COVID-19 Vaccinations Updates
In response to the demand from patients for easy access to their COVID-19 vaccination status, Patient Access are pleased to let you know that they have enabled a feature within Patient Access which makes it easier for patients to view their COVID-19 vaccination record from the home screen of the Patient Access app.
This new feature will automatically be visible for patients who have already had access to their detailed care record and immunisations enabled by their practice.
For those without Patient Access, you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services and your GP account on your smartphone or tablet, this includes your covid vaccines.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
Changes to under 30s receiving Astra Zeneca vaccines:
Guidance recently released advised that patients under 30 years old should not recieve the first Astra Zenena vaccine. Those eligible individuals aged under 30 will be contacted by the NHS and offered an alternative vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), either through GP-led LVSs, Hospital Hubs, or at vaccination centres. We will keep you updated via our webiste when we are able to begin the process of booking these.
Those patients aged 30 years and under who have already had their first will still be able to book themselves into Astra Zeneca clinics for their second dose. The guidance for not having the vaccine only applies to those first doses.
Update as at 10 May 2021
- Current clinics:
- Thursday 20 & Friday 21 May - 1st & 2nd Astra Zeneca vaccines for invite only. (for first vaccines given between 6-26 March)
Group 1 – Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults.
Group 2 – Those 80 years of age and over.
Group 3 – Those 75 years of age and over.
Group 4 – Those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable.
Group 5 – Those 65 years and over (to be invited by NHS England).
Group 6 – Those aged 16-65 in an at risk group.
Group 7 – Those 60 years of age and over.
Group 8 – Those 55 years of age and over.
Group 9 – Those 50 years of age and over.
Group 10 – Those aged 45-49 years of age.
Please see the coronavirus tab for more information including registering as an unpaid Carer and information for health care professionals.
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