In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
Any injuries and wounds over 48 hours old should be dealt with through normal primary care services
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will also be required with the practice nurse to administer the vaccination(s). Most vaccines will have to be ordered as they are not a stock item. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge which must be paid before the vaccine can be ordered. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS. The practice nurse will provide you with full details at your initial appointment.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and are therefore subject to a charge. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales which can be found in the Non NHS Fees and Charges section to the right of this page
Our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Contraceptive advice is available by making a normal appointment with any of the doctors. Pupils can get advice from the school nurse and a full range of services is provided by family planning clinics (see below).
Family Planning clinics are held in Carlisle:
Tel: 01228 608989
Appointments can be made by calling the number above.
Age 15 and under can attend at any time but it is advisable to call first.
Further information on the different methods of contraception is available by visiting the website www.fpa.org.uk and clicking on ‘Factsheets'.
Brampton Medical Practice can provide a full range of contraceptive services, including intrauterine devices, contraceptive injections, emergency contraception, implants and vasectomies. We can advise and refer patients to hospital for female sterilisation.
Intrauterine devices and implants: if you have chosen to have one of these methods it would be helpful if you could mention this when you make you appointment so that you are seen by the appropriate doctor and nurse.
Free condoms for people aged 20 and under: see your doctor, practice nurse or school nurse for a condom card which you can use to obtain free condoms from the Brampton dispensary
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