Welcome to The Burnham Surgery
Hello and welcome to our website. We’ve packed it full of useful information in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions. If you’re new to the area, have a look at our opening times.
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WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PATIENCE , SUPPORT AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS PANDEMIC.
ALL WALK IN APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO TELEPHONE TRIAGE - IF THE CLINICAL TEAM FEEL FURTHER ASSESSMENT IN PERSON IS REQUIRED THEY WILL ADVISE YOU OF THIS - PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO DO SO BY A CLINICAL TEAM MEMBER.
PLEASE ATTEND AT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME AND NOT BEFORE AS WE ARE SOCIAL DISTANCING APPONTMENTS TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE.
IF YOU ATTEND EARLY FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT YOU MAY BE ASKED TO WAIT OUTSIDE WHERE SOCIAL DISTANCING CAN BE ACHIEVED UNTIL YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME.
WHEN YOU ENTER THE BUILDING PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK OR COVERING.
USE HAND SANITISER WHEN ENTERING & EXITINGTHE BUILDING AND ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM OTHER USERS OF THE PRACTICE WHERE EVER POSSIBLE. THANK YOU
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINES
We expect delivery end of September 2020.
Season 2020-2021 At risk groups as previous years are at present staying the same. We are at present calling our over 65's to ask if you wish a vaccine this year. You can also ring reception and ask to be put on our waiting list.
We are planning how best to provide this service in a safe and social distancing way and we will contact you nearer the time when we have these clinics in place. Our vaccine suppliers have not given us a delivery date for the vaccines for the medically at risk patients.
We are waiting on guidance from NHS England regarding the 50 years to 65 years with no medical risk factor and how and when these vaccines are going to supplied. We have been advised we need to vaccinate all our Medical at risk patients first as priority.
Letter to patients from Practice
It was announced yesterday that from July 24th 2020 everyone is required to wear a face covering when entering a shop or business.
This is in addition to wearing one on Public Transport which has been mandatory for some time now.
If you feel you are unable to wear a mask for auditory/sensory/breathing reasons, please visit www.keepsafe.org.uk/mask and download an exemption card for you to show if asked why you are not wearing one.
Please note, it is NOT the responsibility or the role of the Surgery to issue anyone with an exemption letter or certificate. Please visit the website above for more information.
NEW APP FOR PATIENTS
Burnham Surgery has been chosen to trial a new app for patients with Type 2 Diabetes, Asthma and COPD.
An interactive app which can be used on mobile phone, tablet or home computer.
Designed to help patients manage their condition and brings you the most comprehensive, user friendly app available on any device. Built by experts the App puts you in control like never before, with expert education on all aspects.
If you are interested let the surgery know by contacting them and providing your name , Date of Birth and email address and we will register you for the App.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY
PLEASE USE THE NHS 111 WEBSITE LINK
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS in Mid Essex and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
The Chief Medical Officer has announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.
NEW Continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/change in smell or taste
Everyone, including health and social care workers, should
self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change
in smell or taste.
The individual's household should also self-isolate for 14
days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7
days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense
of smell or taste.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Stay At Home advice can be found here
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
- Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
Access all Areas
Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription.
Please make sure you inform reception if you need to cancel your appointment.
We have a high number of wasted appointments every month as patients do not inform us that they are unable to attend.
Some patients have requested these as urgent appointments.
Thank you for your co-operation in letting us know when you are unable to attend it will help us to improve our service and give other patients the opportunity of an appointment.
Your Health in Safe Hands
The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands.
The car park immediately outside the surgery is free (maximum of 3 hours).
There are disabled parking bays and there is a ramp for easy access to the surgery.
(Site updated 08/09/2020)