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Anyone approaching or entering the surgery building must now wear a covering over their nose & mouth; whether it be to attend an appointment, collect a prescription, or to act as a chaperone.

Please do not arrive EARLY for your appointment.  In accordance with current social distancing guidelines, we are not permitting patients to wait inside the building. You may be asked to return to your vehicle and wait for your clinician to become available.  Please therefore be mindful of the weather conditions when setting out and come prepared.

We would like to thank you all for your understanding and support during these challenging times.  We continue to do our upmost to ensure we offer high standard healthcare in a manner that is safe for both patients and our dedicated staff. 

Need a job? - see our Staff Vacancies page for opportunities


CORONAVIRUS

Please see 'Latest News' in Quick Links or 'COVID 19' in the Further Information section on the right hand side of the screen.

Flu Vaccinations Autumn/Winter 2020

We are still busy booking appointments for flu vaccinations.

Due to Covid-19 we are running our flu clinics slightly differently this year, with enhanced safety measures and social distancing, to minimise the risk to both your health and ours.

Our second vaccine delivery for the over 65 age group arrived on 16th October, but we are not due to receive the vaccine for the Under 65 at risk group until the end of October at the earliest. We will continue dedicated vaccination clinics, primarily on Saturdays, throughout the autumn season.

All clinics will continue to be by appointment only, managed by a bookings team via a dedicated telephone line, separate to our main surgery number.  Please try to avoid contacting our reception team to book or enquire about a flu vaccination; bear in mind they are trying to deal with patients who require medical assistance and also they may not have access to the flu clinic appointment schedules.

We are experiencing a higher than usual demand for vaccinations this year and so we have tried to ensure that patients in the highest risk groups received an invite and were/will be vaccinated first.  We have sent invitations via email and/or text message to those eligible patients who have given us permission to do so.  For those who haven't, a letter has been sent via Royal Mail.

Those patients aged 50 to 64 included in the new extended flu vaccination programme will be contacted soon. We are not permitted to vaccinate anyone in this group until after 1st December and are still awaiting an allocation of vaccines from NHS England.  Please do not contact us to make enquiries if you are in this group, we will contact you as soon as stock is received.  Many thanks

UPCOMING EVENTS

Due to Covid-19, events are on hold.  Please check back in the future...

RECENT TALKS

On Wednesday May 8th  Whiteparish based volunteers Neil Orr and Deborah Martin from the First Responders of the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust gave a very interesting and interactive talk on First Aid for All.  They shared their expertise and experiences to illustrate how critical the role of the First Aider is – and that any one of us may be called on to help someone in need.

The WPPG and all in attendance thanked Neil and Deborah for their excellent presentation.

 The WPPG are currently seeking additional members, and if any patients are interested in joining they should enquire at the surgery reception or contact Gary Peacock at gapeacock54@gmail.com.

 

In April 2018, Dr Claire Page gave us a very informative talk on 'Falls and How to Prevent Them'.

Dr Page advised that keeping active and exercising, was the best way to improve your balance and strength - both key ingredients for preventing falls.  Indeed, she had us on our feet and trying some of these exercises! 

Please see below for a copy of the 6 exercises that she recommended.  A paper copy of these is available at the surgery too.

6 Exercises to Help Prevent Falls

The full Get Up and Go leaflet can be accessed here: Get up and Go Leaflet

NEW MEMBERS

New members for our PPG are always welcome.  The group should be representative of all ages of patients! Please click on 'Contact Us' or speak to one of the Receptionists if you are interested in helping to shape the direction and services of the Practice and they will pass your details to us

FUNDRAISING

The PPG also fundraises for the Practice. So far, we have bought a new bluetooth ECG monitor and provided WIFI access for patients waiting in the surgery.

DOCUMENTS

You can read about our action plan and reports by clicking on the 'Plans and Reports' tab above. 

 

 
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