Welcome to Burnham Health Centre
13/01/2022 - Please be aware that we are currently suffering from a lot of staff sickness and therefore appointment availability may be limited.
Covid Vaccinations Update:
We are continuing to provide Covid vaccinations to our practice, South Bucks practices and the wider community.
We will continue to provide a service over the Christmas period and on a daily basis throughout January.
Our own patients can book with a text message we will have sent them.
All patients also book via the National Booking Service - search "book a Covid jab".
We are able to vaccinate down to the age of 12 years when the person become eligible.
In general - 2nd doses - 18 and over - 2 months after first dose and 28 days post Covid
Under 18 - 84 days after first dose and 84 days post Covid
Boosters - 3 months after second dose
Thanks, Patrick Clarke and Sarah Britton
Just think 111 online first;
This November, NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on NHS 111 online.
If you have an urgent but not life threatening medical need, make sure you visit NHS 111 online first rather than going straight to A&E. NHS 111 online will help you right away and, if needed, a healthcare professional will call you.
NHS 111 online can direct you to an urgent treatment centre/walk in centre, emergency dental services, GP, pharmacy or another more appropriate local service.
If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always dial 999.
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)
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.
Burnham Health Centre.
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.
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.
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:
If you have not yet booked in for your first or are due a second vaccination please visit:
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 19/01/2022)