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Welcome To The Practice

VISION – A Modern Practice responding to local needs demonstrating excellence with a Caring Patient Centred Healthcare approach

MISSION: To work together as a Patient Centred Professional and Effective Team.

The Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre website contains a vast range of health information and resources, along with practical information on visiting the surgery. We hope you find the website useful and informative and we suggest that you store the site as one of your favourites.

Burnham Medical Centre was purpose-built in 1987 and is owned by the doctors. It has easy access for all disabled patients with ramps at the entrance and wide doors with push-button automatic opening. There are fully equipped toilets for the disabled. There is a low level door bell at the entrance to enable disabled patients to request assistance if required.

Berrow Medical Centre opened in May 2011 as part of Berrow Health Campus and also has full disabled access.

Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre is part of the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group.

Love Lane, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 1EU

Main Switchboard: (01278) 795445 (5 lines)

Please be advised that the practice records all incoming and outgoing calls. This is for training and quality purposes and to protect both our staff and patients.

Normal Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 8.30am – 12.30pm 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Out of Hours Emergency Service

(6.30pm - 8.00am) NHS 111

Fax: (01278) 793024

Email: terri.huxtable@burnhammc.nhs.uk

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LATEST NEWS – NEW PRACTICE STAFF

NEW SALARIED GP - DR WENDY FLETCHER

Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre is delighted to welcome Dr Wendy Fletcher to our Practice Team from Monday 10th August.

Dr Fletcher is an experienced GP relocating to the Practice from Banwell.

Her surgeries will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

 FINAL YEAR REGISTRAR – DR TASMIN MURRAY

Dr Tasmin Murray is a fully qualified doctor who is now completing her final year of specific training in General Practice

Dr Murray has already commenced work at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre and we would like to extend a warm welcome to her on behalf of the practice.

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BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ONLINE

 As of the 1st April 2015 we will be offering a new service whereby patients can book appointments online. For more information please click here Booking Appointments Online.

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PATIENT ACCESS

Follow the link for further information PATIENT ACCESS - A NEW FACILITY

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EXCITING NEWS FOR REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS!

WEF 8 January 2015

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) - a new way to get your medicines and appliances

 The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

 If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

 For more information please access our patient information leaflet Electronic Prescribing Patient Information Flyer

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Dr Harvey Sampson leaving Burnham Medical Centre

 Having treated patients in Burnham for the first time as a GP trainee in February 1979, and returning as a partner in April 1982, I now find myself writing about my leaving at the end of June. 

Over the time that I have practised in Burnham On Sea there have been many changes, both in the way general practice is conducted and to the fabric of the buildings from which we have cared for our patients here in Burnham. When I first joined the practice we worked from the original surgery in Manor Road.  With the growing population of Burnham this site became too small, and in the mid-1980s the practice moved from Manor Road to the present Love Lane site, and I was able to learn a considerable amount regarding planning and development from one of our then partners Dr Roger Wildbore. 

Over the years the practice has added to the Love Lane site on numerous occasions but with our expanding list size it became imperative to expand, and to develop new premises.  In the early 2000s I took a lead in beginning the long process of developing Berrow Health Campus, and its opening in 2011 was a considerable achievement for all of us who were involved.  

I have really enjoyed my time as a GP in Burnham - both in treating and caring for patients,as well as having the role of business lead amongst the doctors.  I have also enjoyed working closely with our management partner Mrs Debbie Hale, but there is no doubt that leading the business in addition to the demands of looking after patients has been quite time consuming and onerous. 

With the recent departure of my colleagues Dr Thomson, Dr Holl & Dr Gauld I reflected that perhaps now was the right time for me to leave and allow a new generation of doctors to carry on the development of Burnham & Berrow Medical Centres.  I should emphasise though how proud I am of my contribution to health care in Burnham & the surrounding community. 

In some ways this is a retirement, but in others a moving on.  Although I am leaving the practice I will be remaining an active GP working as a locum for a year or two.  I will also continue to fulfil a number of medical management roles  on behalf of the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group in other parts of the county.

I would like to say how much I have valued the opportunity to care for the patients in Burnham. Being a GP is a challenging yet hugely rewarding role.  One of the major challenges is that we are often criticised from various quarters for real or perceived failings in our service.  Recently that has become harder to take for all of us, and may in part explain the difficulties that all practices are currently having in recruiting new GPs to fill the gaps. 

Overall though, I would like to thank you all for bestowing your trust in me, and finally it has been an honour to have worked alongside you all for the last 33 years.

(A bit like Mr Schwarzenegger though, I will be back.....in the summer working as a locum GP!)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT…?

Your General Practice gets paid £73 a year for looking after you: less than pet insurance.

Not all GP Practices in the Country provide the services we do here in Somerset since many of these jobs are not in our contract. You may be surprised which services these are).

Here are a few examples:

Taking blood

ECGS (heart traces)

Taking cervical smears

  • The average patient sees their GP 8 times a year but the money’s the same however many times you visit.
  • There were 340 million GP consultations last year, up from 300 million 5 years ago.
  • There were only 22 million visits to A&E.
  • General practices do 90% of the work in the NHS on 7.4% of the budget.
  • 10 years ago it was 10% of the budget.
  • Your GP is being asked to do more and more work for hospitals because they are under pressure too.
  • Successive governments have given us more paperwork so less time to spend with patients.
  • Our hours aren’t 9-5 but 8.00-6.30 and most of us come in early and stay late.
  • 6 out of 10 GPs are planning to retire before they are 65 and 1 in 4 is already over 50.
  • Not surprisingly fewer young doctors want to be GPs.

SO...

If you read in the newspapers that we only want extra money for ourselves please don’t believe it. All we want is more time and less interference so that we can get on with what we have been trained to do, to help you and your families

get well, keep well and stay well

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Dr Hannah J McHugh (Joey)

Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre Doctors and staff are pleased to announce that Dr Joey McHugh joined the Surgery with effect from 26 August 2014.

We are extremely lucky to have Dr McHugh joining us as a full time GP partner and we would like to offer her a warm welcome to the Surgery.

Patients previously registered with Dr Sally Holl will now be registered with Dr McHugh.

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DR VALERIE SPRAGUE

Patients registered with Dr Sprague will be aware that she has been unwell for some time. It is not possible to provide a return to work schedule at present but on behalf of both the Medical Centre staff and patients, we would like to say that we are thinking of her and send our good wishes.

During her absence the Practice will continue to provide cover by employing Locum doctors. Patients who are registered with Dr Sprague may consult with any of the doctors at the Surgery whilst she is away as they share full access to patients records.

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Care.data

How information about you helps us to provide better care.

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone. You have a choice.

Click here for more information.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

Please follow these links to get more information about breast cancer and how to check for any changes to your breasts.

Changes in breast nipples

Be Clear On Cancer

Repeat Prescription Options

For repeat prescription options, please access the Prescriptions tab displayed at the top of the screen.


If you need medical attention

'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. Click on the link to find out more information.

Click here for the Choose Well leaflet

The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service

NHS 111 - When you need medical help but it isn't an emergency

New service for NHS patients.Click here for more information.

Training

Please note that Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre close from 12.30pm on the second Tuesday of each month for GP and staff training and is only open for emergencies in the morning on those days. If you need a doctor in an emergency please ring the usual number 795445 and you will be given details of how to contact our locum GP.

Berrow Health Campus opened to the public on 9 May 2011 and contains the following:

  • Berrow Medical Centre (Branch Surgery for Burnham Medical Centre) - Telephone 01278 795445
  • Day Lewis Pharmacy (relocated from Berrow Village) - Telephone 01278 773912
  • Parkfield Dental Surgery - NHS Dentists - Telephone 01278 781064
  • Mulberry Centre - elderly mental health unit (moved from Littlecourt in Berrow) - Telephone: 01278765140 Fax 01278765145

Further information regarding Berrow Medical Centre (including travel Information) can be accessed by clicking on the Berrow Medical Centre tab above.

MRSA

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