COVID 19 VACCINATIONS
We have now started calling people who are eligible for the first batch of Covid-19 vaccinations. This is being done by age group as instructed by NHS England. The surgery will be contacting you to invite you for an appointment based on your age and vaccine availability, so we would appreciate patients not calling us. Please click here for more information.
FLU VACCINATIONS 20/21
The NHS has advised that the the flu vaccination programme will be expanded this year, and are urging patients to have the vaccine when it becomes available for their age group later on in the year.
NHS England have advised that from 1st December patients aged 50-64 can be offered a flu vaccination. We are in the process of ordering vaccine supplies and once we have a confirmed date we will start contacting patients to advise on clinic dates. In the meantime if you wish to be placed on the waiting list please send in an eConsult advising us to do so. We will then contact you once we know a date for the vaccine clinic.
Information/Advice regarding recovering from Covid-19
Please see our Self Help Link above for details
The eConsult service will be unavailable every Friday from 18:30 until Sunday at 18:30. For non emergency help during the weekends please contact 111
WE ARE OPEN
...but the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has forced us all to work differently to help slow down the spread of the virus.
All healthcare settings are taking special measures to protect you, the public and their staff. GP practices are working as hard as ever, but differently. Where possible we want to avoid people having to wait inside a waiting room together, as we know this increases the risk of the virus spreading.
Like hospitals and dentists, GP practices have also had to change how we offer our services to you. If you do need to come in, then the GP practice can ensure there are a minimal number of people in the practice, maintain social distancing and keep patients and staff safe.
The easiest and most effective method is to use e-Consult through the practice website, or you can telephone. You will then be contacted by a clinician to talk through your symptoms either over the phone, via email, or if needed and you have the available technology, through a video consultation.
Most patient’s health concerns can be managed over the phone or via video consultation. This is why practices are providing patients with either an initial phone call or video consultation to decide what would be the best way to help. If practices can support you without needing you to come into the practice itself, then this reduces the need for you to travel, and reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
If you do need a face-to-face appointment, you will be invited to attend the practice.
If you have suspected Covid-19 symptoms and, following a telephone assessment, need to have a further face-to-face appointment, this may take place at Old Basing surgery.
If you need to have a non-Covid-19 related face to face appointment and do not have any Covid-19 symptoms, you will still be able to access your usual surgery. However, please be aware that this may change dependent of staff availability.
Thank you for adapting to this method of working and for helping to keep fellow patients and staff safe.
We have been awarded Learning Disability Friendly Practice status
This award scheme, led by the Strategic Health Facilitators shows which GP surgeries are changing so they are meeting the health needs of people with a learning disability.
Health Facilitators work with GP practices to check how they doing
they will have a learning disability champion in their surgery
offer Annual Health Checks
make reasonable adjustments
and be person centred
So far 42 practices have won the award, and can now show this by putting the award logo on their website
Click here to see the Hampshire Carers Charter
(Site updated 10/12/2020)