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Get your FREE flu vaccination: Autumn/Winter 2020-21

If you are eligible, book an appointment for your FREE flu vaccination now:

Call us on: 020 3874 9525
 

Remember, you are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination if you are:

  • 65 years of age or over
  • suffering from a long term medical condition such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease or other long term medical conditions
  • pregnant
  • a carer
  • a child aged 2 or 3 years old

 

For more information about the Flu vaccination, access the following useful resources:

Flu Update

Please note that people in the 50-64-year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50-64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be invited earlier.

Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

What’s the risk of coronavirus in the UK?

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate.

Health professionals are working to contact anyone who has been in close contact with people who have coronavirus.

What’s the risk of coronavirus for travellers?

There are some countries and areas where there’s a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

See the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature
  • shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

Check if you need medical help

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you’ve been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see the NHS.uk coronavirus advice for travellers
  • you’ve been in close contact with someone with coronavirus
Start now

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

How to self-isolate if you’re asked to

If there’s a chance you could have coronavirus, you may be asked to stay away from other people (self-isolate).

This means you should:

  • stay at home
  • not go to work, school or public places
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to do errands for you
  • try to avoid visitors to your home – it’s OK for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food

You may need to do this for up to 14 days to help reduce the possible spread of infection.

Read more coronavirus self-isolation advice.

How coronavirus is spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

Similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

Do I need to avoid public places?

Most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.

You only need to stay away from public places (self-isolate) if advised to by the 111 online coronavirus service or a medical professional.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

Don’t

  • do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Treatment for coronavirus

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus.

Antibiotics do not help, as they do not work against viruses.

Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms while your body fights the illness.

You’ll need to stay in isolation away from other people until you’ve recovered.

More information

Page last reviewed: 3 March 2020

Winter Holiday Timings 2019-2020

Please note our opening schedule until Thursday 2 January 2020 below, when the usual schedule will resume.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Tuesday 24 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 25 December 2019 CLOSED
Thursday 26 December 2019 CLOSED
Friday 27 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 28 December 2019 9.00am – 1.00pm
Sunday 29 December 2019 CLOSED
Monday 30 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 31 December 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm
Wednesday 1 January 2020 CLOSED
Thursday 2 January 2020 8.00am – 6.30pm

NEW telephone number and system from Thursday 31 October 2019

New telephone system and number for Burnley Medical Practice – improving your service from Thursday 31st October 2019

Dear Patients,

Your feedback is very important to us, and is helping to improve and shape the care that we deliver at Burnley Medical Practice.

Complete a short survey now

We know from the experiences that you have shared with us that you are unsatisfied with the current telephone system, and that you can often be on hold for quite some time, as well as sometimes experience disconnection whilst in conversation with one of our team members.

We have been working hard with the current telephone system provider, and earlier this year we took the firm decision to change telephony provider, as we do not consider the current system to be fit-for-purpose having explored all possible options for its improvement.

From Thursday 31st October 2019, the new number for Burnley Medical Practice will be 0203 874 9525. The new number is part of a brand new telephone system that we have invested in for our patients, and this is designed to provide you with an improved service, thank you for your patience during the change and sorry for any inconvenience you may experience in adjusting to the new number.

The current number (020 8438 7330) cannot be transferred to us, and will instead play a permanent message stating:

“Please note, the number for Burnley Medical Practice has now changed. The new number is 0203 874 9525, that’s 0203 874 9525. Please store this new number. Your call will not be diverted.”

If you have any queries or concerns and would like to write to us, please email us on, breccg.burnleypractice@nhs.net thank you.

We’re moving! Improved premises for Burnley Practice

We’re moving!

We are pleased to announce that Burnley Practice will be relocating to the ground floor of Willesden Centre For Health on Monday 8th April 2019.

Burnley Practice is currently based on the first floor of the premises, however this space does not offer patients or our staff with a comfortable and easily accessible experience. We have been working for over a year on moving the practice to a more suitable location in the premises, whilst in the meanwhile working as innovatively as possible from the limited space available.

We want to extend a special thanks to our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and in particular our PPG Chair Peter Latham for all of the support over the past year or so in helping us to secure the new space in the premises.

We trust that the move to the first floor will support significant improvement in patient experience and we look forward to your feedback. Thank you.

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Winter Holiday Timings 2018-2019

Please note our opening schedule until Wednesday 2 January 2019 below, after which the usual schedule will resume for each practice from Thurs 3 January 2019.

If you require out of hours care or advice, find out what you can do when we are closed >>

 

Burnley Medical Practice

 

Monday 24 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 25 December 2018 CLOSED
Wednesday 26 December 2018 CLOSED
Thursday 27 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Friday 28 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Saturday 29 December 2018 8.30am – 10.30pm
Sunday 30 December 2018 CLOSED
Monday 31 December 2018 8.00am – 6.30pm
Tuesday 1 January 2019 CLOSED
Wednesday 2 January 2019 8.00am – 6.30pm

Carers Event: After-event report with pictures

Burnley Medical Practice hosted a successful Carers Afternoon for all members of the public on Wednesday 22nd August 2018See pictures from the event below.

The event was well attended, mixed with members of the general public, registered patients, local healthcare providers and surgery staff.

Attendees had the opportunity to meet with the Practice Manager, together with new and long standing staff members of the practice. The event helped to raise awareness about a number of local services for Carers, all of which are accessible through the surgery for patients and residents of Brent.

The event provided a great platform for local healthcare services to engage with one another, promoting a holistic and community based approach to healthcare, and all enjoyed some well earned refreshments provided by the team at Burnley Medical Practice.

Debbie Howe, Deputy CEO of Brent Carers said “I just wanted to say thank you for inviting us yesterday- it was a good session and it’s great to see that your doctors are so keen on supporting carers.”

The local services that attended were:

  • Brent Carers, who offer confidential information, advice and support service to all carers living in Brent.
  • Healthwatch Brent, who help local people get the best out of their health and social care services by running various events, projects and activities in and around Brent.
  • Peter Latham, Chair of the Burnley Medical Practice PPG, who was sharing local knowledge and how patients and carers can be involved in shaping the care delivered at the practice.
  • Dr Noursadeghi, our Lead GP at Burnley Medical Practice, who was offering advice and support for carers and patients.

Burnley Medical Practice were delighted to host this event, and extend special thanks to the practice team and services who made this all possible.

Carers Event – Wednesday 22 August 2018

Join us at our Carers afternoon on Wednesday 22 August 2018 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm taking place at Burnley Medical Practice. See the poster below.

This is for you if you are:

  • A Carer
  • Unsure if you are a Carer and need advice
  • You want to support Carers

 Join Us

Come along to get access to support, information and enhanced services to help you and those that you care for. We will be providing FREE refreshments and will be joined by colleagues from:

  • Brent Carers, offering confidential information, advice and support service to all carers living in Brent. 
  • Healthwatch Brent, who help local people get the best out of their health and social care services by running various events, projects and activities in and around Brent.
  • Members of Burnley Medical Centre PPG team, where you can learn more about the group and how to join.
  • Dr Noursadeghi, one of our highly skilled GPs, will be on hand to offer advice and support about health checks for carers and flu jabs.

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