NEWSFLASH: Warning of Prosepective Building Works at Amersham Health Centre
We would like to update all patients on some maintenance work that is planned to begin at the Amersham Health Centre building in February, during which time we will need to vacate the site for a period of around 8-12 weeks. In this period, patient appointments will be held in temporary buildings sited within our car park area. We expect these arrangements to be in effect no later than 14th February 2022 and we will be using our building as normal until then.
There will, however, be an impact on our current car parking arrangements. From 6th February 2022 we would ask anyone attending an appointment with us by car to please use the pay and display car parks at the Buckinghamshire Council offices on King George V Road or at the multi-storey car park next to the railway station.
The reason for these works is that after routine and precautionary testing at the Amersham Health Centre building and inspection of the integrity of its water system, legionella bacteria has been identified. Please be reassured that any risks to users of this building – whether patients, staff or any other visitors is minimal. Enhanced mitigating measures have been put in place to further reduce and control any risks while we continue to use this site over the next few weeks. This includes the installation of special filters on all water outlets, daily enhanced flushes of the water system and the provision of bottled water for staff and patients.
The longer-term solution to this problem is to renew the building’s pipework, which is why the premises must be vacated. NHS Property Services is working closely with Amersham Health Centre and NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group to support the practice and its patients and to resolve this situation as soon as possible.
We expect works on the health Centre to complete between 11th April and 9th May 2022, but ask that you please bear with us for the time being. We would also ask that you please be patient if you cannot get through to the practice immediately and that you continue to treat staff members with kindness during this challenging period.
Thank you very much for your support and understanding during this time. We will update you with further developments as soon as we are able to.
COVID Vaccination Update
We are currently not running any more covid clinics at the surgery. Please book your appointment via the NHS website or by calling 119.
If you have any queries, please see the Coronavirus Tab / Coronavirus - Vaccine Information page.
You can now get proof of your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination details and test results using the NHS COVID Pass service.
If you have full access to the NHS App, and are registered at a GP surgery in England, you can view and share your COVID Pass for places in England that have chosen to use this service and travel abroad.
Some countries may ask for a negative COVID-19 test result which is visable on the NHS App.
If you do not have full access to the NHS App, you can still get your COVID Pass for places in England that have chosen to use this service.
To get your COVID Pass:
- Log in to the NHS App
- From the homepage select Get your NHS COVID Pass
- Follow the instructions on the screen
For more information on the NHS COVID Pass service, visit the NHS COVID Pass page on the NHS website.
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Welcome to The Surgery, Amersham Health Centre. We hope that you will find this website useful. We aim to provide a high standard of medical and nursing care for all our patients, with a strong emphasis on disease prevention, health education and self-help. There is much that you, the patient, can do to maintain your own good health and the aim of this website is:
To help you - by giving useful information about the services we offer and advice on how to manage minor illness in the home.
To help us - by making cleer how our services can best be used.
To help us to help you - by encouraging a team approach between the practice and the patients.
In an emergency, when we are closed, please phone Bucks 24/7 on 0300 033
988 for medical advice or to see a doctor urgently
We are now using Chain SMS to message patients!
Chain SMS allows us to send text messages to patients. It means we can be much more proactive with communication, messaging you quickly and securely, so you are not waiting around to hear from us!
Some examples of how we might use it…
Reminders of notifications (eg prescription ready)
Responding to simple queries (eg if you had a quick question about your medication)
Letting you know we tried to call
Send you advice at the end of a consultation
The practice name will always be at the bottom of the message. You won’t be able to reply to them. Please help us to help you by keeping your number up to date. If you don’t want us to contact you in this way please let us know.
Improved Access to GP Appointments
An improved service to access GP appointments has launched in Buckinghamshire and is available to all patients registered with a Bucks GP. This service involves local GP practices working together to offer patients better access to appointments. It means that you can now book an appointment in a practice local to you:
Up until 8pm from Monday to Friday (Amersham Health Centre - Wednesday)
Selected hours on a Saturday (Amersham Health Centre 1 in 8 Saturdays)
9am until 1pm on Sunday and Bank Holidays (at one of the three Improved Access Hubs located across the county)
This should mean that patients also have greater flexibility for routine, bookable appointments. It is, however, not a walk-in service. If you need urgent medical advice after 6.30pm or at a weekend, please phone NHS 111 in the first instance – they will be able to advise you and book an appointment if necessary.
These appointments can be booked through the practice you are registered with, and are being offered from three Improved Access Hubs, located at:
High Wycombe Hospital: (located at the Urgent Treatment Centre or UTC) Queen Alexander Road, High Wycombe, HP11 2TT
Stoke Mandeville Hospital: Corridor 5, Gate 2, Mandeville Road, Stoke Mandeville, HP21 8AL
Threeways Surgery: Pennylets Green, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4AZ
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