last updated 15th July 2022
Help us to help you by staying safe in the heat
People are urged to take care as hot temperatures continue across the UK.
The main risks posed by hot weather are:
- Dehydration from not drinking enough water
- Overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing or long-term health conditions
- Heat exhaustion and heatstroke
While the good weather maybe welcome to some, it can also come with significant health risks particularly for the elderly, the very young, and people with long term health conditions, like diabetes, COPD, or heart failure.
It is really important for people of all ages, to make sure that they stay well and safe by drinking lots more water than usual to stay well hydrated. It is also advisable to stay out of the direct sun between the hours of 11am and 3pm and avoiding any extreme exercise or exertion during these times. If you do start to feel unwell or poorly, then contact NHS 111 in the first instance.
If you need medical help that is not life-threatening, contact NHS 111 who will give you advice and point you to the best service for your needs.
More information staying well in hot weather is available on the NHS website.
NHS Covid Pass
If you have vaccine information missing from your Covid pass and you did not have your vaccine with The Swan Practice please contact 119 and speak to the Vaccine Resolution Service who will be able to help with missing or incorrect vaccine details. We cannot help you with this unfortunately.
Digital NHS COVID Pass is now available to children aged 5 to 11
If you are the parent or legal guardian of a child between the ages of 5 and 11, you are now able to request a copy of your childs COVID pass to your email account. Providing your up-to-date mobile number or email address is recorded on your childs GP records, and you live within England or the Isle of Man, you will be eligible to use this new service.
Please visit the Covid Status Letter Service and complete the form with your childs details and your email address - if all the details match with their system, you will receive the Covid Pass with barcode immediately. If they are unable to issue for whatever reason they will let you know.
Digital NHS COVID Pass is now available to children aged 12 to 15
The NHS COVID Pass service is now available to 12-15 year olds, accessible via NHS.UK for those aged 12 and over, and the NHS App for those aged 13 and over. This is an addition to the letter service via 119 that was launched in December.
Both the digital (App and NHS.uk) and letter NHS COVID Pass are widely accepted for international travel. It provides a record of all COVID-19 vaccinations received, with the digital Pass showing evidence of recovery for 180 days following a positive test. International travellers should check the entry requirements of the country they are visiting as requirements for testing and vaccination can vary from country to country.
As well as accessing their NHS COVID Pass, the NHS App will allow 13 to 15 year olds to access other non-personalised services such as Health A-Z, organ donation and 111 online. The NHS App will withhold a child’s medical data unless they have undergone a Gillick competency assessment with a medical professional.
Your choices regarding Data Sharing
There have been a number of reports in the media recently regarding a change in the General Practice Extraction Data System. The links below will give you some more information about making choices regarding data sharing.
Please do not send forms or letters to the practice we will not be able to opt out for you (unless you are opting out type 1) yes we know this is awfully confusing and not easy to navigate!
Please use the electronic links below if you wish to opt out. Please also read what opting out means. You have always been able to exercise your choice in this area and you can also change your mind and opt back in or opt out whenever you choose.
Please read the Mythbusting social media posts about the national data opt-out - NHS Digital https://digital.nhs.uk/…/nat…/mythbusting-social-media-posts
This link will take you to some more information about Make your choice about sharing data from your health records - NHS (www.nhs.uk) https://www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters/manage-your-choice/
Opting out General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - NHS Digital https://digital.nhs.uk/…/general-practice-data-for-planning…
Information and opting out is also outlined here General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice - NHS Digital https://digital.nhs.uk/…/general-practice…/gp-privacy-notice
We adhere to the information contained within the NHS Buckinghamshire CCG privacy notice as linked here GP (Primary Care) Privacy Notice | Buckinghamshire CCG https://www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/primary-care-privacy…/
Welcome to The Swan Practice
Welcome to our practice, formed on October 1st 2014, by the merger of North End, Steeple Claydon and Masonic House Surgeries. Verney Close Surgery joined with us on 1st July 2016.
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our patients' rights and responsibilities are detailed in our Patients Charter
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