The Burnhams Surgery Clinic
Led by Senior Sister Carole Ransom, the Practice Nurses in the Clinic have between them a wealth of nursing experience. They share the work-load Monday to Friday 8.30am until 6.30pm.
As a team they have clear lines of responsibility and accountability with set standards and monitoring. The team is a flexible resource for all patients, regardless of age, able to detect problems, assess individual needs and act as the patients advocate when necessary.
Apart from routine treatment-room procedures, such as ear syringing, dressings, immunisations/vaccinations, health promotion is a key issue. There are Nurse-led clinics for Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension and Smoking Cessation. The Team are first in line for the initiation of emergency treatment and also assess minor injuries and illness as required.
The Practice Nurses are part of The Surgery's multi-disciplinary and integrated team who communicate and share experiences and skills. They are professional people offering a high standard of medical care.
Treatments and Clinics Available at The Surgery
All the Doctors are qualified to carry out minor operations. These are performed at special sessions, after consultation with your Doctor. Dr. Brudenell has lead responsibility in this area and carries out regular fortnightly clinics on a Monday afternoon.
All the Doctors have undergone specialist training and are available to advise on all aspects of family planning, including counselling before starting a family, problems with infertility, or on contraceptive needs. Dr. Caswell is available for the fitting of coils.
The Doctors, working in liaison with the Community Midwives, and Hospital Services, are able to provide comprehensive care throughout pregnancy. The Midwife attends the surgery every Tuesday afternoon for routine ante-natal care.
Doctors carry out examinations at 8 weeks, to ensure that your child is developing normally. The Health Visitor runs a Child Health Clinic at the surgery on the 2nd Thursday every month between 2pm and 3pm with a Doctor in attendance for routine examinations and to advise on any problems. The Clinic is designed to coincide with first vaccinations.
Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Nurse-led clinics for those with respiratory problems. In order to obtain maximum benefit from therapy it is essential that regular checks are performed to achieve optimum control of the condition.
Nurse-led clinic to help you stop smoking and to give help and support to those willing to try.
Blood Pressure, Cardiac Heart Disease and Diabetic Clinics
Patients who are being treated for these diseases will be recalled to the Clinics for regular checks. There are annual checks by the Doctors unless referrals to them are made more frequently and intermediate checks by a Nurse 3-6 monthly.
There is no audiologist clinic at the Surgery. Patients must now see their doctor who will make an appointment with the Audiologist for a hearing test at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn. Routine repairs to hearing aids and provision of spare batteries are still available at the Surgery.
As opposed to surgical removal, some small skin lesions can be removed by applying liquid nitrogen spray. Referral is through your Doctor but the treatment may be applied by the Practice Nurse.
A dietician from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn attends the Surgery twice a month. You may be referred by your Doctor for a wide variety of dietary advice.
The physiotherapist can be consulted by appointment on your Doctor's advice.
Advice regarding therapeutic exercise, certain manipulations, ultrasound therapy.
You can be referred by any of the medical staff if you need to see our Counsellor.
Podiatry (Foot Care)
The Clinic does not provide the services of a chiropodist but for specialist foot care your Doctor can refer you to the Podiatrist who makes weekly visits to the Clinic.