29th November 2023

Burnham Surgery has released a statement about the proposed move to a new facility, which you can see in the section below.

Further below you will find a fuller version of their statement.

The Surgery has also announced an upcoming questionnaire about the proposed move, which will be available ‘in due course’.

Also included below is their recent release of patient survey results about the service they provide:

The Burnham Surgery Statement

The partners at the Burnham Surgery are determined to provide the best services to their patients and to continue to support the training and development of clinicians for the future.

The current surgery premises do not meet current guidelines and have inadequate space and facilities for the surgery to meet NHS contract requirements.

The cost of redesigning the current building is c. £5 million excluding VAT, plus the cost of rehousing the surgery whilst the work is carried out.  A redesign on the current site will not meet future requirements, it will reduce the ability to host a full range of services to patients and to recruit new staff.

A new building, in a new location, will accommodate all health services for Burnham and the surrounding area, and allow the disposal of the Burnham Clinic and the Burnham Surgery.  Services can be continued from the existing premises while the new build is undertaken resulting in minimal disruption to services.

Partnership with a developer keen to take on 3PD role (the delivery and development of new primary care premises on behalf of GPs, Integrated Care Systems, and other associated healthcare partners) will make a new building financially viable.

Next Steps – upcoming patient questionnaire

In due course a patient questionnaire will be issued online by Healthwatch with a link via the practice website burnhamsurgery.co.uk and be available to collect from the Burnham Surgery.

The results of the questionnaire will be collated and made available to view on the Practice website and in the surgery waiting room.

The surgery will continue in discussions with the Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board to find a solution.

The full statement

The full position statement can be found on the practice website burnhamsurgery.co.uk and in the waiting room at the Burnham Surgery.


Burnham Surgery Position Statement re New Surgery.Nov 2023

Feedback now

Any comments or questions can be sent to: burnhamsurgery@nhs.net or dropped into the comments box in the waiting room at the Burnham Surgery.

Latest patient survey results

Survey shows that 74% of patients had a ‘good overall experience’ of the Burnham Surgery, but only 44% said it was easy to get through by phone, and only 45% were satisfied with availability of appointment times.
82% said the healthcare professional (i.e., doctor or nurse) gave them enough time and 98% said the patient had confidence in the professional.

For information and pictures posted in the past about the Surgery Debate, click here.