Desborough Surgery

Hazlemere Surgery

Phone lines open 8.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm

Self Help & Knowledge

Please use the pages in this section of the site to find out more about your health and how you can help yourself.


Find NHS services near you

Are you in need of a local dentist, optician, or a pharmacy? Find an NHS service easily by entering your postcode in the NHS service locator widget on this page.

Find your NHS number

Your NHS number is a 10 digit number, like 485 777 3456. It is on any letter you receive from the NHS. You do not need to know your NHS ... [continue] Find your NHS number

Health and Care Video library

There are lots of information and advice videos in the Health and Care Video library funded by the NHS. The videos are reviewed regularly by NHS clinicians to ensure they ... [continue] Health and Care Video library

Life Changing Diagnosis

Have you been diagnosed with a life changing disease and want to know more about it – increase your knowledge and learn how best to manage your condition at these recommended ... [continue] Life Changing Diagnosis


NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You can use the NHS app to: Get your ... [continue] NHS App

NHS Health A to Z

Look up information about different conditions and treatments using the NHS Health A-Z widget on this page.

NHS Live Well

Please use the NHS widget on this page for information and advice on healthy living.

Self Help Minor Illness

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.

Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing? Many things in life can affect your health and wellbeing. Many people visit the GP tell them that they are feeling isolated, lonely or worried about ... [continue] Social Prescribing

Tablets for “fear of flying”: why we no longer prescribe them

posted on 9th June 2023 People sometimes ask the doctor or nurse to prescribe diazepam, or similar drugs like lorazepam temazepam or clonazepam, for fear of flying or to help ... [continue] Tablets for “fear of flying”: why we no longer prescribe them

Useful telephone numbers and websites

Age UK (footcare) – Amersham Hospital – 01494 434411 British Red Cross – 01494 521512 (Medical Equipment Loans) Birth Choices in Bucks, inform them of your pregnancy by completing ... [continue] Useful telephone numbers and websites

About Dementia

Dementia is a syndrome, or a group of symptoms that consistently occur together. It is not a specific disease. The term “dementia” is used to describe a set of symptoms ... [continue] About Dementia

Date published: 29th November, 2019
Date last updated: 4th February, 2020