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***********************UPDATE TO OPENING HOURS ON THURSDAYS **************************

From Thursday 26th May the surgery will be closed every Thursday lunchtime for 1 hour, from 1pm to 2pm, to allow time for staff training.  We are open as usual on all other days.  If you have a medical issue that cannot wait while we are closed, please call the usual surgery number, 01726 822254, and your call will be forwarded to the urgent doctor service.

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.

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.

Serving You

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.


Jubilee Bank Holiday - opening hours

Please note that the surgery will be closed for the bank holidays. Should you have a medical problem that won't wait until we open again on Monday 6th June you can contact NHS 111, or use LIVI, a free service where you can speak to or see a GP via video link (details how to access this service below).

Please ensure you request any repeat medication in plenty of time, and allow 3 full working days for us to process your request - this means that you will need to get your prescription request in to us by FRIDAY 27th MAY.

DateSurgery

What to do when we are closed

Thursday 2nd JuneSURGERY CLOSEDContact NHS 111 or use LIVI to speak to a GP
Friday 3rd JuneSURGERY CLOSEDContact NHS 111 or use LIVI to speak to a GP
Saturday 4th JuneSurgery ClosedContact NHS 111 or use LIVI to speak to a GP
Sunday 5th JuneSurgery ClosedContact NHS 111 or use LIVI to speak to a GP
Monday 6th JuneSurgery open as usualContact NHS 111 or use LIVI to speak to a GP

See a GP by video with LIVI. 

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 and bank holidays 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/

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04.02.2022 - Update regarding Dispensing of medicines and appliances

Under NHS regulations, doctors can normally only dispense prescriptions for their patients who live in an area that has been determined as rural in character and 1.6 Kilometres by NHS England.

If you have received a letter from NHS England this week to inform you that Brannel Surgery will no longer be able to dispense your medication as you now live within 1.6 Kilometres of a  straight line to a pharmacy, we can confirm that you will still be able to order your medication with us in the usual way. For example, NHS App, SystmOnline, dropping your repeat prescription slip into the surgery or post, but you will need to inform us which pharmacy you wish to choose to collect your prescription from.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please do not hesitate to speak to us or email contacts.brannel@nhs.net


CLEANER REQUIRED -

Permanent position

We are looking for a Part Time Cleaner to clean the Doctors Surgery Monday to Friday. They will be working 2 ¼ hours a day, plus additional hours to cover holiday/sickness. Hours to be worked either early morning.

Occasional lone working and key holder position. Experience preferred.

The position will include cleaning floors, treatment rooms, toilets, offices, corridors and stairs. Equipment will be provided.

Being a medical premises, the highest level of cleanliness is required, so a good eye for detail is very important.

Start Date: Immediate

To apply for this position, please email verity.allen@nhs.net


REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

Due to medication availability delivery issues from our suppliers we would be grateful if people could allow 3 complete 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
UPDATE - 21/03/2022***

**INCLUDING BOOSTERS**

A spring booster of the COVID-19 vaccine is available to people aged 75 and over, people who live in a care home for older people, or people aged 12 and over who have a weakened immune system.  

You will be offered a spring booster if you:

  • are aged 75 and over
  • live in a care home for older people
  • are aged 12 and over and have a weakened immune system

COVID-19 may affect you more seriously if you are in one of these groups. The spring booster is being offered to help reduce your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19.

When to get your spring booster

You will be contacted by the NHS when you are due a spring booster - please wait to be contacted. You will usually be offered an appointment around 6 months after your last dose of COVID-19 vaccine. 

For more information and details of how to book when you are called, please follow this link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/how-to-get-a-coronavirus-vaccine/how-to-get-a-booster-dose/ 

For those who have yet to be vaccinated at all, it is not too late, and you can book into one of the mass vaccination sites at Wadebridge or Stithians which you can book on line via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/, or by calling 119.


Online Services

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/


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NHS App

If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and access your COVID-19 vaccination status.

If you already use SystmOnline or Airmed you can continue to use it and you can use the NHS App as well.

For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp


Choose the right health care service

With the ongoing problems caused by Covid the whole of the NHS is under considerable strain.  By choosing the right healthcare service you can free up emergency services to help those most in need. CLICK HERE to see how you can help.


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.

 


Care Data - Further information about sharing data

Further information including leaflets and frequently asked questions can be obtained by clicking on the following link

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/records/healthrecords/Pages/care-data.aspx

Opt-out forms (in various formats) can be downloaded from the below website

http://medconfidential.org/how-to-opt-out/

 

 

 

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