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There are many common ailments that don't require an appointment at the surgery and can instead be managed at home. We are keen to help patients improve on self help and hope that the following information will offer some insight into that.
There is a huge amount of self-help information available on the NHS website about a variety of ailments and how you can help yourself at home and save a trip to the doctor's.
The most common ailments that can be self managed are:
Back pain, Cold sores, Common cold, Conjunctivitis, Constipation, Cough, Diarrhoea, Dysmenorrhoea, Earache, Haemorrhoids, Hayfever, Head lice, Headache, Heartburn, Influenza, Migraine, Nasal congestion, Nappy rash, Sore throat, Sinusitis, Sprains & strains, Thrush, Warts & verrucas
If you have questions regarding a medication that you are taking or that you have recently been started on, speak to your pharmacist who will be able to help you. Alternatively, visit the NHS website for information about all regularly prescribed medications.
NHS Choices Website
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"A carer provides unpaid support and care on a regular and substantial basis to a family member or friend who would not be able to live independently without them due to frailty, illness or disability." - Carers Bucks
If you are please let us know so we can ensure you are receiving the support and care for yourself that you are entitled to.
There is an abundance of information on the NHS website about about carers and caring. Locally there are also a number of networks and charities available for carers, as well as a wealth of support available directly from The Allan Practice.
Carer's Bucks have created a Carer's Emergency Plan to help give you a little piece of mind should an emergency happen.
If you are a veteran in need of urgent help, please click here for advice and support.
A veteran is anyone who has served for at least 1 day in the Armed Forces, whether as a regular or a reserve. This also applies to Merchant Navy seafarers and fishermen who have served in a vessel when it was being used for military operations by the Armed Forces. All veterans are entitled to priority NHS treatment for any condition related to their service. This includes veterans who do not receive a war pension. Priority treatment includes assessment, treatment, aids and appliances for conditions accepted as being due to their service.
The Allan Practice is a Military Care practice who, as signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant, strive to identify, support and inform military personnel and their families who are registered as patients. To fulfil the Covenant, The Allan Practice has committed to four measures:
1. Identify: The Allan Practice guarantee that all military personnel and military families are identified and included on the practice's Veterans Register. This allows the practice to ensure military personnel and their families are recognised and offered appropriate services in a timely manner.
2. Support: The Allan Practice will always have a dedicated Military Care Clinical Lead and Military Care Champion. The practice will work with military charities and local organisations to make sure that all staff members are kept up-to-date with the latest support and guidelines. Any military personnel requiring a referral due to their service will be referred to a military specific department where one is available.
3. Information: The Allan Practice will make information regarding various aspects of military care easily accessible to patients and their friends, families and carers both in the surgery and on the website.
4. Awareness: All staff members of The Allan Practice are trained in how to identify and support military personnel. The Military Care Lead and Military Care Champion will run an annual audit of successes achieved through being a Military & Veteran Friendly Practice and put in place a plan of action of the following year.
Our full Armed Forces Covenant can be read here (awaiting final approval).
Resources for Military Personnel and Veterans
Urgent Help for Veterans
Veterans Welfare Service
CRUSE Military Bereavement Care
Style for Soldiers
NHS Services for those with Physical Injuries
Mental Health Care for Veterans Leaflet
Struggling with Your Health Leaflet
Veterans Welfare Service Leaflet
What to do after someone passes away
After someone has passed away, there are three things that must be done in the first few days;
Register the death
If the death has been reported to the coroner they must give permission before registering the death.
You can register the death if you are a relative, a witness to the death, a hospital administrator or the person making the arrangements with the funeral directors. The ‘Register a Death’ page on the gov.uk website will guide you through the process.
Arrange the funeral
The funeral can usually only take place after the death is registered. Most people use a funeral director, though you can arrange a funeral yourself.
Choose a funeral director who’s a member of one of the following:
These organisations have codes of practice - they must give you a price list when asked.
Some local councils run their own funeral services, for example for non-religious burials. The British Humanist Association can also help with non-religious funerals.
Arranging the funeral yourself
Contact the Cemeteries and Crematorium Department of your local council to arrange a funeral yourself.
Funeral costs can include:
Funeral directors may list all these costs in their quotes.
Losing someone can be a difficult time for those left behind, but it isn't something that anyone needs to go through alone. If you are struggling after the loss of someone special, or would just like someone to have a chat to, there are lots of local and national services that can help.
Child Bereavement UK have a Buckinghamshire support centre for those who have lost a child and children and young people (up to 25) who are bereaved. They can provide face-to-face counselling, group support sessions and telephone consultations, as well as family support that includes children as well.
Gold Hill Baptist Church offer a range of groups and clubs open for anyone, this includes a widows club for those who have lost their partner.
The Allan Practice's Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients registered with The Allan Practice who have volunteered their time to the PPG. The aims and objectives of The Allan Practice's PPG are: to help patients take more responsibility for their health, to contribute to the continuous improvement of services and quality of care at the Practice, to foster improved communications between the Practice and its patients and promote patient needs and aspirations and to provide practical support for the practice and help to implement change. Please note: the PPG does not act as a forum for indiviual complaints or act as a conciliation service between practice and patients.
The PPG meets at regular intervals to discuss a prearranged agenda. This is an opportunity for PPG members to voice their opinions on existing practices, comment on new ideas, recommend suggestions to the Practice and voice the patient body's opinion. Information regarding the next PPG meeting will be publicised on the PPG page of The Allan Practice's website and also in Reception. The PPG can be called on by the practice to provide practical support, for example volunteering to help run flu clinics. Individual PPG memebers can volunteer to help when they can; it is not an obligation of membership.
Would you like to share your views and help influence the development of health services? Join The Allan Practice's Patient Participation Group. All patients and carers of registered patients are welcome to be involved. We need people from all walks of life, including young people, workers, retirees, people with long term conditions and people from non-British ethnic groups.
If you are interested in joining our Patient Participation Group, please click the link below to open the sign-up form and complete all the fields.
Complete the Patient Group Sign-up Form Online
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