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SUMMARY CARE RECORD starts 30/10/14 - see details below

 HAVE YOUR SAY ON PRIMARY CARE IN BUCKS - see details below

FLU CLINICS NOW ON - see below for details

 

Patients of Dr Devakumar: please see information below

 

EPS - a new prescription service from June 2014 - see Home page and Prescriptions page

 

Patient Survey Results and Action Plan - March 2014

 

Summary Care Record

The Summary Care Record will be going live at the New Surgery on Thursday 30th October 2014. All patients will have 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.    

Have your say on Primary care in Bucks

 Primary care in Bucks is being redesigned to ensure that it is fit for purpose.  This is your chance to have your say and help shape the future strategy for Bucks.  NHS Chiltern Commissioning Group is holding four public meetings and is keen to hear your views.  Full detailed documents and an online survey are available at www.letstalkhealthbucks.nhs.uk.

Public Events:

Wed 12th November 2014, 1-2.30pm

St Teresa's Presbytery, Beaconsfield, HP9 2PL

Thursday 13th November 2014, 1-2.30pm

British Legion, Amersham, HP6 6AL

Wednesday 19th November 2014, 1-2.30pm

Burnham Park, Burnham, SL1 7HR

Wednesday 26th November 2014, 1-2.30pm

The King's Centre, High Wycombe, HP11 2PU

 Flu Jabs Autumn 2014

Flu clinic sessions are still available on:  Wednesday 5th November - all day

Flu appointments are also available opportunistically throughout the autumn.  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.

 Children's intranasal flu: all children aged 2 - 4 years will be invited to have the new flu intrasal spray during Autumn 2014.  The practice will contact parents about this to make appointments for their children.

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.

 

FAO: the patients of Dr Devakumar

As many of you already know, Dr Devakumar has recently had her second child - mother and baby are doing well!  She is planning to return to work in April 2015 and will recommence her existing schedule of surgeries.

We are pleased to confirm the cover arrangements for the patient list of Dr Devakumar while she is on maternity leave:

From  Monday 22nd September 2014 the arrangements are:

Mon am & pm surgeries & Tue pm surgery only will be covered by Dr Pratigya Gurung

Tues, Weds, Thurs & Fri am surgery only will be covered by Dr Hajera Abbas

 

Please be patient as the new GPs get to know the practice and their patient list.

If there is any change to this arrangement this will be stated in the surgery and on our website.

We warmly welcome Dr Gurung and Dr Abbas to the surgery team.

 

Monica Lawrenson

Practice Director

 

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:

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. 

Staff Training

Please note that the surgery will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Wednesday 19th November.  We will re-open for all routine services as usual at 8.30am on Thursday 20th November.

If you need to contact a doctor in an emergency please call:

01296 850011 (1pm - 6.30pm)

111 (6.30pm - 8am)

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

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