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INFECTION CONTROL IN THE SURGERY

Before you come to a booked appointment in surgery we will ask you whether or not you or a person who has to accompany you have COVID19 symptoms. You may only come into the surgery if you do not have symptoms. If you have symptoms and need to be seen we will arrange for assessment by the Bucks COVID19 Team.

Please note that we can only allow one person at a time into the surgery for infection control reasons. One adult may accompany a child or another adult who has difficulty communicating, remembering or undressing.

To protect vulnerable patients and our staff we have not changed our Coronavirus infection control procedures. Please wash your hands with sanitiser when you enter and leave the surgery. 

All visitors to our surgery must wear a face covering. This does not need to be a medical grade mask. Our staff will continue to wear recommended personal protective equipment. Please click on the LINK for instructions on how to make a face covering. We've seen people coming in to surgery with masks worn incorrectly. This won't reduce the risk of infection and will make your spectacles fog up. Remember to press it down over the bridge of your nose and cheeks of it's got stiffening along the top edge. 

Our toilet lids, sinks and flushes are now touch-free. 

All payments for non-NHS services must be made by BACS transfer or with a contactless card.

VACCINATION RECORDS

The NHS is encouraging people registered with a GP practice in England to check that their vaccination records are up to date, and to contact the Vaccination Data Resolution Service (VDRS) or the Overseas Vaccines Validation Service if their record isn’t showing correctly.

 

It’s important that records are accurate so the NHS can invite the right people at the right time if vaccinations are due. It might also mean a hassle-free journey for those planning to use an NHS COVID Pass to travel abroad.

 

Everyone over 12 who has had a COVID-19 vaccination in England can view their record using the NHS COVID Pass web pages or, for those over 13, through the NHS App.

 

If a member of the public had their vaccinations in England but there is an error on their record, or they have a missing or incomplete record, they should call 119 and ask to be referred to the VDRS. The VDRS will then aim to contact them within 5 working days. Please note they need to be registered with an English GP practice to use this service.

 

People over 16 who have had one or more COVID-19 vaccinations abroad that are approved by WHO can book an appointment at a vaccination site via the NHS website to show evidence of their vaccinations and request an update to their record.

Anyone intending to use their NHS COVID Pass for travel purposes is encouraged to check their COVID pass status before booking. If their record isn’t showing correctly, they should call 119.

 

An NHS COVID Pass cannot be gained through the VDRS or the Overseas Vaccines Validation Service but instead needs to be accessed via the NHS COVID Pass web pages or via the NHS app.

Our Advice App

For quick access to advice, please use the AskFirst app which you can download free from Google Play and Apple Store whenever possible for medical advice.

If you require repeat prescriptions or results please use Patient Access or email cherrymead.prescriptions@nhs.net.  The doctor will call you about results of concern.

Please see the link below, to find out how to get the correct advice.

How To Get Help 

Blood Tests at Wycombe Hospital from February 2021 can only be attended if you have a pre-booked appointment. Please click on the following link for more information: LINK

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Gluten free food prescriptions

Gluten free foods may only be prescribed for patients who have a diagnosed “established gluten enteropathy” such as coeliac disease or dermatitis herpetiformis.  Following a consultation in January 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care recommends restricting prescribing of certain gluten free foods on prescription. To reflect this new recommendation, NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group recommends  that 1. the prescribing of gluten free bread and bread mixes only for eligible patients and 2. pasta and flour should no longer be prescribed.  The maximum quantity of 8 units of gluten free food per patient, per month has not changed. 

 

Share you experience of vaginal mesh, Primodos and sodium valproate treatment with the independent review body. Click on the link below for more information.

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Prescription of Over the Counter Medication is Changing

Click on the leaflet below for more information.

OverTheCounter Medication Leaflet

Changes to Ordering of Repeat Prescriptions

Many patients have a 'repeat prescription' meaning that they can regularly receive certain medication without having to see their doctor each time. Some people order these repeat prescriptions themselves. Others choose to use a pharmacy or dispensing company to order medicines on their behalf. You can find further information here

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Changes to Prescription processing times

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