Flu Clinics 2018/19

The Flu clinics are slightly different this year because different age groups are been given different flu vaccines. 

There is currently a national shortage of Flu vaccines for the over 65's. This means about 140 vaccines will be delivered on 23rd October and about 280 will be delivered on 13th November. 

It is very important to attend the correct clinic as this year we will have to use 3 different vaccines and they will be delivered in stages (so we may not have the correct vaccine in stock if you come on the wrong date).

Therefore, please  come to the right  drop in clinic: 

Saturday 17th November 8.15 am -11 am - All Age groups  

Wednesday 28th November 3- 5 pm All Age groups 



More dates will be added soon  

GDPR - what it means to our patients

As you may already know we’re approaching the beginning of a new era in the administration and protection of your data with the introduction of the GDPR from 25 May. 

At Berinsfield Health Centre, we take the security of your data very seriously. We value your privacy and have robust security in place to ensure that we protect your personal data. We collect and hold data for the purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients and running our organisation which includes monitoring the quality of care that we provide. Secondly, we ensure that the information we hold about you is relevant, useful and timely.

We collect and hold data for the purpose of providing healthcare services to our patients and running our organisation which includes monitoring the quality of care that we provide. In carrying out this role we may collect information about you which helps us respond to your queries or secure specialist services. 

We may keep your information in written form and/or in digital form. The records may include basic details about you, such as your name and address. They may also contain more sensitive information about your health and also information such as outcomes of needs assessments. 

We don’t sell your personal data to third parties.

For more information, please refer please refer to the Berinsfield Health Centre's  Fair-Processing-Notice-Summary.doc and Privacy Notice May 2018.docx

 We’ve created a concise information poster ( below)  and encourage you to take a look to get a better idea of how we use your data and the options available to you.

For information on how to request information please see the Subject Access Request Policy.doc

A shortcut to the form that needs filling for a Suject Acces request can be found here  Subject Access Request Form - Request for Access to Records.docx

Dr Jo Goldie- Brammer's last day was Tuesday 22nd May 2018 
Practice Nurse Juliette Powers' last day was Friday 1st June 2018

New Appointment System from 29th January 2018

On the 29th January 2018, the Health Centre introduced a Telephone Triage Appointment System, in which all patients’ requests for a face consultation with a doctor will be triaged by a GP.



This means that patients will receive a phone call from the doctor within a few hours of making contact with the Health Centre, and, if mutually agreed, patients will be seen face to face within the same day (or another day, to be mutually agreed).


Improving Access to General Practice

On the 7th July 2017, the government published the results of the  GP patient survey - patients’ feedback in every surgery and in the county only 2 practices scored 99%. Berinsfield Health Centre was one of them. The data was collected between Jan- March 2017 and the data can be found at


Named GP for all Patients

In order to comply with NHS guidelines, all patients registered at the Berinsfield Health Centre are allocated a named GP.
Due to Dr Claudia Jones’ retirement on 28th July 2017, all of her patients are being proportionally allocated to the Berinsfield Health Centre’s remaining GPs If you would like to know who you have been allocated to please call reception.
This does not affect the care you receive and you are still able to see the GP of your choice where possible.
If you would like to know the name of your Named GP please ask at the Reception desk.


GP Earnings

 All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Berinsfield Health Centre in the last financial year was £53,380 before tax and National Insurance.  

This is for 1 full time GP and 5 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.”