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The team at Aylesbury have made this really helpful video about what to expect when you go for your COVID 19 immunisation

https://youtu.be/9XsqUUdoU90


COVID VACCINATION NEWS

15.01.2021  We are pleased to let you all know that the Stoke Mandeville site is now up and running. We have sent text invitations out to our older patients in order of age. A number of patients have booked. We will follow up those who, either haven’t used the link, or who haven’t got a mobile number on file, by phone. We are very grateful for the volunteers who are helping with transport. We also have a number of volunteers offering to help with various roles at Stoke Mandeville. As deliveries come and more appointments get released we will send more invitations. If you have had a letter for a mega hub but can’t get there we will still invite you. Clearly it would be of great help if internet users could pass this message on to those not online.
We are not able to offer this vaccine at the practice and won’t be able to for the foreseeable future, despite requesting this. We will get a very limited supply for our bed bound patients. The Stoke Mandeville stadium is well signposted from the A41. It’s on Guttmann Road. HP21 9PP
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If you are unable to arrange your own transport to the stadium please click here for more information https://www.edlesboroughsurgery.co.uk/info_form.aspx?p=12
11.1.2021 (remains current as of 14.1.21)
We are aware that patients are receiving letters from the NHS centrally, offering the opportunity to book an appointment for covid 19 immunisation. These appointments will be at the central mega hubs- The nearest one to the practice is Stevenage. The Aylesbury hub has its first delivery this week delayed. We will start inviting patients starting with our older patients as soon as we have access to appointments- It is not possible at this stage to deliver the service more locally as lots of people are asking. The hub at Stoke Mandeville has lots of space for social distancing- Please be ready to expose your arm, remembering you won't be in a closed room. Bringing reading spectacles would help with reading information.
We are having lots of calls and emails- we do not have any more information than this to give you. Your patience would be greatly appreciated. We are committed to getting our patients vaccinated but until we can access the vaccine(s) we can't move forward. Patients will initially get a text and we will follow up with calls to those who haven't got a phone or don't respond to the initial text.
Remember this vaccine is free and you will not be required to give bank details or pay for it.

 

COVID-19 Latest information

Covid 19 update from the practice

Following government advice we are making some changes to keep patients and staff safe whilst still offering the best service we can.

As from 8am on Thurs 5th November the surgery doors at both sites will be opened for patients that have a pre booked appointment only. On arrival your temperature will be measured and anyone with a fever will be asked to return home and further advice will be given by phone.

                            

All enquiries, test results and booking appointments will only be done on the telephone or via the online services- we prefer the NHS App

The telephone lines are busy but there is now an additional system to let you know how many people are in the queue. We have pooled both receptions at Pitstone and at Edlesborough to try to get your call answered as quickly as possible.  The lines are particularly busy when we first open – if your call isn’t urgent it’s worth avoiding these times.  Using online services- preferably via the NHS App (not the covid one) will reduce pressure on the phone lines and save you time.

 

Dispensary collection will be from the allocated window at both sites- to the rear at Edlesborough and the front at Pitstone.

 Please fill out the slip when you arrive  to collect medications then  ring the bell and wait in your car – Dispensary will call/message  you when your medications are ready and you can then return to the window.

 Thank you for your support with these new measures

Our friendly team aim to provide a high quality, caring and professional service,   within our forward thinking practice

 

Your practice staffHello and welcome to our website.  We’ve packed it full of useful information (Health Advice) in a very easy to use format with the added benefit of several online functions.

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The practice is approved for training of general practitioners. Fully qualified doctors spend up to a year with us to complete their training. For more information see the Practice Staff tab at the top of the page

If you’re new to the area, have a look at our New Patients tab, download the registration forms and come and see us.

Serving Edlesborough and surrounding villages extending to the borders of Leighton Buzzard (Billington Park), Dunstable and Tilsworth.  Existing patients can enjoy access to our wide range of services at the touch of a button. Whether managing your appointment or ordering a repeat prescription you can now do both without leaving your home.

Your Health in Safe Hands

The team are here to provide all patients with a professional and caring healthcare experience in friendly and personal surroundings. With discretion and confidentiality guaranteed your welfare is safe, secure and in good hands. For more information regarding our 'Privacy Notice' please click the 'Sharing your information' tab on the right.

As a training practice we strive for the highest quality service possible.

Appointments are limited and every missed appointment has an adverse affect on our ability to see patients as quickly as possible. If you are unable to make your appointment please call to cancel, thankyou.

Cervical Screening Update

At this stage of the Covid 19 pandemic we are now able to offer routine cervical screening.

If you receive a letter informing you that your   cervical screening is now due   and you feel happy to attend the surgery then please book your appointment with our Reception team. 

If you have had an appointment cancelled in the last month then please call for this to be rearranged.

The nursing staff will be wearing Proctective equipment during the consultation.

Please do not attend the surgery if you are displaying symptoms of Covid 19 or if you are self isolating due to suspected Covid 19 cases.

If you require a sick note for your employer please click here Sick note information

Following Government guidance and to help protect our patients and the Surgery staff from the COVID –19 (Corona virus) outbreak we have changed the way that we are providing appointments.

This will mean that all appointments will now be triaged by a Clinician. If you call to re-quest an appointment the Reception staff will add your name to the triage list with a short statement about your reason for calling. This is to ensure that the more urgent calls are answered first by one of the Clinicians.

After a phone consultation you may still be asked to come for a face-to-face appointment if this is required.

Please only come to the Surgery if you have an appointment  or to pick up medications, forms / letters, or specimen bottles .

 


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Please click here for more information Improved access

We are encouraging all of our patients to register for 'online services'. This will enable you to order repeat prescriptions, book Doctors appointments and view sections of your medical record on line. To register please use this link-


Online Patient Access        

Please be aware that you can only register yourself and your children under 11 for this service- over 16s must register themselves- please speak to us about children aged 11-16years

Our surgeries

The practice began in Dr Jones' home on 1.2.1985. As the patient numbers grew, it progressed to the two purpose built premises, which opened in Pitstone on 1.7.1991 and Edlesborough on 1.4.1992. Today the practice is continuing to grow and develop and currently we have just over 7500 patients.

Medicine

When ordering medicines please be aware: As a practice we are almost 10% overspent on our drug budget- this makes us the worst in Buckinghamshire - this cannot carry on and so we ask for your understanding that we cannot provide prescriptions for medicines available to buy from a pharmacy. This includes seasonal allergies such as hayfever, indigestion remedies, treatments for worms and headlice. Also if you are given a hospital prescription you MUST please take this to the hospital pharmacy.

 


TO ORDER PRESCRIPTIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'BLUE PRESCRIPTIONS TAB' AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION REGARDING CHANGES IN THE WAY YOU ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS

 


 

Edlesborough and Pitstone Surgeries website is constantly being updated to provide the best possible service.

To initially obtain access to the 'Repeat Prescriptions' below we will need to verify your identity in person with photo ID evidence as listed in the 'New patients' tab for registration.

(Site updated 15/01/2021)
For appointments and prescriptions please use the Online Services link above. Alternatively, just click here.
 
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