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.
Please wash your hands with sanitiser when you enter and leave the surgery. There are dispensers in the waiting rooms and corridors.
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. Please see the video below.
Our toilet lids and sinks are now touch-free. We're working on the flushes.
All payments for non-NHS services must be made by BACS transfer or with a contactless card.
From tomorrow, Tuesday 17 March, when you contact us you will continue to first be asked questions about possible COVID-19 exposure by our receptionists or by SMS. If you have symptoms you will be advised to self-isolate for 7 days. If a family member has symptoms please self-isolate for 14 days. If your COVID-19 symptoms are severe you will be asked to contact NHS111 Online or if you have no internet access to ring 111. If you do not have COVID-19 symptoms, your contact details will be passed to a GP. One of our doctors will speak to you by telephone or videolink. We will only offer you an appointment if it is essential that you are seen in surgery. All face to face routine appointments for blood tests and medical check ups for long-term conditions will also cease until further notice.
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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.
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Prescription of Over the Counter Medication is Changing
Click on the leaflet below for more information.
OverTheCounter Medication Leaflet
Junior EpiPen Shortage
Please click on the red link for information about the current shortage of Junior Epipen .
The Ironman Heart Failure Study
is looking for suitable patients. Click here for information.
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. Depending on how you request your medicines, the way that is works for you may change from 1 August 2018. You can find further information here
New Patient Registration
If you wish to register as a patient at the surgery you will now need to make an appointment. This can be done at the Reception Desk or over the telephone.
Please bring completed forms and documentation to prove identity and address to this appointment.
Your information, what you need to know
This Privacy Notice explains why we collect information about you, how that information may be used and how we keep it safe and confidential.