The surgery was purpose built in 1987. We are a PMS practice, with three GP partners and five salaried GPs. As a training practice, we also have GP registrars. The practice is urban, looking after the south eastern part of Thatcham. Our population of approximately 10,500 is relatively young, but there will be abundant opportunity to experience care of the elderly and as our population expands, it’s becoming more diverse.
It is quick and easy to register with a GP using our simple online GP registration form. Whether you are new to the area or have never registered with a GP practice before, there is usually no need to come to the practice to complete your registration. We are a local GP Practice and have a catchment area for home visiting purposes.
We want to get better at communicating with our patients and ensure you can read and understand the information we send you.
If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please complete our Accessibility Needs Form below.
Meet our Team
Our team includes Doctors, Practice Nurses, Healthcare Assistants, Pharmacist, Paramedics, Receptionists and Administrators. We are a training practice so we host GP Registrars who are trainee GPs.
GP Registrars are members of the vocational training scheme at Reading. They attend a full day release at the post-graduate centre at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Registrars have a half day protected tutorial each week, aiming to provide a foundation for independent practice in the future.
We have visiting midwives from both the Royal Berkshire Hospital and the Basingstoke North Hampshire Hospital who run clinics here once a week. Occasionally we have a midwifery student attached.
Health Visitors continue to monitor children under school age but no longer run clinics from our premises; instead, their clinics are now held at Central Family Hub in Thatcham.
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We encourage our patients to let us know about their positive experiences at our practice. If you'd like to leave a review, please do so on the NHS website
Alternatively, if you've had a bad experience we'd also like to know. Please contact us and let us know how we can improve.
There is ample parking in the Burdwood Centre complex. There is a two hour free parking period and you must take a ticket from the machine, and display it in the vehicle to cover the free parking period. When the free parking period has elapsed, you must ensure you buy parking time to remain in the car park.
There are two disabled car parking spaces available right outside the surgery front doors, please ensure you display a valid blue badge. We also have ramp access and automatic front doors. If you require a wheelchair or assistance, please do not hesitate to ask.
Baby Changing Facilities
This can be found in the disabled toilet, which are adjacent to the patient waiting room.
Patient Participation Group
Burdwood Surgery has a Patient Participation Group (PPG). You can find out more here.
GP Patient Survey
The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across England. The results show how people feel about their GP practice.
Our overall CQC Rating was: GOOD
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) makes sure hospitals, care homes, dental and GP surgeries, and all other care services in England provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care and encourages them to make improvements where possible.SEE THE FULL REPORT
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