Note: when you submit an eConsult, an initial response from us will not necessarily mean an appointment or telephone call with a GP.  We will review your request and contact you to explain the next steps.

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Heatwave warning -12 August 2022

A Level 3 (amber) heatwave warning has been issued with a 90% chance of heatwave conditions forecast for the South East of England between 9.00 Friday 12 August and 9.00 Tuesday 16 August.

Hot weather can affect everyone, especially the very young or very old and those with underlying health conditions.  So don’t forget to:

️ Drink plenty of water and avoid excess alcohol

️ Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm (the hottest part of the day)

️ Walk in the shade, wear sunscreen and wear a hat if you have to go out in the sun

️ Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes

️ Avoid physical exertion in the hottest part of the day

️ Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep them cooler

️ Turn off electrical items not in use to help keep rooms cool

️ Take care and follow local safety advice if you are going into the sea to cool down

 

Enhanced Access to health services patient survey - 17 July 2022

Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.  It is now closed.  The data will be analysed and used to inform our Primary Care Network's planning.

    

Covid Vaccinations - 11 July 2022

In line with Government guidance, we are no longer offering the Spring Booster Covid vaccine to those aged 75 and over. 

If you are immunosuppressed or would like your 1st or 2nd dose we will be able to offer you a vaccine, subject to stock availability.  Please ask a Patient Advisor for more details, or contact the national booking service on 119.

We are awaiting further guidance from the Government on the autumn Covid vaccination programme.

 

Heatwave warning - 8 July 2022

A Level 3 heatwave warning has been issued with a 90% chance of heatwave conditions forecast for the South East of England between Monday 11 July and Monday 18 July.

Hot weather can affect everyone, especially the very young or very old and those with underlying health conditions.  So don’t forget to:

️ Drink plenty of water and avoid excess alcohol

️ Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm (the hottest part of the day)

️ Walk in the shade, wear sunscreen and wear a hat if you have to go out in the sun

️ Wear light, loose fitting cotton clothes

️ Avoid physical exertion in the hottest part of the day

️ Close curtains on rooms that face the sun to keep them cooler

️ Turn off electrical items not in use to help keep rooms cool

️ Take care and follow local safety advice if you are going into the sea to cool down

         

Prescriptions - 30 March 2022

The Health Minister, Edward Argar, has confirmed that there are no plans to change the cost of prescriptions from 1 April 2022 - so they remain at £9.35.

   

Covid Vaccination Spring Booster - 30 March 2022

We are starting with two vaccination clinics:  Saturday 2 & Saturday 9 April 8.30am to 12 noon.  Patients who last had a booster 5 months or more ago are being prioritised, and we are contacting these patients.  Please bear in mind we have thousands of patients to contact so this will take a number of weeks.  We are making separate plans for care home residents and housebound patients.

     

Covid Vaccination Update - CEV 5-11 yrs - 24 February 2022

Young people aged 5-11 years who are identified as being at high risk of serious illness from Covid-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable - CEV), are now eligible to receive Covid vaccinations. 

This service is being provided by Solent NHS Trust from 5 March, and parents will be sent a letter inviting them to book their child an appointment. 

Below is a parent information pack and vaccination consent form:Parent Information Pack  Vaccination Consent Form

   

Infection Protection & Control Measures - 24 February 2022

We have been advised that both patients and staff should continue to wear face coverings in health and care settings.   Therefore all staff and patients will need to continue to wear a face covering to keep staff and other patients safe.

         

Government Covid Announcements - 21 February 2022

We would just like to explain that general practice is not given any advance notice of any changes - we find out at the same time as you do via the news.  Once any change is announced we then need to wait for Public Health England advice, and conduct risk assessments, before adapting our processes and guidance to keep both patients and staff safe.

    

Covid Vaccinations for 5 to 11 year olds - 17 Feb 2022

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended that all 5–11-year-olds be offered two doses of the Pfizer Covid vaccine.  The programme is already extended to at-risk children within this 5-11 group, but this latest decision will see all children from the age group eligible for two doses of the vaccine, given with an interval of at least 12 weeks.  However, the health secretary said the offer for two doses of the vaccine was a ‘non-urgent’ offer and will be extended to parents of these children ‘during April’.

Professor Wei Shen Lim, chair of Covid-19 immunisation on the JCVI, said: ‘The Committee has carefully considered the potential direct health impacts of vaccination and potential indirect educational impacts.  

    

Free NHS Food Scanner app  - 2 Feb 2022

NHS Food Scanner app

Changes to Covid guidance - 24 Jan 22

Following the Government announcement that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places - the UK Health Security Agency's infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure that everyone is protected.

All staff and patients will need to continue to wear a face covering to keep staff and other patients safe.

Changes to Covid guidance - 7 Jan 22

From Tuesday 11 January, people without COVID-19 symptoms who get a positive result on a rapid response Lateral Flow Test (LFT) will not be required to take a confirmatory PCR test.

If you get a positive result on an LFT you should report your result on gov.uk. You will still need to self-isolate immediately. After reporting a positive LFT test result, you will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace so that your contacts can be traced and must continue to self-isolate.

This is a temporary measure. With high levels across the UK, the vast majority of people with positive LFT results can be confident that they have COVID-19.

The three main symptoms of COVID-19 are the recent start of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

 

If you have any of these symptoms you should isolate immediately and book a PCR test online or by calling 119 as soon as possible. This has not changed.

 

     

Change to Isolation Period  - 22 Dec 2021

People infected with coronavirus can now take two lateral flow tests to reduce the self-isolation period from ten to seven days.  The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said those infected with the virus can take two lateral flow tests 24 hours apart on day six and seven of their isolation period, which if negative means they can stop isolating.

      

Online booking form for Maternity Services – 1 Nov 2021

See 'USEFUL CONTACTS' in the side bar for full information or click: 

https://www.badgernotes.net/SelfReferral/CareLocation/SHIP

    

New telephone system - 5 August 2021

We are pleased to announce that our new telephone system is going live today (5 August).

There may be some disruption during the transition from the old system to the new system, and please bear with us whilst we are getting used to a sophisticated new system.  You will now hear an options message once your call is connected, this will help to ensure that you speak to the appropriate person as quickly as possible. 

    

Major milestone reached as 2 million COVID-19 vaccines delivered across Hampshire and Isle of Wight - 17 June 2021

A major milestone has been reached in the local delivery of the COVID-19 vaccination programme with 2m jabs delivered across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  Latest official data published today (Thursday 17 June) shows that 2,068,810 doses of the vaccine had been delivered locally by the week ending 13 June. 

To date more than 91% of adults aged 30 and over have received their first COVID-19 jab and the vaccination programme continues to roll-out at pace across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.  The milestone has been reached just six months since the launch of the biggest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS.

Anyone aged 21 and over is invited to make an appointment to receive the vaccine by contacting the National Booking Service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119.  Text invitations appear as an alert from 'NHSvaccine', including a web link to the NHS website to make a booking.

         

4 February - new:  Find your NHS number - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

     

NHS England - Advice on how to access GP services:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXHPWbEmp5s&feature=youtu.be

  

eCONSULT - IMPORTANT MESSAGE

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Antibiotics don’t work for everything: antibiotics don’t work for colds or flu because they’re viral infections. https://www.nhs.uk/Video/Pages/antibiotics-dont-work-for-everything.aspx

 

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