Welcome to Burbage Surgery
We are hope that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Burbage Surgery Patient Information Summary
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
Several parking spaces are reserved for disabled persons in our main car park. Ramps for wheelchairs of disabled patients are sited at the main entrance. All consulting rooms and disabled toilets are designed to allow easy wheelchair access. Wolvey Surgery has been modified to comply with Disability requirements.
Accessible Information Form
From 31st July 2016 we are required to comply with the Accessible Information Standard. The standard aims to make sure that patients who have a disability or sensory loss get information that they can access and understand, and any communication support that they need.
Patients who are disabled or have a sensory loss may complete an Accessible Information Form found under "Accessibility Information" on this website to inform the practice of any information or communication needs.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
From the 25th May 2018 the GDPR is the new EU legislation to protect the personal data of all EU citizens. It will apply even if we are no longer part of the EU. It will be a significant change in Data Protection for the NHS and healthcare providers.
For more information please look under our Further Information guide "summary Care Record"
Antibiotic Awareness Week: 18 – 24 November 2019
Keep your antibiotics working this winter
It’s World Antibiotics Awareness Week from18 – 24 November 2019, so we’re urging everyone to help us to make sure their prescribed antibiotics are working their best this winter.
Antibiotics only treat bacterial infections. Antibiotics do not work on viral infections such as colds and flu, most coughs, sore throats, earache and cases of sinusitis. Viral infections can be treated with a combination of self-care and over the counter medicines. Ask your community pharmacist for the best way to treat symptoms of a viral infection.
Taking antibiotics when you don’t need them might make you feel worse as you may experience side effects such as an upset tummy. It also puts you and your family at risk, and encourages harmful bacteria that live inside you to become resistant. This means that antibiotics may not work when you need them next time. Always take the advice of your doctor, nurse or healthcare professional on antibiotics.
How you can help
- If you are prescribed antibiotics, it is very important to take them correctly, especially the right dose at the right time. You should always complete the prescribed course.
- Antibiotics should never be saved for future use or for someone else to take.
- As you are more likely to get ill during winter months, it is essential that you make sure your medicine cabinet is stocked with your prescribed medications as well as all of the standard items needed for treating common winter ailments.
- If you have any questions about any of your antibiotic prescriptions, visit your local pharmacist. Pharmacists are highly trained healthcare professionals who can answer your questions and give you expert advice.
(Site updated 29/11/2019)