Asthma checks are available with our asthma trained practice nurses. Patients should bring in their inhalers and spacers to their appointments.
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:
Carers Bucks - Dedicated to supporting carers.
Tel 0300 777 2722
Regular diabetic clinics are held at each surgery.
All the doctors are qualified to treat and advise on all aspects of contraception. Dr Rakhit and Dr Coggan are also happy to discuss coil fitting and implants.
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.
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.
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.
We have facilities for minor operations such as treatment of moles and warts, and removal of small lumps under local anaesthetic.
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.
These items will be carried out at the discretion of the GP.
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.
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:
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 Hep A / Typhoid combined Diptheria, Tetanus & Polio MMR Vaccines that are available for a fee include:
|Hepatitis B||£50 per dose (Course = 3 doses)|
|Paediatric Hepatitis B||£50 per dose (Course = 3 doses)|
Paludrine & Chloroquine & now Malarone (for adults) are available without a private prescription from most Pharmacy’s over the counter. The nurse or Pharmacist will advise you on the 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.www.fco.gov.uk/travel excellent resource for back packers www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk www.malariahotspots.co.uk www.nathnac.org Remember:
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.
This years flu clinics will be very different from previous years due to the inability to Socially Distance safely at the surgery in the light of the Covid 19 pandemic. Due to the substantial increase in the numbers of patients involved in the programme this year we will carry these out mainly as a drive through at the Beaconsfield Cricket Club. As per Government guidelines the vaccination programme will be rolled out to the highest risk groups first. You will be invited in by letter only to these clinics.
We will be organising further clinics at the Surgery sites for the shielding patients, children, and also visiting our care homes throughout these months. We are planning further Drive through clinics shortly. Texts and phone calls will be going out soon. Dates will be published on the website . Not all under 65's in a risk group have been called yet due to vaccine supplies and there are still many over 65's due to be called in.' We thank you for your ongoing patience whilst we continue to plan and deliver the Flu campaign which is ongoing until March 2021. The 50-64 yrs age group will be offered a vaccine later on in the year when the Government supply the vaccine to us.
Many thanks for your patience.
The Simpson Centre & Penn Surgery