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FLU - UPDATE November 2020

We have secured extra stock of flu vaccine please contact us is you fall into one of the eligible groups. Please note those who fall under the 50-64 new group who don't have a chronic disease and this would be the first year of offer we have been advised by NHS England that we are not to vaccinate this group yet. We will announce further information relating to this age group as and when it is filtered from NHS England.

Thank you

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.

Health and Wellbring - Active Bucks and Mental Health

KoothActive Bucks

Active Bucks is a weekly programme of fun and inspiring activities taking place across Buckinghamshire; on days, evenings and weekends. It will continue throughout the year and new activities will be added regularly.

The Active Bucks project aspires to help all Bucks residents lead happier, healthier lives. Too many of us are not doing enough physical activity to benefit our health. This means we’re missing out on all the other benefits being active can bring, such as reducing our risk of disease and disability, becoming more independent, connecting with other local people, our communities, and improving our mental wellbeing.

The Active Bucks project will support more people to get more active, more often; with a particular focus on reducing the number of inactive people across the county.

Most importantly, you don't need to take up a sport or join a gym; any activity which makes you breathe faster and feel warmer, even gardening and housework, make a great contribution to your daily activity levels.

For more information about Active Bucks please visit - http://www.buckscc.gov.uk/services/health-and-wellbeing/active-bucks/active-bucks/

Mental Health Support

At this uncertain time for many young people around results days and thinking about transition back into schools and colleges. KOOTH service is commissioned in your area for 11 – 18 year olds and is available for wellbeing advice and support. 

Kooth have seen increasing use of their service by young people during the lockdown period and beyond and have produced data releases to show what users have been concerned about. These can be found here under the Covid-19 option.   

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