News and important notices

Exercises for those aged 65 or over

https://covidgpportal.hiowccgpartnership.nhs.uk/index.php?option=com_docman&view=download&alias=868-active-lives-information-sheet&category_slug=public-communication&Itemid=237 Please see link above for information on great exercises for those aged 65 or over.

Coils

Please note the practice is now taking bookings for all types of COIL appointments- Please contact the practice on 01962 871730 and press option 3 for more information.

Flu clinics

Flu Clinics The following cohorts of patients are eligible for a free Seasonal Flu vaccine. Adults 65 and over Adults and children with Long Term Conditions (Respiratory, Kidney, Heart, Liver, Spleen, Diabetes, Weakened immune system, Neurological, BMI over 40, Learning difficulties) Pregnant women People living with someone on the NHS shielded list Children aged 2 […]

Summer Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2020

The Friarsgate Practice will be closed on Monday 31st August 2020 for the Summer Bank Holiday. If you require urgent medical attention while the practice is closed please call 111. Tesco Pharmacy Easton Lane will be open between 9am- 6pm on Monday 31st August.

Winchester City Primary Care Network

Winchester City Primary Care Network brings together three GP practices to serve a population of over 60,000 patient’s with an expanding multi- disciplinary team. For more information please visit: https://www.winchestercitypcn.co.uk/index.htm

New support for people who are overweight or obese

As you will have seen on the news, people who are obese or overweight are more likely to end up hospitalised with Covid 19 than those of a normal weight. You will probably also know that it increases your risk of diabetes, heart disease and many forms of cancer. Now is a really good time […]

Up to date advice for Shielding patients

Please see the link below for the most up to date advice for shielding patients. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/plans-to-ease-guidance-for-over-2-million-shielding https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-business-reopening/y

Bank Holiday VE Day Friday 8th May

To reduce pressure on hospitals as much as possible over the Bank Holiday weekend, the government have asked we remain open on Bank Holiday Friday 8th May. If you have a same day urgent medical need which could be dealt with by a GP rather than 111 please contact the surgery as normal on Friday.

Pharmacy Opening times for the Easter Weekend

Boots Weeke – Open Friday 10th April 10am- 5pm & Monday 13th April 2pm- 5pm Boots High Street – Open Friday 10th April 10:30am- 4:30pm & Monday 13th April 10:30am- 4:30pm Springvale Pharmacy – Open Sunday 12th April 3pm- 5pm St Pauls Pharmacy – Open Monday 13th April 2pm- 5pm          

Easter Bank Holiday Opening

To reduce pressure on hospitals as much as possible over the Bank Holiday weekend, the government have asked we remain open on Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you have a same day urgent medical need which could be dealt with by a GP rather than 111 please contact the surgery as normal on those […]

Students and COVID 19

With universities and colleges closed the practice appreciates that many young people will be returning to the Winchester area for the foreseeable future and will be concerned about medical care while they are here. At this time the practice will not be open for routine matters such as new patient registrations. If you are unwell […]

Social Prescribing comes to Friarsgate

Friarsgate Social Prescribing leaflet Social Prescribing is a way of connecting patients and local people with community based sources of support, such as exercise classes, art, reading and gardening, and more! Your GP can use social prescribing as a nonmedical referral option, working in conjunction with your existing treatments to improve your health and wellbeing. […]