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UPDATE FOLLOWING GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT 1/11/2020:

We understand that with the announcement of a new lockdown there are going to be a number of patients concerned about the situation, especially those in very vulnerable risk groups and also those with children attending educational settings.  The current government advice about high risk groups is available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november?fbclid=IwAR0K7Xgty8LCRd3O7ELMbOEMR7doeGPWFR3jPEoeofKFjzY0nsP8h3WuisQ#protecting-people-more-at-risk-from-coronavirus. Further publication is due Monday, and the Government will be writing to affected patients. The GPs at the surgery have no additional information above and beyond this and are unable to help with requests for sick notes or other letters in such circumstances.

For people concerned about children attending educational settings; we understand and sympathise with the concerns around children attending school at this time, especially if a household has extremely vulnerable members.  As a practice we are very sorry, but decisions about children attending school are not ours to make.  It's not something that we can help with.  We would suggest a discussion between the people involved and the school to decide on the best course of action.

Many thanks for your support and understanding.

Bramhall Health Centre

 



NOTICE FROM THE BREAST SCREENING SERVICE: The mobile breast screening van is now located in Bramhall.  However due to the coronarivus outbreak the service will be inviting the previously cancelled women first.  This will mean that women who live outside the Bramhall area will be invited to the van. 

 

Once the backlog has been cleared the van will commence screening the Bramhall women.

 

Unfortunately due to coronavirus we are not able to offer self referral appointments at the moment. This is a decision that has been made by Public Health England

‘’As there is a large backlog of women needing screening, we have decided that for now, the units will only screen women in the routine screening age (50 to their 71st birthday). This situation is likely to continue for the foreseeable future.’’


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELLBEING OF OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF IS OUR UTMOST PRIORITY

WE HAVE THEREFORE DECIDED TO CLOSE DIRECT RECEPTION ACCESS FROM 23/3/2020 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF A MEDICAL EMERGENCY: CHEST PAIN; SEVERE SHORTNESS OF BREATH OR UNCONTROLLABLE BLEEDING THEN PLEASE DIAL 999

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID INFECTION: EITHER A FEVER OR A COUGH, THEN PLEASE CONTACT NHS 111 ONLINE OR BY TELEPHONE.

TO ACCESS ANY OTHER MEDICAL ADVICE YOU CAN EITHER SPEAK TO A STAFF MEMBER VIA THE INTERCOM AT THE SIDE DOOR, OR PHONE 0161 983 5850, OR USE PATIENT ACCESS ONLINE (WE AIM TO RESPOND THE SAME DAY IF REQUESTS ARE RECEIVED BY 5PM)

 

'The New Normal'

As we start to see a suggestion of a rise in COVID cases, we at Bramhall Health Centre remain flexible and able to adapt quickly to whatever the next few weeks and months bring. The reason we can do this is thanks to our ‘book on the day’ system, combined with ‘total triage’ via telephone or our online E-consult. We understand some people's frustration at not being able to book a face to face appointment directly or book in advance, as we could pre-COVID. However, the vast majority of patients and GPs alike, have focused on the real positives of this new system. These include:

  •    Our 3-week wait for a routine appointment has gone.
  •    Most patients now have a consultation on the same day they request it.
  •    GPs deal with greater numbers and more appropriate and complex patients now than they did before, helping them to focus on where they are needed most.
  •    GPs only see patients they need to - we now have an Advanced Practitioner, a team of clinical pharmacists, a First Contact Physiotherapist, a Wellbeing Practitioner, and our Nurses specialising in areas like Diabetes/Asthma/Hypertension, who all have specific skills that make them the best person to see.
  •    Patients have been able to have consultations without having to take time off work or find childcare.
  •    Patients can fill in online consultations at any time and always get a response from us.
  •    We can now book patients in from 111.
  •    Patients are pleased they don’t need to fight for parking
  •    Patients are saving time by avoiding commuting and waiting in the surgery when a clinician runs behind.
  •    We've prevented COVID spreading amongst our staff and patients and subsequently into the wider community
  •    Our waiting rooms are safer with fewer patients in them and we have adequate time to put on (and safely remove PPE) and clean equipment and rooms afterward. Note that this reduction in face to face contact is made up for by the huge increase in telephone consultations.

Most GP surgeries around the country are now seeing the clear advantages of telephone consultations, supplemented by photo, video, or face to face contact where this is deemed necessary by the clinician. For this reason, many (including Bramhall Health Centre) will continue to work in this new way for the foreseeable future.

We are so very grateful to have a wonderful community of patients that respect and support what we do. The comments we’ve received via various channels, including our friends and family testing, have been heartwarming.

We thank you and promise to work as hard as ever to serve our community.

Dr Jillian Lowe, Dr Lynda Pozzoni and Dr Louise Monk

 

For further information on coronavirus please see our dedicated page here.

PLEASE SEE BELOW REGARDING SIDE DOOR ACCESS:

 

PLEASE ONLY RING THE BELL IF YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY.

PLEASE WAIT FOR 5 MINUTES BEFORE RINGING THE BELL AGAIN AS WE MAY BE BUSY.

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ADVISED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT RING THE BELL, EITHER TELEPHONE THE PRACTICE ON 0161 983 5850

 

OR ALTERNATIVELY EMAIL US USING THE APPROPRIATE EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW:

 

Practice General Email Address: bramhallhc.practice@nhs.net

 

Prescriptions Email Address: STOCCG.bramhallhcprescriptions@nhs.net

 

MANY THANKS FOR YOUR HELP AND UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME

 


If you need advice or you are not sure if you need an appointment please use our online consult service by clicking here.

Please note that this is not a service for urgent queries and we will aim to respond within 2 working days.


Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID19 the Practice has taken the decision to stop all paper prescriptions. Any prescriptions issued going forward will be issued electronically via EPS system. We therefore ask that you choose your nominated pharmacy for prescriptions to be sent to. You will no longer be able to hand in your paper request at the Surgery, you will need to request your prescription using the online service or by emailing your request to stoccg.bramhallprescriptions@nhs.net with your name, date of birth, address, nominated pharmacy and details of the medications you are requesting. Your request will take 72 hours to process. This will be the case until further notice. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.


 

Offers free and confidential Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea postal testing service for people aged 16 to 24 years.

RUclear is run by the NHS, the tests are of a high quality and are FREE.

If you would like further information on how to receive a testing kit please click here where you can request a kit to be sent to your home.

 


 

 

Welcome To Bramhall Health Centre

Bramhall Health Centre is a long-standing teaching practice (we help teach qualified doctors who are training to become General Practitioners and are involved in teaching medical students). 

There are seven doctors operating from a purpose-built accommodation in the centre of the village (90% of our patients live within three miles of the centre of the village). We have thirteen thousand patients registered in the practice.

The building also houses other services run by NHS Stockport such as the dressing clinic nurse, counsellors, district nurses, health visitors, midwives, physiotherapists, speech therapists and podiatrists.  This provides an ideal basis for a primary health care team approach to problems.

The practice is dedicated to providing a high level of medical care for our patients. We continuously strive to improve our services by encouraging staff attendance on update courses, organising in-house teaching sessions and audits for all staff.

Our Catchment Area: To see if you live within our designated catchment area, please copy the link below into your internet browser and you can enter your postcode to see if you are within our boundary.

https://www.primarycare.nhs.uk/publicfn/catchment.aspx?oc=P88015&h=900&w=1100&if=0

 Bramhall Health Centre Building

Please note that the Bramhall Health Centre building is owned by NHS Stockport and not by the doctors in the practice. NHS Stockport is also responsible for the maintenance of the building including fixtures, fittings, cleaning and decorations including paintwork. If you feel the building is not being maintained or decorated adequately, then we would encourage you to write to the following address: NHS Stockport, Regent House, Heaton Lane, Stockport SK4 1BS.

Disabled Access

The Health Centre has suitable access for disabled patients. All the Patient areas including the Waiting room, and consulting rooms have Wheelchair access.

Hearing Loop

The Surgery has a Hearing Loop at Reception for patients hard of hearing and with a hearing aid to use. We also have portable hearing loops available for use during Nurse or Doctor consultations. If you would like to use this when you attend the surgery please let Reception know. You will need to switch your hearing aid to the 'T' position.

 

 

Bramhall Park Run

Bramhall Health Centre is now a parkrun practice please follow the facebook link for more information on the Bramhall Park Run.

Certificate for Bramhall Health Centre Parkrun Practice

(Site updated 07/11/2020)

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Bramhall Health Centre

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0161 983 5850
0161 983 5850
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