****TO ALL OUR BRAMHALL HEALTH CENTRE PATIENTS****
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK
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 426 5850, OR USE PATIENT ACCESS ONLINE (WE AIM TO RESPOND THE SAME DAY IF REQUESTS ARE RECEIVED BY 5PM)
TO REQUEST A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION PLEASE USE ONLINE PATIENT ACCESS OR EMAIL THE PRACTICE DIRECTLY email@example.com WITH YOUR NAME, DOB, ADDRESS, NOMINATED PHARMACY AND DETAILS OF THE MEDICATION.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in Stockport and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The latest information on symptoms of Coronavirus infection can be found here:
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Use this service if:
- You have a high temperature
- You have a new continuous cough
- Do not go to the GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
For children with symptoms, please refer to this leaflet:
Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also catch the virus by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands. Testing of suspected coronavirus cases is carried out in line with strict guidelines. This means that suspected cases are kept in isolation, away from public areas of GP surgeries, pharmacies and hospitals and returned home also in isolation.
Any equipment that comes into contact with suspected cases is thoroughly cleaned as appropriate.
Patients can be reassured that safety is everyone’s top priority and are encouraged to attend appointments as usual. Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) travel advice
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice takes effect immediately and applies initially for a period of 30 days.
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.
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.
IMPROVING YOUR CARE (New Data Sharing with Stepping Hill Hospital):
Until now, if you needed emergency treatment in the hospital, the doctors and nurses (clinicians) have not had access to the healthcare information on your GP's computer system.
From November 2017 clinicians in the A&E department at Stepping Hill will start to use a system that will allow them to have access to your full GP records. This will help clinicians to give you safe and effective treatment that is tailored to your needs and medical history.
Unless you opt out completely, each time you go to A&E for emergency treatment, you will be asked for your permission for the clinicians to view your medical records.
If you would not like your information shared with clinicians in the hospitals, or would like to know more, please speak to a member of practice staff.
We are pleased to remind you that we provide you with an online service for booking appointments, ordering repeat medication and updating your information.
Please use the following weblink: https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/ and follow the instructions to register for this service. (document attached showing instructions and examples of the screens you will see). Please open as a read only document. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Reception Team who will be happy to advise you.
Following advice from NHS England everyone now has a named accountable GP, however all patients can still see which ever GP they choose for their consultations. If you wish to know who your named GP is please contact Reception/Secretaries. However if you receive repeat prescriptions from the Practice, your named accountable GP will be detailed on the prescription.
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.
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.
The Health Centre has suitable access for disabled patients. All the Patient areas including the Waiting room, and consulting rooms have Wheelchair access.
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.
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Certificate for Bramhall Health Centre Parkrun Practice
(Site updated 01/04/2020)