Did Not Attend (DNA) Appointments – November 2018

by Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

Wasted Appointments – November 2018 In November, Branch End Surgery had a total of 56 DNA (Did Not Attend) appointments. Last year November 2017 the total amount of DNA appointments was 43. Each of these non-attended appointments has prevented us from seeing another patient instead and wasted valuable GP time. We operate an on the […]

Over the Counter Medicines

by Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

Minor Ailments Policy – OTC (Over the Counter) Medicines Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group is recommending that medications available over the counter are not usually prescribed by GPs.   The recommendation is that “your NHS GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor […]

Are you due a NHS Health Check?

by Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

What is the NHS Health Check? The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as: * Heart Disease… * Diabetes * Kidney Disease * Stroke If you’re over 65, you will also be told the signs […]

We are a Self Care Practice

by Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

We are hoping to reach as many people as possible to raise awareness about how we can better look after our own physical health and mental wellbeing, and that of our family members. It’s about choosing Self Care for Life by thinking about the small changes we can make to be more healthy; whether it’s […]

Parkrun Practice

by Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen

On Saturday the 10th November, Branch End Surgery staff and their supporters, attended Prudhoe Riverside Parkrun. It was a crisp but sunny morning and a fantastic atmosphere! We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will most definitely be back, either to run or to volunteer. If you are interested and would like some more information, please click […]