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WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR STAFF TRAINING ON TUESDAY 6TH MARCH, FROM 1PM. FOR ANY URGENT PROBLEMS THAT CANNOT WAIT UNTIL WE RE-OPEN THE NEXT MORNING, CALL 111. FOR ANYTHING LIFE THREATENING PLEASE DIAL 999.  APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

It's still 'flu season!

Australia is just coming out of its winter and has seen a significant increase in the number of patients with flu - 200,000 cases and more then 100 deaths. The impact of flu on Australia is an accurate indicator of what we might expect during our winter.

The flu vaccination can help protect you and you may be entitled to have it. We still have plenty in stock so if you are over 65, pregnant or in an 'at risk' group, please book an appointment. You can call us on 023 92583302. Please ensure you have your 'flu vaccination at the Medical Centre. Doing so means that a record of your vaccination is put on your medical record, we can check that you are well and we are doing everything possible for your health.

We Can Text You!

We are using our text messaging service more and more, to invite you for a review, blood test or let you know if a GP would like to see you. You can also you use it to cancel appointments, decline or accept services and let us know if we are doing a good job! Please make sure we have your up to date contact details. You can do this via this website or EMIS access if you are registered. Alternatively, call us and let us know.

Cancel Your Appointment!

Every week a large number of patients fail to attend booked appointments. Please let us know as soon as possible if you can’t keep your appointment then we can give it to someone else! We offer a text messaging service which has the option to cancel an appointment so please make sure we have your up to date contact details.

Out of Hours 

When the surgery is closed if you have an urgent problem that cannot wait until we are open again, please call 111. For anything life threatening call 999.

Nurses

Our team of four Practice Nurses are available by appointment. Their numerous tasks include:

Child and adult immunisations
Foreign travel immunisations and advice
Cervical smears
Dressings and removal of stitches
Ear syringing
Specialised clinincs to monitor chronic conditions
New patient checks
Smoking cessation advice and support
Health education and dietary advice
Spirometry
Open access and triage clinic
Sister Fiona Oldfield

Fiona graduated from Portsmouth University in 1999 and became a practice nurse in 2002. She joined us as a nurse prescriber in September 2016 primarily to help and run our triage clinics. Fiona also holds most chronic disease clinics.

Sister Rosie Wakelin

Qualified in March 1987 as a RGN and March 1990 as a Registered Midwife and joined the Practice in February 2003 as a Practice Nurse. Rosie has a particular interest in Diabetes and child immunisation.

Sister Linda Tarr
Qualified at the University Hospital of Wales in 1981. Joined us as a Practice Nurse in 2004. Special interests in smoking cessation, female and sexual health including contraception.
Sister Stephanie Ancell

Sister Ancell gained a Bachelor of Nursing(Hons) in September 2010 from Southampton University and joined the practice in April 2014. Areas of interest are Travel health, smears and dressings.

Miss Amber Langdon Saunders

Amber is with us as part of a training programme to introduce newly qualified nurses  into the community. She completed her nursing studies in April 2015 with a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing from the university of Southampton and is hoping to top it up to an Msc within the next two years. She also has a Bsc Psychology from Portsmouth. Amber is very interested in wound care and has a lot of experience in learning disabilities and mental health from her previous work.

Healthcare Assistants

Our health care support worker provides a range of services in support of both the doctors and practice nurses. These include:

• Spirometry
• New patient checks
• Smoking cessation advice and support
• ECGs
• Blood pressure measurement
Mrs Karen Young

Karen Young has been with the Practice since 2006 and is our HCA. Her special interests are smoking cessation, weight management and new patient medicals.

 
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