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.
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.
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.
New Staff (GPs and Physio assessment)
Dr Areli Mendoza joined the practice in December and is working five sessions a week, Weds am, all day Thursday and Friday. Dr Mendoza has previously worked in London and Portsmouth and we are delighted that she has joined our team.
Dr Richard Garland has also joined us until end of June and he works all day Tuesday and Dr Nadja Birch will be with us until end of March and she is working Monday and Friday mornings. This should help considerably with access to GP appointments. Dr Saad has joined our nursing home team and she will be the lead GP for Oaklands Nursing Home, carrying out weekly ward rounds.
Another new addition is Warren Driscoll, physotherapist, who along with Rachel Taylor, is offering physio first appointments. These physiotherapists are employed by our primary care network of practices but providing appointments for Stokewood patients. You do not need to have seen a GP to get an assessment, treatment advice or referral on for X-ray or other care. Please submit an eConsult and our GPs will triage you into their appointments if you meet the criteria. Warren will be working out of Stokewood Monday and Tuesday and Rachel on Fridays. Warren will also offer appointments for our patients from a room in Colden Common Surgery on Thursdays.
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
Use eConsult to request an appointment and you will be triaged into the most appropriate service for you.
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