England | Scotland | Wales | Northern Ireland | Ireland
Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus
Download the NHS COVID-19 app
Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms
Find out about the main symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you have them.
Testing and tracing
Get a test to check if you have coronavirus, understand your test result and find out what to do if you're contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
Self-isolation and treatment if you have coronavirus symptoms
Advice about staying at home (self-isolation) and treatment for you and anyone you live with.
People at high risk
Advice for people at higher risk from coronavirus, including older people, people with health conditions and pregnant women.
Social distancing and changes to everyday life
Advice about avoiding close contact with other people (social distancing), looking after your wellbeing and using the NHS and other services.
COVID-19 support recovery service
'Your COVID Recovery' helps you to understand what has happened and what you might expect as part of your recovery.
GOV.UK: coronavirus – guidance and support
Government information and advice.
GOV.UK: local restrictions – areas with an outbreak of coronavirus
Local outbreak advice.
Burnbank Medical Centre, 18 Burnbank Centre, Hamilton, ML3 0NQTel: 01698 286555
Ordering of Repeat Medications
From 4th July 2016 we will no longer accept prescription requests from the Chemist. You can only order medication by
1. Placing your repeat medication slip in the box located in the waiting area
2. Order online via our practice website at www.burnbankmedicalcentre.co.uk
3. Telephoning our new prescription voicemail system 01698 456622 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
It is estimated that over £15 million pounds worth of prescribed medication in Scotland is wasted each year. We all have a part to play in reducing this.
OUR LATEST PATIENT SURVEY CAN BE VIEWED BY ACCESSING www.healthcareexperienceresults.org and typing in Burnbank Medical Centre into the search box. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Please write to Claire Murdoch, Practice Manager
BSc (Glasgow) 1987 MB ChB (Glasgow) 1993 DRCOG 1995 DFFP 1997 MRCGP 1997 – full time - Partner
MB ChB (Glasgow) 1992 FRCS 1996 FRCS (ENT) 1997 DRCOG 2000 MRCGP 2000 – full time - Partner
MB ChB (Aberdeen) 1998 DCH 2001 DFFP 2002 MRCGP 2004 – full time - Partner
MBChB (Baghdad) 1998 MRCGP 2017 - full time - Partner
MBChB (Hons) (Dundee 2009) MRCGP (2018) - (regular Doctor working with the practice on a Monday and Thursday)
MB ChB (Manchester) 2010 DRCOG 2014 MRCGP 2015 DCH 2018 - (regular Doctor working with the Practice on a Tuesday and Wednesday)
Dr Ojobo is a locum Doctor working with us every Monday
Health Care Assistants are able to check your Height, Weight, Urine and Blood Pressure. They are also able to carry out phlebotomy (taking blood).
Mrs Claire Murdoch MIHM Practice Manager (Diploma in Primary Care Management)
The practice manager is involved in managing all of the business aspects of the practice such as making sure that the right systems are in place to provide a high quality of patient care, human resources, finance, patient safety, premises and equipment and information technology. The practice manager supports the GPs and other medical professionals with delivering patient services and also helps to develop extended services to enhance patient care.
Mrs Rhona McCracken - Assistant Practice Manager (Introductory Certificate in Management)
Supervises the reception area on a daily basis and deputises for the Practice Manager in her absence.
Mrs Linda Barr - Office Manager
Supervises the reception area on a daily basis and deputises for the Practice Manager in her absence
Our Receptionists Donna, Tracy, Catherine, Karen and Helen provide an important link for patients with the practice and are your initial contact point for general enquiries. They can provide basic information on services and results and direct you to the right person depending on your health issue or query. Receptionists make most of the patient appointments with the GPs and nurses. They also perform other important tasks such as issuing repeat prescriptions and dealing with enquiries.
Based at Udston Hospital/Blantyre Health Centre, these nurses deliver nursing care to patients of all ages within their own environment. They also liaise with other agencies to support patients’ needs within the community. You may contact them on 03003030263.
Based at Blantyre Health Centre, Blantyre Health Visitors are specially trained in public health nursing. Their remit involves the promotion of health and prevention of ill health. Working mainly with families of children under 5. You may contact them on 01698 723173.
Mrs Shonaid McCabe BSc in Occupational Therapy is an Occupational Therapist. She will be joining the practice 3 days per week from Monday 20th November 2017. You can self-refer to Shonaid or alternatively referral will be made via your usual GP
Occupational Therapists are health professionals who help people with a range of health problems and long-term conditions to manage everyday activities (occupations) that matter to them.
This includes activities
Could I benefit from Occupational Therapy?
If you have noticed any changes in your ability to carry out everyday activities, the occupational therapy service in your surgery may be able to help you.
You may be experiencing difficulties due to:
<span style="font-size: 8.0pt; color: #5