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IMPORTANT:  If you are asked to attend the surgery for a face to face appointment, please arrive wearing a mask or face covering (i.e. a scarf).  This is only optional for children under the age of 5.  We need to retain our surgical face masks for clinical staff as much as possible, so are grateful for our patients for abiding by this request.

My Care Record:  Privacy Notice – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Response Addendum.  This notice describes how we may use your information to protect you and others during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and it supplements our main Privacy Notice (Fair Processing Notice).  More information available here.

CORONAVIRUS: DO NOT WALK INTO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO SO BY A MEMBER OF STAFF. THIS IS TO PROTECT OUR STAFF AND OTHERS

On line booking:  Please note that we have suspended all on-line appointment booking for the time being.  This is because on-line booking does not allow for triage/screening of appointments, so this has been necessary to safeguard both our patients and our staff.  Please accept our apologies for any difficulty this creates.

Repeat Prescriptions:  From 1st April 2020 you will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions from your local pharmacy or via another third party.  Requests for repeat medication should be made direct to the surgery via any of the following options:

Please do speak to a member of the reception team if you have any queries regarding this change.

Coronavirus Information for the Public

For the latest information and advice please follow this link :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

This website also contains up-to-date advice for people returning from a specified list of countries, which can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-specified-countries-and-areas 

Practice announcement:  Dr Spence will be retiring from the practice on Friday 13th March, having worked at Beauchamp House for 25 years. 

We are also sorry to inform you that Dr Kumaran will be leaving the practice at the end of February 2020 due to a change in his personal circumstances. 

We will update further on the arrangements being made to cover these posts as more information becomes available.

Extended access appoinments

Extended Access

 

GP and Nurse appointments are now available in your area during the evening and at the weekend.  To book an appointment, contact your Practice.  For more information, visit bit.ly/ExtendedAccess

Adult with cystitis symptoms?

If yes, please complete this questionnaire  and hand it in with a urine sample (in a labelled, small and closed container) at reception. Please do NOT hand the sample to reception staff but place in the designated receptacle.

Missed Appointments

Patients did not attend for a total of 107 appointments in February 2020, which is equivalent to 26 hours of wasted time:
- 36 GP appointments (equivalent to 9 hours)
- 72 nurse appointments (equivalent to 16 hours)
If you are unable to attend an appointment please contact the surgery to cancel it, so that it can be offered to another patient.

Travel Information

global air travel

Beauchamp House Surgery is very pleased to announce that we offer a full travel service.

Unfortunately the NHS only offers a certain number of vaccines that are free; any other vaccines administered will incur a cost.  However, as a patient of the practice you will receive free travel advice and we offer competitive prices for any vaccines not covered by the NHS.

Vaccines free on the NHS:

  •          Hepatitis A
  •          Typhoid
  •          Diphtheria, Tetanus and polio combined

Additional vaccines now offered at Beauchamp House:Travel price list 

  •          Hepatitis B
  •          Japanese Encephalitis
  •          Yellow Fever (Patient information)
  •          Meningococcal meningitis ACWY
  •          Rabies
  •          Tick-borne encephalitis (adult and paediatric)

Beauchamp House Surgery is a designated Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre and has been authorised by NaTHNaC (as the regulatory body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland) to administer Yellow Fever vaccine in accordance with International Health Regulations (2005).

In order for us to assess you travel needs we will need to have certain information about you and your planned trip.  Before an appointment can be booked please complete the following Travel Questionnaire and either then post it to us or drop it in to the surgery, or alternatively email it as an attachment to: beauchamphouseadmin@nhs.net  The questionnaire will be reviewed by a member of the travel clinic team and, the surgery will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Please note that safe travel medicine is not ‘last minute’, so please remember to submit your questionnaire at least 6-8 weeks before your holiday.  

Please see the attached leaflet for some excellent advice regarding staying healthy on your travels - Travel Advice Leaflet.pdf and regarding malaria, Malaria factsheet

We do hope that you will not experience any significant side effects from your vaccinations, however below is a guide to what you might experience: Post vaccination advice

The NHS fit for travel website might give you an idea as to which vaccinations you might need www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx and for further information, please see the National Travel Health Network and centre (NaTHNaC) website travelhealthpro.org.uk

Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

For travel in Europe you might wish to obtain a European Health Insurance Card http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcareabroad/EHIC/Pages/about-the-ehic.aspx  

 

 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

 

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America and Antarctica
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 


 


 

 

 

 



 
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