Reception and enquiries

Common Illness Room

Lets see what we can do…

Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

 

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:

 

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Long Term Conditions room.

Speak to someone now – Call NHS 111.

Call 111

Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. 111
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis etc.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse about vaccinations, sexual health, contraception, blood pressure, etc.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone01628 484666
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Book an appointment on the phone01628 484666

Travel Room

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

We offer a full travel advice and immunisation service. If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel form in plenty of time (we recommend 6-8 weeks) before your journey.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

Also visit

Advice and help zone

Let’s see what we can do…

For Forms, Medicals, Test results and Certificates please visit Reception

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Long Term Conditions room.

Age Concern
Marlow Age Concern

Activities and meals for the elderly and housebound Mon – Fri at the day centre.

Find out more

Age UK

Independence at home – Handyperson, toe nail cutting, hairdressing, domestic cleaning and ironing, gardening, shopping, relocation advice,  welfare benefits advice, befriending, memory advice.

01296 431911

Find out more

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

0800 470 80 90

Find out more

Care Advice Buckinghamshire

Care Advice Buckinghamshire is a website for adults in need of care and support in Buckinghamshire, their families and carers.

Find out more

In-Tune

In-Tune is a fun and stimulating singing group designed to help people with dementia.

01494 568982

info@carerstrustthames.org.uk

Marlow Library, Institute Road, Marlow SL7 1BL

11.30am – 1.30pm twice monthly £3.00

Solicitors for the elderly

Independent organisation of lawyers providing specialist legal advice to vulnerable people and their carers. E.g. Wills, power of attorney, court of protection, probate, asset protection, paying for care etc.

0844 567 6173

Find out more

Care Choices

If you are looking for information and advice about arranging care and support services, Care Choices can help you.

Care Choices

Bereavement
Cruse Buckinghamshire

Help for the bereaved in Buckinghamshire.

Find out more

Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Find out more

Carers
Care Advice Buckinghamshire

Care Advice Buckinghamshire is a website for adults in need of care and support in Buckinghamshire, their families and carers.

Find out more

Carers Trust: Thames Crossroad Care Service

We support carers and the people they care for by delivering high quality personal care services to people of all ages, and with a range of disabilities and health conditions.

Find out more

Carer Choices

Specialist information provider for care of the elderly and adults with additional needs (aged 18-64).

Find out more

Care Services
Buckinghamshire Care

Day Opportunities Centres – respite and activities for people with severe learning difficulties and vulnerable adults. Also, get support at home following illness or operation. Shopping, preparing meals, personal care, medication etc.

Buckinghamshire Care

Care Choices

If you are looking for information and advice about arranging care and support services, Care Choices can help you.

Care Choices

Child Health
Slapped Cheek Syndrome

Slapped cheek syndrome is a viral infection that’s most common in children, It usually causes a bright red rash to develop on the cheeks. Find out more

Fever in Children

A fever is a high temperature. As a general rule, in children, a temperature of over 37.5C (99.5F) is a fever. Find out more

Chicken Pox

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. Find out more

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that can affect young children. Find out more

Headlice

Head lice are tiny insects that live in human hair. They’re particularly common in children. Find out more

Further information

From warts and measles to chickenpox and tonsillitis, find out how to recognise some of the most common childhood conditions NHS Choices – Childhood Illness

Childhood Vaccinations

Your baby will be registered for the NHS vaccination programme as soon as they are registered for GP services at birth. Find out more

Drugs and Alcohol
SMART Recovery Support

SMART are a charity helping people to overcome the devastating effects of drug and alcohol dependency.

Find out more

The Oasis Partnership

Has your life been affected by drugs or alcohol?
Let us help you.

Find out more

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.0300 123 6600 Talk online

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.0300 123 1110

Further information

For more information about the benefits of drinking less, top tips and more visit NHS Choices – Drinking and Alcohol
Alternatively, for more information on how drug misuse can be harmful to your health visit NHS Choices – The Effects of Drugs

Driving and Transport
Blue Badge

On-street parking concessions for severely disabled drivers.

Bucks County Council – Apply for a blue badge

Dial-A-Ride

Transport for shopping, appointments or social events. There is an annual fee plus charge per journey.

Wycombe District Council – Community transport and Dial-a-Ride

Hambleden Valley Medical Transport and Escort Service

Transport to medical appointments which is run by volunteers and costs 65p per mile.

01628 476139

Marlow Age Concern

Driving Assessments

60 minute driving assessment in your own car on familiar routes to help assess if you are still safe to drive.

I am Road Smart

Hay fever
Hay fever

Hay fever is caused by an allergy to pollen. The symptoms of hay fever are caused when a person has an allergic reaction to pollen. Common hay fever symptoms are:

  • – a runny, itchy and/or blocked nose
  • – sneezing
  • – itchy eyes
Treatment - Steroid nasal sprays

Steroid nasal sprays help to prevent or reduce inflammation in the lining of the nose and some can help to relieve watery eyes.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Treatment - Decongestants

Decongestant nasal sprays and tablets are used to unblock the nose.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Treatment - Eye drops

Eye drops can be used to treat itchy or watery eyes.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Treatment - Antihistamines

Antihistamines help to relieve a runny nose, sneezing, itching and watery eyes.

Available from your local pharmacy.

Further information

For more information about hay fever and how to treat it visit

NHS Choices – Hay fever

Healthy Lifestyle
Preventing heart disease

Keeping your heart healthy, whatever your age, is the most important thing you can do to help prevent and manage heart disease.

Find out more

Get Health Bucks

Get Healthy Bucks is an entirely FREE service, designed to support you to find the help you need.

Find out more

Healthy Eating

A healthy, nutritious diet can help you look and feel your best, and is easier than you might think.

Find out more

Change4Life

Would you or your family like to be healthier and happier? Would you like loads of ideas, recipes and games to help you do this?

Find out more

Hospice and Bereavement
Child Bereavement UK

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Our vision is for all families to have the support they need to rebuild their lives.

Find out more

Iain Rennie Hospice at Home

Care of terminally ill patients in their own home.

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South Bucks Hospice

Support for patients with life limiting illnesses and their families.

Find out more

Cruse Bereavement Care

One-to-one and group support for bereaved families.

Find out more

Maternity
Planning your Pregnancy

If you’re planning on getting pregnant, you can improve your chances of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy. Follow these steps

Further information

Whatever you want to know about getting pregnant, being pregnant or caring for your new baby, you should find it here – NHS Choices – Your Pregnancy & Baby Guide

Mental Health
Healthy Minds Bucks

Healthy Minds is a NHS service offering quick and easy access to talking therapies, practical support and employment advice. You can refer yourself to Healthy Minds directly.

Find out more

Marlow Growers Group

The Marlow Growers Group provides a Social and Therapeutic Horticultural facility for the people of Marlow. Find out more

Mind

Information and Support for all mental health issues. 01494 463364Find out more

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society are here for anyone affected by dementia, and they do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most.

Find out more

Horses Helping People

A therapeutic horsemanship centre located on the Bucks / Herts borders.

Find out more

Dementia Friends

Changing people’s perceptions of dementia.

Find out more

Samaritans

If something is troubling you, call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.116 123 Find out more

Rethink

Help, information and support for all those affected by mental illness. Find out more

Further information

For more information about mental health, ways to cope with it and more visit NHS Choices – Mental Health

Safeguarding
Safeguarding Adults

Safeguarding is everybody’s business

Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Child Protection

Our website brings together information for children, young people & their families, as well as the professionals who work with them.

Find out more

Screening Programmes
Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Screening (AAA)

The NHS invites men for AAA screening during the year they turn 65. If you are over 65 and have not been screened previously, you can arrange a screening appointment by contacting your local programme directly.

Screening involves an ultrasound scan that takes around 10 minutes.

NHS Choices – Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

Bowel Cancer Screening

The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme offers screening every two years to all men and women aged 60 to 69. This age range is currently being extended to 60 to 74. People in the invitation age range are automatically sent an invitation, then their screening kit, so they can do the test at home.

After your first screening test, you will be sent another invitation and screening kit every two years until you reach 69 (74 in areas where age extension has already started). If you are over the invitation age range, you can ask for a screening kit every two years by calling 0800 707 6060.

Gov.uk – Bowel Cancer Screening programme

Breast Cancer Screening

Breast screening (mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts which can show small changes in the breast before there are any other signs or symptoms.

All women aged between 50 and 70 are automatically invited for breast screening every three years. Women are invited via their doctors’ practices in turn so they will not necessarily get their invitation in the year that they turn 50.

Find out more

Cervical Smears

All women aged between 25 and 64 are invited for cervical screening. Women aged between 25 and 49 are invited for testing every three years, and women aged between 50 and 64 are invited every five years. You will receive an invitation to attend from the Health Authority.

Cervical smear tests are carried out by the Practice Nurses at our surgeries. The best time to have the test done is in the middle of your cycle. Call the surgery appointments line and ask to book an appointment for a smear test with the nurse.  The results of your test will be sent to you by post.

NHS Choices – Cervical screening

Prostate Cancer Screening

There is no organised screening programme for prostate cancer but an informed choice programme, Prostate Cancer Risk Management has been introduced. If you are worried about a specific problem or otherwise worried about the risks of cancer, then you should make an appointment to see your doctor.

Gov.uk – Prostate cancer risk management programme

Sexual Health
Sexual Health Buckinghamshire

bSHaW is the new brand for sexual health services in Buckinghamshire. There will now be one phone number for all the sexual health clinics across the county. Call the number below to book an appointment near you.

0300 303 2880

Find out more

Family Planning Association

They are a sexual health charity. They give straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK. Find out more

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year. Get advice now

Sexual Health Help Line

The Family Planning Association Sexual health help line can give you confidential information and advice 0845 122 8690

Further information

For more information about Sexual Health topics including a contraception guide visit NHS Choices – Sexual Health

Strokes
Stroke recovery

Activities, outings, tea and cake and a visiting physiotherapist for those affected by strokes.

Monday afternoons from 2pm-4pm. The Age Concern bus can collect patients from Marlow.

01628 482883

Stroke Association

Community stroke support services for stroke survivors and their carers.

Find out more

Gardening therapy

Gardening/horticultural therapy at Marlow allotments for people suffering from depression, bereavement, isolation, stroke/illness recovery etc.

Marlow Growers Group

Social Services
Prevention Matters

The Prevention Matters is a free and friendly advice service linking eligible adults (over 18) in Buckinghamshire to social activities, volunteers and community services. Find out more

Care Advice Buckinghamshire

Find out more

Buckinghamshire Care and Support Directory

Information and advice on choosing and paying for your care and support. Find out more

Care Choices

Care Providers & Care Homes in Buckinghamshire. Find out more

Stop Smoking
Get Support Now

Choose from an app, Quit Kit, email, SMS and face-to-face guidance. Sign up now

Get a Plan

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan. Get a plan now

Further information

For more information about the benefits of stopping smoking, top tips and more visit NHS Choices – Stop Smoking

Vaccinations
Flu Vaccine

We offer ‘at risk’ groups the flu vaccine during late autumn each year to protect you against the flu virus. All eligible patients will be sent an invitation to attend one of our clinics.

The Flu Vaccination – gov.uk (PDF)

Which Flu Vaccine should children have? – gov.uk (PDF)

Flu Vaccine FAQ’s – NHS Choices

Children’s Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices

Flu and the Flu Vaccine – NHS Choices

Meningitis B

A new vaccine to prevent meningitis is being offered to babies as part of the routine NHS childhood vaccination programme.

The Men B vaccine is recommended for babies aged 2 months, followed by a second dose at 4 months, and a booster at 12 months.

Find out more

Travel Vaccinations

We provide a comprehensive travel vaccination service for our patients. There are charges for some vaccinations. Please visit the:

Travel Service room

Shingles Vaccine

Anyone aged 70 can have the shingles vaccine on the NHS. You become eligible for the vaccine from the first day of September after your 70th birthday for the following year.

You will be invited to attend a clinic at the surgery.

NHS Choices – Shingles vaccination

Who’s eligible for the shingles vaccine in 2015/16 and beyond?

Chickenpox (varicella) Vaccine

The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule. It is currently only offered on the NHS to people who are in close contact with someone who is particularly vulnerable to chickenpox or its complications.

NHS Choices – Chickenpox vaccine

Meningitis ACWY

Younger teenagers (school year 9 or 10) will be offered the Men ACWY vaccine in school as part of the routine adolescent schools programme alongside the 3-in-1 teenage booster, and as a direct replacement for the Men C vaccination.

Students going to university or college for the first time, including overseas and mature students up to the age of 25, should contact their GP to have the Men ACWY vaccine, ideally before the start of or in the first few weeks of the academic year.

NHS Choices – Men C Vaccine

NHS Choices – 3-in-1 teenage booster

Further information

For further information on all NHS vaccines, please visit:

NHS Choices – When to have vaccinations

Weight Management
Am I a Healthy Weight

Calculation your BMI using this

NHS Choices Tools

Get started on the nhs 12 Week Weight Loss Plan

The plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off.

Get started now

Want to get more active

Get help and advice from NHS Choices including 10 Minute workouts, 12 week fitness plan, running & cycling for beginners and much more.

Get help now

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Find out more

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Find out more

Further information

For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit

NHS Choices – Weight Loss

Self Referral for Weight Loss

Are you eligible for a free 12 week weight management programme?

Find out now

Health Review Clinic

Here we can help you monitor your condition

If you have been invited to submit a health review by your doctor,
please select the relevant form below.

If you would like to request a health review, please visit Reception
and send us a request.

If you have several long term conditions we can synchronise your
review appointments so that you make a minimum number of
visits to the surgery. To request this you will need to fill in
a Synchronisation Form.

Prescriptions and Medicines Centre

Administration office