please note our opening hours over the festive season in the table below. However, each day over this period patients of Brannel Surgery can access an NHS GP video consultation through LIVI (please see details of how to access the service in the ONLINE SERVICES section below). Times this service is available are also shown in the table below.
|Date||Brannel Opening Times||LIVI Opening Times|
|Friday 24th December||Open as usual||6.30pm to 10pm|
|Saturday 25th December||Closed||8am to 4pm|
|Sunday 26th December||Closed||8am to 4pm|
|Monday 27th December (bank holiday)||Closed||7am to 10pm|
|Tuesday 28th December (bank holiday)||Closed||7am to 10pm|
|Wednesday 29th December||Open as usual||6.30pm to 10pm|
|Thursday 30th December||Open as usual||6.30pm to 10pm|
|Friday 31st December||Open as usual||6.30pm to 10pm|
|Saturday 1st January 2022||Closed||8am to 4pm|
|Sunday 2nd January||Closed||8am to 4pm|
|Monday 3rd January (bank holiday)||Closed||7am to 10pm|
|Tuesday 4th January||Open as usual||6.30pm to 10pm|
Outside the hours above if you have a problem that cannot wait please contact NHS111 on line or by dialling 111.
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
IN A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY PHONE 999
IF YOU NEED A DOCTOR WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED - you can access help and advice from NHS111 online or by calling 111, or you can have a video consultation with an NHS GP with LIVI - see below for details and opening hours of this service.
**COVID VACCINATIONS - INCLUDING BOOSTERS**
Patients who are eligible can now access first, second and booster vaccinations at the main vaccination sites without an appointment. Please follow the link below to see when sites are open for drop in vaccinations. https://www.kernowccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/
Masks required while visiting the surgery
Please note that while the rules on mask wearing in public places have relaxed, the guidance for healthcare settings remains that masks should be worn at all times (Infection Prevention Control (IPC) guidance advises that patients and visitors across all healthcare settings should wear a face covering, providing it is tolerated and is not detrimental to their medical or care needs). This is because we always have poorly, frail and vulnerable patients on site and in our waiting room, and why all our staff wear masks. We therefore require patients and visitors to wear a mask while on the premises unless they are exempt, and we thank you for your co-operation in this.
Brannel Surgery is offering a choice of online GP services. Please read below for details of each service.
NEW SERVICE: See a GP by video with Livi. Even at the weekend.
Patients of Brannel Surgery can now see an NHS GP by video using Livi. Get medical advice, prescriptions and referrals on the same day – both on weekdays, out of hours between 18.30pm - 22.00pm, and at weekends between 8.00am - 16.00pm. The service is provided free on the NHS.
You can download the Livi app to your mobile phone or tablet, from the App Store or Google Play. Or visit livi.co.uk for more information.
Livi GPs are all GMC-registered NHS GPS, who (with your consent) will be able to access your medical records and give you a considered, in-depth diagnosis based on your medical history.
Get the LIVI app here - https://www.livi.co.uk/download/
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
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
(Site updated 01/12/2021)