Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend
As the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend arrives, your GP Practice - and all of Buckinghamshire’s health and care services - will be working hard to make sure you stay safe and well. You can help us by making sure you are prepared for the bank holiday weekend and by using the right service at the right time.
Please make sure you have all the medicines you may require ahead of the four-day break.
If you need to get a prescription, or a repeat prescription, filled, please do so as soon as possible. Your GP practice will be closed after Wednesday, 1 June (reopening on Monday, 6 June), so please get your prescriptions to us by Monday, 30 May if possible.
Please also make sure you have everyday medication like paracetamol or cough remedies available – it may be spring, but there are still lots of illnesses circulating.
If you need healthcare advice or support but are not sure what health service option to use, and if it is not an emergency, go to 111.nhs.uk. Due to high levels of demand, the 111 telephone service is currently extremely busy and is expected to remain so over the bank holiday period - please use the online option where possible.
If you do need to access a pharmacy this weekend, please be aware that many will be operating reduced hours. Local pharmacy details can be found via the NHS ‘Find a pharmacy’ service or on the Buckinghamshire CCG website.
If it is a serious or life-threatening emergency, please do not delay – call 999 or go to A&E if you can safely do so.
You can find out more about all available NHS services and how to access them by clicking here.
We would like to thank all our patients for their support and to wish them a happy and health Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
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.
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We welcome 2 new GP trainee doctors to the surgery, Dr Joesph Blunt and Dr Sammy Anwuzia.
Welcome to our new staff members
Nurse Susan Bailey-Kennedy - special interests in diabetes, asthma, COPD
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
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