Coronavirus Update - Temporary Closure of Wetheral surgery from Tuesday 24 March 2020
Wetheral Surgery will be TEMPORARILY closed from 6:30pm today 23rd March 2020 until further notice following Corby Hills closure last Friday. As of tomorrow, all Wetheral and Corby Hill prescription will be available for collection from Corby Hill surgery only, between 9-11am and 4:30-6:30pm Monday to Friday.
Staff from other departments will be handing out your prescription so they will not be able to answer any dispensary questions at Corby Hill. For any queries please call our main number 016977 2551.
Brampton surgery hours remain the same, with all prescription collections through the back door of the surgery.
Please allow 5 working days (not including weekends) for all prescription requested to be processed ready for collection.
Our primary focus is filling your prescription in a timely manner and supporting our patients, however during these trying times please appreciate our staff are all working extremely hard to ensure your needs are met as far as possible under the current circumstances. All our staff appreciate your patience and kind word during your interacts with them. Thank you.
Coronavirus Update - Temporary closure of Corby Hill surgery from MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020
See attached newsletter for full details.
Supply chain briefing from NHS England 19 March 2020
There are currently no medicine shortages as a result of COVID-19. The country is well prepared to deal with any impacts of the coronavirus and the Government has been working with manufacturers and suppliers to ensure people can continue to access the medicines they need.
The Department of Health and Social Care is working closely with industry, the NHS and others in the supply chain to ensure patients can access the medicines they need, and precautions are in place to reduce the likelihood of future shortages.
It is essential that GPs do not issue prescriptions for a longer duration, pharmacies do not order larger quantities, and patients and the public do not seek to stockpile medicines as this behaviour could put the supply chain at risk.
As a practice we do understand that patients are concerned about their medication and our dispensing teams are working very long hours to ensure that we provide patients with what they need. We do however have the same challenges as any other business in relation to staff who need to self-isolate or who are in risk groups so we would ask for your understanding and patience. Please allow 5 clear working days between ordering and collecting your medication.
New Opening times for Corby Hill Surgery
Please see our Opening times tab for the new opening times for Corby Hill Surgery effective from 6 January 2020.
Flu vaccines for all groups now available
Have your say!
NHS England have asked us to share this survey with our patients
We need your views on what wellbeing means to you and what may prevent you from looking after yourself as well as you can.
We would also like to know how you think the health and care system can support you further to look after yourself.
Your feedback is really valuable to us – this survey will take less than ten minutes to complete. Deadline to complete the survey is Friday 21 November 2019.
Continuity of Medicines in event of "no deal" Brexit
NHS England have provided information for patients in the event of a "no deal" exist from the EU. Please follow the link below
Flu Vaccines for Over 65s
Flu vaccines for Over 65's ONLY are now available. Please contact the practice to book your appointment. We have weekday appointments as well as a flu clinic on 5 October 2019.
Further information will follow for those Under 65 in clinical risk groups.
Date of next Patient Participation Group meeting
The meeting will be held on 08/10/19 @1830 @Brampton Community Centre.
Brampton and Longtown Support website launched
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new website for our Brampton and Longtown Communities. Please see our Self Care page for more details or click on this link
Brampton and Longtown Support
CQC Visit - Patient Feedback
The practice will receive an inspection visit by the CQC on 22 February 2019. If you would like to provide feedback to the CQC there are comment cards available at each site or alternatively you can provide a comment via the contact form on this website - see Contact Details.
Evening and Weekend Appointments - See our Opening Times Tab
Breast Screening - Helpline 0800 169 2692
The following information is the latest we have received from NHS England.
Women or family members of women affected by the issues can call a helpline number for more information.
0800 169 2692
NHS Breast Screening Programme
Flu Vaccines have arrived!
Please call the surgery on 016977 2551 to make your appointment at any of our sites. Alternatively we have a walk-in service at Brampton.
If you need a home visit please let us know.
NHS Computer Issues - Latest Information
Following the international cyber-attack the Practice is now back up and running on all systems and checks have been completed which indicate that none of our data has been compromised.
The main impact to the practice has been that our systems were unavailable on the afternoon of Friday 12 May 2017 and all of Saturday 13 May 2017 and manual records have been kept for this time. Our staff will be working hard to ensure these are updated to patient records over the next few days.
Prescriptions are now being processed however we would ask for your patience as there is a small backlog which our Dispensers are working hard to clear.
We are liaising closely with our colleagues in the Cumberland Infirmary and we understand that their systems are also up and running however we are advised that there will be significant delays in reporting routine test results such as bloods and Xrays and we would again ask for your patience whilst this is resolved. Any urgent requests will be dealt with.
The latest information from North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group is available from the link below
New Charity page now added to share the charity work in the practice
See our Appointments tab for information about urgent and same day appointments
Pharmacy Opening Times Christmas and New Year 2016
See our tab - Local Pharmacy information for details
Flu Vaccine 2016 Still available!
Flu vaccinations are recommended, and are free, to anyone over the age of 65 as well as those in an at risk group. It is also recommended if you are pregnant.
We have a number of options available for vaccination :
Call the surgery on 016977 2551to book an appointment at Brampton, Wetheral or Corby Hill
Walk –in appointments will be available at Brampton
If you require a home visit please let us know.
Self Care During the Winter Months
The Cumbria Commissioning Group (CCG) have made available information relating to self care and advice during the winter months. This contains useful information on use of antibiotics and when to see a doctor.
Please see our Self Care page by clicking on the heading to the right for the link.
The Friends and Family Test in General Practice is here!
The Friends and Family Test is a continuous feedback loop between patients and GP Practices which supports the principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.
For more information and links on how to participate please click on the link to the right.
There is an on-going outbreak of Ebola virus affecting countries in West Africa. This is the
largest ever known outbreak of this disease prompting the World Health Organization
(WHO) to declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern in August 2014.
Countries currently affected by the disease are Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria
(Port Harcourt and Lagos) and Senegal (Dakar)
It remains unlikely, but not impossible, that travellers infected in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra
Leone or Nigeria could arrive in the UK while incubatig the disease and develop symptoms
after thier return. Ebola can only be transmitted from one person to another through direct
contact with blood or bodily fluids of an infected person. The incubation period of Ebola virus
ranges from 2 to 21 days. The risk in the UK remains very low.
If you have visited an infected area within the last 21 days AND have a fever /are unwell
please DO NOT attend the surgery. You can contact us by telephone or NHS 111 for
1/10/2014 - Updated 1/9/15
Patient Access - changes
Take a look at our Online Patient Access Tab to the right to find out more about access to online patient records.
Scientists call on Cumbria to help track down flu virus
Brampton Medical practice took part and offered flu vaccines to primary school aged children this year, and now members of the public and schools are being encouraged to report any symptoms in “the UK’s biggest crowd-sourced study of influenza.” Please click on the link to read the News release
A Cancer Support Service for patients, carers and family
Please click on the following link to view the Cancer support newsletter
The Health & Wellbeing Hub in Carlisle
The Hub is one of six across the County, funded by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Integration Bursary.
The Hub Coordinator will work closely with GP practices, Social Care and the other community projects such as Community Neighbours and CCC Home Improvement Agency to enable older people to get the best access to those services and support in later life.
Health & Wellbeing Hub in Carlisle - PDF
Take a look at our new Self Care Tab to the right - this will be used to provide useful links to NHS and other sites providing advice on self care for general and minor ailments and when to seek GP advice. If you have any views on information you would like to see included on this tab in the future please let us know via the Contact Details link at the top of the page.
Change to Saturday Opening Hours
With effect from Saturday 6 July 2013 the surgery will close at 10:45am. We will still be providing the same GP access and bookable nurse appointments.
The practice is not contactable by telephone on Saturday mornings.