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Public Health Alert

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS Has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. 

what to do if you have symptoms?

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • High temperature
  • New continuous cough

DO NOT come to the surgery, pharmacy or hospital. 

You DO NOT need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Please visit the NHS UK site to read the advice about staying at home. - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/

Use the NHS 111 ONLINE coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your symptoms get worse
  • your symptoms do not get any better after 7 days

The NHS 111 online service can be accessed by visiting:  https://111.nhs.uk/

At the moment from Monday the 16th of March the surgery will be remain open however our doors will be closed. Patients who have planned scheduled appointments will be the only patients allowed to entry to the practice, please use the door bell to indicate arrival.

We would ask all other patients who DO NOT have a scheduled appointment to NOT attend the surgery and to telephone us to allow us to triage your query.

We will continue to communicate with our patients when changes occur in these developing times.

We thank all our patients in advance for your support and patience.

Dr Mallard-Smith and Partners.

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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