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7th Jun

Patient News for June 2024

What's new at The Hall Practice? Get the scoop in our June 2024 Patient Newsletter. Here's what we've included this month:

  • Our latest key stats and performance
  • Thanks for your support with the parking
  • Staff updates
  • PCN digital literacy event
  • Top tips for healthy eating
  • Your Men's Health questions answered by Dr Panasar
  • Meet Di and Dr Jones
  • Thanks on International Nurses Day
  • Dementia Carers Respite Presentation

If you prefer reading on paper - just pop in and grab a copy from reception if you're passing.

Welcome to your May 2024 Patient Newsletter
13th May

Patient News for May 2024

Our May 2024 Patient Newsletter has just landed and you can read it here. Here's what we've included this month:

  • Important news about car parking at The Hall Practice
  • Our latest key stats and performance
  • Staff updates 
  • Helping your teen stay calm during exam season by Dr Katherine Yeomans
  • Ask the GP about men's health
  • Phlebotomy clinic update
  • Meet Jen, Jorgo and Dr Turner

If you prefer reading on paper - just pop in and grab a copy from reception if you're passing.

Welcome to your April 2024 Patient Newsletter
1st Apr

Patient News for April 2024

Our April 2024 Patient Newsletter is hot off the press and you can read it here. Here's what we've included this month:

  • What you told us in the patient newsletter survey
  • A conversation about continuity of care
  • Spring 2024 COVID-19 booster vaccinations
  • Spotting stress signs by Dr Turner
  • Our response to recent media coverage about physician associates
  • New artwork in the waiting room

The reception team will also keep some printed copies by the reception desk if you prefer reading on paper - just pop in and grab a copy if you are passing.

2nd Oct 2023

The Hall practice Digital Assistant - 2nd October

We are now offering all patients an option of support in getting set up and using online apps. The NHS App allow you to complete tasks online without having to ring the surgery, like booking some routine appointments, looking at your medical record and test results, requesting prescriptions, checking your referral and many more!

By using the digital assistant, you will be able to access step by step guides on how to download and/or use functionalities within our online apps.

You can check out the digital assistant here

New building
7th Jul 2023

Patient Update - Friday 7 July

We have moved!! Our long-awaited move to the health centre building next door has gone ahead as planned! We look forward to providing care for you in our fantastic new premises.

For further information about the move please see the link below:

https://www.thehallpractice.co.uk/the-hall-practice---new-premises

Child Safety Week 2023
2nd Jun 2023

Patient Update - Friday 2 June - Child accident prevention, dealing with exam stress, free Memory Information Session, Dementia Connect support service

โš ๏ธ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐Ÿฑ-๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ ๐—๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ ‘๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ’ - accidents are a leading cause of death and serious injury for children and young people. Many of these accidents are preventable. The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) has a website packed with safety advice on topics such as choking, safe toys, pedestrian safety, in-car safety, falls, suffocation, poisoning & much more.
Visit their website for further information and to download their parent pack.
https://capt.org.uk/pages/category/safety-advice-injury-types/
 
๐Ÿ“ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฎ๐—บ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ - For many students, the exam period is one of stress and anxiety. While the effects of stress can be minor or even positive for some, many students can feel highly anxious about tests. Find further support at the links below:
 
๐Ÿง  ๐—ช๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜†? ๐—๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—”๐—น๐˜‡๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ’๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป. Tuesday 12th September 2pm – 4pm at: Aylesbury Library, Walton Street, HP20 1UU
Places are limited and booking is required.
Please contact bucks.memorysupport@nhs.net or call for more information 01296 718956.
 
๐Ÿ‘ฅ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜, from Alzheimer’s Society, is a personalised dementia support service for anyone affected by dementia. They provide support over the phone, online or face to face.
If you or someone you care for needs support, get in touch.
T: 0333 150 34561 W: alzheimers.org.uk/dementiaconnect
Visit our web page for further information: Seniors Health
 
โ˜€๏ธ Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!
๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐— ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ท ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ
19th May 2023

Blood test appointments at CGX Hospital

Service currently suspended temporarily. FedBucks who operate the service are looking for an alternative location.

MHAW 2023
12th May 2023

Patient Update - Friday 12 May

๐™‹๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™š๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™๐™ฅ๐™™๐™–๐™ฉ๐™š
 
๐Ÿ‘ฅ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ-๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ - this year's theme is 'anxiety' and focuses on increasing people's awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can help prevent it from becoming a problem. Anxiety is a normal emotion in us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem. For further support see links below:
 
 
๐Ÿ’‰ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐—ฆ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€ - please note, these now run from Calcot Medical Centre and NOT The Chalfont & GX Hospital as they were previously. Appointments can be booked by calling 119. Parking is available in both the medical centre car park and the community hospital car park.
 
๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ ๐—ข๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ - you can access parts of your medical record online including test results, clinic letters and other communications between your GP surgery and services such as hospitals, medications and immunisations. You can also order your medication online. For further information about accessing your medical, record please visit our website:
 
 
๐—˜๐—ป๐—ท๐—ผ๐˜† ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ!
๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐—— ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ท ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—›๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ
Nursing Team 2023
12th May 2023

H𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆 '𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯' 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘄𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗻𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗺!

Organised annually by the International Council of Nurses, International Nurses Day celebrates the contribution that nurses make to societies around the world. The date has a very strong significance, being the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
 
Our fantastic team at The Hall Practice carry out so many roles - wound care, dressings, clip and suture removal, cervical smears, travel immunisations, vaccinations e.g. flu, pneumococcal & shingles, childhood immunisations, injections of medication e.g. B12& contraception, pill and HRT checks, blood pressure checks, NHS health checks, diabetic checks & foot checks, mental health & cancer care reviews, post natal review, weight management and pre-diabetes support......
 
They also offer emotional support, advice and continuity to our patients.
 
๐——๐—ถ, ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ, ๐—™๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ & ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ผ, ๐˜„๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜‡๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฑ๐—ผ!!!
emergency alerts
21st Apr 2023

Managing Emergency Alerts on your phone to stay safe if youโ€™re experiencing domestic abuse

๐ŸšจEmergency test alert will be sent to mobile phones at 3pm on Sunday 23 April. The new government Emergency Alerts system will be used to let you know about emergency situations (like severe flooding) through your mobile phone. However, the alert will be accompanied by a loud sound even if your phone is on silent. The link below shows how you can turn alerts off, both on Android phones and on iPhones.

How emergency alerts work

Managing Emergency Alerts on your phone to stay safe if you’re experiencing domestic abuse

Refuge have information on securing your devices – for example your location settings or privacy settings – on https://refugetechsafety.org/

Bowel cancer awareness
14th Apr 2023

Patient Update - Friday 14 April

๐Ÿ’‰COVID-19 Spring Booster Vaccine 2023: The Hall Practice and The Allan Practice will be running joint clinics at Calcot Medical Centre on Saturday 22 April and Saturday 29 April to deliver the booster vaccination. If you are over 75 please call 119 to book your vaccine appointment slot. Our team will be delivering to our housebound and care home patients over the next 4 weeks.

A guide to the COVID-19 spring booster 2023

๐ŸŽ—๏ธ April is Bowel Cancer Awareness month. Bowel cancer is the 4th most common type of cancer. Screening can help find it at an early stage, when it's easier to treat. Regular NHS bowel cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from bowel cancer and is offered to everyone aged 60 - 74 years every 2 years. The programme is expanding so that everyone aged 50 to 59 years will be eligible for screening. This is happening gradually over 4 years and started in April 2021 with 56 year olds. People over 75 can request a kit by calling the helpline. See link below for further information:

www.nhs.uk/conditions/bowel-cancer-screening/ย 

www.bowelcanceruk.org.uk/

๐Ÿ’Š๐—ก๐—›๐—ฆ ๐—›๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒYou can buy an HRT PPC for a one-off payment of £19.30 (the cost of two single items). This covers an unlimited number of certain HRT medicines for 12 months, regardless of why they are prescribed. The HRT PPC does not cover all HRT medicines.
Visit the link below for more information:
 

 

๐Ÿš‘ The Hall Practice will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 19 April for staff training. If you need urgent assistance during that time please call 111 or visit 111 online. Call 999 in an emergency.

Hoping the weather cheers up over the weekend!

Dr Nicola Turner, Dr Katherine Yeomans, Ruth Franklin, Dr Jasraj Panesar & The Hall Practice Team

Easter
31st Mar 2023

Patient Update - Friday 31 March

โ˜˜๏ธ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต. There is NO national screening programme for ovarian cancer, so it is important to be symptoms-aware and visit a medical professional if you are concerned. Signs & symptoms of ovarian cancer include: bloating, feeling full, irregular bleeding, pain, needing to pee. Please call 01753989800 or visit our appointments page to book an appointment.
 
๐—•๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—•๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐˜€ is a free health and wellbeing service to help you make simple changes to start feeling the benefits of a healthy life. Visit their website for resources and insights, and to register for help to:
๐ŸšญStop smoking
โš–๏ธBe a healthier weight
๐ŸทCut down on alcohol
 
๐Ÿค ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™€๐™–๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ญ๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™š๐™š๐™ ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™!
Please ensure that you have ordered your medication in plenty of time. We require 72 hours to process your request and your pharmacy also requires at least 72 hours to dispense your medication. Please see the link below for bank holiday pharmacy opening times.
 
โš ๏ธThe Hall Practice is ๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ on the following dates for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend:
๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐Ÿฉ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ – ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ
๐˜š๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐Ÿช ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ – ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ
๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐Ÿซ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ - ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ
๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜”๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜บ, ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿข ๐˜ˆ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ญ – ๐˜Š๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ
If you require medical assistance on these dates, please visit NHS 111 online, call NHS 111 or in the event of an emergency, call 999.
 
Have a lovely weekend!
๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฌ๐—ฒ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€, ๐—ฅ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐——๐—ฟ ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ท ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—บ