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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.

Many thanks,

Burnham Health Centre.

Covid - 19 Vaccinations 

Burnham Health Centre is now offering Covid vaccination boosters. These are given at 6 months after your second Covid vaccinations. We will be giving a Pfizer booster irrespective of whether your first course was a Pfizer or AstraZeneca Vaccination. These clinics will run on Saturdays. Due to the logistics of Pfizer vaccines, we will be administering flu vaccines on different days. It is not a problem however if you get a flu vaccination on the same day as the covid booster. We will send you a text inviting you to the clinic when your booster is due. Please ensure your mobile number is kept up to date. You will then be able to book your appointment via your phone message. If you do not hear from us and your 6 months is up, you can also book via the National Booking Service - put "book a covid vaccination" into your search engine. 

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:

https://www.organdonation.nhs.uk/uk-laws/organ-donation-law-in-england/

 

Covid-19 information

If you have not yet booked in for your first or are due a second vaccination please visit:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Regarding certificates or evidence about your COVID vaccination status.

We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice.

 

Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.

 

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. 

 

The NHSapp can be downloaded from: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone/iOS https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.

 

If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/

 

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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