Face-to-face Appointments and Telephone Appointments.
With the removal of many covid restrictions, we are returning to offering more face-to-face appointments. Patients will be also be given an actual time for a telephone consultation in future however please allow up to an hour after the appointment time in case the GP is running late. Please see our newsletter for more details on this and many other services.
The surgery now has its own official facebook page and this will be updated regularly with information on our services or health updates.
Colden Common covid vaccination clinic has now closed. We are delighted to announce that we will be offering vaccinations in February and March to patients requiring a booster and to vulnerable children aged 5 - 11. You will be sent a booking notification if you are in these groups.
Some patients are now being advised by their hospital specialist that they would benefit from a fourth dose. If you receive a notification from your specialist, please telephone the surgery and let us know and we can arrange vaccination here.
At present these are the only groups we are doing and the clinic is set to run til the end of March. Any changes to this will be announced as and when they occur. Please keep an eye on our new facebook page for regular updates.
We are awaiting an update on the use of face masks in the Practice but clinical staff will continue to wear them when seeing patients in order to protect the more vulnerable patients who need to come into the Practice. We would ask that patients please help our vulnerable patients by also continuing to wear a mask whenever possible when seated in the waiting room. Patients who are attending with suspected Covid or covid related symptoms will be asked to wear a mask and will be given instructions about entry into the Practice.
To minimise the risk of contamination, and decrease visitors to the surgery, we are no longer giving out repeat prescriptions in paper. You should nominate a pharmacy to receive the repeat and go directly to them to collect your medication. If you have internet or email access, please register for our online service or email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you decide to have your medication from a different pharmacy than your nominated one, please let us know and this can be amended but please do not change this without good reason to avoid confusion and extra workload for our staff.
A few months ago we were joined by Stephanie Ridout, an experienced paramedic, who is bringing her experience to the Practice to help with our emergency same day care. Stephanie is working as part of our duty team.
Sadly Dr Ingrid Percival will be reducing her sessions and after a break this summer will be returning for two sessions a week, worked on a Tuesday, from October 4th 2022. We are however delighted to share the news that Dr Richard Garland will be joining the Practice from the 1st September. He will be working 6 sessions a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You may however see him prior to this date as he is currently working some locum sessions for us before he joins as a GP Partner.
We are also losing Louise Andrews, our advanced nurse practitioner (ANP) in mid-July. We wish her every success in her new post in Southampton. She is being succeeded by Julian Kerr, a consultant advanced nurse practitioner, and he will be joining us on 1st August. He will take on the management nurse team, ward rounds with our GPs at Home Park and Sunnybank Nursing homes and will be part of our busy duty team at the Practice. We think he will be a great addition to the Stokewood team.
Updates now available to view by going to Privacy Notices - including a version of children.
Hub Locations - for extended access to GP, practice nurse and healthcare assistant appointments at weekends and evenings
Hub locations available to patients at Stokewood are:
Botley Surgery, Mortimer Road, Botley, Southampton
Badger Farm Surgery, Winchester (in the Sainsbury car park)
Abbeywell Surgery, Great Wall Road, Romsey
Andover War Memorial Hospital, Andover
All GP appointments must be requested by use of eConsult (or eConsult lite for patients unable to access the internet or a smartphone for whatever reason)to request an appointment. There are now a whole range of healthcare professionals making up our Practice team and duty team and you will be triaged into the most appropriate service for you, which will also reduce delays and unnecessary waiting time.
Training Practice Status
Stokewood Surgery is a training practice. We will be offering appointments with fully qualified doctors who are doing further training to become experienced GPs. These doctors are called Registrars. We currently have two registrars at the Practice, Dr Nina Lyons and Dr Rebecca Lucier. All registrars are fully trained doctors and undergoing extra training to gain experience working in general practice. Our surgery trainers are Dr Lloyd and Dr Jacobs.
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 WHCCG.email@example.com. 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.
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.
Infection Control Annual Statement 2019
Response from Dr Shelly & Partners on the Draft Local Development Plan 2011-2036