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.