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.

Dementia Friendly Practice

Surgery News


The John Hampden Surgery team, family, friends and patients pulled together on Thursday the 13th of June 2019 and baked cupcakes and cakes galore to help raise money and support the Alzheimer’s annual awareness campaign – ‘Cupcake Day’

We are pleased to announce that we raised £96.50 in total from the sale of lovely bakes and this has been donated to the Alzheimer’s Society by the practice.

We would like to say a massive thank you to all of you who got involved to make our first cupcake day a success and also helped raise awareness on a subject very close to the John Hampden Surgery’s heart.

Thank you!

Dr Mallard-Smith, Dr Roberts, Dr Hodder and team


The John Hampden Surgery is pleased to announce that we have recently won a bid to become a Dementia Friendly Practice. Over the next coming months the practice will be raising awareness about Dementia and making cosmetic changes to improve facilities in order to become more Dementia Friendly.

As part of our bid we will be working with patients and their carers to support and review our patients with a current diagnosis. We feel this is an important step in supporting families that are affected by Dementia.

Some of our staff have recently received training from Bedfordshire University on dementia awareness and have found the training extremely beneficial. Further training will be happening later on in the year, which will mean all employed staff at The John Hampden Surgery will be trained in dementia awareness.

In addition, all of our staff have become Dementia Friends and we would like to strongly encourage our patients to sign up to become a Dementia Friend. This can be done by  visiting the Dementia Friends website via the link below.

Dementia Friends Webpage : 


Please find attached a report explaining The John Hampden Surgery's progress with moving towards becoming a dementia friendly practice.

Up and coming events!

Memory Session Poster

My Life, My Memories

Memory Support Service - Supporting people who are worried about their memory


For more information or to book a place please call the Memory Support Team first:

01296 331749 or 07484 096966

Please see link below for the My Life, My Memories leaflet which outlines all the main telephone and contact details for support services available in Buckinghamshire.

My Life, My Memories Leaflet

Alzheimer's Society Newsletters

  • Stay up to date with information about what's going on in your area by signing up, by following the link below, to monthly email updates through the Alzheimer's Society. 
  • Monthly Newsletters are also uploaded and accessible via the link below. Please see the below Services Information sheet which will keep you up to date with what is happening in and around Bucks.
  • Looking for more information, support or advice about Demenita? Please contact the National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 11 22

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