GP Services in Brunssum

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If you are living in Brunssum and need a primary care appointment please use:

Dutch Military Medical Centre
Building H308, JFC HQ
Rimburgerweg 30
6445 PA Brunssum
Reception: 088 950 27 17

Monday - Thursday 0800-1700
Friday 0800-1500

OR

Huisartsenpraktijk (GP Practice) Dr Roos
Prins Hendriklaan 376 (1st floor)
6443 AE Brunssum
Reception: 045 525 2217

Monday - Friday 0800 - 1700.

Please call to make an appointment before attending. The Practice will ask you for a letter to confirm that you are entitled to attend. You will be provided with a letter when you register at Brunssum. You will also be given a computer printout of your medical records to take to Dr Roos. The practice will forward any bills to Brunssum where they will be logged and forwarded to HQ SSAFA GSTT for payment.

Medical Administration Unit

Address (Civilian)
British Medical Admin Unit
United Kingdom Joint Support Unit
Joint Force Command HQ
Rimburgerweg 30
6445 PA Brunssum

Address (Military)
British Medical Admin Unit
UKJSU JFC Brunssum
BFPO 28

Contacts
Reception: +31 (0)45 526 24 97
Fax: +31 (0)45 525 12 46
Monday - Thursday 0900-1200 & 1300-1600
Friday 0900-1200

Email:  LLPHealthcare-Brunssum-0Gpmailbox@mod.gov.uk

Paediatric / Children’s Services

Health Visitor


Please see our dedicated Children's services page.

School Nursing Support

Please see our dedicated Children's services page.

Immunisations

Immunisations are provided by the local immunisation clinics.  The British Medical Administration Unit (MAU) or your Health Visitor can provide you with current information.

MAU Tel:  0031 455 262497.

Health Visitor (SHAPE medical centre): 0032 6544 5824.  

Children’s Speech & Language (SLT)

Please see our dedicated Children's services page.

Children’s Mental Health

Please see our dedicated Mental health page.

Adult Mental Health Services


Please see our dedicated Mental health page.

Military Occupational Health and Defence Consultant Advisors

Routine Military Medicals

These are undertaken [TODO]. The medical records administration is carried out in SHAPE. Consultations from the GP or hospitals will be incorporated in to your medical record

If your secondary healthcare (hospital) consultant recommends surgery or other significant treatment which may have an impact on your operational capability, Defence Consultant Advisor (DCA) opinion will be sought. DCAs are military clinical specialists responsible for providing occupational health input who also advise if the proposed treatment is in line with UK best practice.

Should the DCA decide that your long term career prospects may be best served by a different approach, a further referral to a UK based military consultant may be recommended and the hospital clinician will be advised that the proposed treatment will not go ahead at that time. The Clinical Referrals Manager (CRM) will advise your GP and will also contact you to provide an update.

If the DCA indicates that the proposed treatment should go ahead, the LLP SHC administration team will contact you to confirm an appointment to continue your hospital treatment.

Please be aware all recommendations for hospital care for serving personnel are reviewed in line with the MOD Occupational Health Policy.

Audiology

For enquiries and to make an appointment, please contact the UK Medical Centre SHAPE. Tel:  +32 (0) 6544 5824.  Audiology tests for military personnel will take place in Ramstein and individuals will be advised accordingly.

Routine Audiology Services

  • Military occupational routine screening
  • Children’s routine hearing screening
  • Replacement of hearing aid tubes and batteries
  • Minor repairs to hearing aids or like-for-like replacement of hearing aids.

Specialist Audiology Services

For enquiries and to make an appointment, please contact the UK Medical Centre SHAPE. Tel:  +32 (0) 6544 5824.  Audiology tests for military personnel will take place in Ramstein and individuals will be advised accordingly.

A hearing specialist (audiologist) from the UK visits every three months to provide the following services:

  • Diagnostic Hearing Tests
  • Middle ear pressure testing
  • New born hearing screening
  • Middle ear pressure testing
  • Speech hearing testing
  • Test of inner ear hair cells
  • Confirmation of military hearing grading and reviews
  • Hearing protection advice
  • NHS Hearing aid supply and fitting
  • Hearing aid replacement and repair
  • Ear plugs and swim plugs
  • Tinnitus management

Dietician

Please see our dedicated Dietician page for more details.

Optician and Eye Sight Tests

Please see our dedicated page for more details.

Physiotherapy

Once you have received a referral for physiotherapy from the Host nation GP, it needs to be sent to SHAPE UK medical centre. This can initially be: by fax on 0032 6544 5016 or you may choose to scan it in or take a photo and e-mail it to: LLPHealthCare-SHAPE-0Gpmailbox@mod.gov.uk.

Once a fax, email or photo has been sent the original referral needs to be sent to:

UK Medical Centre
Building 401
SHAPE
BFPO 26

Please note; if you choose to send only by post, it could take 2-3 weeks to reach us. This will therefore extend your wait for treatment.

Once the referral has been received, the UK physiotherapist will triage the referral and you will be contacted to book in for a telephone consultation with her to gain more information on the problem. If host nation physiotherapy is approved, you will be provided with a letter confirming this and stating how many sessions you are entitled to. You will have a further telephone consultation with the physiotherapist towards the end of the sessions, to determine whether you require further intervention or onward referral. If more sessions are required, you will be provided with an authorisation letter confirming this.

Failure to obtain an authorisation letter prior to commencing physiotherapy treatment, or having more sessions than authorised, is likely to result in you becoming liable for the bill.

Prescriptions & Prescription Charges

If you receive a prescription for medication from a Dutch doctor you can take it to:

Service Apotheken Parkstad, Prins Hendriklaan 376 - B060, (1st Floor), 6443 AE Brunssum

Opening times: Monday-Friday 0800-1800 and Saturday 0900-1300

You will receive instructions in English but please ask if written instructions are not automatically offered.  You will not be required to pay the Apotheek, but will be invoiced by the MAU subsequently if not exempt from prescription charges.

If you are prescribed medication for the first time, the Apotheek is only permitted to issue you with a 15 day supply in the first instance. Most medication can be supplied for up to 3 months. Personnel who are not exempt from prescription charges, will be required to pay for the initial issue, but not for the supply over the 15 day period. However, prescription charges will apply if alternative medication is prescribed. If you have any questions regarding the above please contact the Medical Admin Unit (MAU) on 0455 26 2497.

Prescription Charges

If you are not entitled to free prescriptions you will be sent an invoice to make payment for the prescription charges.

Repeat Prescriptions

Please follow your Apotheke's guidance regarding ordering repeat prescriptions.

Unwanted or Out of Date Medication

Unwanted or expired medications cannot be reused, even if you haven’t opened them. However, all waste medication must be disposed of safely. Medicines that are incorrectly thrown away can end up in the public water supply or harm the environment.

  • Never flush medicines down the toilet
  • Never put medicines in the bin
  • Never share your medicines with others

Please return any medicines to the apotheke, who will be able to dispose of any unwanted medicines you may have in your home or accommodation.

Women’s Health Services

Midwifery

Please see our dedicated Midwifery Services page.

Pregnancy

NHS pregnancy and baby guide. This site is part of NHS Choices and offers information about all stages of pregnancy, birth and the first months with your child.

The NHS pregnancy book. This guide provides information on a healthy pregnancy, labour and childbirth, and the first weeks with your new baby.

Midwifery

Please see our dedicated Midwifery Services page.

Sexual Health

Please see our dedicated sexual health page for more information.

GP Referral for Elective (non-emergency) Hospital Care

Optimal Care Meeting (OCM)

If you are referred to another clinician, please inform the SHAPE team on SHAPE@shcac.de immediately.  All referrals require approval via the Optimal Care Meeting at SHAPE Medical Centre prior to arranging an appointment at the hospital.  Once approved, a Patient Support Officer will contact you to arrange an appointment.

If your hospital clinician recommends surgery, you should contact the PSO team on 0800 588 9936 for this to be arranged. NB: Service personnel, please see the section entitled “Military Occupational Health and Defence Consultant Advisors”.

Please send any reports or invoices relating to hospital care to shape@shcac.de as soon as you receive them.

Hospital Locations

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum - Heerlen

Henri Dunantstraat 5
6419 PC Heerlen
Reception: 045 576 66 66

www.zuyderland.nl/

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum - Brunssum

Brunssum
Prins Hendriklaan 376
BE Brunssum
Reception: 045 576 66 66

www.zuyderland.nl/brunssum

Zuyderland Medisch Centrum - Geleen

Dr H van der Hoffplein 1
6162 BG Sittard-Geleen
Reception: 088 459 77 77

www.zuyderland.nl/

Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (AZM)

P. Debyelaan 25
6229 HX Maastricht
Reception 043 387 65 43

www.mumc.nl/