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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.

Veteran Support

Aged Veterans Counselling is a MoD funded service providing free counselling to anyone with military service born before 1950.  If you feel you would benefit from this service please contact your regular GP to discuss onward referral. This service is due to expire on the 31st of March 2017 so please get in touch before to be eligible for onward referral.

Key features of this unique free counselling service include:

  • Open to anyone born before 1950 who has any military service (including National Service).
  • Counselling is extended to family members and carers of veterans born before 1950.
  • Counselling can be provided at the home / care home of the veteran.
  • The service is completely free of charge, and is funded by the MoD’s Veteran’s Fund.
  • The counselling covers all everyday issues, such as bereavement, depression, loneliness and anxiety, and is not restricted to post combat or PTSD issues.
  • Most referrals are made by a third party, such as a GP surgery, care home, or a veterans’ charity.  Individual veterans can also self-refer.
  • All counselling is confidential and provided by specialist BACP accredited counsellors.

Aged Veterans Contact Number: 020 7708 5000 (office hours)

Emails: referrals@agedveteranscounselling.org.uk (please note all referrals must come through your GP)

Website: www.agedveteranscounselling.org.uk

Practice News

We are delighted to share with our patients that we have been awards Armed Forces Veteran Friendly Practice award by The Royal College of General Practitioners.

What does this mean? 

This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services. This is important in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment. 

If you are ex-forces, please let us know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care. 

Military Events



 
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