Flu Jabs Autumn 2014
Flu clinic sessions have already been arranged for:
Wednesday 24th September - all day
Wednesday 8th October - morning only
Saturday 18th October - morning only
Wednesday 5th November - all day
Please call the surgery on 01494 782262 to book your appointment if you are over 65 years old or fall into one of the at-risk categories and have been previously advised to have an annual flu jab. Shingles and pneumovax jabs are also available to eligible patients. Please see below for details of this autumn's shingles campaign.
Pharmacy Services Survey
The County Council and NHS in Buckinghamshire are carrying out a survey to understand how local people use pharmacy (or chemist) services, and what they may need in the future. This is part of a review to ensure that the best possible pharmacy services are in place locally. The survey will take under 15 minutes to complete, is anonymous, and will be open until the end of September at this address https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/buckspna2 . Further information is available on the first page of the survey. We are keen to have as many people as possible fill out the questionnaire, to give us some excellent insight into local pharmacy services.
FAO: the patients of Dr Devakumar
I am pleased to inform you, as many of you already know, that I am currently pregnant with my second child and am due to commence my maternity leave at the end of September for a period of 6 months. I am planning to return to work in April 2015 and will recommence my existing schedule of surgeries.
For several months we have been trying to recruit a locum to cover my work whilst I am on maternity leave. This has involved numerous advertisements and interviews. However as yet we have been unable to secure a suitable candidate to commit to the post, partly as a consequence of a national GP recruitment crisis. We are continuing our efforts to recruit for the position and hope to have cover in place as soon as possible.
I appreciate your patience and understanding and hope you will continue to support both myself and the practice through this difficult period.
Dr Supreena Devakumar.
Goodbye to our Registrars
We wish to inform you that our two registrars Dr Ham-Ying and Dr R Ruben left the practice on 5th August to complete their training elsewhere. We wish them both every success in their future medical careers.
New Electronic Prescription Service:
This is a new service which will particularly benefit patients whose medication rarely changes and who routinely use the same pharmacy to collect their medication.
You (or your pharmacy) will not have not visit your GP practice to collect the prescription. Your GP will send the prescription electronically to the pharmacy you choose, saving you time.
The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy close to where you live, work or shop.
The GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice, saving you extra trips.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time, either at the GP surgery or at the pharmacy.
For more information, see the information sheet A New Way to Get Your Medicines and Appliances on the Prescriptions page.
Please read the literature and complete the nomination form when you are next at the surgery if you would like to benefit from this system, or call the surgery to set your nomination.
Shingles Immunisations from 1st September 2014
Adults aged 70 (born 2.9.43 - 1.9.44), aged 78 (born 2/9/35 - 1/9/36) and 79 (born 2.9.34 - 1.9.35) are invited to have a vaccination which protects against shingles. Please see the New Imms for 2013 page under Clinics & Services above for more information.
Measles Epidemic 2013
It is never too late to be vaccinated against measles. Parents of unvaccinated children, teenagers and young adults who have missed out on MMR should urgently arrange for them to be vaccinated by their GP surgery who have extra stocks of vaccine available now.
If you are unsure of your child's vaccination status, please speak to reception who can check their record. Children who have had only a single dose will require a booster, and those who have never been vaccinated will require 2 doses of MMR vaccine for complete protection.
Please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Wednesday 17th September. We will re-open for all routine services as usual at 8.30am on Thursday 18th September.
If you need to contact a doctor in an emergency please call:
01296 850011 (1pm - 6.30pm)
111 (6.30pm - 8am)
Occasionally both GPs and nurses will see patients who need extra consulting time, and this may result in extended waits for other patients. We apologise in advance for this. If you feel you are unable to wait to see your usual GP please speak to reception.
Complaints and Comments
If you have a complaint, concern, or even a comment or suggestion about the service you have received from the doctors or any staff working in the practice, please let us know. Where there is concern about the safety of an adult, child or young person or of suspected abuse this can also be received by reception staff. Please request a form from reception. Staff are available to assist with completion if required.
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
(Site updated 28/08/2014)