Bracknell Urgent Care Centre

01344551100 Royal Berkshire Bracknell Healthspace, Eastern Gate, Brants Bridge , Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9TR
http://www.onemedicalgroup.co.uk/bracknell-urgent-care-centre

2.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 106 ratings for this GP surgery

News:

  • UPDATE - Treatment of eye injuries

Overview

Bracknell Urgent Care Centre

When to use an Urgent Care Centre?

Use the Bracknell Urgent Care Centre (BUCC) if you need medical treatment or advice which does not need a visit to A&E. The BUCC treats minor injuries and minor illnesses that require immediate assessment and treatment but do not require care in an A&E Department.  

The BUCC is not an alternative to your GP practice, which should usually be contacted first. If you are not currently registered with a GP practice our receptionists can give you information to help you register. 

What happens in an Urgent Care Centre?

The BUCC is a nurse led unit and all patients are assessed by a nurse. Priority is given to the illness or injury that the patient has attended with. Certain patient groups are prioritised including children and the elderly.

The centre is supported by a GP at all times. The BUCC is not a replacement for your appointment with your GP and the continuity of care that this provides. 

If in doubt please call the centre on: 01344 551100 or call 111.

Waiting times in the BUCC can vary depending on time of day and the number of patients in the centre at any given time. All patients are seen in order of arrival and urgency. This may result in a patient who arrived after you being seen for treatment before you.

This does not mean they have jumped the queue, it means that they are in a different treatment category than you, or they have been classified as being more urgent.

At peak times you may been assessed by a triage nurse in order to be given a priority depending upon the symptoms that you have. You may been seen by an emergency nurse practitioner or a GP depending on what your symptoms are. It is sometimes difficult to predict how long you will be waiting, some patients need longer to assess and treat than others.

Please feel free to speak to our reception staff if you would like an approximate waiting time.

It is sometimes necessary to refer you to other more specialist services or to your GP to ensure continuity of care.

Opening times

Reception times

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Appointments

Monday 08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Out of hours

When the centre is closed please call NHS 111 for medical advice. You will be assessed and referred to the most approporiate service.  If you feel your symptoms are life threatening please call 999 or visit the nearest Accident & Emergency Department.

Gp practices close at 6:30pm week days and re-open at 8:00am, they are generally closed on the weekends. In each area there is an OOH (Out of hours GP service) and they can be contacted via "111" The urgent care centre as a general rule will see patients whose injuies or illnesses happen within 48 hours.

Last verified on 04/10/2014

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Our facilities

On-site x-ray facilities
Wheelchair accessible
Cafe
Free Parking

Latest news

UPDATE - Treatment of eye injuries

Eye casualty

We would like to clarify to patients that the Bracknell Urgent Care Centre is unable to treat patients with eye injuries as these require specialist medical attention.

Patients who have eye injuries should attend the Prince Charles Eye Unit at King Edward VII Hospital in Windsor which is open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 9am-1pm or their nearest Accident and Emergency Department. 

Patients attending the Urgent Care Centre with eye injuries will be referred to one of these alternative services.

Bracknell Urgent Care Centre is able to treat patients with minor eye symptoms such as conjunctivitis, weeping or sore eyes, minor abrasions, irritated eyes or allergic reactions. 

If you are unsure whether your symptoms or injury can be treated at the Urgent Care Centre we would encourage you to contact the centre first on 01344 55 11 00 or NHS 111 so that you can be assessed via the telephone and directed to the most appropriate service.

Last updated on 24 September 2014.

Key facts

Weekday evening and weekend appointments offered here or nearby

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More on how we perform

We are currently not accepting new patients

This is an Urgent Care Centre and does not have a registered list. If you need to register with a local GP staff in our Patient Education Centre can help you find one which meets your needs.

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Latest reviews of this gp practice

Acute ear infection

After having a viral infection for 5 days with painful sinusitis I woke on Saturday morning with excrutiating ear pain in my right ear an...

22 September 2018

PLEASE ANSWEWR THE PHONE!!!!!!!!

Been on the phone, calling you for 8 minutes - no response - REALLY!!!

24 August 2018

Referred by GP for x ray

An amazing, clean, quick, free easy car parking facility. My GP wanted me to have an x ray for an old injury and gave me a referal form....

1 August 2018

Amazing facility!

An amazing facility. Have been here a number of times with my accident prone 8 year old. Always seen quickly, can't fault the service.

31 July 2018

Torn calf muscle not improving as much as expected

I was recommended to come along after my GP couldn't see me until August. I had torn my calf and wanted to check it was not more serious...

16 July 2018

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Last updated on 28 October 2016.

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