The Burwell SurgeryNewmarket RoadBurwell, CambridgeCambridgeshire, CB25 0AETel: 01638 741234
We are now providing dedicated travel clinics, starting in September.
1st Monday of each month (excluding *BHs)
5.00 – 6.30 pm
2nd Monday of each month
4th Thursday of each month
4.00 - 5.30 pm
*Additional clinic will be added if necessary.
However, we are unable to provide travel consultations outside of these clinics, we would therefore advise contacting the following private clinics, especially if your travel is imminent. There are other providers, if you have access to the internet please use an appropriate search engine to find a list of available travel clinics. www.nhs.uk www.fitfortravel.nhs.net
We regret that we are unable to provide a telephone consultation.
Boots the Chemist
Book online: www.boots.com
Appointments available in: Ely, Cambridge and
Bury St Edmunds
(£10 redeemable with vaccinations)
Newmarket: 01638 428022
(Redeemable with vaccinations)
0330 100 4200
The Travel Clinic
41 Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1NT
**Information correct as of 22nd July 2019, always check details with the travel clinic.
If you have had your travel Consultation outside of Burwell Surgery’s dedicated travel Clinics and it is recommended you require the following NHS vaccinations, (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A or/and typhoid). Please book an appointment at one of our dedicated travel clinics – there is no charge for these.
Please note the above NHS vaccines are free on the NHS. Should you decide to have them at your travel consultation (outside of Burwell Surgery), you will be have to pay for them.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please complete the online form (at least six weeks' prior to travel) and return it to the surgery before making an appointment to see the nurse.
Accessible Information: Making Information Clearer for Patients
Here at Burwell Surgery, we are dedicated to the needs of all our patients, as such we would like to ensure that all information we send to you is clear and that you are able to understand it. If you feel you would like additional support please let us know.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
It is recommended that all women between the ages of 25 and 65 should have regular cervical smears. You will be informed by letter when you are due for this simple test which will be carried out by a practice nurse.
Child Health Surveillance to monitor your child’s health and development. Checks are carried out at aged 6 weeks and 8 months.
Vaccinations are administered by the Practice Nurses. Please make appointments for these.
Important Notice: Baby Clinics
Doctors and nurses are available for contraceptive advice.
Certain minor surgical procedures are carried out by the doctors.
We recommend that children should be immunised against Polio, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Mumps, Measles, Rubella and some strains of Meningitis. The Child and Family Community nurses or doctor will be pleased to discuss any queries that you may have.
Immunisation is the safest and most effective way of protecting your child against serious disease. Having your child immunised and keeping the immunisations up to date will protect them from potentially life threatening illnesses such as septicaemia and meningitis.
Visit the NHS Immunisation website for more information.
Adults should ensure that they are protected against Tetanus. Flu vaccinations are available each autumn for over 65’s and those at risk.
See the above tab for more details.
FLU SEASON: 2019/20
DON'T FORGET ALL ELIGIBLE AT RISK FLU VACCINATION FLU CLINIC WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 26th OCTOBER... DOORS WILL OPEN AT 9.00 am., DOORS WILL CLOSE AT 12.00 NOON
If you are eligible for a FREE NHS FLU vaccine and cannot attend an OPEN CLINIC, please check back for updates or our Facebook page: Burwell Surgery
Please check back here for updates or our Facebook page: Burwell Surgery.
Our surgery encourages all patients who are over 65, or whose medical condition puts them at particular risk from flu, to have the vaccine. Please check with the surgery if you are unsure if this applies to you.
Other groups who are encouraged to have the flu vaccine are pregnant women, carers and asthma sufferers.
The vaccine can be given quickly and easily and getting vaccinated is the best way to protect you from a potentially fatal disease.
If you are eligible for a FREE NHS FLU vaccine and cannot attend an OPEN CLINIC, please check back for updates or our Facebook page: Burwell Surgery.
We now have a dementia support worker from the Alzheimer's Society on site to offer support, advice and information for people with dementia, their families and their carers who are registered with us. Appointments are available on every other 4th Wednesday of each month. Next clinics are scheduled for Wednesday 25th September and Wednesday 27th November, morning only. No need to ask your GP, book an appointment with Reception or telephone: 01638 741234.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Please note: The doctors do not complete or sign shotgun licence forms.
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
What is a FREE NHS Health Check?
It is a national screening programme designed to detect individuals in the 40 to 74 years old age range who are at risk of developing vascular disease ( high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease).
Why do I need this check?
By having this check and identifying potential risks early, you can improve your chances of living a healthier life.
What happens next?
It will take about 30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, family history, height, weight, a urine test and a simple test to measure your glucose and cholesterol levels.
There is also an opportunity at our sessions to find out about the many local services that are available to support you eg healthy walks, stop smoking and healthy eating.
You will be taken through your results and told what they mean and you’ll be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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