FLU 2021/22 PROGRAMME UPDATE 14.9.21: If you are a parent of a 2-3 year old registered at Burwell Surgery you are invited to contact us on: 01638 741234 or via our askmyGP service to book your child's appointment for this year's child flu vaccination.
All those aged 2 and 3 years old on 31st August 2021 (date of birth on or after 1st September 2017 and on or before 31st August 2019) will be eligible.
You may have read or heard on the news that NHS England is temporarily stopping all non-urgent blood tests, and this includes bloods taken at GP surgeries as well as hospitals.
The reason for this is that there is a major shortage in the supply of the vials used for blood tests.
Therefore, at the present time, we will ONLY be taking clinically urgent bloods for testing.
We realise this might be difficult for some of our patients. If you are expecting to be called back for a routine blood test, please do not worry, your blood tests will be completed in due course. You will not be forgotten.
The surgery has been advised that NHS England is working flat out with suppliers and other stakeholders to restore normal supply and build stock levels again. We have also been advised that the issue is expected to be resolved by mid-September but it might take a while longer after that to work through to local GP practices.
This pause in routine blood tests does not impact the level of care provided to you by the doctors and clinical team here at Burwell Surgery.
If you do have any concerns or queries about your blood test, please do contact us via askmyGP or 01638 741234.
3rd September 2021
Due to ongoing staff shortages we have had to review our Dispensary opening hours for next week only (week commencing 13th September 2021).
We will be open from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please allow 3 working days (excluding Bank Holidays) when requesting your repeat medication.
Please contact us via askmyGP if you foresee any problems.
Thank you. July 2021
01638 741234 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
AskmyGP is a online system which improves accessibility to GPs and is flexible for patients too.
* It is the easiest and fastest way to ask for help from a doctor
* All our registered patients are invited to use the new system, and as a parent or carer you can use askmyGP on behalf of a patient
* We respond in working hours, 8.00am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday
* You can choose a particular named GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day)
* You can choose how you would like the surgery to respond to you, eg by phone or email
* You can login straightaway, without any paperwork.
URINE and OTHER SAMPLES: We kindly request all SAMPLES to be tested have been requested by a healthcare professional. Please register your request on askmyGP. If you do not have access to askmyGP please telephone us: 01638 741234 and speak to one of our Receptionists. Thank you.
Burwell Surgery/April 2021.
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