News and important notices

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 – GOV.UK

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

General Practice and the ongoing COVID pandemic News Flash!

  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. Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding at this difficult time.   We continue to strongly recommend that all patients download the NHS App. […]

Data sharing opt out information for patients

For more information on data sharing opt out for patients please visit: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-collections-and-data-sets/data-collections/general-practice-data-for-planning-and-research#additional-information-for-gp-practices

Maternity services in the Winchester area

Are you newly pregnant? From the 17th May 2021 there is a new way for patients to register for maternity care at Hampshire Hospitals NHS foundation Trust. You no longer need to contact your GP as they will do that for you. Simply register using the website: https://www.badgernotes.net/selfreferral/carelocation/SHIP This will notify the midwifery team at […]

COVID Vaccination record

COVID vaccination certification. The practice is unable to issue this certificate. Please see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/demonstrating-your-covid-19-vaccination-status-when-travelling-abroad for further information. Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHSapp. The NHSapp can be downloaded from https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277 for iPhone or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline for android. Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted […]

Update on the Oxford Astra Zeneca

Please see the link below for the most update information on the safety of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine https://www.astrazeneca.com/media-centre/press-releases/2021/update-on-the-safety-of-covid-19-vaccine-astrazeneca.html  

Dr Stephen Fowler leaving the practice

Dr Stephen Fowler after 11 years at the practice is leaving us at the end of in March to pursue other clinical interests. Dr Fowler has been a dedicated GP and during his time at Friarsgate has been instrumental in setting up Friarsgate as a leading Research practice.  A successful legacy that we will carry […]

COVID Vaccination update

The Winchester City Primary Care Network has been working hard to vaccinate vulnerable patients from the three Winchester Practices with their first COVID vaccination at the Badger Farm Community Centre. We met the target to meet the Governments priority of vaccinating all patients in groups 1-4 by the middle of February 2021 and then went […]

Annual National NHS England Patient Survey

Over the coming weeks some of our patients will receive a GP Patient Survey.  This survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across the UK and the results show how people feel about their GP practice. The GP […]

COVID-19 Vaccination information

Great news for Winchester residents. Winchester Primary Care Network (PCN) have been chosen as one of the four first wave adaptor sites in Hampshire to go live with a Community COVID-19 Vaccination service, which is planned to commence from 15th December 2020. Winchester Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration of 3 city practices (St […]

Updated guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable patient’s

See the link below for the most up to date government guidance for patient’s classed as extremely vulnerable.  This includes information on if you can or can’t work at this time. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

Save the date 50-64 year old flu vaccinations December 2020

The practice is now booking our first 50-64 year olds flu clinic on Saturday 5th December 2020 and then there will be further clinics thereafter. Patients will have received text messages asking that they contact the practice to book their vaccination appointment. We hope that our patients will appreciate this is a huge undertaking for […]