Swine Flu Information
For the latest information on Swine Flu and what to do if you have concerns, click on the link to the NHS Choices website below:
Services outside the scope of the NHS will be charged according to a list of recommended fees. There is a list in reception. Non-NHS services include HGV, PSV, insurance company reports and medicals, private certificates, holiday cancellation, medical insurance reports/forms, pre-employment medicals, vaccination certificates etc.
This list is not exhaustive. Please enquire at reception if you are not sure of the cost, when handing in your form for completion.
Please note we do not undertake sports medicals or sign gun licences.
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.
Burnham-On-Sea Community Hospital
The doctors are members of the medical staff at Burnham War Memorial Hospital, Burnham-on-Sea with the use of 24 GP beds available and provide an on-call casualty rota with other local doctors.
Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) at Burnham Hospital
Tel: 01278 773 118
Click here for Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital NHS Choices Website
Friends of Burnham Hospital
The Friends of Burnham Hospital is a registered charity that raises and spends all the money for the benefit of patients and staff – Over £2 million since 1966!' (UK Registered Charity No.250027)
We are a small group of very enthusiastic local people endeavouring to raise crucial money for our local community hospital. Have you heard about us? If you have, keep reading as there are exciting times ahead, if you haven’t keep on reading and learn more about us and the work that we do!
To celebrate the Friends 50th Anniversary, this year we undertook a total refurbishment of the hospital’s courtyard garden.
The Friends have a great website which gives our visitors our latest news, information about upcoming fundraising events and details of our latest projects.
You can find us at: www.friendsofburnhamhospital.org.uk
In order to maintain confidentiality, details of consultations and hospital or laboratory results will only be given to patients themselves or to parents/guardians of minor who are unable to give informed consent. If you would like to give ongoing permission for someone to act on your behalf, then please discuss with our records clerk who will give you a copy of our consent form to complete. This will then be recorded permanently on the computer. This form may be accessed via this website by following this link:
Consent to Disclosure of Medical Information
You can revoke this consent at any time, by letting us know in writing that this is what you want to happen. If you do not give your specific permission, then, to protect your confidentiality, we will be unable to give out results to anyone except yourself.
Data Protection Act 1998
Patients are entitled to see their medical records (with certain exceptions). To find out further information about how you can view your records, please request our Practice leaflet ‘Can I See My Medical Records?’ from the Surgery. For in-depth information, you may also access the Department of Health website at: www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1998/19980029.htm
Freedom Of Information - Publication Scheme
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 obliges the practice to produce a Publication Scheme. This is a guide to the 'classes' of information the practice intends to routinely make available. Copies of Burnham Medical Centre's Publication Scheme are displayed at the Practice or via the following hyperlink www.foi.nhs.uk.
To find out more information on Freedom of Information, visit www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk
REMOVAL FROM THE PRACTICE LIST
Removal from our Practice list will follow a transparent process that would normally include a warning to the patient. A GP practice is able to remove a patient from its list under certain very specific circumstances, as outlined in our Removal from the Practice List - Patient Information Sheet. This usually occurs when the relationship between a practice and a patient suffers an irreconcilable breakdown, and is seen as a last resort when other options have been exhausted.
Patients can apply for registration with a different practice if that is their preference at any time.
Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre will not: -
- Remove patients solely because they have made a complaint
- Remove patients from our list because their treatment is too costly
- Remove patients because they are suffering from a particular clinical condition
- Remove patients on grounds of age
- Remove patients on grounds of race, gender, social class, religion, sexual orientation or appearance.
We will always try to resolve any areas of conflict that may affect your registration at the Practice.
We would only remove a patient from our Practice list as a last resort unless:
- The patient is physically violent or threatening towards a doctor, practice staff or other patients on the practice premises.
- The patient causes physical damage to practice premises or other patient’s property
- The patient gives verbal abuse or makes threats towards the doctor, practice staff or other patients
- Gives racist abuse, orally or physically
- Is violent or uses or condones threatening behaviour a member of the primary health care team while visiting the patient’s home.
- You move to an address outside the Practice boundary
- You are living abroad or reside outside the UK for more than 3 months of the year.