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To protect vulnerable patients and our staff we have not changed our Coronavirus infection control procedures. Please use the hand wash in the wall dispensers. You will need to socially distance and wear a mask in surgery. If you do not wish to wear a mask we will continue to make provision for you to wait and be seen in a separate room. Please do not be abusive towards our staff or other patients.

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.

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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

 

CORONAVIRUS VACCINATIONS

We have nearly finished inviting our patients over 70 to Adams Park for coronavirus vaccinations this week and will shortly be contacting our patients over 65. Please keep our phone lines free for people needing medical advice by waiting until you are invited. You will also receive a letter from NHS England inviting you to a range of other vaccination centres. Please choose whichever option suits you but only book into one clinic. Please do not book into a clinic elsewhere and then ring and ask us to book you into Adams Park. This blocks appointments other patients could use, causes unnecessary extra work for our staff and delays calls to other patients.

Coronavirus Vaccination Centre

The address of the centre is Adams Park Football Stadium, HP12 4HJ (Sands Industrial Park).The parking attendant will direct you to a space. If the hall is full you will need to wait outside until called. Please wrap up warmly if you haven't got a car to sit in.

The appointment will last approximately 30 minutes (15 of those minutes will be to observe you after you have received the vaccination). Please come only if you have a booked appointment and arrive at your appointment time.
Go through the doors near the blue awning labelled "Caledonian Bar" at the end of the building further away from the entrance gates. Please note there are no refreshment facilities available though there are restrooms.
You must wear a mask to your appointment and hand sanitise upon arrival. Then go straight in to the reception hall. There will be people there to help direct you. You will be given your consent form, vaccination card and an information leaflet.
You will be asked to wait at 2m socially distanced intervals until you are called by your vaccinator.
The vaccinator will ask questions about coronavirus symptoms and recent vaccinations and illness.
You will need to sign a consent form. Please be patient as the injection is drawn up as it's a slow and complex procedure needing the full attention of the vaccinator.
After your 1st vaccination you will received a card to show that you have received your 1st vaccination. Don't lose it because when you go to get your 2nd vaccination you will need to take this card with you.
You will be told to wait in a second area for fifteen minutes. You'll be given a sticker with the time when it's safe to leave. Don't leave until that time.
Please do be patient as the team delivers this first of its kind programme.

Coronavirus Vaccination Priority Groupings

The UK  Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has advised on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination on 30 December 2020. It is estimated that taken together, these groups represent around 99% of preventable mortality from COVID-19.  We will very soon be contacting our patients in the following order:

*residents in a care home for older adults and their carers

*all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers

*all those 75 years of age and over

*all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals:  this includes people who have been asked to shield by the government; this does not include all pregnant women or those under the age of 16 years

*all those 65 years of age and over

*all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

*all those 60 years of age and over

*all those 55 years of age and over

*all those 50 years of age and over.

The vaccination programme is being organised  by the GP surgeries with Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group. It will cover many GP surgeries.  You won't be able to book your appointment until you have been invited. Invitations will be sent electronically and if we can't send them electronically,  by post. If you're in any of the above categories,  please keep an eye on your Inbox, Junk Mail folder, letterbox and doormat.  Appointments cannot be booked by our receptionists yet because we haven't been authorised to do so.  Please help to keep our phone lines free by waiting for your invitation.

Coronavirus Precautions

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.

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. 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.

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