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. THANK YOU
FOR ALL APPOINTMENTS PLEASE RING THE SURGERY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
As you are all aware the current COVID-19 poses one of the greatest challenges that society has faced in recent times, and we have all had to make changes to our daily lives to ensure that we work together to protect the most vulnerable members of society. At the Practice we have had to make a number of responsive changes following recent developments to ensure the maximum safety of our patients, and to protect our staff as much as possible to ensure that the NHS can keep working in an effective manner and can continue to provide the best level of care possible.
As such, during the current period of emergency measures many routine services will be subject to short notice change and many administrative tasks will be streamlined to ensure that we focus more of our time and resources on the delivery of care to those that need it the most.
Please bear with the staff at this time we are working hard to keep the practice open and some processes due to high demand may take a little longer.
WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK
PATIENTS WHO HAVE BEEN KIND ENOUGH TO DROP IN SWEET TREATS FOR THE STAFF
PATIENTS WHO HAVE SUPPLIED STAFF WITH KNITTED EAR GUARDS
ORMISTON RIVERS ACADEMY FOR EYE PROTECTION GLASSES
MIKE GREEN from AGI LTD FOR OUR SHIELDING SCREENS
DOMINOES PIZZA FOR A SURPRISE DELIVERY
If you are 70 or older or have pre-existing health conditions that mean you are eligible for flu jabs then you could be at a higher risk of serious complications from coronavirus. You should follow Government advice and stay at home. Please arrange for family, neighbours and friends or local community groups to deliver the food and medicines you need. If you do not have this support available please register with the Essex Welfare Service at www.essexwelfareservice.org.uk/support-request or call 0300 303 9998.
CORONAVIRUS LATEST INFORMATION LINK
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.
The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:
Stay at home for 7 days if you have
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.
IF YOU REQUIRE A MED3 SICK LEAVE CERTIFIATE PLEASE SEE DOCUMENT ATTACHED
Guidance on supply of medical certificate
TO ALL PATIENTS WHO HAVE APPOINTMENTS - IF YOUR APPOINTMENT IS NOT URGENT PLEASE CALL SURGERY AND DEFER YOUR APPOINTMENT. THIS ADVICE IS RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE PATIENTS WHO HAVE CHRONIC MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND OLDER POPULATION WHO WOULD BE AT RISK IF CAUGHT COVID-19
PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK FOR LATEST INFORMATION
MESSAGE FROM FARLIEGH HOSPICE
Farleigh Hospice Service Letter
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 21/05/2020)