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WEARING A FACE MASK IN THE PRACTICE

ALTHOUGH GUIDANCE HAS CHANGED REGARDING THE WEARING OF MASKS, THE PRACTICE HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO RECOMMEND PATIENTS CONTINUE TO WEAR A MASK WHILST WAITING FOR DISPENSARY OR IN THE WAITING ROOM.  THE PRACTICE CONTINUES TO SUFFER WITH STAFF ABSENCES AND WE HOPE CONTINUING WITH THIS PRECAUTION WILL HELP MANAGE THIS AND ENSURE CONTINUITY OF CARE TO PATIENTS.

WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION & UNDERSTANDING.

NHS Prescription Charge

From 1 May 2024 the NHS Prescription Charge increases to £9.90 per item.

If you regularly pay for NHS prescriptions you can save money by paying for them in advance with Prescription Prepayment Certificates. These can be purchased from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) website, the PPC Telelphone Order Line on 0300 330 1341 or from selected pharmacies,

See here for more details.

 

 Patient Participation Group - Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Patient Participation Group Annual General Meeting 2024

will be held on 

Thursday 18 April 2024 at 6.30 pm

at

The Surgery Waiting Room, Bottisham Medical Practice

Dr Tom Shackleton will talk about changes affecting the Practice

All patients are welcome to attend.

 

MEASLES - IMPORTANT PATIENT INFORMATION

Measles cases are rising. Whilst the increase in measles cases has been seen mostly in the West Midlands so far, we know that the infection can spread quickly. That's why it’s important to know the symptoms of measles, what to do when you or your child might have measles, and how you can get protected against measles with a Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination course. You can find out more about measles here.

Measles is an infection that spreads very easily and can cause serious problems in some people. Measles can be prevented with the Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccination – a vaccine that’s available for free on the NHS. The MMR vaccine can prevent you from getting measles. All children in the UK are offered two doses of the MMR vaccination by the NHS as standard. But you can also have your MMR vaccines at an older age if you haven’t had them in the past.

If you haven’t had your MMR vaccinations or are unsure, please contact our Reception team for a vaccination appointment. Alternatively, there are also a number of walk-in vaccination clinics running locally, no appointment needed. You can find out more about measles and local walk in vaccination clinics on your local NHS website.

Expanding the Practice Team

Did you know that, in addition to your GP, there are other health professionals in general practice who can help you get the right care?  Additional staff have been recruited into healthcare roles at general practices including pharmacists, paramedics and physiotherapists.  This means that at Bottisham Medical Practice we now have an expanded team of health professionals to help you get the right care when you need it, in addition to seeing your GP or practice nurse. 

If you need to see a GP, you will always be offered an appointment, however having a range of health professionals at your general practice means you can receive the most appropriate care for your condition as quickly as possible.  Here at Bottisham Medical Practice the team now includes the following roles:-

First Contact Physiotherapists provide patients with expert diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and can prevent the need for referral to hospital.

Clinical Pharmacists  provide expert advice around medicines. If you are experiencing side effects from your medicines, your clinical pharmacist will work with you to find a solution. If you are taking several different medicines, the clinical pharmacist can help make sure they are working well together. Clinical Pharmacists can manage chronic diseases and support patients with the medication for these conditions.

Social Prescribers specialise in referring people to services outside the NHS which offer the opportunity for health, wellbeing, and practical and emotional support. In a general practice setting a social prescriber can take the time to talk about what matters to you and support you to find suitable activities that are a better alternative to medication. They connect people to community groups and services for practical and emotional support.

Paramedics can provide advice, help assess and triage calls from patients, make home visits for urgent assessment and manage minor illness.

Visit www.nhs.uk/GPservices to find out more.

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Bottisham Medical Practice

Tunbridge Lane
Bottisham
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB25 9DU
 
 
(By car, access to the surgery is via Ancient Meadows)
 
Patient & visitor parking available on site
 
FOR URGENT ENQUIRIES, PLEASE TELEPHONE OUR RECEPTION TEAM ON THE NUMBER ABOVE. 
 
You can also contact us via the 'Contact Us' link below.  This will be read by a member of the team within 2 working days.  Please do not use the Contact Us Online link if you need to contact us urgently. This online link is not to be used as a way of making an appointment or contacting a GP.
 
 

Choose if data from your health records is shared for research and planning

Patient data from GP medical records kept by GP practices in England is used to improve health, care and services through planning and research, helping to find better treatments and improve patient care. The NHS is introducing an improved way to share this information – called the General Practice Data for Planning and Research data collection.  

You can use this online service to:

  • choose if your confidential patient information is used for research and planning
  • change or check your current choice

Any choice you make will not impact your individual care.

The latest information on the GPDPR, including what information is obtained and how to opt-out of sharing your information, can be found here.

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