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National Data Opt-out

Your Data Matters to the NHS

Information about your health and care helps the NHS to improve your individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan your local services and research new treatments.

NHS Digital

In May 2018, the strict rules about how this data can and cannot be used were strengthened. The NHS is committed to keeping patient information safe and always being clear about how it is used.

You can choose whether your confidential patient information is used for research and planning.

If you’re happy for your medical records to be extracted and shared, you don’t need to do anything.

 

Type 1 Opt-out: medical records held at your GP practice

You can tell your GP practice if you do not want your confidential patient information held in your GP medical record to be used for purposes other than your individual care. This is commonly called a type 1 opt-out. This opt-out request can only be recorded by your GP.

If you choose a Type 1 opt-out, please complete the form below and return it to Reception.

Type 1 opt out form

 

Type 2 Opt-out: information held by NHS Digital

A Type 2 opt-out is an objection that prevents an individual’s personal confidential information from being shared outside of NHS Digital for research and planning.

Previously you could tell your GP surgery if you did not want NHS Digital to share confidential patient information that is collected from across the health and care service for purposes other than your individual care. This was called a type 2 opt-out.

From 25 May 2018 the type 2 opt-out has been replaced by the national data opt-out. Type 2 opt-outs that have been recorded previously have been automatically converted to national data opt-outs.

If you are choosing a type 2 opt-out you are able to record this using one of the following methods:

Online: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters 

Telephone: 0300 303 5678

To find out more view the NHS Digital patient Leaflet (https://digital.nhs.uk/services/national-data-opt-out/supporting-patients-information-and-resources)


 

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING 2ND COVID VACCINE : IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR 1ST COVID VACCINE 11 WEEKS AGO AT MANCHESTER RUGBY CLUB AND HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED TO ARRANGE YOUR 2ND APPOINTMENT PLEASE CONTACT RECEPTION ON 0161 983 5850. THANK YOU!


We are pleased to introduce our online consultation service. This service can be used for both medical and admin queries. To access the service you can either click here or click the banner below.

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


CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

 

'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.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN ADVISED TO ATTEND THE SURGERY PLEASE 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

 


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 24/06/2021)

Contact Details

Bramhall Health Centre

Contact Telephone

0161 983 5850
0161 983 5850
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