News and important notices

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 […]

Steroid Emergency Card

If you have been identified as someone who needs to carry the new Steroid Emergency Card then please follow the link for more information about this including a card that can be printed or ways to obtain an original card. www.addisonsdisease.org.uk/news/new-nhs-steroid-card-released See below for specific information as it applies to you. Sick day rule leaflet […]

Flu & COVID Vaccine update

Since the beginning of September 2021 the practice has administered over 4000 flu vaccines to our patients aged 50 and above or those in other at risk categories. Public Health England are concerned that this winter with COVID and Flu circulating together this will put a further strain on NHS services and so are advising […]

The latest edition of the Friarsgate FOCUS newsletter

FRIARSGATE FOCUS AUTUMN 2021

Meet Gloria

Gloria is our automated telephone booking system. She is on hand to help you book, check, change and cancel appointments without having to wait to speak to a member of the Care Navigation Team. You can speak to Gloria 24/7 by ringing us on 01962 871730 and choosing option 1.  Gloria is just one of […]

Being seen for a Face to Face appointment in General Practice

Over the last year you are likely to have noticed a difference in the way things are being done in general practice as we manage the COVID 19 pandemic. While we continue to ask that patients do not visit the GP practice unless specifically asked to do so the NHS App allows patient to request […]

Annual Flu vaccinations and COVID Booster vaccines

The practice has ordered enough flu vaccinations for all of our eligible patients and those that are eligible will be receiving a text or letter with information on how to book an appointment.  Those that are eligible will be patient’s aged 50 or over, those with some underlying health conditions and carers/ healthcare workers, a […]

Community Ear, Nose and Throat services

Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG are undertaking a review of community ENT services in Hampshire. As part of this, if you have used this service in the past 5 years, they would welcome your feedback. Please consider completing the following survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HSICCGENT/