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.
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.
Follow the link for further information PATIENT ACCESS - A NEW FACILITY
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
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:
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.
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.
Ebola in West Africa
If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days
You have a fever or feel unwell Without touching anyone, tell a member of staff or call 111
DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY – STAY AT HOME UNTIL ADVISED OTHERWISE
For more information visit www.gov.uk/phe or www.nhs.uk/ebola. This information available as a pdf document by clicking here
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.
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.
Click Practice Newsletters to download a copy of our Summer 2014 newsletter which will provide you with important information.
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.
This website tells you about the medical centre and what we have to offer. We trust that you will find it helpful 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
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.
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.
Click here for more information about MRSA.
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