News and important notices

COVID Vaccine/ Booster programme IMPORTANT UPDATE!

The Badger Farm COVID Vaccine HUB will be closed after Thursday 19th May until further notice.  Patients who require a vaccine will need to call 119 for more information regarding where they can receive a vaccine locally. Spring Boosters People aged 75 years and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged […]

Dr Vaishali Naik leaving the practice

We are excited to share with you the happy news that Dr Vaishali Naik, has recently married. We know you will be disappointed to learn that Dr Naik is leaving the practice in April 2022 to join her husband in London. We do hope you will all join us in congratulating Dr Naik on her […]

The Help us help you cervical screening campaign

Valentine’s Day marks the launch of a national campaign to improve uptake of cervical screening Women and people with a cervix aged between 25 – 64 are eligible for regular screening every 3 – 5 years Also known as a smear test, this simple test looks at the health of the cervix, which is the […]

Getting a digital COVID Pass including information for 12-15 year olds

For information on how to obtain a digital COVID pass including information on how to obtain this for 12- 15 year olds please see link below. Patients aged 13 and over can now download the NHS App to obtain their COVID pass but, if they are unable to do this it can also be […]

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! It you are eligible for a free flu vaccine but, have not already booked/ received this, please contact the practice on 01962 871730 and speak with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]