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vaccine
16th Sep

2022 Flu & Covid Vaccinations this Autumn/Winter

Our Saturday Clinics for the Over 65's are now open for booking and appointments can be booked online. Over 65's should be either receiving a letter or text from us over the forthcoming days/weeks. Please make your appointment once you have received your invitation. 

Our Saturday clinics will be on the 24th September & October 1st. If you have received a letter from us to book, remember to bring this letter along to your appointment. 

If you are unable to attend either of the Saturdy clinics, we will be holding other weekday clinics throughout the weeks to come.

THERE ARE ALSO CLINICS FOR THOSE ELIGIBLE FOR THE UNDER 65 FLU VACCINE. 

Please make sure all your contact details are up to date including your mobile phone number. 

budgeting
16th Sep

Beat Your Bills - Family Budgeting

Spaces available on this FREE Family Budgeting Course starting at Soham Child and Family Centre on Thursday 22nd September. See flyer for details.

hgv
26th Aug

Private Medicals

We are now pleased to again be offering this service. Please contact the surgery on 01223 810030 for further information or to arrange your appointment. 

mobile
26th Aug

Appointment Reminders via Text...

This service has again resumed. Please make sure we have the correct mobile number on your records to be able to receive these texts.

Face to face consultations require you to arrive on time at the surgery. 

Telephone consultations: As outlined on the message you'll receive, an approximate time of call will be given and we ask for your patience whilst awaiting for the call. 

It is really important to please remember to cancel/rearrange any appointments you can no longer attend. 

 

female
24th Aug

Coil Fitting Service

Our wait list for coil fittings is now open. If you are considering having a coil fitted, please make an appointment with a GP for a discussion. This can be a telephone consultation. The GP will then add you to the wait list. 

Please be aware that the wait list is an extensive pre-existing list and appointments are yet to be arranged. If you are already on the list, you will be contacted in due course. 

Alternatively, The Lime Tree Clinic in Cambridge offer coil fittings for contraceptive purposes. For more information and contact details, please use the link below:

https://www.icash.nhs.uk/where-to-go/icash-cambridgeshire/lime-tree-clinic-cambridge

We will update our website and contact patients who are currently on our waiting list once we're able to offer coil fittings. 

monkey pox
18th Jul

Monkey Pox

Monkeypox is a rare infectious disease, but there are a number of cases in the UK. That number is rising. Monkeypox is a viral infection usually associated with travel to West Africa. It is usually a mild self-limiting illness, spread by very close contact with someone with monkeypox and most people recover within a few weeks.

The virus can spread if there is close contact between people and the risk to the UK population is low. Anyone can catch and pass on Monkey Pox. However, recent cases have been detected in gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. We advise these people in particular to be alert to any unusual rashes or lesions on any part of their body, especially their genitalia, and to contact a sexual health service if they have concerns.

Symptoms

  • Unusual rashes or lesions on the body such as the face or genital area
  • Fever
  • Muscle aches
  • Chills and exhaustion
  • Headaches
  • Swollen lymph nodes

Call to action

If you think you have monkeypox symptoms – however mild, do not call the Practice:

  • Contact NHS 111 or call a sexual health clinic immediately. Your call will be treated sensitively and confidentially.
  • Avoid close personal or sexual contact with others until you have had a clinical assessment

Please contact clinics ahead of your visit and avoid close contact with others until you have been seen by a clinician. Your call or discussion will be treated sensitively and confidentially.

pharmacist
18th Jul

Community Pharmacist Consultations

Did you know…?

We are participating in a new service that will direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional when booking an appointment, which may be a local community pharmacist either virtually or at their pharmacy. 

We believe this is a good thing, as your local pharmacist is a highly trained and skilled clinician experienced in treating minor illnesses, and should be quicker.  This will help free up GPs to deal with more complex health needs and ensure that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

We will be listening to patients about their experience of using this service to inform how we can improve things, and so are keen to hear your views.  You will be advised how to give this feedback when you access the Community Pharmacy Service.

hospital waiting
18th Jul

Hospital Waiting Times

The Covid19 pandemic has added to the strain on all NHS services. As a result of this, waiting list times for outpatient and specialist appointments and procedures have increased for everybody. 

We appreciate that this can cause worry and uncertainty about when you will eventually receive an appointment. The practice has no direct access to the hospital appointment lists.

If you have been referred by your GP/are waiting for :

  • An outpatient appointment
  • An appointment for hospital tests (eg scans)
  • A date for an operation or other treatment
  • A follow-up from your hospital team

You can now use the new NHS My Planned Care platform that is available online and will provide direct access to the latest average wait time for appointments and operations for local hospitals, as well as helpful advice and support for patients whilst they wait.

NHS My Planned Care is updated weekly, is easy-to-use and has ‘open access’ which enables carers, friends, relatives to also access information on someone else’s behalf.

Alternatively, patients who have already been in correspondence with hospitals regarding their planned care can also contact the relevant department or service. Details of which can be found on previous letters patients will have received or by contacting the hospital’s Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).

Only call the practice if your condition has genuinely deteriorated, when you will be reviewed by one of the clinical team and appropriate action can be taken in regard to your care.

Bottisham Medical Practice
18th Jul

A DAY IN A 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. 

 

Baby
4th Jun 2020

IMMUNISATIONS AND VACCINATIONS

Since the start of the pandemic, it is more important than ever to keep up with infant, child and adult immunisations to prevent outbreaks of other diseases.

Essential, routine vaccinations like the MMR jab can save a child’s life.

Delaying vaccination increases the risk of serious diseases, having vaccines at the right time gives your child the best protection.

Parents and carers should check their child's Red Book or NHS UK to make sure they are up to date with all their vaccinations. 

Infants who are 1 year of age need their 1 year booster immunisations and MMR to protect them against measles, mumps and rubella.

Children also need their pre-school boosters before they start primary school.

Please contact us if your child is overdue for their vaccinations and make a planned appointment.