Welcome to Burbage Surgery Online
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water. The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive – people often report a sudden onset of nausea followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea.
Good hand hygiene is important to stop the spread of the virus.
People are advised to:
- Wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water and drying them after using the toilet, before preparing food and eating
- Not rely on alcohol gels as these do not kill the virus
An infection with norovirus is self-limiting and most people will make a full recovery in 1-2 days. It is important to keep hydrated – especially children and the elderly.
Do not visit either A&E or GPs with symptoms as this may spread the virus.
Further information and advice is available from NHS 111, including an online symptom checker at nhs.uk.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in the UK on 25th May 2018. Under GDPR GP surgeries are ‘data controllers’, registered with Information Commissioners Office (ICO), who oversee data protection law in the UK. GDPR ‘right to be informed’ encompasses the obligation to provide fair processing and transparent use personal data.
In practice this means:
- Telling you about the information we collect, how we use it and who we share it with.
- Assuring you that your data will be safe, kept confidential and used appropriately
- Enabling you to opt out of sharing your data at any time
- Making you aware that you have the right to access your data
For more information click here: How we use your information
PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST 3 FULL WORKING DAYS BETWEEN ORDERING AND COLLECTING YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION.
WE RECOMMEND YOU KEEP 2 WEEKS OF MEDICATION IN STOCK AT HOME SO YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO RUN OUT
When ordering repeat prescriptions online, please be aware that we cannot respond to any queries made in the comments box. Should there be a problem with your medicine request, a staff member will contact you directly.
Please note that any medicine reviews that require an appointment with the nurse or doctor will be instigated by the surgery. Please ignore any "review" requests that appear when ordering your medicines online - thank you.
For further information click here: Learn More...
Your feedback please!!
We are always looking to improve our service and would like to hear what you think about us. Please complete the Friends and Family Test, either online or at reception, and the General Practice Assessment Questionnaire which is at the bottom of this page.
The results of our 2019 Patient Satisfaction Survey will be available soon. We will be conducting a further one in the New Year.
Named Accountable GP
Practices throughout the UK are contractually obliged to inform all patients of who their accountable GP is.
We have divided our patient list between Dr Rebecca Style and Dr James Downie, who are now the 2 Partners here. As a general rule, patients in the first half of the alphabet have been allocated to Dr Downie and those in the second half to Dr Style. For administrative purposes these will be the accountable GPs.
As before, however, everyone is free to see whichever GP they wish,
If you have any questions, or would like to change your accountable GP please don’t hesitate to ask at Reception
(Site updated 13/01/2020)