Covid-19 / Coronavirus Vaccinations for Stokewood Patients - commencing 15th December 2020
Stokewood Surgery (as part of Winchester and Rural South Primary Care Network) will commence vaccinations out of Colden Common Surgery from week commencing 15th December 2020 with the Pfizer vaccination. Below is an information leaflet from Public Health England on the vaccination and also a document on how the vaccination programme for Stokewood patients.
Please do not phone Stokewood for covid vaccinations, these are being booked by co-ordinstors on behalf of all four surgeries. As soon as we have delivery dates confirmed, patients will be rung. A letter has gone out to all over 80s and should arrive first week of January with information about the vaccine and clinic in Colden Common. However we ask for your patience, we are still in the first few weeks of this programme with christmas and new year bank holidays. For an update on our progress so far, please see our newsletter.
Update on Covid-19 Vaccinations for Stokewood Patients
Information on the Covid-19 Vaccination - Public Health England
Please note that all patients attending the Surgery for an appointment are requested to wear a face mask in order to protect our staff and other patients. Washable or single use masks are widely available to purchase online or from pharmacies.
Stokewood Surgery - restricted access
The surgery remains open and telephone lines are open during our normal working hours. Please do not attend unless you are free of covid-19 symptoms. You will be asked to confirm this at reception and may have your temperature checked.
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: email@example.com. 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.
Patients with appointments should attend alone unless they are under 16 or require a carer. Anyone accompanying a patient will be asked to remain outside the surgery to help us provide a safe environment for our patients and staff.
Fraud calls - scamming
If you are contacted by a test and trace caller, be aware that there is no charge for a test kit - if required to have a test, this is free on the NHS. There are reports of scammers calling patients and asking for bank details for a £50 fee - do NOT give them your bank details or make any payment by card.
Please remember your tissues, catch it, kill it, bin it. Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
Holiday Cancellation Letters
We regret that in these exceptional circumstances the practice is currently unable to write any letters for patients who are making a holiday refund insurance claim.
This service is non contractual and as such we are under no obligation to offer this. We hope you will understand that the GPs need to focus upon the clinical needs of their patients at this difficult time.
The Government announced on 17th March that: -
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises British people against all non-essential travel worldwide. This advice takes effect immediately and applies initially for a period of 30 days.
As such, insurance claims can be requested on this basis. Full details can be read at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
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
To book an appointment, please contact our reception team at Stokewood on 023 80692000
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 at two working at Stokewood, Dr Alex Cook and Dr Matt Rose. 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.firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2019Response from Dr Shelly & Partners on the Draft Local Development Plan 2011-2036