News and important notices

Infected Blood Scandal

Key messages for patients We know that people may be concerned about their own health following recent media coverage, so NHS England have set up a new online resource for people – Given the time that has elapsed since the last use of infected blood products, most of those who were directly affected have been […]

The COVID Spring Booster programme

The COVID Spring Booster programme will soon be live, and is scheduled to run from the end of April in line with guidance from NHSE. Appointments will be available during weekend sessions. The vaccinations will take place at Badger Farm Surgery, SO22 4QB once more (as in Autumn 2023), and will run between the hours […]

Booking routine GP appointments via online access services

Are you aware that you can now book GP appointments via the NHS App and other patient online access services. Patients can book both face-to-face and telephone consultations with their own GP for continuity or other GPs if needed. Appointments are released daily. Appointments with other clinicians are also available to book via the online […]

Dr Wright leaving the practice

After 31 years as a GP at Friarsgate , I am writing this to inform my patients that I shall be retiring on 31st March 2024. It is with mixed feelings that I write this, as I have enjoyed my time as a GP here so much. I have been fortunate to work with a […]

CQC Inspection

20160331_tell_us_poster (1) Each year the CQC inspect thousands of care providers. Information from patients helps CQC decide when and where to inspect. Please see the attached poster for more information on how you can give your views.

Veteran Friendly Practice

Veteran Friendly Practice  Armed Forces Covenant To those who proudly protect our nation, who do so with honour, courage, and commitment, the Armed Forces Covenant is the nation’s commitment to you. It is a pledge that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and […]

Friends & Family Test

The Friends and Family TEST (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience. Listening to the views of patients and staff helps identify what is working well, what can be improved and how. If you attend […]

Healthier Together

The Healthier Together website provides advice for parents, young people and pregnant women. For more information or to download the Healthier Together App please visit: Home :: Healthier Together (  

Seasonal Influenza vaccinations for 2-3 year olds

Parents and guardians of children aged to 2-3 years old will soon be receiving letters to inform them their child is eligible for a seasonal flu vaccination and to contact their GP practice to book this.  We kindly request that you wait for the practice to contact you to book this appointment. Practices will not […]

Seasonal Flu and COVID Autumn Booster programme

We are currently in the process of organising two mass vaccination programmes scheduled to begin in late September 2023. These programmes will cover Seasonal Influenza and the COVID Autumn Booster. Appointments will be available at weekend sessions, providing a wide range of choices for your convenience. The vaccination programs will take place at Badger Farm […]

Access to treatments for COVID-19 – changes from 27 June

NHS England has written to the majority of patients who are currently eligible for treatments for COVID-19, to inform them the way they access these treatments is changing. From Tuesday 27 June, eligible patients will be able to self-refer to the COVID Medicines Delivery Unit (CMDU), which provides antiviral medicines to patients who have tested positive […]

May Bank Holiday’s Practice Opening Hours

Monday 1st May 2023 Early Spring Bank Holiday- The Practice is closed. Monday 8th May 2023 King’s Coronation Bank Holiday- The Practice is closed. Monday 29th May 2023 May Day Bank Holiday- The Practice is closed.   If you are unwell while the practice is closed with something that will not wait until we reopen […]