Welcome to The Friarsgate Practice
We are a thriving, enthusiastic and friendly Primary Care General Practice based in Winchester, Hampshire. Our professional and personal patient-focused care is available to the whole community of Winchester and surrounding areas via our surgeries in three locations: Weeke, Badger Farm and Kings Worthy.
In addition to our excellent team of GPs we have an in-house team of health professionals to help you with every aspect of your healthcare. A warm welcome awaits you whether you are one of our registered patients or looking to register with The Friarsgate Practice. Please call us on 01962 871730.
On Thursday 5th December 2013 the practice will be closed from 12:20 to 14:30 at both Friarsgate and Badger Farm surgeries for compulsory staff training. The practice will be available via the telephone system for emergency calls ONLY during this time.
Summary Care Records
A Summary Care Record (SCR) is an electronic record, which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.
Having this information stored in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or if your GP practice is closed.
If you do not wish to have your data uploaded as a Summary Care Record, please complete this form and return it to the Practice. We will ensure that the correct codes are in place within your electronic medical record to prevent upload. A copy of your signed form will be retained electronically by the Practice as evidence of your preferences.
> Opt out form (PDF)
Follow the links below for more in-depth information regarding Summary Care Records.
Under the new Health and Social Care Act, GP practices will soon be required to supply data to the Health & Social Care Information Centre.
This differs from the information provided to form a Summary Care Record and is sent to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and will be used to plan and improve services for all patients.
Information will be extracted electronically from the Practice in a form that can identify you. The Practice has to provide this information. However, individual patients can instruct us to stop the transfer of their data. If you choose to opt out of having your data uploaded, you need to let us know and your electronic notes will be coded to stop the data being sent.
There are important differences between allowing the NHS to use your information for planning and research and the Summary Care Record (SCR). The SCR may be used by any health professional in the country to provide you with care. If you have chosen not to have a SCR this does not automatically mean you also wish to stop the use of your information being used to improve health services.
> Care.data Opt out Form (PDF)
Pick up a leaflet from the Practice or follow the links below for more in-depth information regarding Care.data.
Book your Flu Jab now, before stocks run out
Friarsgate Practice' patients who haven't had a seasonal flu jab yet and fall within any of following groups are recommended to contact the Practice to arrange an appointment.
If you are over 65 years of age (born on or before 31st March 1949)
or any patient with:
- Chronic respiratory disease (including asthma requiring continuous or repeated use of inhaled or systemic steroids or with previous exacerbations requiring hospitalisation)
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic renal disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease
- Pregnant ladies
Or any patient who is:
- A carer (Relatives)
- Living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
- Health and social care staff
Please be aware that patients who are Health Care Professionals will need to go through their employer.
And, commencing this year:
- All children aged two and three, but not yet four on 1 September 2013 (Dates of birth on or after 2 September 2009 and on or before 1 September 2011 ONLY)
Not registered at Friarsgate Practice and not eligible for a free flu jab? Private injectable flu vaccinations are available and cost £15.00 and private nasal spray is available for non-registered patients aged 4yrs to 18yrs and costs £20.00. Please contact reception for details/appointments.
Shingles vaccination programme
From the 1st September 2013 a shingles vaccine will be available for patients aged 70 AND 79 (Please note that this is not 70 to 79). It will be given as a single injection for anyone aged 70 or 79 and, unlike some jabs, you won't need to be revaccinated every year.
Patients are eligible for this vaccination if at the 1st September 2013 they have attained the age of 70 years but not 71 years.
They are 79 (Their dates of birth fall on or between 2 September 1933 and 1 September 1934.)
Please contact the Practice if you would like more information about the shingles vaccination programme or if you are aged 70 or 79 and would like to have the shingles vaccine.
The Friarsgate Practice Patient Reference Group
The Friarsgate Practice 'Virtual' Patient Reference Group (PRG) is now up and running but it would be great if even more of you would like to join.
The results of the survey are now in, thank you to all of you who have taken part. We have compared this year's results with the results that came in last year.
> Click here to view the comparison
If you would like to be involved in the main or the virtual PRG, please let us know by printing out and completing the form that you can access here:
> PRG Member Questionnaire
You can return it by attaching it to an email and sending it to:
Alternatively, if you prefer, drop it in to us at any of our surgeries or post it to us.