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


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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Tyrefighters – Summer break

Tyrefighters will be taking a summer break.  The next meeting will be on Saturday 2 September 2017.

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Practice closed for staff training afternoon Tuesday 12 September 17 from 1pm

All requests for appointments, repeat prescriptions, blood results and routine matters should wait until the surgery opens again on Wednesday 13 September 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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Promote Active Bucks to get your patient’s active!

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Free dementia training for carers

Newcastle University has created an on line course on ‘Staying Connected and Living Well’.
This three week course starts on 27th March 2017 and is free to join.
It is designed specifically for family, friends and carers of people with dementia.
Patients can sign up to the course at: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/dementia-care

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Contraceptive services

Dr Briony Rixon has clinics to administer contraceptive services such as IUCD (coils) and implants.

A consultation will need to be booked with Dr Rixon initially to discuss the options with a follow on appointment.

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ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR MEMORY?

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Join us for a free Memory Information Session in Meeting Room 1, The Healthy Living Centre, Walton Court Shopping Centre, Hannon Road, Aylesbury, Bucks
HP21 8TJ
on
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 from 10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

The session will last for two hours and will include:

Understanding Memory

Memory Tips

Coping Strategies

Access to a wide range of information

Signposting to other services and organisations

For more information or to book a place please call the Memory Support Team on:
01296 331749

In association with

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Information for patients who have been referred to a specialist

Electronic Prescription Service – The NHS in England – NHS Choices

Information for patients who have been referred to a specialist.

 

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Action on hearing loss drop in clinics for 2017

Dates are:

 07/09/17
07/12/17

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Haddenham Child Health Clinic moving!

The Haddenham Child Health Clinic will be advertised by the Health Visitor to move to Haddenham Children Centre (Library) from 4/1/17. 

The clinic will take place every Wednesday from 1.30-3pm

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