Car Parking changes at BMC
As from Tuesday 19th December 2017 BMC will have a camera controlled car park management system in place.
How will this effect you? This camera controlled car park management system will enable patients to park for 1 hour automatically but if appointment is running late an additional hour MUST BE REQUESTED via Patient Services reception.
Any parking over the first hour, without the additional hour requested, will have a parking fee charge.(click here for more information)
For Appeals and Complaints for the camera controlled car park management system you are requested to contact them direct (click here for details)
Telephone system. You can now book, check or cancel an appointment or order a repeat prescription via our automated 24 hour 7 day a week telephone system. Just dial the usual number and follow the prompts. You will need to obtain a PIN to order prescriptions, please contact Patient Services who will be happy to issue your PIN. (click for details)
Have your details changed? If you have moved house, changed your name or contact details, please remember to let us know.
Ensure your GP has your latest up to date blood pressure, height and weight recorded. Use our NEW free Health Monitor located in the main ground floor reception area to the left of the lifts (click here)
We are taking part in The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (Healthier YOU) Are you eligible? What does this mean to you? click to find out how Healthier You programme could work for you: (click here for details)
Become an Antibiotic Guardian - Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats facing us today (click here for details)
Don’t swallow up your NHS - use it wisely this winter
Every time you visit your GP it costs the NHS £45*
You can treat minor winter illnesses such as colds and coughs, sore throats, and upset stomachs easily at home with medicines, which you can easily buy at low cost from your local pharmacy.
So be prepared and stock up on winter essentials today:
- pain relief (paracetamol)
- cough and sore throat remedies
- first aid kit
- upset stomach treatment
- rehydration treatment
- heartburn and indigestion treatment
Having these winter essentials at hand will not only save you time and help you to feel better quicker, but help save the NHS much needed resources.
Your local pharmacist can also offer you advice and guidance on the best treatment for you – no appointment needed. Pharmacists are available on every high street and in supermarkets with many open evenings and weekends. Click HERE to find a pharmacy near you.
*£45 is the average cost for GP consultation time, cost of the medication, and dispensing fee.
Mum and Baby Group. Second Friday of the month. 11 until 12.30. Community room first floor, Craig Street.
'A chance to make friends, play and have fun! Have a coffee and biscuits whilst the little ones interact, play and learn. We will be working alongside GP's and the health visiting team should you have any concerns.'
Carers Group. 3rd Friday of the month. 11.30-12.30. Community room . First floor, Craig Street.
'Are you a carer and sometimes feel alone and isolated? Pop along to our Carers' group and be welcomed to a friendly atmosphere to talk through any concerns you may have or just to talk. We are working with lots of organisations and our GP's to ensure support and information needs are met.'
Healthy Minds group. 4th Friday of the month. 11-12.30. Community room first floor, Craig Street.
'Do you feel anxious, worried or depressed? Please don't suffer in silence. Sometimes you just need to talk or find out what help is available'