Measles and MMR

Measles cases are on the rise in the UK especially in people travelling to Europe and those who are incompletely immunised.  See our immunisation page for more information, and if you think you, or your child, might be incompletely immunised please contact the practice.

Where to get help over the Bank Holiday

There are a wide range of NHS Services on offer over the May Bank Holiday Weekend. If you need medical help that isn’t an emergency or life-threatening, here’s what is available locally

NHS111. For urgent medical help go straight to NHS111. You can either call 111 or go online at www.111.nhs.uk. You will be asked questions about your main symptom and directed to NHS services and medical help near you. NHS111 is open 24/7, 365 days a year

Pharmacies. Pharmacies are open across both of the May Bank Holiday weekends. Pharmacies can help with a range of things including aches, hangovers, colds, emergency contraception and non prescription medication.

Mental Health Services. NHS 111 option 2. The First Response Service (FRS) in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough provides those in mental health crisis the opportunity to get access to help quickly, by calling NHS111 and selecting option 2.

The service allows patients or carers to speak to specially-trained mental health staff who can provide advice, support and signposting to other services. The Service is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

www.keep-you-head.com provides a wide range of information on wellbeing and mental health for adults and children in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. It includes information on local services, self-hel resources and general information on wellbeing and mental health.

TRAVEL ADVICE

Travel Advice

PLEASE NOTE AS OF APRIL 2019 BOURN SURGERY IS NO LONGER ABLE TO OFFER NON NHS TRAVEL ADVICE OR VACCINATIONS, WE WILL HOWEVER BE HAPPY TO ADMINISTER THOSE VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE ON THE NHS. 

For further information please see Travel Advice in Our Services at the top of this page.

Gransden Clinic Closure Dates

There will be no Gransden Clinic on the following dates:

Tuesday 30th April 2019:

Tuesday 7th May 2019:

Tuesday 28th May 2019:

Tuesday 30th July 2019:

Tuesday 6th August 2019:

Tuesday 26th November 2019

URGENT CARE/OUT OF HOURS

URGENT CARE/OUT OF HOURS 

As from 8th August 2017 GP Out of Hours will no longer operate from Chesterton Medical Centre.

The contact telephone number for Out of Hours will remain the same, but if you are offered an appointment it will now be at a Special GP Unit next to A&E in Addenbrookes.

 

SURGERY NEWSLETTER

Please see our new newsletter, You can open it by clicking on the heading “NEWSLETTER”.

We hope you find the information useful. If you have anything you would like us to consider adding into the next one please contact us.

Many Thanks

Mobile Telephone Numbers

Please would you advise the surgery of mobile telephone numbers to enable us to have them on record. Also please let us know if you do not consent to having text messages sent to you regarding appointments etc.

Many Thanks

Reception

GRANSDEN CLINIC

Gransden Clinic is intended for minor illness only. Please let the surgery know if you are going to Gransden so that the GP can have some basic medical information with them.  Anything requiring use of medical records, or anything other than a basic examination, must be seen at the surgery in Bourn.

Gransden Clinic is primarily intended for those patients who are unable to travel to Bourn for their Care.

Thank You

GP COMMISSIONING

GP COMMISSIONING 1st April 2013 – an important date for the NHS:  reorganisation on a huge scale with many challenges ahead.  Yet, at a local level, be assured that we are still here to provide the best possible medical care for our practice population.       

GP Commissioning is at the forefront of the NHS changes. Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have been formed to manage the NHS budget and, as a practice, we fall within the large Cambridgeshire & Peterborough CCG.  The CCG is split into 8 Local Commissioning Groups (LCGs) in order to provide a local perspective to the decision making process.

CATCH – Cambridgeshire Association to Commission Health – is the largest LCG with a population of around 220,000 and to which we belong. It has 28 member practices which work together in smaller locality groups on commissioning issues, all feeding their ideas back to CATCH.  We work with other rural practices, with similar issues and challenges:  Sawston, Comberton, Harston, Linton, Melbourn and three Royston practices.

The challenges for CCGs in managing the budgets are huge, especially in Cambridgeshire where we are seen as a ‘healthy and wealthy’ population and therefore the funding has been lower than elsewhere in the country.  All practices will have to engage in the commissioning process in order to make best use of the funds available and to maintain the level of service to patients.

See the CATCH video at  www.catchcambs.nhs.uk for more information on commissioning.

Summary Care Record – Have you made your choice?

Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record of important information about a patients health. It will initially have information about current medications, allergies and any bad reactions to medications. Additional information may be added over time if a patient gives their consent.

Bourn Surgery is planning to upload Summary Care Records from 23.5.12

For further information, please ask reception. You can also phone the Summary Care Record Information Line on 0300 123 3020 or visit the website at www.nhscarerecords.nhs.uk. Alternatively contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the PCT on 0800 279 2535.