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Staff Training: please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Wednesday 9th September.  We will re-open for all routine services as usual at 8.30am on Thursday 10th September.  If you need to contact a doctor in an emergency please call: 01296 850011 (1pm - 6.30pm) or 111 (6.30pm - 8am)

 

Patient Participation 2014/15 report

As a practice we are required to place on the website by 31/3/15 the reporting template for Patient Participation. This includes details of patient feedback (and actions taken) 2014/15 provided  to our virtual Patient Participation Group (PPG). Our report is available on the Clinics & Services page above.  If you would like to join this group please sign up under Have Your Say, Join our Patient Group, below.

WALK-IN FLU CLINICS

All flu clinics this year will be walk-in clinics as follows:
Wed 7th October 8.30 am - 4 pm
Wed 21st October 8.30 am - 4 pm
Wed 4th November 8.30 am - 4 pm
Further clinic dates may be advised.
GPs and nurses will continue to give flu jabs in surgery as usual during the Autumn campaign.  These appointments are for all patients aged 65 and over, and those under 65 in an at-risk group. If you are not sure whether you qualify please call the surgery.

Health Help Now

Health Help Now is a free advice service website for people in Bucks.

This can be accessed on your phone, laptop or tablet so you can get NHS advice about the best place to go for your health concerns.  Go to http://bucks.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/ to access the service.  Anyone who doesn't have internet access should phone NHS 111 for instant advice, 24 hours a day.

Tell us what you think - take the Friends & Family Test

(go to the link under Have Your Say in the right hand menu)

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Online Services

Online appointments, prescriptions etc may now be found via the Online Services link in the right hand menu.  Please note that the prescription link is for the existing website prescription service (manually entered by the patient.) 

The appointments link takes you to our new online appointments and repeat prescriptions service, which integrates with the surgery system and which requires a separate sign-up and login. 

Only fully registered patients may sign up for this service: if you have completed a pre-registration form on the website you must visit the surgery with your identification documents to complete your registration before signing up for online services. 

Online Services - Current and Planned

Online services now includes limited access to your electronic medical record.  Your medication, allergies, adverse reactions and immunisations are now available to view via the online appointments and prescriptions system.  You must have already signed up to the online appointments and prescriptions service, however for this part of the service a separate ID-verified process is also required before access can be enabled.   Please bring one photo ID and one proof of address to the surgery and complete the consent form available.

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Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record went live at the New Surgery on Thursday 30th October 2014. All non-dissenting patients have had an electronic Summary Care Record created for them automatically.  This contains your current medication, any allergies you may have, and any bad reactions to medicines you may have had recorded. Only NHS staff directly involved in your care will have access to the Summary Care Record, and only with your express permission (except in an emergency).  Further information and a link to the opt-out form are available via the Summary Care Record link and the SCR: your questions link to the right under Further Information.    

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.

 

Dr Devakumar returns

Dr Devakumar has recently had her second child, and returned to work on Monday 11th May 2015.  She has recommenced her existing schedule of surgeries.

We are delighted to welcome Dr Devakumar back to work.

Monica Lawrenson

Practice Director

 

New Electronic Prescription Service:

Benefits:

  • 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.

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. 

Waiting Times

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 07/08/2015)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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