Welcome to Burnham Health Centre
Please be advised the Number Plate recognition system for the car park will be LIVE from SEPTEMBER 2021
Flu Season 2021
It’s that time of year already…
Flu vaccines are arriving end of September; we have arranged text messages to all our eligible patients.
Clinics will start from Saturday 2nd October 2021, appointments can either be booked online via patient access or by contact Burnham Health Centre after 10.30am on 01628 666326.
If you are booking online please book into the appropriate age group otherwise we will have to cancel anything incorrectly booked due to vaccine allocation.
Appointments Update – 7th July 2021
Following recent feedback and suggestions we have made some adjustments to some areas of the Patient Access appointments system;
We have reinstated some face to face appointments with the nursing team. From the 7th July patients will be able to book:
- Routine Bloods tests (Only if the tests have been requested by a GP)
- Routine Smear tests ( Only if you have received a routine recall letter)
- Contraception Pill Checks ( Only if it is a continuation and you are due for the regular 6 monthly nurse review)
Please be aware if the appointments are booked inappropriately they will be cancelled.
Update 27th August 2021 - Currently there is a national shortage of blood sample bottles therefore we are only able to offer urgent blood tests requested by a clinician or for any high risk drug monitoring. There is hope that this will be resolved by mid September.
All other nurse appointments can be booked over the phone with our reception team.
We have also changed the release times of some GP telephone calls.
As well as releasing at 07.30 there will also be slots released from 09.00 and 13.00.
We will be trialling these changes and if they prove successful we hope to continue the improvements across other areas of the practice as and when it is appropriate.
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Covid - 19 Vaccinations
We are currently vaccinating all remaining patients down to 18 years old. We provide Pfizer vaccinations for all patients as a first dose. Astra Zeneca Oxford vaccinations are available as first dose to patients 40 years and older as first doses or any patient for second dose if you had Astra Zeneca first time. All our patients should have received invites for appointments. If you have not, your easiest way is to put into your search engine “book a covid vaccination” and Burnham Health Centre will come up. We do offer this service to patients even if not registered at Burnham.
At present, the government has stated that patients under 40 will have their second dose Pfizer vaccinations 12 weeks after their first doses. We very much hope that we will be doing them sooner than that! We will be contacting all our patients who were texted and booked as soon as we are able to proceed.
All patients, visitors and children 5 and over MUST wear a face mask or face covering to appointments when entering the building.
Face masks will NOT be provided by the practice.
Appointments & Telephone Lines
We appreciate that these are difficult times especially if you need medical care. To try and reduce waiting times on the phones please follow the guidance below:
Between 8am - 10.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm Please call for appointments only.
10.30am-12.30pm and 2.30pm - 6pm Please call for all other queries, including results, prescription queries and admin requests.
As you can imagine the surgery is dealing with the numerous changes in relation to COVID-19, We are asking for you to please be patient with us at this time.
Organ Donation Update
Organ donation in England has changed to an opt out system. It's still for you to decide whether or not you want to become an organ donor. We will always ask your family to support your decision. So whatever you choose, it's really important that you let them know, There is more information available via the link below:
Below is the link for booking an appointment at the local Covid Vaccination hubs:
You can only use this service if you have received a letter inviting you to book your vaccination appointments. If you think you should be eligible for the vaccine you can call the helpline on 119.
Update from Buckinghamshire CCG regarding GP services during Covid-19
Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021, (* you may choose to delete this -which is also valuable for accessing your health record and ordering repeat prescriptions***) and in some of the other apps that provide you with Patient online services.
If you already have access/ login details for patient online services, for example "Patient Access", you may use this.
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.
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Please note when updating your Clinical Record we can not accept change of address via this website. You will have to visit the practice with proof of your new address.
(Site updated 15/09/2021)