Julian Kerr, Consultant Advanced Nurse Practitioner, has now joined the Stokewood team. He will be seeing patients needing same day/urgent care, managing our nurse team and doing ward rounds at Sunnybank and Home Park nursing homes.
In September we welcome Dr Richard Garland as a new partner at Stokewood Surgery. He will be working all day Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Patients previously registered with Dr Ingrid Percival will be transferred to his list from 4th September.
As you are aware, Stokewood Surgery practice population has been growing steadily over the last few years. We currently have nearly 19,500 patients registered with us. Patients may be seen at Stokewood or Old Anchor Surgery.
As the population has grown we have been very fortunate to have recruited more clinical and admin staff. Our primary care network (which consists of Stokewood, Twyford, Bishops Waltham and Wickham Surgeries) has been recruiting new clinical staff and we now have two Clinical Pharmacists, a paramedic, mental health and wellbeing practitioners and two first contact physiotherapists who all work out of Stokewood Surgery.
We are therefore now working with our NHS commissioners and the local council to find both short and long term solutions to provide us with the space needed to provide more services for our existing patients and to enable us to serve new residents moving into the area, in the future.
In the short term, we are applying for funds with a view to getting temporary additional accommodation so that we can increase the number of appointments we offer.
Longer term, we are working alongside the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Integrated Care Board and with Eastleigh Borough Council on an exciting project for a new building big enough to cater for the expected increasing population.
Our priority is to ensure that all our patients continue to receive the safest and best possible care we are able to provide and to keep waiting times as low as they can be.
We will keep you regularly updated with progress.
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 booster covid and flu vaccinations for patients in cohorts 1 to 9 (this is everyone aged 50 and over, all vulnerable patients aged 18 to 64 (offered the flu vaccine every year), patients in nursing and care homes and all patients with learning disability. All front line health and care workers will also be eligible. The vaccinations can be done at the same time (in different arms). If you are invited for a covid vaccination, you will be offered the flu vaccination at the same time. If you to decline either of these vaccinations but do want one of them, then still book an appt when invited. If you do not wish to have either vaccination, then you should contact us to decline this offer.
Vaccinations will commence in September and we will be inviting patients as soon as we have confirmed supply dates. Housebound patients will be contacted when we have made the arrangements for a GP or nurse to visit to administer these vaccinations.
Patient Survey closed
Thank you to everyone who completed our patient survey. The results are being reviewed and will form part of our extended and enhanced access plan.
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.
Following the increase in infection rates, we have been told to resume mask wearing for all patients and staff.
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.
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 Ahmad Osmani. 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.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.
Veteran Friendly Accreditation
This practice achieved Veteran friendly accreditation in 2020. Please make us aware if you have served in a military service (Army, Navy, Air Force or associated armed services) so that we can let you know of any services that become available to military veterans. We ask all new patients registering with us and you may be asked about this when you attend for vaccination so that we can update your records.
Infection Control Annual Statement 2019
Response from Dr Shelly & Partners on the Draft Local Development Plan 2011-2036