Training. Our Practice will be closed from 1300 on 22 Sep 20 for training.
Our Practice is 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 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 either online from the website or 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.
Flu Vaccines for Over 50's
We are still not in a position to vaccinate those over 50's who do not have any other underlying condition. We are hoping that vaccines will be made available later in the year and wil lnotify all eligible patients at that time.
We are please to say that we have successfully run 2 Saturday Adult flu clinics without any incident. We have also run child clinics at differnt times during the week to try to cater for school times etc. We have decided to run another Sat clinic on 24 Oct for Children in the morning and Adults later on. We will be sending out invites to those who are eligable. Please do not try to book an appointment until you recieve an invite.
Adults wil be asked to book using the Ask NHS app (see online services if you want a link to download ro use the widget on this website). you can book at anytime of day but must have been sent an invite.
Children will be invited (via parents) and asked to book by phoning the practice. Please phone after 1000 and again only when invited.
More details are on the Flu Clinic page accessed in the menu above.
NHS Test and Trace
2 important sets of advice regarding the NHS Test and Trace: details of a scam and the legal position regarding sharing of your data during the Pandemic:
People are pretending to be from NHS Test and Trace informing you that you've been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus and advising that you need to have a test. They say that they need your card details as you have to pay for the test. This is not true. The NHS tests for coronavirus are free. If you get a genuine email, text or call from NHS Test and Trace they will never ask you to pay for a test or for your bank/card details.
Emails and text messages have been sent out to people in England by the government asking people to download the test and trace app. Should any patient raise concerns about receiving such a message you can assure them that there is existing law which allows confidential patient information to be used and shared appropriately and lawfully in a public health emergency. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there is a requirement for public bodies to share relevant personal data to protect against serious threats to public health. This is covered under GDPR Article 9(2)(i) – the processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health and DPA 2018 – Schedule 1, Part 1, Section 3 – public health purposes.
More information including a link to the test and trace privacy notice which contains the legal basis is available here:
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 mothods 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/
Living with Cancer.
Macmillan is running a new virtual online health and wellbeing event for patients to live healthily with and beyond cancer. The interactive session will be run on MS Teams with the Macmillan Clinical Psychology Service, on Wednesday, 16 September 2020, at 12.45pm (for 1 hr). The topic is Emotional Care and Support for People Affected by Cancer in Buckinghamshire
For more information and a link to the session, please email the Cancer Education, Information and Support Service on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Wearing of Face masks - exemption certificates.
- As a practice we are not able to issue excemption certificates for the use of face masks.
- Government advice on the use of face coverings can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers#face-coverings . This link includes a list of reasons why someone might be exempt from wearing a face covering.
- It is sufficient for an individual to self-declare this an excepmtion. Practices are under no obligation to provide letters of support for anyone who does not fall under the list of exemptions but considers them to have another reason to be exempted.
- Patients needing to travel on public transport in London may wish to print-out a self-exemption card which has been approved by TfL. This can be displayed on clothing or a lanyard. It can be found here: https://tfl.gov.uk/campaign/face-coverings
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
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.
- COVID-19 infection - Discharge from A&E or GP consultation
- COVID-19 infection - Discharge from hospital stay
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.
Hayfever is very prevalent at present. If the first instance please read the information here and seek help and treatment from your Pharmacist. If your symptoms are getting worse or your symptoms do not improve after taking medicines from the pharmacy then please do contact the Practice. In extreme circumstances where your breathing is significantly affected please contact NHS 111
Latest advice from Public Health England.
- Staying safe outside your home. New public guidance published by the government: Staying Safe outside your home.
- What you can and cannot do. FAQs with advice for everyone: what you can and can't do now changes have come into effect.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Have Your Say
Patient Participation Group
Getting the Patients views and discussiing the way we deliver care with the Pateients who are registered at the Practice is very important to us. We currently have a virtual Patient Participation Group but feel we need to set up a fully functioning Group and are keen to identifiy anyone who would be willing to join and support us. The role is not arduous and the group will meet every quater. Please do join our patient participation group to get involved by clicking on the picture and completing the form.
Managing your Data
Your confidentiality is very important to us and we manage your data very carefully. In line with Government Direction we have temporarilly amended our privacy statement to consent to share data with organisations that are working to manage the Coronavirus epedemic. Click here for more details
Your Comments and Complaints
Your comments and complaints are importantant to us. We work very hard to deliver appproriate care effectively and efficiently. We are always learning and listening and welcome your comments. You can submit a comment on NHS Choices here or you can write to us using our online form. We will acknowledge your comments within 3 working days and will endeavour to respond within 10 working days and will let you know if we are not going to achieve this.