Visiting our practice? Please continue to wear a face covering and social distance
All of our COVID-19 secure measures remain in place and this will not change when Government guidance changes on 19 July 2021.
Patients are asked to continue to wear a face covering, unless they are exempt, and to follow social distancing when visiting our GP Practice.
This follows the national Infection Prevention Control (IPC) Guidance for all healthcare settings and will help to ensure the safety of our staff and patients at all times.
Please do not come to the surgery unless you have an appointment or are picking up medication. This will ensure we can continue to provide essential care safely.
Thank you for your continued support.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A GP AT BOTTISHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE
An interview by Dr Tamara Keith on Radio Cambridgeshire describing a typical day in general practice at the moment and the unprecedented demand on our services.
Flu Vaccines 2021/2022
Bottisham Medical Practice are offering eligible patients their Flu vaccines. If you haven't been contacted already, you can book your appointment with us online (currently only those over 65) or by speaking with our reception team on the phone.
WE NOW HAVE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE FOR OUR PATIENTS THAT ARE 65 YEARS OLD AND OVER (AND ELIGIBLE UNDER 65 YEAR OLDS)
The flu vaccine is given free on the NHS to people who:
- are 50 and over (including those who'll be 50 by 31 March 2022)
- have certain health conditions
- are pregnant
- are in long-stay residential care
- receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
- live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
For more information, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS & BOOSTERS
Please be aware that Bottisham Medical Practice are NOT carrying out any Covid-19 Booster vaccination clinics.
We would be grateful if our patients do not contact the Practice concerning the booking of booster vaccinations.
Please click here for more information on the booster programme and how to book.
BOTTISHAM MEDICAL PRACTICE - UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND
Like all GP practices across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, our GPs and staff team are working under unprecedented pressure to deliver care to our patients.
Key Facts – April 2021
Number of appointments – 3373 (equivalent to 57% of our practice population)
Number of Face to Face appointments – 1392 (41%)
Number of patients seen the same day – 2807 (83%)
Number of patients seen in less than 3 days - 3043 (90%)
Number of patients seen in less than 7 days – 3263 (96%)
Only 1% patients did not attend their appointment – 99% attendance rate
Please support our GPs and staff at this difficult time.
NATIONAL SHORTAGE OF BLOOD TESTING EQUIPMENT
A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
PATIENTS' PARTICIPATION GROUP - MEETINGS 2021
The last PPG meeting was held via Zoom on Wednesday 29 September 2021. Minutes yet to be published.
All patients are eligible to attend. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for joining details of the next meeting.
Our AGM with mental health talk from the GPs was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday 25th May 2021.
All patients were invited to attend the AGM. Dr Tamara Keith talked on the subject of "Stress, burnout & depression: when, how & where to seek help", there was also a presentation on Social Prescribing.
Bottisham Medical Practice Patients’ Participation Group
Vaccinators on Tour - coming to a venue near you!
The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS has launched Vaccinators on Tour this week, a new mobile vaccinator team that is powered by NHS staff to help get us all get back to doing the things we love. Anyone aged 18 or over is invited to get their COVID-19 jab from The Vaccinators at any of their forthcoming locations – no appointments required - just rock up.
This is alongside a range of walk-in clinics for 1st or 2nd AstraZeneca doses running at Vaccination Centres and Pharmacies. All dates can be found on the new dedicated the Vaccinators on Tour website via www.thevaccinators.co.uk that will updated daily with latest information.
Covid-19 Vaccination Walk-In Clinics in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
A number of walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are taking place across our area. Use the link below for details of the different walk-in options.
Eating Disorder Support
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group and The Sun Network have developed two new leaflets to support those with an eating disorder and another for those who are caring for someone with an eating disorder.
The leaflets provide information and support and have been developed alongside a group of individuals with lived experience. You can access the leaflets and download them here:-
Find My NHS Number
A new service is now live to help find your NHS number. This service is for anyone living in England who has forgotten or does not know their NHS number. You can also use this service on behalf of someone else where the name, date of birth and registered home postcode is known. You can opt for the number to be sent to you by text, email or letter.
General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) Data Extraction
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.
In a letter dated 19 July 2021, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Jo Churchill, set out a new process for commencing data collection, moving away from a previously fixed date of 1 September.
For more information on the GPDPR, including what information is obtained and how to opt-out of sharing your information, please click HERE