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The surgery will be closed on the afternoon of:
 
Wednesday WEDNESDAY 16th May 2018 from 12:30

For non urgent medical advice call 111.
Use the 999 ambulance service for all life threatening emergencies.

Welcome to Brook Medical Centre Online

 

Our Mission Statement:

"To help you to be well for the longest time and to preserve your dignity at life’s end

Staff Vacancies

Please see current vacancies page (right) for details of our current reception and admin vacancies

GDPR

Changes in the regulations around data protection take effect from 25th May 2018. Full details are listed on our Information Sharing page.

Your data, privacy and the Law.  How we  use  your  medical  records   

 This practice  handles  medical  records  according  to  the  laws  on  data  protection and confidentiality. 

We share  medical  records  with  health  professionals  who  are  involved  in providing  you  with  care  and    This  is  on  a  need  to know  basis  and  event  by  event. 

Some of  your  data  is  automatically  copied  to  the  Shared  Care  Summary Record. 

We may / do  share  some  of  your  data  with  local  out  of  hours / urgent  or  emergency  care  services. 

Data about  you  is  used  to  manage  national  screening  campaigns  such  as  Flu,  Cervical  cytology  and  Diabetes prevention.

Data about  you,  usually  de-identified,  is  used  to  manage  the  NHS  and  make payments.

We share  information  when  the  law  requires  us  to  do,  for  instance  when  we  are  inspected  or  reporting  certain  illnesses  or  safeguarding  vulnerable people.

Your data  is  used  to  check  the  quality  of  care  provided  by  the NHS.

We may also share  medical  records  for  medical  research .

 

For more information visit our web site: www.thebrookmedicalcentre.co.uk

Changes to Brook Medical Centre

After a period of extensive pre-merger work the partners of both Brook Medical Centre and Park Avenue Medical Centre have  decided that a merger would not be in our mutual best interests and have withdrawn from the integration process.We will continue to operate independently from our current location.

The partners have decided however to form a limited company, Brook Medical Partnership Limited, to run the surgery. This will not affect our day to day operations or the staffing. You will continue to be able to access our services in the usual way.

Non Prescription Medication

The Govenrment has published a list of conditions for which medication will no longer be available on prescription. Full details can be found at this website.

http://www.networks.nhs.uk/networks/news/quick-reference-guide-to-over-the-counter-items-not-to-be-prescribed-in-primary-care

Data collection

The practice is obliged to allow a collection of patient data for NHS Digital. This will be in the form of patients' NHS numbers. Please see the full notice on the information sharing page (link to the right).

If you wish to opt out of this collection please notify the surgery so that we can record your wishes.

REGISTRATIONS

We are currently accepting requests for registration from individuals and families living in our catchment area (this includes people currently registered elsewhere at other local GP practices).  For further information please telephone us or call in to the Surgery.  Our catchment area is as follows:  Bellinge, Blackthorn, Ecton Brook, Great Billing,  Lings, Little Billing, Rectory Farm.

Medical reports, Letters, forms etc.

We have been getting a great many requests for doctors to supply medical reports, letters, forms etc.

Much of this type of work is not covered by the NHS contract and has to be classified as private work and a fee charged. In the past the doctors have tried to complete these requests alongside their NHS work, however as you will be aware the NHS is under greater pressure than ever before and this means that doctors have less time to spare on requests for private work.

In the future the GPs will only be accepting requests for reports, letters and forms that they are obliged to complete as part of the NHS contract, or are directly concerned with a patient's health.

Thank you for your understanding.

 Prescription Charges

The price of an item on a prescription was increased from £8.40 to £8.60 on 1st April 2018. The price of prepayment certificates remains unchanged at £29.10 for 3 months and £104.00 for 12 months which means that if you regularly have 2 items issued you could make a saving by prepaying.

Application forms are available at Reception, pharmacies or you can apply on-line at

 https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppcwebsales

Travel Immunisations - Important Information

We have recently had several patients expecting travel vaccinations to be provided at very short notice. The service we provide is not part of NHS contracted services and is provided for our patients convenience only.

For our nurses to be able to provide you with travel advice (based upon current recommendations), check your immunisation history and then administer any necessary vaccinations, they will need to have an initial telephone conversation with you at least six weeks before you intend to travel They will then arrange a further appointment for you/your family for any vaccinations to be given. The six week timescale is needed to ensure that there is sufficient time to complete vaccination schedules and to ensure that you have adequate provide protection before you travel.

If you are travelling at short notice i.e. less than 6 weeks, we will not be able to offer travel vaccinations and you will need to seek advice from a specialist travel clinic.

Please note: we are unable to offer Yellow fever vaccination.

Triage appointment System

For full details follow the  link to latest news on the right.

Electonic Prescription Service

 For full details follow the link to latest news on the right.

calendar Click here to access SystmOnline (you must be registered)

SystmOnline enable you to order repeat prescriptions, book a telephone callback  and view your record on-line or via an App. Please contact reception for more details about registering for this service.

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