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Our telephone number has now moved to one main telephone number All patients at Bedford Street and Furzton should now call 01908 658850 to contact us by telephone .Please continue to use our online services where possible .

 

Stay Alert

Coronavirus - latest Information and advice 

 

Stay Alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must

Stay at home as much as possible

Work from home if you can

Limit contract with other people

Keep your distance if you go out ( 2 metres apart where possible)

Wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

Please check online using the following link https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or call 111 if you are showing symptoms of Covid19 which include a new continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste

The general clinical case definition for COVID-19 has been updated to include loss of or change in smell or taste. It is now:

New continuous cough OR fever OR loss of/ change in smell or taste

Everyone, including health and social care workers, should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or loss of/ change in smell or taste.

The individual's household should also self-isolate for 14 days as per the current guidelines and the individual should stay at home for 7 days, or longer if they still have symptoms other than cough or loss of sense of smell or taste.

Please do not come into the surgery 111 are prepared to deal with all suspected cases and will look after your care and testing

The practice is currently only seeing a limited number of patients for pre-booked nursing appointments or at the request of a gp. This is to protect our patients and staff and comply with social distancing. If you do need to speak with a gp please go online to book a telephone appointment or contact the practice where one of our care navigators will help you. 

Please click on the following links if you require further information or advice

Shielded Group Telephone Review

What is the purpose?

Ensure shielded group stay at home for 12 weeks and avoid all contact.

They can register and get support at Shielded Group

Need further support Volunteer Responders

Register for government support Extremely Vulnerable government support

Looking after your mental health during the pandemic Mental wellbeing

Online video therapy during Covid19 Mindful Healthcare

To obtain an Isolation Note

To check your symptoms:  NHS 111 Covid19

Advice for high risk patients:  High risk

Advice for self isolation Self isolation

Guidance from Public Health England Guidance

How to help Age concern local support

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

 Advice for parents of unwell children

 Certificate of absence from the workplace categories

Support for families: Food bank extra and Free school meals 

Bletchley & Fenny Stratford Council Information

MKAct

Latest guidance for patients

Service Six Self Referral Form

Self Care Community Resources

Self Management Support of Long Term Conditions

Parent Advice Sheet

Bereavement Support Information

Please order prescriptions through SystmOnline and we will have them sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy for you to collect.  

Due to Covid19 the practice will only be accepting new registrations via email. Please click the link for more information: Registration Form

Immunisations

PHE Imms Young Family  PHE Imms Pregnant Women  PHE Imms one year olds


Furzton surgery will close it’s doors from April 6th

All services have moved to Bedford street during the pandemic, this will not effect your care in any way. We can access medical records from our main site and all prescriptions will still be processed. Thank you for your support during Covid-19. We look forward to seeing all our patients once services are back to normal. 


Clinician News 

As from February 1st 2020 we welcome Dr Fitzjohn back to the practice. There will be changes at both our sites so that we can release more appointments to patients and relieve pressure from facing a workforce crisis in the coming years . We have evaluated our workforce in line with the 5 year plan and recognised that in order for our G.P's to work longer under the current demand of the NHS we need to reduce stress and workload. For us to safely deliver this without effecting patient care we have spent the last 2 years building a strong Multi disciplinary team to support the G.P's in reducing sessions . Please see our staff section on the website so you can clearly see which days and which  site our regular G.P's will be working from . 


We advise all patients to:

Register for our online services where possible. This is because it is the most effective way for you to book or cancel appointments , view your test results and access your medical record. 

Nominate a pharmacy. This is so your prescriptions can be sent electronically for you to go to the pharmacy to collect your medication.

Ensure you notify the practice of a change of address or telephone number. This is so we can communicate with you about our services or at the request of a gp.


Did you Know:

You can now self refer to some services such as Physiotherapy , Live Life social prescribing and counselling services without the need to see a GP .

For more information and contact details please look on our appointments page under self - referral

You can join our Patient Participation Group and contribute to patient experience at our practice, for further details please click on the Patient Group link.

Medicines Continuity of Supply - Brexit

Today the Government has set out a new scheme to ensure a sufficient and seamless supply of medicines in the UK in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit. In the unlikely event we leave the EU without a deal in March 2019, based on the current cross-Government planning scenario we will ensure the UK has an additional six weeks supply of medicines in case imports from the EU through certain routes are affected. This is the current planning assumption but will of course be subject to revision in light of future developments.

Under the medicines scheme, pharmaceutical companies should ensure therefore they have an additional six weeks supply of medicines in the UK on top of their own normal stock levels. The scheme also includes separate arrangements for the air freight of medicines with short shelf-lives, such as medical radioisotopes. The

Government is working closely with companies who provide medicines in the UK to ensure patients continue to get the medicines they need. I am today also writing to pharmaceutical companies with more details.

Hospitals, GPs and community pharmacies throughout the UK do not need to take any steps to stockpile additional medicines, beyond their business as usual stock levels. There is also no need for clinicians to write longer NHS prescriptions. Local stockpiling is not necessary and any incidences involving the over ordering of medicines will be investigated and followed up with the relevant Chief or Responsible Pharmacist directly.

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