Haddenham Medical Centre

Stanbridge Road, Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, HP17 8JX
01844 293300 Dr Mark Howcutt, Dr Nicola Wells, Dr Karen West, Dr Kaiser Munir, Dr Briony Rixon

Information for Veterans


Please let Reception know if you have served in any of the Armed Forces. It is helpful to know:

Which Service

Service number

Any service related medical issues.

There are various support agencies for Veterans, a few are listed below:-

What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you.

It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.


The NHS can also provide mental health support through the  Big White Wall service  http://register.bigwhitewall.com

This service is available for free to serving personnel, veterans and their families.

Royal British Legion

National Freephone number 0808 802 8080 8am-8pm 7 days a week


The Veterans Hearing Fund provides support to veterans who acquired hearing loss during service. http://support.britishlegion.org.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/1633/~/veterans-hearing-fund

Royal Naval Benevolent Trust

The RNBT Headquarters, Castaway House, 311 Twyford Avenue, PORTSMOUTH PO2 8RN

T: 02392 690112

The Trust’s offices in Portsmouth are normally manned Monday to Friday from 0900 to 1600.


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Mountbarrow House, 6-20 Elizabeth Street, London, SW1W 9RB

Tel: 0207 901 8900 Fax: 0207 901 8901


Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, 67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR

Tel: 02075808343


Veterans UK Welfare Service

Information on claiming AFCS, Armed Forces Independence Payment, Medical Discharges and Pension.

Tel: 08081 914 218

Veterans Gateway (new service from 3 April 2017)

08088021212 – 24 hours a day 7 days a week


Help for Heroes, Unit 14 Parkers Close, Downton Business Centre, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 3RB

To Get Support call your nearest Recovery Centre

    • North: Phoenix House, Catterick 01748 834148
    • West: Plymouth Recovery Centre 01752 562179
    • East: Chavasse VC House, Colchester 01206 814880
    • South: Tedworth House, Tidworth 01980 844200
    • http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/get-support/

SSAFA 4 St Dunstan’s Hill, London, EC3R 8AD

Tel: 0800 731 4880

9.00 to 17.30 every weekday


Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, Frankland Moore House, 185-187 High Road, Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex. RM6 6NA

T: 020 8590 1124 Email: ChadwellHeath@blesma.org


Blind Veterans UK, 12-14 Harcourt Street, London, W1H 4HD

Phone: 020 7723 5021


Combat Stress, Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX

Helpline 0800 138 1619

mailto:   contactus@combatstress.org.uk



Hard copies are available in reception.





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Turtle Song at Waddesdon Manor

Please see the attached for a free event for patients with memory problems/all forms of dementia and their companions.



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Carers Bucks Investors in Carers GP Standard Award

The Haddenham Medical Centre Team are delighted to have been awarded the Carers Bucks Investors in Carers GP Standard Award.


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Carers Bucks Training for Carers opportunity – Thursday 19 October 6.30 pm

We are holding a Carers Bucks training event for Carers, aimed at working carers but all carers are welcome.

Thursday 19 October at Haddenham Medical Centre

6.30 pm – 8pm

Training will cover:-

Infection detection

Emergency Care Planning

Carers Discount Card.

There will be refreshments available.

We will hold a similar event during the day at a future date.




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Electronic Prescription Service to your choice of pharmacy

We have a system called Electronic Prescription Service  which means we can send your prescription electronically to your choice of pharmacy.  You need to set up a nomination at your preferred pharmacy.

If you have asked us to send your prescription to JMW Vicary unless you nominate them we still have to print if and take it manually.

Therefore from 1 October 17 we will send all repeat prescription requests where the patient has asked it to be dispensed by JMW Vicary electronically.  This will be more efficient and the prescription will go direct from the GP to the pharmacy without the need to be printed off and sorted by the reception team.


Thank you.

Further information can be found here:-


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Autism awareness talk update


Thank you to everyone that attended the Autism awareness talk on Thursday 14 September.

The raffle raised £220 for the National Autistic Society which we are really pleased with so thank you to everyone who donated a prize and bought a raffle ticket.

We will be planning an evening talk so please check our website for details.


You may be interested in some of the films that were discussed:-

Carly’s Café

Can you make it to the end




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Children flu clinics 2017 – booking now Saturday 14 October

We now have the child flu vaccine in stock and our first flu clinic for children is Saturday 14 October 8 – 1130.  Any parents who are eligible for a free NHS flu vaccination can book and be vaccinated at the same time.


There are also appointments on Tues 24 October in the afternoon.



For information Public Health England have provided the following guide to show which children are eligible for the flu vaccine and where they will be vaccinated.  We are unable to vaccinate children who should be vaccinated under the school programme as we will not be provided with enough vaccine, the vaccine we will be allocated will only be enough to vaccinate those children who are to be vaccinated at the practice in accordance with the Public Health policy.

Protecting your child against flu



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Adult Flu clinics for 2017 – now booking

Haddenham Medical Centre will be holding Adult Flu clinics as follows:

Every Monday to Friday from 18 September 2017 onwards with our nursing team – appointments also bookable online

Saturday 30 September 2017 – – clinics also bookable online

 The adult patients eligible for a free flu vaccination are as follows:-

65 and overs and the flu jab

You are eligible for the flu vaccine this year (2017-18) if you will be aged 65 and over on March 31 2018 – that is, you were born on or before March 31 1953. So, if you are currently 64 but will be 65 on March 31 2018, you do qualify.

Anyone with a serious long-term health condition, including:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease or multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • being seriously overweight (BMI of 40 or above)


If you’re pregnant, you’re advised to have the injectable flu vaccine, regardless of the stage of pregnancy you’ve reached.


If you receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill.



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Teenagers born 01/09/1998-31/08/1999 (2017 school leaver cohort) are eligible for urgent catch-up with MenACWY vaccination.

Since 2009, there has been a large increase in group W meningococcal (MenW) disease in England, resulting in several deaths in teenagers. Older teenagers and young adults who are not vaccinated are at risk of getting MenW disease, so you need to get vaccinated to protect yourself. Vaccination helps protect you and others around you. You may have had a MenC vaccination before but you still need the MenACWY vaccine as this gives you the extra protection you need.

The vaccination is free and may save your life.

You may be planning to get a job or an apprenticeship, join the armed forces or go on to higher education. Whatever you do next, it is important that you get vaccinated. If you are planning to go to university you should get vaccinated well before you move. If this is not possible you should register with a new GP at university or your new location and arrange to get the vaccine there as soon as possible – ideally in your first week of term. New university students are at extra risk of meningococcal infection in the first weeks of term when they come into contact with many new people of a similar age.

Finally, if you are not up to date with the MMR vaccine which helps protect you from measles mumps and rubella you should get this at the same appointment. More information about both vaccines can be found at the NHS Choices website or through speaking to the nurse in the surgery.

In addition the following individuals should be immunised opportunistically with MenACWY conjugate vaccine if they present before their 25th birthday:

 •             Anyone born on or after 01/09/1996 who has missed routine school (administered in school years 9/10 at 13-15 years) or catch-up MenACWY vaccination;

•             New entrants to higher education (university freshers) who have not yet been immunised with MenACWY vaccine.

 MenACWY vaccine should be given to all eligible individuals who have not received this vaccine regardless of their MenC vaccination history.


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Practice closed for staff training afternoon Wednesday 11 October 17 from 1pm

All requests for appointments, repeat prescriptions, blood results and routine matters should wait until the surgery opens again on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 0800 hrs.


If you need a doctor in an Emergency which cannot wait until the surgery is open again please ring

01296 850011


after 1830 hrs all calls should go to 1-1-1

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