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
(Updated February 19th 2021)
Our Next Vaccine Clinic 23rd Feb & 25th Feb
We are calling 65- 69 years Cohort 5 then we will be calling Cohort 6
Cohort 6 patients are not the same as the annual flu groups, but are made up of at-risk clinical groups, carers and young adults in residential settings . The JCVI defines this cohort as - all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality. Not all Asthma diagnosed patients will fall into this group as this is dependent on inhaler use , exacerbations or emergency respiratory admissions.
Appointments in these clinics will be shared between the eight surgeries of our Primary Care Network (Dengie and South Woodham Ferrers surgeries).
We will shortly begin to contact those on this list and offer appointments.
PLEASE ALLOW US TO CONTACT YOU. Do not call the surgery until you are instructed to.
We will be contacting patients by telephone as we have a short timeframe from when we are being advised when we will get a delivery of the vaccine to the time it is needed to be used by. We will make every effort to contact you by telephone if we fail we will send a letter.
If you have any questions about the clinic such as parking, 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
Patient Information leaflet of Pfizer Biotech Link:
Patient Information leaflet of Astra Zeneca
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.
This leaflet explains about the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from Coronavirus:
Frequently asked questions on the suitability of the COVID-19 Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for you:
All women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding:
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination - what to expect:
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
Keeping patients and NHS staff safe – just Think NHS 111 First
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.
SEASONAL INFLUENZA VACCINES
IMPORTANT: FLU VACCINATIONS WILL CONTINUE DURING LOCKDOWN.
Changes have been made to make sure it's safe for you to have the flu vaccine at GP surgeries and pharmacies. These changes include social distancing, hand washing and wearing protective equipment. We need to keep everyone safe and ask that you wear a face covering when you attend the GP practice unless you have a health or disability reason for not wearing one.
It's important to go to your appointments unless you or someone you live with has symptoms of coronavirus.
Due to high demand for the flu vaccine and measures we are taking to keep you safe, there may be some delays getting a vaccination appointment. This page provides more information about when you should expect to be contacted about getting a vaccination appointment.
Find out more about who should have the flu vaccine and why in English and other languages
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.
When entering the practice please wear a face covering, wear loose sleeves for ease of giving the vaccination. DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU OR A MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS COVID 19 SYMPTOMS - CALL AND CANCEL APPOINTMENT AND WE CAN THEN REARRANGE FOR A LATER DATE.
FLU VACCINE AND CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
The flu vaccine is safe and effective. It's offered FREE, to certain groups of people every year to help protect those at risk of flu and its complications.
Play this game to find out more about the flu vaccine.
Find out about the children's flu vaccine
Getting your flu vaccine this year is important because:
- if you're at higher risk from coronavirus, you're also more at risk of problems from flu
- if you get flu and coronavirus at the same time, research shows you're more likely to be seriously ill
- If you've had COVID-19, it's safe to have the flu vaccine. It'll be effective at helping to prevent flu.
WHY AM I BEING ASKED TO WAIT TO HAVE MY FLU VACCINE?
Find out more about the 2020 flu vaccination programme.
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.
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
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 04/03/2021)