Welcome to Burnley Wood Medical Centre
NEW TEL NUMBER FROM: May 10th 2022 -01282 911370
NHS App available from age 12yrs up (passport ID required to sign up).
ALERT: WEARING OF FACE MASKS
NHS England has instructed that Patients no longer need to wear masks however the exception to this is if you are coming into practice and you are currently suffering from an illness making you cough or sneeze we'd ask you kindly wear a mask to protect the more Vulnerable and practice staff. Thank you.
All appointments are 1st being Triaged by phone, after being assessed you may be invited to attend the Practice. You can request a Face to Face Appt however after triage the clinician may change this for clinical reasons.
EMAIL -Please do not Request an appointment via Email please contact the Med centre via phone to book any appointments.
Prescriptions can be ordered by using the prescription line from 9am-12pm
Prescriptions can be brought down the box will be in the foyer, however where possible please nominate a pharmacy to collect your drugs from, and if not already done, sign up to online repeat prescription ordering.
NOTE: Patients will not be issued excessive amounts of their medication. This is so the drugs supply chain is maintained for all.
MORE APPOINTMENTS - Extended Access Service
Extended Access is a local service for local patients offering evening and Saturday appointments with GPs, Nurses and Health Care Assistants. This is not a walk-in service. These will be delivered by a new provider from April 2022.
The Extended Access Service is available by appointment only. During normal hours your GP practice may book an appointment for you, subject to availability. You can request an appointment outside of working hours by asking for the extended access service.
The Hospital trust have changed the way to book an appointment with the Midwife
NEWS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) -general information on COVID-19
COVID-19 Vaccination at Home Service
Those who need it can now get a COVID-19 vaccine from the comfort of their own home.
Lancashire and South Cumbria Vaccination Programme has launched a new initiative allowing anyone who is shielding or unable to get to existing vaccine services can now book to be vaccinated at home. Click link: https://healthierlsc.co.uk/VacAtHome
COVID PASSPORT - ISSUES WITH YOUR COVID 19 VACCINATION NOT SHOWING UP IN YOUR APP
The practice is not responsible for this, if you cannot see your vaccinations then please follow the instructions on the below letter, Unfortunately we cannot help you.
COVID 19 Passport Issues
COVID VACCINE AND PREGNANCY
Information/Guidance can be found here on the ELHT Maternity COVID webpage https://elht.nhs.uk/about-us/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/maternity
COVID BOOSTER -To book booster 6 months after 2nd dose see link below to national booking system (Having your NHS Number will help but not always needed)
COVID Vaccination Status- Please read. Your COVID vaccine Status
Big White Wall rebrand to Togetherall - the Big White Wall mental health and wellbeing resource has officially relaunched with the new company name ‘Togetherall’. Their website has now changed for all of their existing members.
PROTECT YOUR HOME This website www.germdefence.org/index.html?src=P81137 has scientifically proven advice to reduce COVID-19 infections. It takes 10 minutes – try it out!
“Your COVID Recovery”
is an online platform with two key components. Firstly, and of relevance to anyone recovering from covid-19 is an open, publicly available site containing general information on all aspects of recovering from COVID-19 including physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing: The site offers general advice on recovery, returning to work and information for families and carers of patients with post-COVID syndrome (also known as Long COVID
Hospital Info on Visiting - https://www.elht.nhs.uk/application/files/4215/8446/2666/Visitor_Guidance_COVID-19.pdf
For patients concerned that they may have coronavirus or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created coronavirus pages that tell patients what they should do based on their particular circumstances. These can be accessed at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19
NEW: Find your NHS number, Handy to have and keep, click on link below
COVID 19 VACCINATION NEWS - Communication from East Lancashire NHS
we will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then;
please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
and of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
The Below link as an Isolation Note for your Employer
LMC Requests for MED 3 Fit Note
IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION
Digitisation of Medical Records
Gov-Friends & Family Survey -Please take the time to complete this survey (only 2 Questions) link on the right.Thank you
Medications: Please use the link below to help you find the cheapest places to buy Over the Counter Medications:
RECENT INFORMATION ON THE GROWING PRESSURES FACED BY GP PRACTICES
Brexit Gov.uk Message: Medications
USE OF ELECTRONIC REPEAT DISPENSING - The practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA.
EXTENDED GP/ NURSE APPOINTMENTS-
To book an appointment, call the practice or speak to reception. These Appointments are in different locations nearest for our patients are St Peters Centre and Yarn Spinners Nelson (Next to Morrison's).
Monday to Friday - 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Saturday – 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday – 10 am to 4 pm
Extended GP Access More Information
Privacy Notice for Patients
Patient Handout Your Data Matters
Patient Leaflet-National Data Opt-Out
To set your data Opt out click on this link you will need your NHS Number (Log in to NHS APP). https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/
New Pendleside Hospice Info - see further Information
New Self Check in Screen
Patients can now self Check in on arrive for appointments.
ONLINE SERVICES/ BOOKINGS
How information about you helps us to provide better care
To book an appointment online and order your repeat prescriptions you need to register for access by clicking on the link below "Request to Register for Online Services" , once the practice receives this we can send your online activation instructions (if you recently moved please ensure we have your new address).
Patients wishing to have access to their medical record electronically can request a form from Reception, please be aware you will be requested to provide a copy of Identification(this is to protect your information).
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS: You should allow 48hrs for your repeat prescription to be processed as stated on the practice website and practice leaflet, unless informed otherwise.
The ordering of repeat prescriptions via the website is now available however you need to register for access to do this click the link below "Request to Register for Online Services".
How information about you helps us to provide better care - Care Data Information
(Site updated 01/07/2022)