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Latest News

Dementia Friendly Accreditation

we are delighted to report that Stokewood (and Old Anchor) Surgery has been accredited by our CCG as a Dementia Friendly Practice.  To achieve this all staff have received training in Dementia Awareness and the practice has been engaging with our PPG to get feedback on how we may improve communication with patients suffering from dementia.  The practice is also in the process of getting accreditation from the Dementia Action Alliance.  We always more feedback and input from all patients, have your say by joining our PPG or passing your comments onto us using our feedback form.

Text Messaging Service

Chain SMS is….. A system which allows us to easily send text messages to patients. It means we can be much more proactive about some communications, messaging you quickly and securely, so you are not waiting around to hear from us.

Some examples of how we may use it….. 

  • Reminders or notifications (eg prescription to collect)

  • Responding to queries/e-consults

  • Letting you know we tried to call

  • Sending you advice at the end of a consultation

The practice name will always be at the bottom of the message. You won’t be able to reply to them.  Please help us to help you by keeping your number up to date.  If you don’t want us to contact you in this way, please let us know.

Training Practice Status

Stokewood Surgery has now adopted training practice status.  This means we will have appointments available with fully trained doctors who are doing further training to become experienced GPs.  From 1st August, we will be joined by Dr Alex Cook who will be with us for 6 to 18 months to gain more experience.  These doctors, although fully trained, are called Registrars. They have a mentor/trainer in the practice and Dr Lloyd is our trainer.  

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

For patients who require to take home blood pressure readings, we have a new calculator tool has been set up using an excel spreadsheet.  This will enable patients to record their readings onto the spreadsheet which will then calculate their average BP.  Unfortunately we have not be able to make this available via our website at the present time, but we can email it out to you and you will be able to return it via email to our generic email box  Please email or ask at reception if you would like a copy of the excel spreadsheet sent to you.   Blood pressure monitors are also available to purchase from the Surgery at reception.

Routine Appointments - Badger Farm Winchester (MHH Hub)

If you need a routine appointment but cannot wait for a convenient appointment at Stokewood/Old Anchor, or would prefer to be seen in the evenings or weekends, we have routine appointments available within our hub site at Badger Farm Surgery, Winchester (this is located at the back of the Badger Farm Sainsbury’s car park).  For more information on MHH Hub surgeries visit:

CQC visit 25.4.19 - overall rating:  Good

Infection Control Annual Statement - 2018

Response from Dr Shelly & Partners on the Draft Local Development Plan 2011-2036

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