Welcome to Cornford House Surgery and Fulbourn Health Centre

Please continue to socially distance and wear face coverings when attending the Surgery.

Final Call For Flu Vaccinations

We will soon be out of Influenza vaccines. Call us now to book your flu jab

To access our online service, please click here


Scam Calls

We've received reports of people receiving calls from an 0300 number, claiming to be the NHS Vaccination Hub & stating the persons were unvaccinated and then asking for their personal details such as their date of birth, address and NHS number.

These calls are NOT coming from the NHS, please do not disclose your personal details to unexpected calls.


Guide to NHS services over Christmas and New Year

There are simple steps you can also take, such as treating minor illnesses at home, that will not only help you feel better quicker, but help to ease pressures on your local NHS services.

You can also download the new Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Help us help you and your family stay well booklet. This booklet is also available in Polish, Romanian, Lithuanian, Portuguese, Urdu and Punjabi.

Hospital Appointments

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

and you have a query about what is happening, please contact the Patient Helpdesk on 0800 048 5800.

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.


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Face mask

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.

Thank you for your continued support.

COVID-19 Vaccination programme – update

We are currently running a Covid-19 vaccination service at this practice. 

People aged 12 and over are all eligible to receive the 1st and 2nd dose of vaccine. A third dose is being offered to anyone aged 12 and over with a weakened immune system, this is NOT a booster dose. This includes people who have/had:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia or lymphoma)
  • a weakened immune system due to a treatment (such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • an organ or bone marrow transplant
  • a condition that means you have a very high risk of getting infections
  • a condition or treatment your specialist advises makes you eligible for a 3rd dose

The NHS will let you know when and where to receive your third dose.

Booster vaccinations are available for anyone who received their 2nd dose at least 3 months ago and at least one of the following is true:

  • you are aged 18 or over
  • you are aged 16 or over with a health condition that puts you at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
  • you are a frontline health or social care worker
  • you live or work in a care home
  • you are aged 16 or over and are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
  • you are aged 16 or over and live with someone who has a weakened immune system (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)

People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.

The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective and protects you and those around you. It’s the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history and has already saved thousands of lives by preventing the spread of Covid-19. Please book your second dose today. For further information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit nhs.uk/covidvaccine

WALK-IN CLINICS

Covid walk-in clinics are being run across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region. Open hours vary by clinic, and appointments are NOT needed for these clinics.

Please follow the link below for a list of nearby clinics:

https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/covid-19-national-vaccination-programme/information-regarding-walk-in-clinics/

Important Information For People Isolating At Home


NHS App

The NHS has released an app to serve as a simple, one-stop method of accessing several NHS services including appointment booking, medication requesting and access to the Covid Pass system.

CLICK HERE to find out more information


Dissenting from secondary uses of GP identifiable data

A HEAVILY summarised run down:


The overall idea of this is to help identify inequalities and areas for improvement in healthcare across various groups and services, along with helping with research regarding future pandemics and the after effects of the current one. The NHS doesn't have the resources to handle all of the data processing that this would involve, so it's handing the job over to other companies.

Obviously, record sharing is a contentious subject, and some people do not want their records shared in this manner. If you do not wish to have you record be a part of this upload, please fill and hand in the form below.

Type 1 Opt out letter of secondary uses

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COVID 19   

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

The Advice from Public Health England continually evolves as Health/Science/Government leads react to the evolving picture.  Please take this advice to give us the best chance of beating this epidemic.  Please see Gov.uk websites for the most up-to-date information. 

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Social Distancing advice

The advice on social distancing is evolving as the government has moved into a test, track, trace phase.

The  link below is the current government advice on current social distancing measures to reduce the spread of this virus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

What you can and cant not do

Check if you have Covid 19 Symptoms https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

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Getting a test for Coronavirus.  

The Government has now increased capacity to get a test to check if you have coronavirus or not.  Anyone with Coronavirus symptoms can now apply for a test.  The test should be done within 5 days of the onset of symptoms.  Please apply immediately if you get any of the 3 key symptoms.  

Coronavirus symptoms are:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of or change to your sense of smell or taste

 This is a swab test and only tells you if you have a CURRENT infection.  It will not tell you if you had a past infection (not an antibody test).  Please only apply for a test if you have CURRENT SYMPTOMS. 

These tests are NOT done at the surgery but at remote sites around the region or can be posted out to you. A site at Histon was opened in June.   If you have Covid 19 symptoms please use the link below to see if you are eligible for a test.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested


If you require a Sick Note/Med 3 Statement as you are isolating, we ask you to download the following letter and tick the appropriate box.  This is to ensure we are free to concentrate on clinical priorities rather than deal with administrative tasks.

Or use the NHS 111 website for a e-mailed PDF

Covid-19 Med3- SICK NOTE      Covid 19 Sick note- NHS 111- PDF


Coronavirus Support in the Local Community: 

If you need help or advice during this difficult time, take a look at he following websites, which offers a wealth of information, contact details and advice:

Cambridge council website to access help

Age UK- for cambridge area

www.queen-ediths.info

or e-mail them on hello@queen-ediths.info

https://overmillroadbridge.org.uk/romsey-mutual-aid/

romsey.covid@gmail.com

07908 466257

 

* www.fulbournpc.org/

fulbournforum@gmail.com

https://fulbournforum.wordpress.com/

01223 880616

Fulbourn Community Support: 01 223 665051 between 09.00 -17.00 each day

*https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-community-group-contact-details


Food Poverty.

If you need help or would like to help/donate.  Please use the following link.

cambridgesustainablefood.org


Looking after your Mental Health in the Covid 19 era

BMI can do it- I challenge you.  Eat well, sleep well, move more.  CLICK HERE

Gov.UK website in managing Mental Health in current Covid Era

5 steps to Mental Well being

Breathing exercises to relax

Every Mind Matters- staying at home tips

Lifeline- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Helpline -FREEPHONE 0808 808 2121

MindUK- Mental health advice  Mind contact number

Cambridge council home exercise videos.


Other useful numbers:

Childline 0800 1111

Samaritans 116 123

Domestice Violence 0808 2000 247

Mind 0300 123 3393

Age UK 0800 169 6565


Kings College London research

There is a research study tracking patients with symptoms to give an indication of how wide spread Covid 19 has become, particularly in patients with mild Symptoms who would not qualify for home testing at present.  The following link will enable you to join that study.

Kings College Covid 19 Epidemiology study






Our dedicated team are here to diagnose and treat illnesses and ailments, provide management of long-term conditions in specialist clinics, and promote well being through health education.  We also provide various additional services such as contraception, vaccinations, smear tests, child health surveillance and maternity services.  Where appropriate and after consultation we provide various investigations and treatments including blood tests, heart traces, joint injections and minor surgery.  

Technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment, check your results or view your medical records as well as checking whether an appointment with a nurse or a doctor is more appropriate for you


DoctorLink

DoctorLink is an online triage and advice tool which helps the patient see the right member of the practice team in the appropriate timeframe based on clinical need.

With DoctorLink you can check your symptoms, book appointments, request fit/sick certificates & request repeat prescriptions. Sign-up is simple, just click the link below to create your account, or download the DoctorLink app (IOS & Android).

Click here to sign-up to DoctorLink


Mission Statement

We aim to provide excellent clinical care, working with the Clinical Commissioning Group to ensure we have a viable cost effective NHS for the future.  We will continue to train tomorrow's Doctors and Primary care clinicians.

Our values
  • Put our patient's welfare and health at the centre of our agenda
  • Be caring, courteous, and respectful
  • Treat patients fairly and without discrimination
  • Act with confidentiality and integrity
  • Be accountable, respond to feedback and deal with complaints in a timely fashion
  • Work as a team with a positive attitude
We ask patients to
  • Be polite and respectful of our staff.  Abusive behavior will not be tolerated
  • Keep appointments and let us know as early as possible if they can not attend
  • Use the NHS responsibly to ensure it can remain sustainable
  • Keep us updated on your contact details so we can get in touch easily if needed

Our Vision

  • Promote the health and well being of patients including self-care and sign posting to other professionals
  • Provide evidence based care and keep up to date with evolving knowledge
  • Be innovative and responsive to an ever-changing face of Primary healthcare
  • Provide and promote the training of tomorrow's primary care staff
  • Use resources wisely, balancing the needs of individual patients and that of the wider population

Training

We are accredited as a University Teaching Practice by Cambridge University for teaching Medical students.  
We are a Post Graduate Training Practice for the East of England Multi Professional Deanery.



Minor Illness

Please be mindful of the local Clinical Commissioning group Choose Well Campaign to help decide on options from where you may access care depending on the ailment.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical commissioning group Choosewell campaign

There are a number of useful fact sheets on this website for many minor ailments which will help you to self manage and advice on symptoms that would prompt you to see a health professional.  These include, headaches, sore throat, earache, sprain and strains, constipation, heartburn and more.


Would you recommend us to your friends and family?

Cornford House Surgery and Fulbourn Health Centre want you to have the best possible experience of care. The NHS Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback so we can continually review our service.

It is based on one simple question: 
“How likely are you to recommend our service to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment”

Your feedback will help us learn more about what you think of your experience – what you like and what you think we could improve. Ultimately you’re helping us to make changes that will ensure we can offer the best possible care.

For further information on the NHS Friends and Family Test, please visit 
www.england.nhs.uk


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