We would like to pay tribute to our dear colleague and friend Lynda Worth, who has been a dedicated staff member at the practice since October 2002.
Many of you will know her as the friendly voice answering the telephone here at Bugbrooke Surgery. Lynda was professional, well respected and loved by us all and she is missed every single day. Life will not be the same without her, but we will all continue to strive to do what she did best, and that is “To look after our patient population in the best way we can”.
She will continue to be in our memories and will always be part of the Bugbrooke Medical Practice Family.
BUGBROOKE MEDICAL PRACTICE VACCINE UPDATE
We are part of the Blue PCN – a collection of practices in the local area that are delivering the vaccine from a central point – Kings Heath in Northampton.
We are working to government guidance vaccinating our Care Homes, Over 80’s and Healthcare Workers – this cohort of patients should be completed shortly and we will then be moving onto the over 75’s/Over 70’s and clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. The limiting factor is the supply of vaccinations due to government logistics.
A new system has been introduced where we you will be invited to book an appointment by text for those with a mobile number. If you do not have a mobile number you will receive a phone call from Blue PCN to invite you to book an appointment. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE PRACTICE – Wait for your text or call. Please note you will never be asked to provide any financial details.
Click here for an information leaflet (.pdf, 528KB)
COVID 19 Vaccination – Suspicious Calls and Text Messages
It is advised to protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points.
- The vaccine is only available on the NHS and is free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact patients when it is your turn. You will not be asked to pay for the vaccine.
- The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
- The NHS are not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine.
If you or your patients receive a call which is believed to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.
We are now able to offer Flu Vaccinations to patients aged 50 – 64 with no other risk factors.
There are limited vaccines, however we will have further clinics available in due course
These will be available to book online with your Patient Access or NHS App – if you do not have an NHS App you can download this and verify from the comfort of your own home without coming to the surgery . You can also book by calling the surgery but please avoid 8 – 10 when our phone lines are needed for prioritising our patients who have a clinical need/appointment.
Please do not attend if you have any COVID 19 Symptoms and come with your arm ready and as close to your appointment time as possible.
Over 65’s and Patients Under 65 At Risk – we still have vaccinations available please ring the surgery to book your appointments
Thank you for your co-operation with this.
The government have updated their guidance to wear face covering in public where social distancing isn’t possible and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet.
Whilst we have spaced out the waiting room to enable social distancing and are asking patients where possible to remain in their cars prior to appointments, we are also asking ALL patients attending the practice to wear a face covering to help protect themselves and others.
To find out how to wear and make a cloth face mask visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering/how-to-wear-and-make-a-cloth-face-covering
Face coverings should not be used by children under the age of 3 or those who may find it difficult to manage them correctly. For example, primary age children unassisted, or those with respiratory conditions.
If you have any symptoms of COVID 19 PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE PRACTICE.
Order your Repeat Prescription through the NHS App!
During this time, we are asking patients to use our Online Services as much as possible. We would therefore ask that you use the NHS App to order your Repeat Prescriptions.
Click here for further information about the App.
IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICES
PRESCRIPTIONS (IMPACT FROM CORONAVIRUS)
Due to high demand for scripts these may take longer than 48 hours to process. Please do not over order or order early.
Please bear with us at this difficult time.
Coronavirus - Covid 19 - latest
All prebooked appointments are being cancelled.
Unless ABSOLUTELY essential, please DO NOT come to the surgery.
If you have a recent onset of a continuous cough and/or a temperature higher than 37.8 degrees DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY AT ALL.
You must stay at home and self-isolate for the advised timeframe.
You do not need to call NHS111 or be tested. If your symptoms worsen, during isolation, contact NHS111 on-line for advice and guidance. Thank you for your support during these exceptional circumstances.
Helpline for Coronavirus
A support line has been launched to support the most vulnerable people in Northamptonshire during the coronavirus crisis.
The helpline, which will be managed by the Customer Service Centre at Northamptonshire County Council, went live on Tuesday 31st March.
It allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who are self-isolating and have nobody to call upon for help to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require. It means that care can be provided to those that really need help. It applies to those with existing health conditions, those who are pregnant or those aged 70 and above.
Each call to the helpline will be triaged so that individuals receive the care and support that is appropriate to their needs.
The Community Resilience Service will co-ordinate requests for help in conjunction with the district and borough councils, mapping those requests by area and linking them up with local community groups, volunteers and voluntary organisations who have pledged their support.
Those requiring help are asked to call the support line on 0300 126 1000 (option 5).
Volunteer to help those in need - Coronavirus
Please remember to update the surgery with your correct contact details to keep your records up to date, particularly your mobile number as we use this to send you appointment reminders
Congratulations! One of Our GP's is now married!
Dr Lily Connell is now Dr Lily Dobson.
The practice aims to provide high quality patient care delivered by a team of committed health care professionals.
The practice is part of the Nene Clinical Commissioning Group, which is responsible for ensuring you receive all the services you need. For details of all primary care services in the area, look at Your CCG Guide to Primary Care Services at www.neneccg.nhs.uk. The practice area covers the rural villages of Bugbrooke, Kislingbury, Harpole, Nether and Upper Heyford, Flore, Rothersthorpe, Pattishall, Gayton, Litchborough and parts of the Borough of Northampton; Duston, Upton and Upton Grange, St James, West Hunsbury, Shelfleys (see the map - Click Here).
Bugbrooke Medical Practice is an accredited training practice and for many years has been involved in the post graduate training of fully qualified doctors who wish to enter the speciality of general practice. The GP registrar is encouraged to take on long-term problems which are presented by the patient to him/her, in association with the patient's own doctor.
THE PRACTICE HAS MADE EVERY PRACTICAL EFFORT TO FACILITATE DISABLED ACCESS. SHOULD YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PARTICULAR DIFFICULTIES PLEASE BRING THEM TO THE ATTENTION OF ANY MEMBER OF STAFF.
A NO-SMOKING POLICY OPERATES THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION.
ALL TELEPHONE CALLS TO THE PRACTICE AND MADE FROM THE PRACTICE ARE RECORDED.
We are inviting you to use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services. Find out more at www.nhs.uk/nhsapp