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APRIL 2021 JOB VACANCY - RECEPTIONIST/CARE NAVIGATOR & PRESCRIPTION CLERK

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NEW COVID Vaccination Program Section

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NEW APP TO SUPPORT PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES, ASTHMA AND COPD AVAILABLE WITH BURNHAM SURGERY

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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 APPOINTMENTS 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 & EXITING THE BUILDING AND ENSURE SOCIAL DISTANCING FROM OTHER USERS OF THE PRACTICE WHERE EVER POSSIBLE.  THANK YOU


MAY BANK HOLIDAY PHARMACY SERVICE

During the Bank holiday and you require medical assistance contact a medical professional by calling 111

For pharmacies opening times

Mid Essex May Bank Holiday Pharmacies


JOB VACANCIES

Looking for a new challenge?

PRESCRIPTION CLERK VACANACY

 Duties will include processing prescription requests by telephone , email and Online service & in future possibly in person, dealing with queries, liaising with other health professionals / teams and other administrative duties as required.

Previous experience of working in a GP surgery and the clinical system (SystmOne) is desirable. Training will be given.

Flexibility is a priority as there will be a need to cover sickness and colleagues holidays.

 15 hours over 2 days Monday & Tuesday

 

RECEPTIONIST/ CARE NAVIGATOR VACANCY

 

Duties will include booking patient appointments, answering the telephone, reception duties, dealing with queries, registering new patients, filing and other administrative duties as required.

Previous experience of working in a GP surgery and the clinical system (SystmOne) is desirable. Training will be given.

 Flexibility is a priority as there will be a need to cover sickness and colleagues holidays.

 11 hours over 2 shifts Thursday 07.45 – 13.15 & Friday 13.00 -18.30

 

Please forward your CV with a covering letter to Ms. Carol Banham by hand or by post or practicemanager.f81126@nhs.net or telephone 01621 782054 for further information

 

We will consider applicants who wish to combine both roles


CORONAVRIUS VACCINATIONS

Dr Simren Kumar invites all to take up the vaccine who are invited

(Updated May 4th 2021 )

We are now starting to call for the 2nd Vaccination 

Patients vaccinated on 23-25th Feb 2021 need to book 2nd vaccine into the 11-13th May 2021 evening clinics - please call surgery if you have not heard from us by 7th May - we are currently calling the recall list.

We will not be continuing to call /invite for 1st vaccinations as a PCN (all practices in Dengie & SWF). If you have missed our call/invite we would advise to book through the government booking  website.

Advice for Patients in Cohorts 10 -12 which means anyone under the age of 50 without a confirmed underlining health risk as per the Green Book.  If you have received an invite from NHS England please book your vaccine via the government booking website

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

If you are having difficulty in booking your 1st vaccine appointment and require help call  0344 2573 961  between 10am -4 pm

For any questions you have about Covid Vaccinations can be found at our CCG's website

https://www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/

or if you have any questions about vaccines email epunft.askpharmacy@nhs.net

Appointments at Crouchvale Medical Centre will be shared between the eight surgeries of our Primary Care Network (Dengie and South Woodham Ferrers surgeries).

If you have any questions about the clinic such as parking, wheelchairs, carers etc please call The Burnham Surgery DO NOT CrouchVale Medical Centre.

If you have no transport

The Dart free service has now been extended to cover the whole of the Dengie peninsula, Maldon and Heybridge to enable people to have their jabs at Sainsbury centre. This is a door to door service.
Transport is available to South Woodham Ferrers, Sainsbury's  Vaccination Center from The Dengie Peninsula, Maldon and Heybridge.  You do need to book in advance. 01621 874410

MESSAGE FROM ESSEX VACCINATION CENTRES

Update 23 April: Essex Mass vaccination Sites have a limited number of appointments available at vaccination centres over the next few days for people age 45 and over. If you are in an eligible group and you haven’t booked your first dose yet, you can book online at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by phoning 119. 

The JCVI has advised that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group. It’s preferable for you to have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine because they’ve been more widely used during pregnancy in other countries and have not caused any safety issues.

The first Moderna jabs have been delivered in England as the NHS vaccination programme reached another milestone.

New advice has been issued on the Oxford/AstraZenca vaccine. Advice from the regulatory body the Medicines Heathcare products Regulatory Agency is available here. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has also issued a statement.  An information leaflet has been published by Public Health England.

The JCVI has weighed the relative balance of benefits and risks and advise that the benefits of prompt vaccination with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine far outweigh the risk of adverse events for individuals 30 years of age and over and those who have underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease. 

JCVI currently advises that it is preferable for adults under 30 years without underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 disease, to be offered an alternative COVID-19 vaccine, if available.

Please note: Following this guidance, we are very sorry, existing appointments for people under 30 at Essex vaccination centres have been cancelled. 

All those who have received a first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine should continue to be offered a second dose of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, irrespective of age. The second dose will be important for longer lasting protection against COVID-19.

Despite the expected reduction in vaccine supply of AstraZeneca (for a few weeks) the vaccination continues to make strong progress. If you have already made an appointment, please attend as normal. Second doses are not affected. 

Patients booked in for vaccination are asked to attend on their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 infection. However, any individual is allowed to attend with another person, particularly if they need support, for example if they are in a wheelchair, are frail or have a learning disability.

Please do not turn up at a vaccination site without an appointment.


Patient Information leaflet of Pfizer Biotech Link:

 

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948518/Information_for_UK_recipients_on_PfizerBioNTech.pdf

Patient Information leaflet of Astra Zeneca

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/regulatory-approval-of-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca/information-for-uk-recipients-on-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

 

The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have recommended that:

 

Everyone who has had the AstraZeneca vaccine should still have a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine, irrespective of age, unless they have had a blood clot or have an existing risk of thrombosis (blood clotting)

 

People aged 30 and over or who have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease should still be offered the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. The benefits in protecting them against the serious consequences of COVID-19 outweigh any risk of this rare condition.

 

People aged 18-29 who do not have a health condition that puts them at higher risk of severe Covid-19 disease will be offered an alternative Covid-19 vaccine where available. (This has been recommended as a precaution as people under 30 are at less risk from Covid-19 and not because they are considered to be at particular risk of developing the rare blood clot.)

People under 30 can still choose to have the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine if this will mean they can be protected more quickly and they have been made aware of the guidance.

 

Please see the leaflet below that has been produced by Public Health England and the NHS to answer any questions you may have

 

·         Leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting

 

 

The local NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine and local residents are being asked not to contact their practice enquiring about vaccination

Frontline workers - there will be a dedicated Vaccination Hub set up in due course by the CCG.

NHS are not able to vaccinate everyone all at once - it will be a relatively small number at first - but NHS has already made a good start vaccinating vulnerable patients. Patients will be contacted and invited for vaccination - NHS urges patients not to contact their practice enquiring about vaccination, NHS will contact you.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

This leaflet explains about the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from Coronavirus:

 https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/951042/PHE_11920_AZ_Covid-19_Older_adults_leaflet.pdf

Frequently asked questions on the suitability of the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for you:

https://eput.nhs.uk/news-events/coronavirus/coronavirus-vaccine/

All women of childbearing age,   those currently pregnant   or breastfeeding:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948631/PHE_11920_Covid-19_pregnant_leaflet_v2.pdf

Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination - what to expect:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948780/PHE_11920_Covid-19_what_to_expect_v2.pdf

For leaflets on vaccination and phases go to Opening times and Covid Vaccination Program Section

Easy Read Leaflet about Coronavirus Vaccine

A Guide to Covid Vaccine Easy Read


HUGE THANK YOU

To Dengie Gratitude Packages and United in Kind

The staff are overwhelmed with the delivery of Hug in a bag.

It means so much to us for thinking about our team. It has been very much appreciated.

They are also collecting for Hospital teams, Ambulance crews, Fire service etc

Find them on Facebook @Dengie Gratitude Packages - Hug in a bag

Doctors with their hug in a bag

Nurses with their hug in a bag

Inside a hug in a bag

Keeping patients and NHS staff safe – just Think NHS 111 First

Think 111 First before going to accident and emergency

The NHS has introduced a new system for people needing urgent medical care when it is not a “life or limb threatening” 999 emergency.

 

If you have an urgent medical problem or you’re not sure what to do, just call NHS 111 first and they’ll make sure you get to the best place for you to be seen safely and quickly.

 

In mid and south Essex our NHS 111 team has access to clinical experts and if you need to visit the emergency department (A&E) they can book you a time slot when you should attend.

 

They’ll also let the hospital know when you’re coming. This means you could avoid a lengthy wait in the waiting room and be seen more quickly.

 

Calling NHS 111 first could mean some people do not need to visit A&E at all.

Their needs could be met by visiting a pharmacy or arranging an appointment at their GP practice. The NHS 111 team will advise on the right thing to do.

And if you’ve arrived at the emergency department without contacting NHS 111 first, you will still be seen, but you may have to wait longer unless you need immediate treatment.


COVID SELF CARE

The CCGs have developed a number of resources about how to treat coronavirus symptoms at home. You can find these resources, including a video of Dr Sharon Hadley, a local GP covering the topic at the web link below 

https://www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/covid-self-care/

 


NHS ESSEX CHILD HEALTH APP

A new App has been put together with health care workers across Essex, which provides self-care and advice to parents of children aged 0-11. It will support parents in knowing what to do if their child is unwell.

It is normal to feel anxious when your child is ill. Sometimes their illness is obvious – they may have visible symptoms such as a runny nose. At other times it isn’t as easy to identify the problem even though you know your child best and can spot if something is wrong. Most illnesses such as sore throats and ear ache get better by themselves but it’s important that parents know what to do if their child is unwell and how to recognise the signs.

 

The new NHS Essex Child Health app has been designed to give parents, grandparents and carers across Essex NHS advice at their fingertips, to help look after their children’s health and recognise when they are unwell.

The app is free to download for both Android and Apple. Just search for ‘NHS Essex Child Health' 

NHS COVID 19 APP NOW AVAILABLE 

Protect your loved ones with the official NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app for England and Wales.

It's the fastest way of knowing when you're at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19). The quicker you know, the quicker you can alert your loved ones, and your community. 

The more of us that use it, the better we can control coronavirus.

Protect your loved ones. Please download the app.

https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-covid-19/


FACE COVERINGS

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.

We now have a Digital Health Support Adviser to help you set up the App

Details below on how to contact her

My Health Digital Support


 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE CORONAVIRUS DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY

PLEASE USE THE NHS 111 WEBSITE LINK

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

How to Self Isolate

Information is updated regularly follow link for latest details

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/


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.

Parking

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 07/05/2021)
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