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.
Medical Receptionist and Medical Administrator
Our friendly and innovative GP practice is looking for two new team members to join our busy admin and reception teams.
Post one - Receptionist
37 hours per week to include at least one late shift
Post two – Administrator
37 hours per week
Experience is desirable; however full training will be given.
If you would like to apply for this post, please email Sarah Buckley at the Friarsgate Practice or call her on 01962 871730 for a job description and an application form.
Closing date for receipt of applications: Friday 7th March 2014
Helping families to a healthy weight this Easter
A new programme that will help families lead healthy happy lives is starting for five to seven year olds this Easter in Winchester.
The MEND programme (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition…Do It!) provides ten weeks of fun, interactive group sessions to promote healthy lifestyles and address issues arising from being overweight. It helps families to understand the complexities of things such as food labelling, different types of food, how much you need, and fun ways to be active as a family.
Winchester's scheme will take place at Stanmore Primary School on Tuesday evenings from 4:15pm to 6:00pm. The new programme starts on the 29th April 2014.>Read more
The Friarsgate Practice Patient Reference Group
The Friarsgate Practice 'Virtual' Patient Reference Group (PRG) is always pleased to have new members.
If you would like to join either 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.
Whether or not you are a PRG member, we will be very pleased if you would take part in our annual patient survey:
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.
Pick up a leaflet from the Practice or follow the links below for more in-depth information regarding Care.data.