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.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ
Computer System Upgrade
Computer system update - Patient Information
In October 2014 we will be updating our clinical computer system from EMIS LV to EMIS Web.
Both Burnham & Berrow Medical Centres will be closed on Wednesday the 8th October 2014.
Whilst we are closed on this day we will have emergency phone cover who will inform our GPs of any emergencies for that day.
EMIS LV has been used by the Practice for many years but has now been superseded by EMIS Web.
Computer system upgrade - what does it mean for patients?
We are told that this change will improve your consultation with your doctor or nurse - although as with any software change it may take a little time for us to get fully conversant with it.
EMIS Web is hosted to NHS Connecting for Health (CFH) standards, which means it meets the most stringent security and service levels, ensuring that patient data is offered the maximum protection.
Whilst we will do everything we can to ensure a smooth transition there will inevitably be some disruption during the upgrade.
The main areas affected will be:
- Giving out test results
- Routine Appointments
- New patient registrations
Repeat Prescription Ordering
If you need to order your repeat medication around the change over date of Wednesday 8th October 2014 please do so before Friday 3rd October or after Thursday 9th October 2014.
Your patience and understanding would be appreciated during this transitional period.
Click Practice Newsletters to download a copy of our Summer 2014 newsletter which will provide you with important information.
Dr Joey McHugh
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.
Dr Sally Holl - Retirement
The Practice is very sad to announce that Dr Sally Holl will be retiring completely from general practice early in July 2014.
Sally has been a Partner at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre since the 1st April 1983. She will have completed over 31 years of dedicated service to the local community, and she will be sorely missed.
Dr Holl is perhaps best known for her unfailing patience, charming manner and a very sound and thorough medical knowledge.
To those of us who work at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre, Sally is known as a warm-hearted colleague, who offers unfailing helpfulness and is always good humoured.
Although we have already started the process of finding a successor, this will be quite a challenging process for two reasons. Of course Sally will be a hard act to follow, but in addition, it is unfortunately very difficult at the moment to recruit in general practice throughout Somerset and indeed nationally.In the interim patients currently registered with Dr Holl may see ask to consult with any of the doctors on duty at the time.
In October 2014 we will be updating our clinical computer system from EMIS LV. Read More »
Patients registered with Dr Michael Thomson and Dr Hilary Allen
Following Dr Thomson’s retirement in December, we are continuing in our search for his replacement.
In the meantime, Dr Thomson’s patient list will be reallocated throughout the Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre GP’s.
We are pleased to announce that following Dr Allen’s semi-retirement at the end of March, Dr Fiona Gardner has joined the Practice as a Salaried GP. Dr Allen’s patients will be transferred to Dr Gardner’s patient list.
As Dr Allen will be continuing her work as a locum doctor, she may occasionally be seen at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre in the future.
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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
Repeat Prescription Options
For repeat prescription options, please access the Prescriptions tab displayed at the top of the screen.
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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.
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