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Haddenham Surgery



November Newsletter ( posted on Nov 7, 2017 )

CLICK HERE to see our November Newsletter.

New Patient Support Group ( posted on Oct 30, 2017 )

A new support group for parents bereaved through suicide has been set up with the support of The Compassionate Friends.


The meetings are informal and private and held, 7.30-9.30pm, the first Tuesday of the month in the home of Rosie Wilson in Cambridge.


If you are interested in attending please email Rosie at p.wilson34@ntlworld.com.

Flu Vaccinations 2017/18 ( posted on Aug 7, 2017 )





We would encourage EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE for a Flu Vaccination (Over 65 year old, Clinically "At Risk" groups including pregnant ladies and children aged 2, 3 or 4 years old) to have this done at the surgery. Details of the appointment availability will be published shortly.


Flu vaccinations generate much needed financial income for the practice.  Every vaccination given by a Pharmacist is income lost, which means less money for the Partners to use on staff and essential equipment.



Long-term leave ( posted on Jun 26, 2017 )


It is with regret that we have to inform you that Doctor Holt is on long-term leave, and will be for the foreseeable future.


Staff and Doctors will continue to help you in Doctor Holt’s absence.


We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.



   Following a long absence, Dr Holt has decided to retire from General Practice.  We wish her well for the future.

Dr Aniskowicz Retires ( posted on Jun 26, 2017 )


It is with great sadness that the Practice announces the retirement of Dr Jan Aniskowicz as of 10th August 2017.


Dr Aniskowicz has been at Haddenham Surgery since 1987.  He will have completed 30 years of dedicated service to the local community and will be sorely missed by all his colleagues.


To those of us who work at the Practice, Dr Aniskowicz is known for his unfailing knowledge and experience, and has always been a great support with his continuous help and enthusiasm.  We all wish him a long, happy and healthy retirment.


Dr Aniskowicz would like to take this opportunity to thank all his patients for their kindness and support over the years.



Staff Changes ( posted on Feb 21, 2017 )


Over the last few months there have been quite a few comings and goings at the Haddenham Practice.  The first to arrive was our Phlebotomist Nicole but unfortunately due to family commitments she only stayed for a short time.  She has been replaced by Philippa Hickman who will be doing blood pressures and blood tests three days a week.   


In October Rita Handley left the cold winds of the fens to join her family in New Zealand.  Rita has been replaced by Practice Nurse Hilary Sexton who along with her general nursing duties has experience in dermatology.  Hilary works four days a week. 


Lucy Stewart was the next to join us.  Lucy is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner and is able to independently prescribe medication.  She works five days a week and has much experience of looking after patients in their home.  Lucy spends her mornings doing home visits and her afternoons assisting the doctors with the urgent patients. 


Dr Alexandra Peake joined the team at the beginning of February.  She recently moved to the area and has a special interest in caring for the elderly.  We are very fortunate in that all our new staff are very experienced and bring many new skills to our workforce. 


We are sure you will join us in welcoming our new staff to Haddenham Surgery.  


We are sorry to say that we will be saying goodbye to Dr Ali who for personal reasons will be leaving us at the end of March.  He will be missed by staff and patients and we wish him well for the future.

Cost of Prescribing Basic Medicines ( posted on Nov 17, 2016 )


"As part of Self-Care Week (14-20 November) health chiefs in Cambridgeshire have revealed they spend £1.5million on prescribing pain relief medication for patients, who could have bought painkillers from pharmacies or supermarkets.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have also revealed they spend £1.2 million to treat upset stomachs, £550,000 on antihistamines for hayfever and £320,000 to treat heartburn and indigestion. All of these medicines can be bought at local pharmacies or supermarkets for less than it costs the NHS to prescribe.


The CCG estimates the cost of time and money spent on GP appointments for patients who could have self-cared at £17.6million. This means that patients could have looked after themselves, by visiting a pharmacy or supermarket and buying the appropriate medication, or resting at home and using medications they already have from a medicine cupboard."


(taken from the CCG press release dated 10th November 2016)

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services ( posted on Sep 7, 2016 )

        The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) provides non-emergency patient transport services for patients attending hospitals and treatment centres for NHS-funded care.


Patients who are unable to travel by private or public transport for medical reasons may be eligible for non-emergency patient transport.  If you think you are eligible for patient transport, and are registered with a GP in the Cambridge and Peterborough area, call the patient transport service on  0845 603 8117


Click here for a copy of the EEAST information leaflet


Changes at Stretham Surgery ( posted on Jan 6, 2016 )

Since 7th October 2015 Stretham has been opening on a Wednesday morning with bookable appointments and this has proved popular, having received positive feedback from patients.


Therefore with effect from Monday 1st February 2016, Stretham Surgery will operate an appointment system only.  Appointments will be available Monday to Friday 10.00am to 11.30am.  These appointments are available for those patients living in Stretham, Little Thetford and Wilburton only.


These appointments can be made by telephoning Haddenham Surgery on 01353 740205 (option 1) or at the reception desk in both Stretham and Haddenham.


We hope that with the new system, this will reduce the patient''s waiting time and also increase the number of patients being seen.

Dr Stuart Findlay - Retirement ( posted on Jan 6, 2016 )

It is with great sadness that the Practice announces the retirement of Dr Stuart Findlay as of 2nd April 2016.


Dr Findlay has been a Partner at Haddenham Surgery since 1989.  He will have completed 27 years of dedicated service to the local community and will be sorely missed by all his colleagues.


To those of us who work at the Practice, Dr Findlay is known as a warm-hearted colleague, who has been a great support with his unfailing helpfulness.


Dr Findlay would like to take this opportunity to thank all his patients for their kindness and support over the years. 


The remaining Partners will continue to practice and care for the local community and are seeking to recruit a new doctor.

Statement of Intent ( posted on Mar 17, 2015 )



New contractual requirements came into force from 1st April 2014 requiring GP practices to make available a statement of intent in relation to IT developments:

  • Referral Management
  • Summary Care Record
  • GP2GP transfers
  • On Line Services for Appointment Booking and Ordering of Repeat prescriptions
  • Patient Access to records


Please find below details of our practice statement with regards to these developments:

Referral management: All practices must include the NHS Number as the primary identifier in all NHS clinical correspondence issued by the practice.
Haddenham Surgery ensures the patient NHS number is included in ALL clinical correspondence.

Summary Care Record: Practices are required to enable successful automated uploads of any changes to a patient’s summary information, at least on a daily basis to the Summary Care record.  Making your Summary Care Record available will help anyone treating you, when they don''t have your full medical record available. They will have access to information about any medication you may be taking and any drugs that you have a recorded allergy or sensitivity to.

Haddenham Surgery is already live with the Summary Care Record.  If you do NOT want your medical records to be available in this way then you will need to let us know so that we can update your record.  You can do this via the ‘opt out form’ available from Reception.


GP2GP record transfers: There is a contractual requirement to utilise the GP2GP facility for the transfer of patient records between practices, when a patient registers or de-registers.  It is very important that patients are registered with a doctor at all times.  If you leave your GP and register with a new GP, your medical records will be removed from your previous doctor and forwarded on to your new GP via NHS England. It can take several weeks for your paper records to reach your new surgery. With GP to GP record transfers, your electronic record is transferred to your new practice much sooner.

Haddenham Surgery already have GP2GP transfers active and we send and receive patient records via this system.


On-Line services for Appointment Booking and Ordering of Repeat Prescriptions: Practices are required to promote and offer the facility for all patients, who wish to, to book, view, amend and cancel appointments online along with the facility to order online, and view their repeat prescriptions for necessary drugs, medicines or appliances.

Haddenham Surgery currently offer the facility for booking and cancelling appointments and also for ordering repeat medications on-line. This is carried out using Patient Access via Emis Web.  If you are not already registered to use this service please contact Reception. 


Patient Access to their GP record: NHS England require practices to promote and offer the facility for patients to view online, export or print any summary of information from their records relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions any other items/date such as “additional” record elements which has been agreed between the contractor and the patient or have published plans in place to achieve this by 31st March 2016.

Haddenham Surgery currently offer patients the facility to view parts of their GP medical records, i.e. medications, allergies and adverse reactions.   Haddenham Surgery are planning to offer the online access to detailed information from the medical record i.e. information held in coded form by 31st March 2016.

This service is/will be available through Patient Access via Emis Web. If you have not already registered please contact reception.


Please Note: Due to Data Protection requirements we need to see either a photo ID driving license or current passport to register for on-line access.

The online services will complement and not replace the existing ways patients’ access appointments, prescriptions and their records.


Surgery News ( posted on Jan 12, 2015 )



Lunchtime closure

We have now taken the decision to close the Surgery between 1.00pm and 2.00pm each day to allow staff to deal with matters arising from the morning surgeries.  If you require “urgent” medical assistance during this hour please telephone the Surgery and you will be put through to the “Out of Hours” Doctor who will deal with you.



Please also note that we require 72 hours for the issue of repeat prescription



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