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Our new telephone system is now installed and running smoothly. Please be aware that all calls are now recorded

From Monday the 15th June  you are required to wear a non medical face covering when attending the practice- Thank you for your co operation in this 

To allow us time for staff training so that we are up to date on important topics such as resuscitation, both surgeries will be closed this Thursday 18th June from 12 noon

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COVID19 (coronavirus) please click here.. Latest advice

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Please see links below that may help you decide if you need to book an appointment

From Monday 8th June we are opening the surgery main door at Edlesborough for prescription collection and pre booked appointments only  

To book appointments and for queries we ask you to phone us.

Please do not come to the surgery unless you have medication to collect or have a pre booked appointment.

We have marked out a one way system within the practice at both sites with tape to mark 2 metres. I think we are by now all used to spacing – please please be prepared to wait outside if the maximum number of patients are in the practice

If you are unwell with a fever, cough or loss of taste/ smell please call 111- under no circumstances should you come to the practice. For the protection of staff and other patients, patients with these symptoms are being assessed at a central hub.

Thank you for helping us to keep the footfall in the surgery to a minimum so that we can offer you the best possible service whilst observing good social distancing.

 

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The doctors in this practice monitor patients who are on certain medications or who have been diagnosed with an illness according to national guidelines where these exist.

In June 2018 we began calling our patients for their annual review checks in the month of their birth as this has been shown to help people remember when their usual health check is due.

If results show as 'abnormal' when you look via our online patient access portal please ensure you look at the doctors comments as they may be acceptable for you and your doctor will indicate this in the comments section. 

If you are diabetic please know your feet check is part of the Annual Review by Nurse and you will also have a blood test every 6 months. Your eye test by the specialist retinopathy service will be sent separately on an annual basis

If you collect you medication from the surgery there will be information printed on the label on your medication. This tells you how to take the medication. If you do not understand any of the abbreviations which we have to use so that they fit on the label, please ask one of our receptionists or dispensary staff to explain.

If you collect medication from Pharmacy this information will be printed on the right hand side of your green NHS prescription form.

Broadly the following checks are needed. Only the most common ones are given as an example:

  • Blood tests Thyroid function tests (TFTs) are needed yearly.
  • Random cholesterol is done yearly only if you have diabetes or have had a stroke or heart attack etc otherwise it will not need to be done more often than 5 yearly, even if you are taking medication to lower it. Random means that you do not need to fast unless your Dr has specified this.

Below are all tests whose frequency will depend on your illness or medication.

  • U&Es a test of kidney function.
  • Full blood count (FBC)
  • Liver function tests (LFTs)

Urine tests: these can either be to check for urinary infection, or to check how well your kidneys are working particularly if you have diabetes, if previous tests have suggested that your kidney function might need to be monitored.

Results

Please ensure that you call the surgery for your results, do not wait to be contacted by your Doctor. Please call after 3pm for test results.

Blood tests: please call 72 hours after the test

Urine results: please call one week after the sample was sent to the laboratory

Chest X-ray: please call one week after test

General X-rays: usually available after one week but can take a little longer to report

Fungal studies: up to 12 weeks for a result

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.

 
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