Noticeboard

EMERGENCIES

If you need urgent medical advice during practice opening hours, please phone the surgery on 01623 550254.

If you need to see a doctor urgently when we are closed, please phone 111.  An operator will take some details and pass you through to our local out of hours GP service.

APPOINTMENTS

You DO NOT NEED TO CALL AT 8 o'clock in the morning for routine appointments.  If your problem is urgent, please call reception as early as you are able to and you will be seen in our Urgent Care Clinic.  Routine appointments can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.  Some appointments can be booked online - please speak to reception to obtain a username and password.

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT

If you no longer need your appointment, it helps us and other patients if you can cancel your appointment as soon as possible.  This way, we can make sure the appointment can be offered to another patient.  You can cancel at reception, by telephone (01623 550254) or online.

STAFF TRAINING

The practice will be closed on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for essential staff training.

 

Diabetes information

Diabetes

In this section you will find lots of useful tips and links to help you with your Diabetes

At Brierley Park Medical Centre due to COVID 19 we are currently delivering your Diabetes Service in a different way

You will in most instances be asked to come for the initial checks where you will have a blood pressure and pulse check , weight and foot check and blood tests, this will be followed up with a telephone appointment from the Diabetic Nurse, occasionally and  if appropriate you  may be asked to come for a face to face appointment.

The Surgery is currently ensuring all patients have their annual review where possible during their Birthday month

At this difficult time you may not be invited for your interim review but if you have any concerns in relation to Diabetes you can call and ask for a telephone appointment with the Diabetic Nurse

Your retinopathy screening may be delayed for up to 24 Months if your last retinopathy screening was normal

DESMOND –Education for Diabetics is still taking referrals

During this time it is even more important that you keep yourself fit and healthy, maintaining a good weight and keeping your Diabetes in control

We have put together a few links to help you with this :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-fitness-studio/

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/emotions

https://mytype1diabetes.nhs.uk/

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/enjoy-food/eating-with-diabetes/meal-plans

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/complications/feet/taking-care-of-your-feet

https://trend-uk.org/portfolio/type-2-diabetes-what-to-do-when-you-are-ill/

https://trend-uk.org/portfolio/type-1-diabetes-what-to-do-when-you-are-ill/

https://trend-uk.org/portfolio/diabetes-and-your-kidneys/https://trend-uk.org/portfolio/diabetes-why-do-i-sometimes-feel-shaky-dizzy-and-sweaty-hypoglygaemia-explained/



 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website