April 20, 2011
Medical Centre receives youth service award
people in Burnham-On-Sea can feel reassured they are receiving
a first class service when they visit the town's medical centre
for any aspect of their health or wellbeing.
That's because Burnham Medical Centre in Love Lane
has this week become the first GP practice in Somerset to be awarded
a coveted 'Youre Welcome' accreditation status by the Department
The accreditation is only granted to those services that go the
extra mile for their young clients and set a top standard in service
quality. Services must be able to demonstrate that they have improved
their accessibility, choice and quality of services offered to
young people aged 11-19.
Sister Lynne Humphries, who is Lead Nurse and Practice Lead at
Burnham Medical Centre, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are
extremely pleased to receive this national award. This has been
a team effort and I would like to thank everyone within the practice
for their co-operation and support. I would also like to thank
Gemma Denman, Young Peoples Ambassador and Kate Jones, School
Nurse both from King Alfred School and Craig Boothroyd for his
input for patients with learning disabilities."
award assessors commended the medical centre, saying: "Everyone
has worked very hard to improve on what is already a very good
service to become a first rate service to young people both within
the practice and in the Young Adults Drop-In Clinic. Burnham has
set a very high standard for other GP services to follow."
Buckley, Implementation Lead for the 'Youre Welcome' programme
at NHS Somerset added: "The 'Youre Welcome' accreditation
is a wonderful achievement for all the staff and a marvellous
opportunity to demonstrate how the GP surgery is delivering an
excellent service to young people."
"Special mention must be made for the hard work and dedication
to achieve this award by Lynne Humphries, Lead Practice Nurse,
Administration Assistant Lynne Harling, Management Partner Debbie
Hale and members of the Practice Team."