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FLU - UPDATE OCTOBER 2020

Practices and pharmacies alike have faced an increased demand this flu season in uptake of the flu vaccination. Currently all available vaccines held and awaited delivery have been allocated to those who have booked an appointment. We are awaiting further guidance from NHS England regarding accessing further supplies but this guidance is likely not to be received until November.

Please be rest assured if you  have yet to get your vaccine this flu season, and fall into the NORMAL cohort of eligibility (*NOT 50-64 years without a chronic disease) we are working as best we can to ensure further stocks are procured from the government reserve as earliest as possible and we have raised our concerns with our local commissioning group who have escalated to NHS England.

*Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you MAY be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there is sufficient vaccine.  No appointments will be offered for people in this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first.  If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical ‘at risk’ group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you should have received an invite and may be awaiting further contacting regarding more supplies of vaccine.

We share your frustrations as a team and will be in touch with all eligible groups as and when guidance is cascaded to us about potential stock that we can access.

Thank you for your patience - DR Mallard-Smith and Partners


Urgent Treatment Centre at Wycombe Hospital

The Urgent Treatment Centre at Wycombe Hospital, which is open 8am-8pm every day and measures are in place for patient safety.   To pre-book an appointment, call 111 or use 111 online, for injuries and illness concerns. Some walk-in patients will be accepted, but you are asked to call 111 to make sure you’re directed to the most appropriate place for your care.

Patient Group Survey 2020-21

The PPG have completed the annual patient survey. Please see link below for the annual report.

Clinics & Services

Care Navigation 

To support and improve access to appropriate medical services our reception team have successfully completed Care Navigation Training. Care Navigation is designed to ensure patients get to see the most appropriate member of our team or are directed to services that will help meet the needs required. Our reception team is here to help you and will be able to support you in making appointments, directing you to support and services where needed - simply ask.

Please help us, help you! 

For support on who you should see for different aliments please see the tab - 'Who do I need to see?' for guidance.

Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses provide a range of nursing services including appointments for:

  • Blood tests – requested by GPs at the surgery only bp_at_home
  • Asthma and spirometry monitoring
  • Chronic disease reviews (diabetes, asthma, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypothyroid etc. monitoring)
  • Heart disease prevention and ECG monitoring
  • Travel advice and routine injections – please allow at least six weeks for travel vaccinations. (Lyn Tarn only)
  • Baby and child immunisations (Lyn Tarn only)
  • Cervical smears
  • Sexual Health advice and contraceptive injections
  • Dressings
  • Suture removal for NHS operations only.
  • Dietary advice
  • NHS Health Checks (Kathryn Darvell only)
  • Hypertension monitoring - including 24 hour BP monitoring

Other Services

Adult Community Health Care Team

This is a team of district nurses who provide skilled nursing care for patients in their own homes.  They care for those who are not well enough to come to the surgery and for whom it is more appropriate to be nursed in their own home. They specialise in many types of nursing including wound healing, palliative care, heart failure, respiratory disease. The team is provided by Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust not the surgery.

Health Visitor

Health Visitors are trained to give health advice, particularly for small children, the elderly and disabled. The practice Health Visitor holds clinics on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the Health Visitor office above Chequers Lane Surgery.

Ante-Natal Clinic pregnant8

The midwife holds a weekly clinic at the Surgery on Tuesday afternoons and all doctors will see antenatal patients during surgery times following the midwife’s request. Please allow 20 minute appointments for these reviews.

Child Immunisation Clinic

These clinics cover from birth to school age and are carried out by practice nurse Lyn Tarn, by appointment.  Should you have any concerns regarding immunisations the medical team will be happy to discuss any issues.

Family Planning

Dr Mallard-Smith is trained in fitting both copper and Mirena IUCD devices.  Advice can be given on all forms of contraception.  Please contact the surgery for an appointment, to discuss any issues you may have with contraception.

Chiropody

There is a private chiropodist who works out of the surgery and details of how to make an appointment are available at reception.

Sexual Health

For information on sexual health services available out with the surgery please visit - www.sexualhealthbucks.nhs.uk / https://www.tht.org.uk/sexual-health/Young-people/Young-and-Free 

 
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