Welcome to John Hampden Surgery
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Please see our National Patient Survey Results to find out what people think of our practice - National Patient Survey
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
There is a public car park nearby and our main entrance is designed for easy access by those who are disabled. There is also access to a disabled toilet.
Please Note: The Surgery Reception desk is closed between 1pm and 2pm and the surgery will only accept calls for urgent matters during this time.
If you have an urgent need please ring the bell for assistance. If you have an appointment booked during this period please use the check in screen in the main foyer. Between 13:00pm and 14:00pm the main reception desk will be closed however need for urgent attention will be available. During this time the only accepts calls for urgent matters.
John Hampden Surgery COVID Position
You have probably seen over the weekend significant media coverage on the press release by NHSE regarding General Practice offering face to face appointments from Monday the 17th of May.
We would like to advise all our patients NHSE has no jurisdiction on making comments as they have no contractual influence on the delivery of the care we provide. However, as a surgery who has throughout this pandemic adapted our services to support all our patients as best we could we are disheartened at the anti-General Practice response the media has bestowed us.
GPs in Bucks have been responsible for 70% of the Covid vaccination delivery programme as well as continuing with our normal workload. We are treating an unprecedented number of people each day, more than ever before by providing consultations via; phone, video, sms, patient access services, email as well as face to face when appropriate. In total we had 120% activity last month and our administration levels are 30% higher due to secondary care delays and supporting our colleagues.
With the above in mind, all of us at the surgery are working towards a safe and new way of working but we must continue to protect our patients who are not immunised, vulnerable adults due to illness and the medical and surgery staff themselves. Covid has NOT gone away and with new variants and asymptomatic individuals we could very easily, with such a small team and building, be at significant risk of failing to be able to deliver any service to you at all, as a result of self-isolation regulations . It is in everyone's best interest that we continue to be Covid secure.
I can assure we have always, and will continue to, provide face to face appointments should it be medically necessary, after the clinicians have triaged your needs. Initial appointments with the GPs are via pre booked telephone appointments and if felt clinically necessary the clinician may decide to bring you into the practice for a face-to-face appointment or change the appointment during the call to a video call. The practice is still operating triage access where patients become ill on the day, please continue to call the practice to access this facility and ensure you inform our reception team when calling what the need is to help us get the right support you need in a timely way. In addition, we continue to offer all nursing services as we have done throughout the pandemic.
Dr Mallard-Smith - on behalf of The John Hampden Surgery Partnership
Covid Vaccine Latest News
If you are in one of the following groups you should have had a first and second jab by the beginning of June:
- patients aged 65+
- patients 16-65 who were shielding
For everyone else, please follow the national instructions about when you can book your jab and then use either 119 or the above NHS online booking site.
Please do NOT contact the surgery for evidence that you have had your full course of Covid jabs. No GP surgery is offering this. There are just two ways to get your evidence:
- use the NHS App - advice on how to register with the app is on our website at https://www.johnhampdensurgery.co.uk/doitonline.aspx
- ring 119 and ask for a letter to be sent to you. You must wait for 5 working days after you've had your last jab before ringing and expect to wait for up to 7 working days to get the letter. The letter will be sent to the address you have currently registered with us.
Please watch out for scams. The vaccine will always be free on the NHS. Staff will never ask for, or accept, cash for vaccines, never ask for your banking details or identity documents, and will never come to your house unannounced
Buckinghamshire Council is promising to keep their vaccination website regularly updated https://www.buckinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/community-hub/covid-19-vaccination-programme/
This ‘latest news’ will be updated every time we have any more information. We will also inform the surgery patients group, which can be reached by patients too at email@example.com . Thanks to everyone who has been looking at this page for updates rather than ringing us; but do call if you have any other medical concerns - we're open for business!
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments on what is included in this ‘Covid latest news’.
Mid Chilterns PCN
(Amersham Health Centre, Rectory Meadow Surgery, Hughenden Valley Surgery, Operose House, and John Hampden Surgery)
Please see video below on how the vaccination centre will be operating.
More information can be found on the government website, please click on the links below.
(Site updated 17/05/2021)