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Over 50s Flu clinics.  We are now trying to prepare for a Flu clinic before Xmas for all Over 50 patients who to date have not been eligable for a Flu vaccine.  All eligable patients in this category will be invited by Text message as soon as details are confirmed.  Please do not call the surgery.

Please read a message from Dr Emma Montague, Practice Director by clicking here - which sets out how we will continue to support you.

Our Practice will remain open to provide clinical support for all our registered patients - please do contact us if you are unwell or need healthcare advice. 

For all our protection please do not come to the surgery unless told to do so.  We have also changed our procedures to reduce the need for you to come into the Surgery. Before you call please follow these steps :

If you suspect you have any symptoms of Covid 19 or have been in contact with anyone who has contact the NHS 111 online service.

If you need to speak to or see a clinician then please use the Ask NHS app to make an appointment - see the appointmnets page for details.  If you cannot access this app please call.

Contact us Online.  You can now access many of our other services from the NHS App and Ask NHS App or if necessary by e mail - please see the other services or online forms page before you call.

If you are shielding or want updates on COVID 19 related issues please see the COVID 19 advice page.

Attending Surgery.  If you are asked to come to the surgery please do the following:

  • Confirm you have no COVID 19 symptoms - call if you think you have.
  • On arrival press the intercom button to say you have arrived.
  • Wait in your car (or outside) and the clinician will come to you.
  • Bring and wear a face mask.  All children over  3 years are encouraged to wear a face mask and over 11 years must also wear a face mask. 
  • We will check your temperature

Long Term Conditions.  We are starting to conduct some annual reviews of long term conditions and will contact you individually.  We have put further advice on this website on the Clinics and Advice page.

Referrals Routine secondary care referrals are gradually being reintroduced - please be aware a full service will not resume immediately and there will be delays - if your situation is deteriorating or you are concerned please call us.

 

Message from Emma Montague - Website Final.pdf

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Local restriction tiers: Updated advice for people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

From Wednesday 2 December, the government will replace the current national restrictions with a regionally differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.  The government has provided specific guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people at each local tier. The government is planning to communicate this updated guidance with all c.2.3m people on the Shielded Patient List (SPL) via letter. We expect this letter to be published on Saturday 28 November on the GOV.UK website

Teen Mental Health

We wanted to share this guide from MyTutor with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources - all of which can be helpful in these uncertain times. 

Your COVID Recovery

Interatice programme for any patient who has suffered from COVID.  Details on our COVID 19 page - link above.

Launch of new Cancer Quality of Life survey

NHS England and NHS Improvement is committed to improving quality of life as part of our pledge to understand and act on what matters to patients. We are launching a nationwide Cancer Quality of Life Survey to help us understand how best to support people living with cancer.

From December, patients with breast, prostate or colorectal cancer in England will be invited to complete the survey 18-months after their diagnosis. We want to increase awareness of the survey in primary, community and secondary care providers, and with commissioners. We want to encourage as many people as possible to take part.

Buckinghamshire Local Support Hub 

This briefing provides an overview of the planning and procedures that have been put in place by Buckinghamshire Council to support residents during the national lockdown commencing on Thursday 5 November. In particular, this is for residents that are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus due to health conditions.

Angela Jessop

Transformation Manager

NHS Buckinghamshire CCG

Phone Calls over Lunch period

We have noted that some patients are left holding for their call to be answered over the lunch period.  If you call before lunch but are left holding for c 5 mins after 1300 then please do hang up and call back at 1400.  We do atempt to manage the queue before lunch but occassionally a call is missed and we would not like you to be kept waiting for an excessive period.

 

New ways of working.

We are concious that the way we operate now is different from before with more use of telephone and video consultation.  We have found during the pandemic that these have been effective and most patients appreciate the efficiency of these methods.  These methods help to keep you and our team as safe as possible.  We are however seeing patients face to face when clinically appropriate.  Please see a note from our regional commissioning group about the new ways of working.  https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/public/your-health/coronavirus-changes-in-gp-care/

 

Telephone Buddies service

Going through cancer can be an isolating experience at any time, and especially when social distancing; Macmillan telephone buddies are here to provide telephone support for people living with cancer. For more information on how to access this service please view this poster.

Buckinghamshire Coronavirus Health & Wellbeing Survey

Buckinghamshire Council’s Public Health team has launched its new ‘Buckinghamshire Coronavirus Health & Wellbeing Survey’. 

We are keen to understand our residents’ experiences during the pandemic, and how Coronavirus has impacted their lives.  We want to ensure that we protect our resident’s health and wellbeing, and would urge all residents to please give us feedback by completing this survey and to encourage your friends and family in the county to do the same.  

You can complete the survey on Your Voice Bucks here

Public Health Team, Buckinghamshire Council

Data Collection to assess and improve clinical outcomes for those with Mental Impairment.

Please see our Managing Your Data page - link at bottom of any website page - for more details.

COVID 19 - Discharge from Hospital Information. 

Please find below links to two information leaflets for patients who have had COVID-19, giving advice on the virus and how they can protect themselves and others.

For Patients with Cancer - SafeFit.

SafeFit has been designed, in response to the COVID-19 crisis, to support people living with cancer to maintain and improve their physical and mental health and well-being, whilst following government guidelines and is intended to be an enduring national offer. It is a free remote service for anyone over 18 years of age with suspected or confirmed diagnosis of cancer. People can access the service via a dedicated page on the Macmillan website.  It is available nationally and patients can self-refer.

Vitamin D.  If you are not getting outside as much as before and particularly if you are shielding the advce is to take a daily Vitamin D supplement which you can purchase from any Pharmacy.

COVID 19 Govt Website. Offering practical advice to patients who are affected in some way by COVID 19.  Inc payment of bills, access to support etc.  Link: https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-support 

Patients with Learning Disabilities.  Learning Disability England has produced a series of information on its website designed to explain, provide essential information, and keep people in touch with each other.

List of mutual aid groups. A list of UK-wide Mutual Aid groups, who can assist with shopping and collecting prescriptions, is available here.

Bereavement helpline.  The bereavement work of Cruse has a special section on Coronavirus and a helpline phone number which could be very helpful. https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief

Bereavement support during Covid19.  A new charity has been set up to help people and families affected by the coronavirus. Its purpose is to provide a helpline for all who need to speak to someone in these uncertain times, when loved ones may be ill in hospital or have died. Find out more: www.nationalbereavementpartnership.org 

Support for Vulnerable People. It is everyone’s job to look after vulnerable people. If you are concerned that a vulnerable person is at risk because they are not receiving care, please contact adultearlyhelpteam@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or call 01296 383 204. 

Please use the COVID 19 Page for more information

Welcome to Berryfields Medical Centre

At Berryfields Medical Centre on the  Buckingham Park Development in Aylesbury, the doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.  We run many clinics for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

Our Aim

We aim to provide you with the best possible care in a professional, safe and friendly manner, and to work with you to improve health.

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