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16.05.2024

Should you have an outstanding referral and are yet to hear from the hospital with an appointment you will need to call the appropriate department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital (where we send the majority of our referrals) on 01296 838888, this is the Bookings Appointment Line and the staff there will be able to give you an update on your appointment.  Unfortunately, the Secretaries at Cross Keys Practice do not have any ‘magic numbers’ to enable them to get through any sooner. 

Should you have issues trying to make contact with the Bookings Appointment Line you can also contact the Patient Advice and Liaison Service on 01296 831120.

15.05.2024

As a practice, we have decided to revert back to all patients having a named GP.

In 2022 patients under the age of 65 who did not have a chronic health condition were  given a generic “Dr Cross Keys Practice” status meaning their care would fall under any doctor consulting that day. This decision was made due to staffing levels within the practice. This meant the workload could be distributed evenly amongst the doctors, while giving patients continued access to a GP.

Since hiring 3 new GP Partners and 2 new GP’s we are now in a position to allocate all patients a “usual GP”. This will aid continuity of care and build stronger relationships between GP’s and  patients.The allocation process will take around a month. After this time, if you would like to know who your usual GP is, please ask when you are next in the surgery. Please do not call reception for this matter specifically.

For a full list of our GP’s and GP partners please here.

14.05.2024

After 20 years of hard work, sadly Dr Ally Wilson will not be returning to Cross Keys Practice. She will be greatly missed by staff and patients alike.

17.04.2024

The NHS has launched the Covid Spring Booster campaign. Cross Keys Practice will be inviting patients aged 75 and over or 18 and over with a weakened immune system (immunosuppressed). Invites will be sent via text. If you do not have a mobile phone we will contact you directly - please wait for us to contact you. The Spring Boosters will be offered at our Risborough and Chinnor surgeries on Thursday 25th April 2024 and will be Moderna. If you require another vaccine i.e. Astra Zeneca, Pfizer, you will need to contact 119 direct. If you are immunosuppressed and aged 6 months - 17 years please also contact 119 to book your booster.

07.02.2024

The UK Health Security Agency’s (UKHSA) Chief Executive has reported an increase in measles across the country. Millions of parents and carers in England are being urged to book their children in for their missed measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine as part of a major new NHS drive to protect children from becoming seriously unwell. Before booking please ensure you check your child’s Red Book to see if they’ve received MMR vaccinations as scheduled. This will help to avoid wasted appointments.