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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.

Summary Care Record

There is a move to share electronic healthcare records across Devon.

Brannam Medical Centre supports this sharing to allow local ambulances, hospitals or out of hours teams to securely access parts of your medical records.

The information shared includes your name, address, date of birth and a summary of your health information including;

  • Diagnoses and test results
  • Any allergies you have
  • Medications and treatment your recieve

You can choose not to share any information with anybody outside your GP Surgery. Speak to your GP's receptionist if you wish to opt out.

From May 25, 2018, the new mutually agreed European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. Strict rules mean companies will not be allowed to collect and use personal information without the person's consent. Here are the links to our privacy notices to give you more information on what we do with your information.

How we use your information for clinical care

How we use your information for medical research

How we use your information for medical screening programmes

How we use your information for legal purposes

Data protection queries can be raised directly with the Practice Manager at Brannam Medical Centre or the appointed Data Protection Officer for Devon.

Bex Lovewell, Data Protection Officer

Sentinel Healthcare Southwest Community Interest Company

c/o Express Diagnostics & Treatment Services, 6 Research Way, Plymouth, PL6 8BU                        

Email: bex.lovewell@nhs.net



 
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