Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Chiltern House Medical Centre to hold information sessions for Holmer Green patients

Residents of Holmer Green who use Chiltern House Medical Centre are being invited to attend two drop-in sessions in the village to find out more about how their primary care health will be delivered in the future.

Primary Care Management Solutions (PCMS), which will be providing GP services at Chiltern House Medical Centre in High Wycombe from 1 September, will hold the events later this month.

Dragon Cottage Surgery in Holmer Green – which was part of Chiltern House Medical Practice – closed last year after its lease expired. PCMS has been working with the Patient Participation Group at Chiltern House and NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure the primary care needs of Holmer Green residents will continue to be met. This will be through a range of options that will put the area at the forefront of finding new, innovative ways to serve patients in villages.

Phil Coates, MD of PCMS, said: “We are committed to continuing to serve the primary healthcare needs of our patients who live in Holmer Green and we are excited to be bringing innovative new plans to the village. We look forward to sharing our ideas and we hope as many people as possible can join us at these events.”

Allied healthcare professionals (AHPs) – including an advanced nurse practitioner (ANP), paramedic and pharmacist will be on hand to explain the new approaches to delivering services in Holmer Green and how these plans will benefit residents.

There will be information on Q Doctor – an online doctor service providing secure, easy to use video GP consultations from a PC or smartphone – and how people less familiar with technology will be able to benefit.

Representatives from the Hazlemere, Widmer End & Holmer Green Good Neighbours Transport Scheme will be there, to promote their services. Other information on plans for local services will also be available at the drop-in sessions.

Both events will be held at the Sports Centre, 87 Watchet Lane, Holmer Green, HP15 6UF at the following times:

Wednesday, 28 August – 11am to 2pm

Friday, 30 August – 1.30 to 4.30pm

Everyone is welcome to attend. Refreshments will be available.

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NHS Buckinghamshire CCG and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust joint AGM and Open Day

NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (BHT) are inviting the public to an open day and joint Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on Saturday, 21 September, from 11am-3pm.

The AGM provides the opportunity to hear about the work of BHT and the CCG over the last year and their plans for the future of healthcare in Buckinghamshire.

The open day will offer behind-the-scenes tours at the hospital as well as live entertainment, refreshments and free fun activities for the whole family.

Performances scheduled for the day include a rock choir, LAR Performing Arts, Castielli School of Dance, Sesha Natya Niketan Indian Dance Group and Urban Strides.

There will be free parking available.

For more information, contact dee.irvin@nhs.net or call 01494 734853.

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Pharmacy opening times – August Bank Holiday Monday (26 Aug)

 Please see below for details of which pharmacies will be open, and their operating hours, across the NHS Buckinghamshire CCG area on the August Bank Holiday Monday (26 August).

Where possible, please also plan ahead to make sure you get any repeat prescriptions ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Please note – pharmacy opening hours on Bank Holidays are voluntary and are, therefore, subject to change.

Patients are advised to check if pharmacies are open by telephone before making a journey.

An enlargeable version of this information can be viewed by clicking here.

Local pharmacy details can be found on the NHS Choices website at www.nhs.uk under ‘More Services’.

If you are still not sure what health service option to use, and it is not an emergency, call NHS 111 for advice.

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Proposed merger of Whitchurch, Wing and Norden House surgeries

Three Buckinghamshire GP practices are proposing to merge into one next year, to ensure they are in the best possible position to continue delivering high quality services to patients.

Whitchurch, Wing (Drs Peel & Davies), and Norden House surgeries, are all located in the North Bucks area. They aim to become a single practice on 1 April 2020, and are seeking feedback from patients on this proposal.

The planned merger would give patients greater access to GPs, nurses and other primary care support services, and would also allow the new practice to function more efficiently.

Patients will not experience any significant disruption and there are no plans for any buildings to close.

This means patients will still be able to see the same staff in these locations for face-to-face appointments.

The partners of the existing three practices said in a joint statement: “A merger will bring benefits for our patients, enabling us as GPs to continue to offer high quality and diverse services; while streamlining some of our systems and processes to support patients better.

“As a merged practice with a growing population, we want to deliver improved services for all our patients, giving them the best experience possible. We will also be better able to support those with complex, long term needs by sharing the resources and skills of our practice staff.

“We want to reassure our patients that we don’t expect these changes to affect the way they use our services. This is a really exciting opportunity for all three practices and we believe it will bring great benefit to all patients.”

Patient registration will be unaffected by the proposed merger.

Drop in sessions are being planned, allowing people to ask questions about what a merged practice might mean for them and feed back their views. Details of these sessions will be publicised in due course.

Patients can also send feedback to3w.merger@nhs.net

For more information, please see the practice websites:

www.nordenhousesurgery.co.uk

www.wingsurgery.co.uk

www.whitchurchsurgery.co.uk

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