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.
How to Access GP Services - COVID
NHS England have produced the below video which outlines how you can still access GP services in current climate. Please click the link below to find out more.
Covid Vaccine Latest News
The vaccination timetable is now as follows;
- age 70+ : all should have received a first jab – tell us if you haven’t
- patients on shielding list before Feb 2021: all should have received a first jab – tell us if you haven’t
- age 65+ (priority 5) jabs to be given between now and end of April
- adults under 65 with long term conditions (priority 6): jabs to be given between now and end of April
- age 50-65: jabs to be given between now and end of April
· there is an official list of long-term conditions https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine
· priority 6 includes carers. If you haven't already told us you are a carer, please do so now by emailing Johnhampdensurgery@nhs.net with the information specified in the referral format https://www.johnhampdensurgery.co.uk/info.aspx?p=3. A carer is someone who looks after a family member, friend or neighbour who through illness, disability or frailty cannot manage without you
· priority 6 now also includes anyone over 18 who has been added to the shielding list in February or later. These additions are being made as a precaution based on a new Oxford University model called QCovid® https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2021-02-16-oxford-led-technology-help-those-high-risk-covid-19. Patients will be hearing from the NHS in the next couple of weeks if they are one of those who has been added.
Priority 5 and patients aged between 50 and 65
· we would like priority 5 patients and those 50-65 to wait until they get a letter inviting them to one of the mass vaccination or pharmacy sites as described in points 1 and 2 below. This is likely to be your quickest way of getting a jab because the surgery will be concentrating on priority 6 patients.
Watch this space for information about second jabs.
These are the different ways of getting a jab:
1. mass vaccination sites: three were set up initially (in central London, Stevenage and Epsom). Additional, local mass vaccination sites are starting to be set up: currently Bucks New University (Aylesbury), Wembley, Salt Hill (Slough), and Kassam Stadium (Oxford)
2. pharmacy vaccination: this started in Wycombe, Marlow and Aylesbury, and the pharmacy at the Chess Centre in Chesham has now been added
BOOKINGS FOR BOTH THE MASS VACCINATION SITES AND PHARMACY VACCINATION SITES ARE DONE CENTRALLY BY THE NHS AND ARE CURRENTLY FOR PATIENTS AGED 50 OR OVER. Patients will receive a letter from the NHS. More info for NHS's central vaccination scheme is at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/
3. Chesham Town Hall local hub: appointments for the local hub are managed by us at the surgery, but we can only start inviting patients for a jab when the NHS confirm there will be a vaccine supply and how much. We will contact patients by text as soon as we know there are slots and we will post here with latest news. A few patients might be invited to Chequers Surgery instead of Chesham Town Hall
4. we are not doing any vaccination at the surgery at present
5. hospital hubs are just vaccinating health and social care staff
Chiltern Dial-a-Ride have announced that their free service will be continuing until the end of March and will be extended to provide transport for vaccine appointments for the elderly and those with mobility problems. Larger minibuses will mainly be used to enable distancing. Ring 07923 591955 and give at least 3 days’ notice of your need or see https://chiltern-dial-a-ride.net/
The law allows car sharing with someone outside your household or your support bubble for an exempt reason. A medical reason is an exempt reason https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home#when-you-can-leave-home
There were 14 Covid cases in our local area between 5th and 11th February, down by 6 from the previous week. Do please keep following all the Government rules
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
If you need your NHS number and can't find it, go to https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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 email@example.com 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.
Key messages for patients
- The vaccine will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
- We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine.
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
In the meantime, we would ask that people do not contact the practice about when the vaccine will be available or to try to book an appointment for it. There will be information for the public soon which will tell you when and where you can get the vaccine and how to book.” Thank you in advance.
More information can be found on the government website, please click on the links below.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2021
Our Social Prescribers will be holding a Webinar on the 23rd of February around the subject of Managing Mental Health. This will be conducted through a Zoom conference at 14:30pm. Anyone can take part, please feel free to join us on the link below:
(Site updated 24/02/2021)