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Patient SMS Messaging Service (MJOG)

We are pleased to announce that a new patient SMS messaging service was installed at the Practice on Monday 19th June 2017. This  automatically sends a text to our Patient's mobile number a week before the appointment and then a reminder the day before the appointment. This system also allows two way interactive communications between you and the Practice to make cancelling appointments easier.

We are also able to send targeted health information and questionnaires to individual patients, which will hopefully help them manage chronic long term conditions better and help us to keep medical records up to date and accurate. 

This system enables us to send text message reminders to patients who have an appointment. The patient can then text back to cancel the appointment if they no longer need it. This should help enormously in cutting down on our wasted appointments each month.

**PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE AN UP TO DATE MOBILE NUMBER FOR YOU**

If you wish to opt out of this service please ask for a form at Reception


Weight Watchers free scheme

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Hampshire County Council and Weight Watchers are working together to provide free membership.

To qualify for the FREE programme you need to be over 18 years of age and have a BMI of 30 or above.  You can find out your BMI with the Weight Watchers calculator or just give them a call and they can help.

For more information on kick starting a healthier lifestyle follow the link below :

https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/Hampshire


Do you have a neurological condition or care for someone who does ?

Come and join our new forums !  Click here fore further details : Neurology Forums


Patients who need support with communication 

follow this link for more information : https://www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/news/new-communication-card-sign-language-film-made-in-hampshire-777


Staff Changes

  • As part of her training, Dr. Lily Chutter left the practice on Tuesday 31st January 2017. She returned in August 2017 to complete her final year of training.
  • Dr Simon Goodison (Senior GP Partner) retired from the Practice on 30th June 2017.
  • We welcome Dr Elizabeth Arter who joined us on Monday 11th September 2017 and will be working all day on Mondays, Tuesdays and  Thursdays.

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Online Consultations via WebGP (eConsult)

We have introduced a new consultation option for patients to communicate with the practice. Click HERE for more information.


Get Hampshire Walking

GPs in west Hampshire are supporting a campaign to get people walking more.

Physical activity has a positive impact on health and happiness and even small changes can make a big difference.

Sitting for long periods of time can cause premature aging and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and depression. The only thing that can prevent this damage is being more active!

Walking is also a great opportunity to meet new people and help with your mental as well as physical health. Getting out and meeting people face to face helps with local connections, provides opportunities to get to know your neighbourhood better and to make new friends.

And it’s not all about big walks in the country, or walking lots of miles. You can start at your own pace, with a few minutes of additional walking and then increase this over time. You could walk to the shops, get off the bus a stop earlier or park the car further away from work. All these things can help increase your activity levels and will have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

If you’ve not been very active, you can speak to your GP or practice nurse about how you can increase the amount of walking you do every day and they can give you advice about what is appropriate for you.

Find more information at:

http://www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/Gethampshirewalking 

http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/whats-on/event/walking-for-health--1 


National Shortage of Hep A vaccine

There is a global shortage of Hep A vaccine which has seriously impacted UK supply. This is unfortunately affecting all GP surgeries and travel clinics.

Our current recommendation is for patients to access a Travel Clinic where you can have a Risk Assessment.


Attendance/Non-Attendance by Patients

In the month of AUGUST, 77 appointments were not attended which equated to 15.65 Hours of GP, Nurse and Health Care Assistant time was wasted due to patients not attending their appointments.

Please make sure you cancel any appointments that you no longer need in good time so that they may be offered to another patient.

You are able to cancel your appointment on line or by leaving a message "Option 4" when calling the surgery. 


Changes to Prescription Ordering

We are no longer taking prescription requests over the telephone.

See Prescriptions page for further information.


Blood Services for Children Under 16

Children under 16 are seen at the Butterfly Cinic at:

Southampton General Hospital
Tremona Road
Southampton SO16 6YD
Monday-Friday, 8.30-11am and 2-5pm

Or

Weston Lane Clinic
Weston Lane
Southampton SO19 9GH

Please call 023 8120 4075 to arrange

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