News and important notices

Walking for Health walking group

Are you interested in joining a free Health Walk? We are part of the Walking for Health Initiative and run a free walk on a Wednesday. We walk for an hour, many of the routes are flat and we make the most of the beautiful green space that Winchester offers. We are a small and […]

COVID Vaccine/ Booster programme IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Booster vaccines All patients aged 18 and above and some patients with certain medical conditions will be due a booster vaccine 5 months and 1 day post their second COVID vaccine. Please be aware that if you attend the vaccine centre for a booked appointment but, are not eligible, not at least 5 months post […]

2022 National Patient Survey

Each year between January to March NHS England post out patient satisfaction surveys to various households to collect anonymous feedback about the quality of services they receive from their GP Practice. Typically this is sent to only 500 registered patients. Results are then publicly released around July time. For more information click here GP Patient Survey […]

COVID Vaccination HUB

The COVID vaccination HUB at the Badger Farm Community Centre is now back open! Patients needing a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster vaccine should have been invited by the practice and can then book an appointment at the vaccine HUB through the text invite.  If you are due a vaccine but, have not already booked […]

Proof of COVID Vaccination for anyone aged 12 or above update from the British Medical Association

Update from the British Medical Association date 13/12/2021 As of the 13th December 2021 fully vaccinated patients age 12 and upwards can request proof of vaccination via 119 or the internet and a paper copy will be posted which conforms to the EU standards for the EU covid pass. There will be a QR code […]

Practice opening hours over Christmas and Econsults

The Practice will close for the Christmas Holiday on Friday 24th December at 6:30pm and will reopen at 8am on Wednesday 29th December 2021.  It will close again for the New Year Bank Holiday on Friday 31st December at 6:30pm and will reopen at 8am on Tuesday 4th January 2022. If you have an urgent […]

Annual Flu vaccination programme update

The Friarsgate practice has been working hard since the beginning of September 2021 to deliver our annual flu vaccination programme and to date we have given over 5000 vaccines! If you are aged 65 or over and have not already booked/ received your flu vaccine the practice has managed to secure a small amount more […]

Primary Care under significant strain

You may be aware that primary care nationally is under significant strain, with an unprecedented increase in demand. At Friarsgate, our automated system alone receives 700 calls a day, and up to 10,000 calls per month. There can sometimes therefore be a queue to speak to a member of our Care Navigation team, who are […]

Do you want to lose weight?

Do you have a BMI of over 30 or over 27.5 if you are Black, Asian and minority ethnic. Do you want to lose weight? If you do please contact the practice for more information on services that can help and support you in losing weight. You can achieve your weight loss goals with the […]

COVID Booster vaccines

The practice will be over offering all patients who are six months post their second COVID Vaccine and are aged 50 and above or have other underlying medical conditions a COVID Booster at the Badger Farm Community Centre. Over the coming weeks patient’s will receive invites from NHS England to book their Booster appointments but, […]

Annual Flu vaccination update

The practice started our annual flu vaccination programme in September 2021 and the update this year has been extremely high. We have nearly used all of our over 65 flu vaccinations but, do have a limited supply of under 65 vaccines left. The under 65 vaccines can be used for patient’s aged 65 and over […]