The practice offers a wide range of services which you can read about below
6-Week Postnatal Check
We offer postnatal checks 6 to 8 weeks after your baby's birth to make sure you feel well and are recovering well. Your baby's health will also be checked at this time and we will discuss your baby's vaccinations with you.
The appointment is usually 20 minutes in length and will be with your own GP. We will contact you to book this appointment, usually after we have been notified of your baby's birth. If you have not heard from us, please contact reception to book an appointment. However, if your baby is older than 8 weeks, we will not be able to offer this appointment to you.
24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure
Ambulatory Blood Pressure monitoring is when you are fitted with a blood pressure cuff that is wrapped around your arm, and is connected to a small device on a belt or strap worn on your body for 24 hours. The monitor will automatically measure your blood pressure at regular intervals throughout the day, so that your average blood pressure can be calculated.
While you are having this type of monitoring you can carry on with all your usual activities apart from having a bath or shower, or going swimming.
At Burdwood Surgery, you can have a 24 hour blood pressure machine fitted and taken off. You must have 2 appointments on 2 consecutive days at the same time on both days.
Book an appointment with one of our Healthcare Assistants.
We have two 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure machines. If these are both in use, your appointment will be arrnaged at a mutually agreeable time.
It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available.
- Do you look after someone who is sick, disabled or elderly/frail?
- Would they struggle to live in their home without your help?
- Are they a parent, child, partner, relative, friend or neighbour?
- Are you – or is someone you know – providing much-needed care for a loved one?
- Are you unpaid and acting voluntarily?
- Are you juggling work alongside your caring role?
If so, you are a carer and we would like to support you.
We can provide you with up to date information on available support to make things easier.
We can put you in touch with the Reading & West Berkshire Carers Hub who support carers on a day to day basis in a huge variety of ways, personal to your circumstances.
As a carer you will be invited for an annual flu vaccination at the surgery.
As a carer your health and well being is very important and you will be invited for a health check (if you haven’t had one in the last five years).
Burdwood Surgery offers baby and childhood immunisations. Baby immunisations should be adminitered at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Child immunisations should be given at 1 year, 3 years and 4 months, 12 to 13 years and 14 years.
You can book your child's immunisations at reception with either of our Practice Nurses.
It's important that vaccines are given on time for the best protection, but if you or your child misses a vaccine, contact us online to catch up.
Family Planning Clinic
The surgery offers a family planning service. Our Treatment Room Team offer appointments for pill checks, coil fittings, contraceptive implants can be arranged by booking via reception.
Emergency contraception can be obtained by seeing a GP.
If you are newly pregnant, please contact reception. Our reception team will be able to help you with the next steps and booking an appointment with a community midwife.
You can book an appointment with a Reading Hospital midwife or a Basingstoke Hospital midwife, the choice is yours.
At Burdwood Surgery, we have a visiting midwife from Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Jenny, who runs a clinic here once a week (Wednesday).
Occasionally, Jenny will have a midwifery student shadowing her.
Royal Berkshire Hospital (Reading) midwives are based at the Thatcham Family Hub.
We offer private driving medicals for HGVs, LGVs and the DVLA. We also offer fostering medicals and adoption medicals. These examinations are subjected to a fee, please enquire at reception for the costing.
Some of our GPs undertake minor surgical procedures. Please enquire at reception to see the procedure you need is something we can do.
Musculoskeletal Specialist First Contact Physiotherapy (FCP) Services
This is an assessment and advise service for those people registered with Burdwood Surgery who have a musculoskeletal problem such as:
- Back or neck pain- radiating arm and leg pain in absence of recent change in bowel, bladder and sexual function (Cauda Equina Syndrome).
- Sprains or strains- ankle and shoulder sprain, wrist sprain etc
- Sports injuries- hamstring, quadriceps, Achilles tendon or knee ligament injury
- Joint or muscle pain- shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow, wrist
- Women’s Health Musculoskeletal conditions like – Pelvic girdle pain, Diastasis recti, Pregnancy related back pain
NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check is a check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It can help spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.
At the Burdwood Surgery, we offer a wide range of vaccinations for those eligible. Please see some of the vaccinations we can adminster below:
- COVID-19 - please check our news section for the latest updates
- Flu - please check our news section for the latest updates
- Vitamin B12
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