Social Prescribing Event

Our Social Prescribing team will be regular attenders at the Forget Me Not Club at Prestwood Village Hall from Tuesday the 3rd of May between 2-4pm. This event is a Monthly fixture and is held the first Tuesday of the month. 

Please feel free to pop along and meet the team!

Dr Mallard-Smith

Hospital Waiting Times

Latest average waiting times for hospital appointments, operations or treatment now available on the NHS My Planned Care digital platform.


Get the NHS App

We have decided to use the NHS App instead of Patient Access for online access in future, although we’ll still respond to Patient Access requests.  The NHS App has a number of advantages for you and us, which we have described on the Online Services page of the surgery website where there are also instructions on how to upload the NHS app and register with it. 

 Newsletter - April 2022


Clinics & Services

Care Navigation 

To support and improve access to appropriate medical services our reception team have successfully completed Care Navigation Training. Care Navigation is designed to ensure patients get to see the most appropriate member of our team or are directed to services that will help meet the needs required. Our reception team is here to help you and will be able to support you in making appointments, directing you to support and services where needed - simply ask.

Please help us, help you! 

For support on who you should see for different aliments please see the tab - 'Who do I need to see?' for guidance.

Practice Nurses

Our practice nurses provide a range of nursing services including appointments for:

  • Blood tests – requested by GPs at the surgery only bp_at_home
  • Asthma and spirometry monitoring
  • Chronic disease reviews (diabetes, asthma, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, hypothyroid etc. monitoring)
  • Heart disease prevention and ECG monitoring
  • Travel advice and routine injections – please allow at least six weeks for travel vaccinations. (Lyn Tarn and Elizabeth Buckland only)
  • Baby and child immunisations (Lyn Tarn only)
  • Cervical smears
  • Sexual Health advice and contraceptive injections
  • Dressings
  • Suture removal for NHS operations only.
  • Dietary advice
  • NHS Health Checks (Kathryn Darvell and Elizabeth Buckland only)
  • Hypertension monitoring - including 24 hour BP monitoring
  • Learning Disability Reviews (Lyn Tarn and Elizabeth Buckland only)
  • Serious Mental Illness Physical Health Checks 
  • Minor Illness (Lyn Tarn only)

Other Services

Adult Community Health Care Team

This is a team of district nurses who provide skilled nursing care for patients in their own homes.  They care for those who are not well enough to come to the surgery and for whom it is more appropriate to be nursed in their own home. They specialise in many types of nursing including wound healing, palliative care, heart failure, respiratory disease. The team is provided by Buckinghamshire NHS Healthcare Trust not the surgery.

Health Visitor

Health Visitors are trained to give health advice, particularly for small children, the elderly and disabled. The practice Health Visitor holds clinics on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month in the Health Visitor office above Chequers Lane Surgery.

Ante-Natal Clinic pregnant8

The midwife holds a weekly clinic at the Surgery on Tuesday afternoons and all doctors will see antenatal patients during surgery times following the midwife’s request. Please allow 20 minute appointments for these reviews.

Child Immunisation Clinic

These clinics cover from birth to school age and are carried out by practice nurse Lyn Tarn and Elizabeth Buckland, by appointment.  Should you have any concerns regarding immunisations the medical team will be happy to discuss any issues.

Family Planning

Dr Mallard-Smith is trained in fitting both copper and Mirena IUCD devices.  Advice can be given on all forms of contraception.  Please contact the surgery for an appointment, to discuss any issues you may have with contraception.


There is a private chiropodist who works out of the surgery and details of how to make an appointment are available at reception.

Sexual Health

For information on sexual health services available out with the surgery please visit - / 

Hearing Services 

If you have any concerns regarding your hearing please contact the surgery who will support you in accessing the correct service depending on the concern you have. This may involve referral on wards to community and private services.  

Although under the present NHS contract we no longer perform ear syringing our nursing team are more than happy to check patients ears and advise if require ear syringing and then direct to a local service. Please note ear syringing services locally are charegable and no longer available under the NHS service. 

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