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Face coverings

As per the Government guidelines, from Monday 15th June, all patients aged 11 or over visiting the surgery will need to wear their own face covering at all times while inside the surgery. A cloth face covering should cover your mouth and nose while allowing you to breathe comfortably. It can be as simple as a scarf or bandana that ties behind the head. Please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

CORONAVIRUS

Please do not come into the surgery if you or a member of your household has any of the following symptoms: a fever, a new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia). Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days. Please stay at home and self-isolate for 14 days.

We have changed the way we book our appointments in response to the latest Government guidance on COVID-19. All patients who request any type of appointment will first be telephoned by a clinician.

The latest COVID-19 guidance and information can be from here gov.uk and at nhs.uk.

Mental Health Crisis Support

Mental health crisis support for all ages is now available 24hrs every day across Bedfordshire and Luton by calling NHS 111.

NHS 111 acts as a first point of contact for any adults, children or young people in urgent need of mental health help. Callers receive fast and responsive support from NHS mental health professionals by selecting Option 2. For further information download the Bedfordshire and Luton Crisis Support Leaflet.


MyDESMOND: a Digital Diabetes Programme launches for Adults with Type 2 diabetes

During these unprecedented times when group based health education is not possible Luton Adult Services are now proud to offer adults with Type 2 diabetes, MyDESMOND (My Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed), a national online educational programme.  

With the latest figures in the UK showing that the number of people diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubling in the last 20 years to 3.8 million recorded currently, and about 90% diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes1.

Click here for further information and details of how to access MyDesmond.

Extended Access in Luton - Offering Routine Appointments through a Luton wide Extended Access service for Health Concerns

The Luton Extended Access Service will be available from  4th September 2018 for all Luton patients to book routine appointments with a GP, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant through Bramingham Park Medical Centre. This service will operate Monday to Friday evenings from 18:00 – 21:00 and Saturday and Sunday mornings from 08:30 - 14:30 at two local GP Practices. Patients will be offered to attend Medici Medical Centre or Gardenia Surgery.

In addition to this, we are working with our Network to provide additional appointments outside of normal working hours. We are pleased to inform you that we have further clinics held at Blenheim Medical Centre.
 
Patients with Chronic Disease Management such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension and Rheumatoid Arthritis may attend these clinics to have reviews. The clinicians in this service will have full access to your GP records from the surgery.
 
For more information regarding the Extended Access service or to book an appointment please contact our reception team in person or on the phone. Appointments for the Luton Extended Access service cannot be booked online.  

Online Appointments

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering same day online booking for GP appointments. Appointments will be released at 7:30am for the same day. We simply ask that you use these appointments wisely for urgent issues.

Carers Support

Are you a carer? Click here to find out how we can support you. 

Luton Cancer Questionnaire

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for organising and purchasing NHS funded healthcare for the people of Luton. The CCG would like to understand why local residents are currently choosing to take part in cancer screening or not. We would appreciate it if you could spare a few minutes to complete this short questionnaire.

PLT Training Days

Protected Learning Time (PLT) is an opportunity for GP practices to address staff learning and professional development needs.

Click here to see a full list of upcoming training days with our opening times.

Have your say - join our Patient Participation Group

 

Bramingham Park is Dementia Friendly

We are proud to have registered with the Dementia Action Alliance and be recognised as a ‘Dementia Friend’. Our profile can be seen HERE.

Named Accountable GP for All Patients

All patients have a ‘named GP’ who is responsible for that patient’s overall care. Patients can contact the practice if they wish to know who this is and if they have a preference as to which GP this is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.

In day-to-day reality, who the named GP is makes little difference. Patients are always able to choose to see any doctor they wish and if ‘Dr X’ is a patient’s named doctor this DOES NOT MEAN that patient can ONLY SEE ‘Dr X’. Please also note that we have between 5,500 and 6,000 patients on our practice register. It is not practically possible for any one doctor to have an unfair balance of responsibility and so it may not always be possible to accommodate the requests for specific named GP’s but all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate requests.

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