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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER - FLU CLINIC

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.

NATIONAL PATIENT SURVEY - RESULTS

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.

MJOG

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.

BLOOD PRESSURE APPOINTMENTS

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.

Job Vacancies

Apprentice Health Care Assistant

This is a fantastic opportunity for an apprenticeship within a medical practice.  This post requires someone who is well motivated and has an interest in clinical work to develop the skills required to become a healthcare assistant combining both practical and knowledge based learning.  

The main responsibilities will be phlebotomy, assisting with minor surgery and carrying out basic clinical procedures such as ECGs. You will take general measurements such as weight, height and blood pressure and record all information on electronic medical records.  You will be involved in ordering of stock and checking of equipment.

Closing date: 12th July 2019

If you are interested please apply on the apprenticeship site -

https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-434612


Practice based Pharmacist Technician

A new vacancy has arisen for a Pharmacy Technician within Brannam Medical Centre. The Practice is looking for an enthusiastic, experienced Pharmacy Technician to join our well established and innovative prescribing team, in caring for our list of over 17,000 patients in the Barnstaple area.

The successful applicant will be providing clinical and technical services to support the GPs, Clinical Pharmacist, Practice nurses and administrative staff members ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and efficient systems for repeat prescribing and optimisation of medicines management, reducing waste and maximising outcomes for patients. The role will also include training and development of practice based prescribing co-ordinators and administrators to support improved co-ordination and effective pharmacy administration within general practice, especially with relation to repeat prescribing systems and processes.

You will need to have excellent communication skills and good IT abilities, be able to plan, prioritise and organise your workload and have the ability to work under pressure in a busy medical practice

As a long-established training Practice for doctors and other clinical team members (including pharmacists), we are proud of the supportive environment within the Practice, with a supervising clinical member of staff being available at all times.

We welcome applicants that are currently working in primary care as well as applicants that have come from a hospital or community background, open to job sharing arrangements.

Barnstaple is an excellent place to live and work. A popular holiday destination on the Taw estuary, it is close to surfing beaches and the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Sailing, cycling, walking and a host of other leisure activities are readily available and a link to the M5 motorway gives easy access to the rest of the country.

Please see job descrition (and person specification). If you wish to discuss this role further please contact Dee Brown, Practice Manager, Brannam Medical Centre 01271 314210 deebrown@nhs.net or our Practice Pharmacist Rachel Nestel rachelnestel@nhs.net

Start date: negotiable

Closing date 31st July 2019

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