News and important notices

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. See below for specific information as it applies to you. NHS emergency steroid card […]

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 […]

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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:

Annual Flu jabs and COVID Boosters

The practice had hoped that we would be able to give our most vulnerable patient’s their annual flu vaccine and COVID booster vaccine together.  Sadly general practice is still awaiting information from NHS England and the Government on when the COVID booster programme will begin and who will receive this booster. We have therefore made […]

A Thank you to the amazing vaccination HUB volunteers

Yesterday was a very special day for the practice and the entire Winchester City Primary Care Network. The COVID vaccination HUB has now been running since December 2020, working hard to vaccinate as many patient’s as possible.  This has been a relentless task and we have been ably assisted throughout by an amazing team of […]

International blood tubes issue

There is currently an international supply issue with blood tubes. With only limited amount of supplies available this will be mean that certain blood tests will have to be prioritised at this time. All routine blood tests will be suspended unless their is a clinical concern. We are sorry for the inconvenience and we hope […]

Your GP Practice thanks you for your support

General practice is open for business and is offering face to face appointments, but it….. is facing unprecedented demand, is delivering the COVID vaccination programme, is being affected by the backlog elsewhere in the NHS, is facing staff shortages.   GPs and their practice teams are delivering a far great number of consultations now than […]

Flu vaccines and the COVID Booster programme

Over the coming weeks eligible patients will be receiving invitations from the practice for their annual flu vaccinations and COVID Boosters. Wave 3 of the COVID booster programme will firstly be available to those aged 70 and over, health care works, patients who are extremely clinically vulnerable and patients residing in residential/ nursing homes.  The […]