We have been advised by a patient that they received a text message, saying from the surgery, asking the recipient to click on a link to confirm they want to receive alerts about upcoming appointments.
The phone identified it was spam and RMS hasn't sent this so please do not click on the link.
COVID VACCINE NEWS - 08-06-21
Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certificate of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against Covid-19. The NHS app is the best place to find details of your vaccinations and can be easily downloaded to a smartphone (link below). If you do not have access to a smartphone then please call 119 after 17-5-21 and they will get a letter posted to you.
Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available in the NHS app from 17th May 2021.
We are no longer vaccinating at Chesham Town Hall and therefore urge patients looking to receive 2nd vaccinations to call 119 or to go online to book.
For those who need a Pfizer vaccines please call the surgery after 11am so we can try to find a local centre to get you your second Pfizer vaccination if 119 / online tools cannot help you.
All those seeking a first vaccination should contact 119 or online for an appointment at a mass vaccination centre.
The NHSapp can be downloaded from:
https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone/iOS
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for Android.
If you have not used it before, there is a self-registration process within the app to create an "NHS login" as per https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/nhs-log-in/
Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine. The letter may to take another 5 days to reach you, or more if postal services are affected. Please take account of this when making your plans.
Please note that the Urgent Treatment Centre is not accepting walk in appts until further notice. Please call 111 if you need out of hours care and they will send you to the best available service. If you have an emergency you should call 999!
Surgery will be closed for staff training from 1300 on Wednesday 16 June
We will re-open on Thursday as usual. If you require medical advice please call 111 or for urgent medical help please call 999.
Please click on the link below to find out more about how the NHS may use the information held about you
We have removed the ability to book online face to face appointments through Patient Access. We are also offering telephone appointments only with Doctors. If a GP thinks a face to face appointment is required they will book you in during the telephone consultation. Please wear a mask if you are invited into surgery.
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically. Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money. Read more about EPS on the NHS website
Road closures in Amersham for filming
We have been advised that Midwich Cuckoos will be filming in Amersham from 8-10 June. This will cause some road closures and potential delays getting to surgery.
Where filming will happen
from Elephant & Castle to Old Market Hall
In and around Orvis
Temporary traffic control around The Broadway, Church Street and School Lane
Roundabout at junction of Rectory Hill/Church St / School Lane
Road closure in place on those days
Please view this short video to find out more about eh Social Prescriber link workers we are proud to work with as a surgery
Please use the link below to access more information on how to support you and your family in their Covid recovery
Virtual Dementia session - June 21
I now realise that life with dementia can still be enjoyable. I no longer feel alone!
Please find attached a leaflet for the next programme which will be held virtually over Zoom. The sessions will be held on five consecutive Tuesday morning’s starting on the 29th June. These sessions are free of charge and will:
- Enable people to discuss their diagnosis and how they feel about it
- Give practical tips and coping strategies for everyday living
- Help attendees learn how to stay safe, connected and active
- Signpost to local organisations and services
- Help create a support network
- Introduce people living with dementia to the importance of planning ahead
This programme is highly valued by attendees. Another attendee commented, ‘I have purpose again.’ And another found the group environment very helpful and commented, ‘We’re all in this together.’
Dementia session information flyer
Virtual Memory Information Sessions which will be taking place via Zoom on the 4th May and the 8th June.
These sessions are free of charge and aim to help people who are concerned about their memory. The sessions will help individuals concerned about their memory understand how their memory works and what may be happening when things go wrong. We will share memory tips and coping strategies and give information about keeping their brain and memory as healthy as it can be. We will signpost to other organisations and help where needed. Please see the poster with more information on how to join in the link below:
Memory session - online booking information
Buckinghamshire Mind and Friends Webinar
Bucks Mind Webinar information sheet
Live Life Well - Free online education for patients
Click on the link above to register for free online seminars to improve your health and wellbeing
It's a free service which offers advice and support for those wishing to lose weight, quit smoking, get more active, feel happier or manage their diabetes- even throughout lockdown! All services currently offered are safely delivered through remote interventions (either on the phone or online). The service is available to patients living in Buckinghamshire or registered with a Bucks GP.
Self refer on livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk
Call 01628 857311
Text 'QUIT' to 85222 to Stop Smoking
Get help with symptoms and what to do next!
Download the Ask NHS app for free
Want some guidance on you symptoms - visit 111 online
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