Omicron impact on staffing
We would like to inform our patients that, due to the outbreak of the Omicron COVID variant, our practice is currently experiencing significant staff absences. Like many workplaces, GP practices are coping with unprecedented levels of staff sickness and self-isolation at this time.
We would like to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to maintain normal services in light of this situation. Unfortunately, there may be some short-term changes or disruption to the way we normally work – we apologise if you should find this to be the case.
We would be very grateful for your patience and understanding during this challenging time and would like to thank you for your ongoing support.
Before contacting your GP practice, it is always really helpful if you can please think about the right health service option for your needs. Not only can this help us make sure we are seeing those people who are most in need of our support sooner, but it will also help you get the right treatment faster as well – particularly with the pandemic continuing to have an impact on services.
Below are some of the other healthcare options available in Buckinghamshire:
- UK has a really helpful patient guide to conditions, symptoms and treatments which may help you manage your illness or injury
- The 111 online service at nhs.ukis a great source of information and advice, especially if you are not sure which service to use.
- Pharmacies are staffed by healthcare professionals and offer excellent advice as well as very effective over-the-counter treatments. You can find your nearest pharmacy here.
- Many minor injuries or ailments can be treated at home, with medicines or treatments you may already have. Make sure you keep some of these handy.
- If you have a minor injury or condition (e.g. sprains, cuts, minor burns, skin infections), the Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) in High Wycombe is accessible from 8am – 8pm. Check here for more information.
- A&E - remember, A&E should be used for serious and life-threatening conditions. If it is not an emergency, or you are not sure, please check with the NHS 111 service first. But if it is, don’t delay – call 999.
Face to face appointments, Coughs, Colds and COVID (October 2021 update)
We are open and offering face to face appointments to patients. Those attending with coughs & colds will need a negative PCR test to be seen face-to face in the surgery to protect vulnerable patients and staff. If you are awaiting a PCR test you will get a telephone call for an initial assessment.
Those attending the practice for any reason will continue to be required to wear face coverings unless exempt. We understand this may be frustrating to some, but we will continue to follow the national guidance to protect patients and staff.
Thank you for your ongoing patience during these times.
The Ivers Practice
We welcome 2 new doctors to the surgery, Dr Ali Bakir and Dr Samir Ghodasara. We sadly say farewell to Dr Al-Shahib and Dr Djemal. We wish them well for the future.
We are booking nasal flu vaccines for 2and 3 year olds
Welcome to our new staff members
Nurse Susan Bailey-Kennedy - special interests in diabetes, asthma, COPD
Dr Fahad Riaz - GP trainee doctor with us until February 2022
Sunaina Bajaj - Physiotherapist, you can book directly with her with any new muscular or joint problems
Christiana Assuming - Social prescriber who can help patients to improve their health, well-being and social welfare by connecting them to community services
Dhara Patel - Physicians Associate, they are medically trained, generalist healthcare professionals, who work alongside doctors and provide medical care as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team. They are dependent practitioners working with a dedicated medical supervisor.
Patient Survey response from the practice - please see News Feed
Welcome to The Ivers Practice
“Provide high quality safe and effective primary care services, that are patient centred. To educate and help patients to be aware of their health needs, promoting choice, whilst using NHS resources in a responsible and appropriate manner”
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