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70 Gregories Road
Beaconsfield
Bucks, HP9 1PS
Elm Road, Penn
Bucks, HP10 8LQ

Services

Asthma Review

Asthma checks are available with our asthma trained practice nurses. Patients should bring in their inhalers and spacers to their appointments.

Carers

Carers Bucks

Does someone rely on you? Are you looking after someone (a family member or someone close to you) who because they are ill or disabled could not manage without you. If so then you are a Carer and Carers Bucks can help you. 

Carers Bucks is a free service that supports carers of all ages, who might be caring for someone with dementia, a physical or learning disability, serious illness or mental health condition. Whatever your caring role Carers Bucks can help by providing:

  • up to date information and advice on carers’ issues including benefits
  • help to get a break 
  • training to help carers with their caring role
  • an In Case of Emergency service (ICE) if carers are suddenly taken ill or have an accident.
  • someone to talk to in confidence
  • advice and support for working carers
  • a Young Carer service for children and young people caring or a family member
  • Online Community to meet other carers in similar situations

Carers Bucks - Dedicated to supporting carers.
Tel 0300 777 2722
www.carersbucks.org

Child Health

Routine developmental assessment checks for under 5’s are done at the surgery by Dr Coggan, Dr Fletcher or our health visitors.

Diabetic Review

Regular diabetic clinics are held at each surgery.

Family Planning / Contraception

All the doctors are qualified to treat and advise on all aspects of contraception. Dr Rakhit, Dr Coggan and Dr Archer are also happy to discuss coil fitting and implants.

Flu Clinics

We offer clinics available to patients who are entitled to a free vaccination by the NHS.

To be entitled you must be:

  • 65 or over
  • Pregnant
  • Carers

Or a patient at special risk because of the following medical conditions:

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Liver Disease
  • Chronic Neurological Disease
  • Immunosupressed (cancer treatments / spleen problems)

Children's flu information and immunisation 2016/17

The Oxford AHSN Children's Network website has brought together useful resources for parents and all those working with children to increase awareness and understanding of this important health intervention. Please view the Oxford AHSN website for Children's flu information and immunisation for 2016/17.

Freezing Clinics

The Surgery offers Freezing Clinics for warts (not veruccas), skin tags, sun spots etc. Patients will need a GP referral to attend one of these clinics. Please ask at reception for more information.

Health Promotion

The aim of promoting health is to try to identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health. For this reason we will ask about drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke.

Lab Specimens

Specimens are sent to the hospital on Monday to Friday. If you are asked to bring a specimen on these days please ensure that we receive it before 12.30pm.

Maternity

Antenatal clinics with the midwife are held at the surgery. Doctors also look after their own maternity patients.
The community midwives are  attached to the practice and will care for you both in the hospital and at home.
The community midwife may be contacted between Monday - Friday 08:30am - 13:00pm at their central office on 01494 425172. 

Minor Operations

We have facilities for minor operations such as treatment of moles and warts, and removal of small lumps under local anaesthetic.

Pre-Natal Advice

All the GP’s are happy to discuss pre-pregnancy issues and give appropriate advice.

Private Patients

All partners see private patients by appointment.

Non NHS Services. Some services are provided on a private basis for all patients. These include private sick notes, insurance certificates, private health scheme claim forms, pre-employment and driving medicals. Our charges are set around the current recommended BMA rate.

Secretarial Services

Our specialist medical secretaries will be able to help you with enquiries related to NHS or private referrals.  Please contact them for matters concerning administration for example medical reports.

Test Results

  • Penn Surgery - These may be obtained by ringing 01494 817144 after 2.30pm.
  • The Simpson Centre - These may be obtained by ringing 01494 671571 after 2.30pm.

The receptionist may then inform you of the result, or she may ask you to arrange an appointment with your doctor to discuss your result. It is practice policy only to give results of medical tests to the patient concerned over the age of 14. Under 14 years old patients’ results will be given to the parents.

Travel Advice & Vaccinations

Before travelling overseas it is important to be aware of the possible health risks and how to prevent problems, or minimize the chances of them occurring. Most importantly, you should know:

  • Whether there are any specific health risks in the country you are travelling to for which you need to take precautions- for example, malaria
  • How to avoid becoming ill when you are abroad
  • What to do if you become unwell
  • How to get emergency medical treatment

All the Practice Nurses at The Simpson Centre & Penn Surgery are able to give personal travel advice and administer vaccinations. However we advise that you obtain a free personalised health brief from MASTA www.masta.org.uk.

We strongly recommend that you seek advice early, ideally 6-8 weeks prior to travel, as sometimes a course of vaccinations are required to give optimum protection prior to your trip and there may be several weeks necessary between doses. Some injections are only available on a private basis, which will incur a charge.

Unfortunately it may not always be possible to accommodate your requests at the surgery if left too late.

Vaccinations that are available on the NHS and are free include:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid
  • Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio
  • MMR

Vaccines that are available for a fee include:

  • Hepatitis B - £41 per dose (course = 3 doses)
  • Paediatric Hep B - £29 per dose
  • Yellow Fever - £61 inc. certificate (from the Simpson Centre only)
  • Meningitis ACWY - £55

There is a £10 charge for duplicate certification or exemption certificates.

Malaria Tablets:

Paludrine & Chloroquine & now Malarone are available without a private prescription from most Pharmacy’s over the counter. The nurse or Pharmacist  will advise you at your what type of anti-malarial medication is required for your particular destination.

All other malaria tablets are available on a private prescription for which there is an £15 charge. You can then shop around for the best price for the actual tablets as the costs do differ.

At our surgery we use the on line professional Travax system which is up dated daily. You can access its sister site for advice and information from home www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
 
Other useful websites that you may access are:

www.fco.gov.uk/travel excellent resource for back packers
www.masta.org
www.malariahotspots.co.uk
www.nathnac.org

Remember:

  • Allow adequate time to get vaccination advice
  • A dental check-up before you travel may prevent problems whilst you are away
  • Take adequate supplies of any prescribed medications
  • Take out Health Insurance to cover your chosen destination and activities. A European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) entitles you to free or reduced rate medical care in most EU countries. You can apply for one free of charge online (www.dh.gov.uk), by phone (0845 606 2030), or by post using a form from the post office.
  • Pack a first aid kit (a sterile kit of emergency equipment may be a good idea if you are going somewhere remote).

Well Person Check

Any registered patient aged between 16 and 75 may, if they have not had an appointment within the last three years may request a routine consultation. Any registered patient over 75, who has not been seen in the last 12 months, can request a consultation.