If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:
You have been to Wuhan or Hubei Province in China in the last 14 days (even if you do not have symptoms) ; or
to other parts of China, including Macau and Hong Kong, in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if it's mild) ;or
to Thailand, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Republic of Korea or Malaysia in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness or breath (even if it's mild)
Have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well.
Anyone who meets the above criteria is advised not to go to a GP surgery, community pharmacy or hospital. Instead they should cal NHS 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.
Birchwood Medical Practice regrets that it is not at present able to register NHS Patients.
This decision has been taken in order to ensure the practice can continue to safely provide NHS services to its currently registered patients.
If you are not currently registered with an NHS GP locally and need to see a doctor or nurse urgently, you can attend the Urgent Treatment Centre at Crawley Hospital.
Alternatively you can contact the Sussex allocation line on 01372 232517 who will allocate you a GP in your area.
Evening and weekend access to GP appointments
GP appointments are now available during the evening and at the weekend for people registered with a GP in East Surrey.
This means that both routine and urgent appointments are available at a local hub during weekday evenings and on a Saturday and Sunday, to make sure local people get the health help and support they need.
NHS East Surrey CCG, working in partnership with local patients and clinicians, designed the service. The appointment hubs are run by Alliance for Better Care Ltd, the local GP Federation.
How to book an evening or weekend appointment at a hub:
Appointments can be booked through your own GP practice in the normal way, during normal opening hours.
Clinicians working at the hubs will have access to your medical records with your agreement. You will be asked before any information is shared and can decline if you wish.
Your help to design this new service
In preparation for this additional, improved access to GP care, we sought the views and experiences of local patients and the public through a survey. The results can be found here:
We are now starting irrigating ears at Birchwood Surgery. Please call the surgery for further information
Try the new NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use patient access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well
For more information go to https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
Wellbeing Prescription Website
For more information on this service, please follow this link https://www.wellbeingprescription.org/
Birchwood Volunteer Health Champions:
Our Health Champions now have a Facebook page, please follow the link and take a look:
And take a look at forthcoming events.
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Evening and Weekend GP Appointments
East Surrey GP Practices are working together to provide more appointments in the evenings and at weekends at our new GP Hubs: Caterham Dene Community Hospital, The Hawthornes Surgery and Birchwood Medical Practice.
Birchwood Medical Practice
The practice history dates back to the beginning of the 20th century when one of the former senior partners followed a family tradition of doctoring in Horley. As the growth of Horley led to an increased list of patients, so too did the number of doctors.
We transferred into the Kings Road surgery in 1976 and in May 2005, after many years of planning, moved into the current premises known as Birchwood Medical practice.
Since 2009, Dr Elango Vijaykumar is the senior partner of the practice.
Birchwood Medical practice is one of the 17 practices in the East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). http://www.eastsurreyccg.nhs.uk/
To be recognised as a Centre of Excellence that provides the highest quality of NHS care, which is equitable, family orientated and evidence based.
We will consistently strive to provide comprehensive health care that fully reflects and addresses the needs of the community we serve. Key to this will be evidence based patient centred care. Respect and courtesy towards our patients and their carers will be a hallmark of our efforts. We will at all times respond adequately and appropriately to the needs of our patients, within the scope of The NHS. We will continue to provide the highest standards in teaching and training to future generations of health care professionals.
We at Birchwood Medical Practice value your feedback.
- We get told when things go wrong - we would like to hear when things go wrong and when we get it right for you
- We use your feedback for staff training
- Your positive feedback is a way to to thank the staff who attended to your needs
Please visit (for your feedback) NHS Choices or 'I want great care'.
(Site updated 19/02/2020)