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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.

Community Midwives

The midwife can be contacted on 01494 526161.

Community Nurses

The nurses can be contacted on 01494 890900.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

The health visitors office can be contacted on 01494 864275.

Attached Staff

We are lucky here at John Hampden to have 4 Social Prescribers supporting our multidisciplinary team.

  • Sean Gallagher Sean
  • Gagan Taylor   Gagan
  • June Moxon    June
  • Ros Mayhew    Ros

What is Social Prescribing.

Many things affect your health and wellbeing. We often find we have a lot of visits from patients who are feeling isolated, lonely, stressed out by work, money and housing problems. Sometimes its the stress of managing different long term condition.

That's where social prescribing comes in. It starts with a conversation. It might be the conversation you've had with one of our nurses, doctors or another member of our team. They will refer you to a social prescribing link worker. The link worker is there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you feel better.

Link workers might also introduce you to a community group, a new activity or a local club. Or they might help you find legal advice or debt counselling. They might just help you find information and guidance: a bit of inside knowledge on your situation or what local resources there are available. They could even support you to create something new such as a gardening club, a fishing group, a 'mens shed' or knit and knatter group.

Social prescribing can help you to have more control over your own health and find ways to improve how you feel in a way that suits you.

We are lucky here at John Hampden to have 4 Social Prescribers supporting our multidisciplinary team.

 
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