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Brownhill Surgery With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need.

As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you'll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

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Covid Vaccination

Please support us by not calling about Covid-19 vaccinations

Don't worry if you haven't heard from us yet, we will be in touch directly to arrange your vaccination appointment when the time is right.

Thank you.

 

Proposed closure of the branch surgery at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre

As a registered patient of Brownhill Surgery, I would like to inform you and your family of some news relating to our branch surgery.

We are proposing to close the branch surgery at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre (Level 2), subject to approval by NHS England.

Brownhill Surgery will remain open as usual.

We are proposing to close the branch surgery at Barbara Castle Way Health Centre from Friday 25th February 2022.

As you will be aware, we only provide three morning clinics per week and we believe since the retirement of the previous senior partner, we no longer have a demand from patients requesting Barbara Castle Way Health Centre as their preferred location. 

However, before a final decision is made, we want to ask for your view on the proposal so we can address any concerns you may have. If you have any questions about the closure of the branch surgery please email brownhill.surgery@nhs.net before Friday 21st January 2022.

We ask that patients do not use health consultations to discuss these changes as that would slow down the service for everyone.

We would like to assure you that the doctors and staff of the practice will continue to provide you with high quality care, and to provide full services from either our main surgery at Brownhill Surgery, 788-792 Whalley New Road, Blackburn, BB1 9BA. You will be able to continue to contact us on 01254 247477 and book appointments and order prescriptions as normal.

However, you do have the right to change your GP to any other of your choice. Information on how to do this is available on www.nhs.uk.

 

Update on the COVID-19 Booster Programme

All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December. 

Please do not contact the practice over any vaccination queries or try to book through the practice as this will stop patients with medical conditions being able to get through.

You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of the second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.  Please click on the link to book your appointment

We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System.  Some local vaccination services will also contact patients directly.

New appointments are being added every day accross our vaccine services.  Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15th December.

We will be working with all our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days.

All these appointments will be added to the National Booking System. We encourage everyone who is 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.

In terms of any planned appointments with Brownhill Surgery, there are no changes at the current time, and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.

 

Type 1 opt-out Data Sharing

This link from NHS Digital explains why data is shared, it contains their transparency & privacy notices for doing so and also points to links where the patient can opt out if they want to: 

General Practice Data for Planning and Research: NHS Digital Transparency Notice

Data sharing with NHS Digital will start on 1 September 2021.

If you wish to register a Type 1 Opt-out with your GP practice before data sharing starts with NHS Digital, this should be done by returning this form to your GP practice by 23 June 2021 to allow time for processing it. If you have previously registered a Type 1 Opt-out and you would like to withdraw this, you can also use the form to do this. You can return the form by post to Brownhill Surgery, 790 Whalley New Road, Blackburn, BB1 9BA or by email to brownhill.surgery@nhs.net.  Alternatively, you could call NHS Digital on 0300 303 5678 for a form to be sent out to you. 

Paper copies of this form will also be available at reception for those who do not have access to online services. 

 

Digitalisation of Medical Records

Please see our News page for further details.

 

How to access your GP practice

The way you access your GP is changing to ensure you get the best possible care safely and quickly. We only want people to attend the practice when they need to, in order to keep you and our staff safe from Coronavirus.

This video explains how you can contact your GP practice and the different ways care will be delivered to keep you safe. Your general practice is here for you. Help us help you. For more information also visit NHS.uk - Health at Home

 

General News

Our current news stories include:

  • Digitalisation of Medical Records
  • Patient Participation Group Meeting
  • Christmas Appeal 2018
  • Macmillan Coffee Morning and Cancer Awareness Event
  • Patient Survey Results 2019
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The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

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