News and important notices

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 […]

Important information on this years Flu vaccination programme and COVID Booster Programme

Some patients will shortly be receiving text messages to book in for their annual flu vaccines.  These messages will give details of how to book for your flu vaccine using our automated system.  Due to current issues with staff being unwell or self-isolating using the automated system will mean less time waiting on the phone […]

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