We are now booking flu vaccination appointments. All vaccinations will be by appointment this year to ensure we have enough vaccines for all bookings (due to a shortage at the end of one of the flu clinics last year) and to avoid queues and crowding.
You can book via the NHS app or online (if you are registered for online appointments and medication requests) or by telephone, after 11.30 am please to allow urgent callers to get through). You do not need to submit an eConsult for flu appointment bookings.
Blood Bottle Shortages - suspension of routine blood tests
There is currently an international shortage of blood bottles used for taking samples and clinicians working in GP practices, hospitals, community and mental health trusts and ambulance trusts have been asked to suspend non-essential blood tests.
Our clinicians and managers in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are working together to be more efficient. We will ensure we don't waste blood bottles and that we don't duplicate tests which have already been done. We are being thoughtful about which tests are ordered and prioritising those tests which will have an immediate impact on the diagnosis or treatment.
Our clinicians and their teams are working hard to prioritise our blood tests and we appreciate your patience whilst we put in place systems to manage this difficulty safely.
We would like to reassure all our patients that this disruption in supply should not affect any essential blood tests and any tests that are delayed will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We are working closely with NHS England to follow their guidance. We will continue to provide you with updates regarding this and thank you for your support.
Face masks will still be required in Stokewood Surgery after 19th July for the foreseeable future whilst the covid virus remains in circulation. Staff will continue to wear one around the building and clinical staff will remain wearing PPE. We have a high proportion of clinically vulnerable people attending the premises and it is important that we keep the environment as safe as possible and try to keep our staff well so that they may provide services to the patients.
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: 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.
Dr Victoria Lazell joins the practice in late August following the retirement of Dr Shelly. She will be working at the Practice 3 days a week and the majority of patients previously looked after by Dr Shelly will be transferred to her care.
We were also joined recently by Jodie Collier, practice nurse following the retirement of Carol Hunt.
We have also recently been joined by new reception staff: Debi, Rachel, Helen and a further two new staff, Julie and Emma will be joining us in the near future.
We are delighted to have successfully recruited our new staff and welcome them to the team. Stokewood (and Old Anchor) Surgery now has a new senior partner, Dr Samuel Lloyd, who has taken on this role from Dr Shelly.
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 three working at Stokewood, Dr Anne Najukka, Dr Ahmad Osmani and Dr Nina Lyons. 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