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Coronavirus (COVID) Update FAQ's 2020:

GP appointments and Bookings COVID July 2020

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Coronavirus: How to make your own face mask

Coronavirus Guidance for Employees, employers and businesses

Further information at: Covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Helplines for patients during the Coronavirus crisis

Staying well or living with a lung condition

https://www.asthma.org.uk/advice/inhaler-videos/

https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus/people-living-with-lung-condition


Flu Immunisation

*This year to comply with social distancing we are planning on offering some flu clinics in the local village halls.*

Clinics will be held at:

Broughton Village Hall - Tuesday 29th September and Tuesday 13th October

Longstock Village Hall - Saturday 3rd October

Kings Somborne Village Hall - Saturday 17th October

These clinics have been put on in keeping with the timings of the delivery of our flu vaccines. The clinics will be for those patients age >65 and those age 18-65 with underlying qualifying health conditions. Children's flu vaccine clinics will be arranged once we have a date finalised for their delivery.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

Due to guidance surrounding social distancing and PPE requirements the number of patients we can vaccinate per clinic will be less than in previous years. However we are putting on more clinics than in previous years to accommodate for this and in the expectation of a greater uptake of the flu vaccine this year. We will still be offering opportunistic vaccinations at the surgery and home vaccinations for our housebound patients. 

Patients age 50-64 with no underlying health conditions will only be offered the flu vaccine from November onwards in accordance with national guidance if there is sufficient supplies of the vaccine. 


Stockbridge Surgery Reception Re-Open with Restrictions:

We have re-opened the reception waiting room but with restrictions to ensure your and our staff safety and to comply with social distancing:

*Only 3 people can be in the waiting room at any one time*

Please only come into the reception area:

1) For a pre-booked face to face consultation

2) To collect medications

3) To collect other items if advised by the doctor

4) To drop off sample pots in the specimens box


                                                                                                       CHANGES TO COVID-19 HOME DELIVERY SERVICE

Thank you to you all for your continued support to the Surgery and Dispensary at this time.

As the government guidance regarding shielding patients is relaxed we are down scaling our prescription home delivery service in accordance with this. Please see the below link:

Home Delivery Service Changes August 2020

If you would like to change the destination on your prescription or the way in which you obtain your medication then please advise us when ordering:

  • If you order online, please indicate your preferred destination.
  • If you wish to have a home delivery please fill in the slip on the above link and return to the surgery.
  • If you order using a paper repeat slip, please indicate at the bottom of the slip where you would like your medication sent. 


MENOPAUSE MATTERS:

In the hot summer months many of us experience night sweating and difficulty sleeping... but could this be a sign of the menopause?

The menopause can cause physical symptoms (such as hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, insomnia, joint aches) and psychological symptoms (such as mood swings, irritability, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, difficulty coping and forgetfulness).

Please see the below links for more information:

https://www.menopausematters.co.uk/

https://www.womens-health-concern.org/

https://www.daisynetwork.org/

http://www.bridgewater.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/The-Menopause-what-to-expect-when-you-are-expecting-the-menopause.pdf


ANDOVER MINOR INJURIES UNIT RE-OPENING FROM 1st October...

https://www.hampshirehospitals.nhs.uk/news-events/news/minor-injuries-clinic-open-andover-war-memorial-hospital


Mid Hampshire Healthcare Directory of Services

https://www.midhampshirehealthcare.co.uk/directory_of_services.htm     

NEW Liver Fibroscan Service

Mid Hampshire Healthcare have been commissioned to deliver a Liver Fibroscan diagnostic service.  This is an innovative way of identifying patients who are at low, moderate or high risk of developing liver disease.  For a Patient Information Leaflet please click here.

Friends & Family Test

The "Friends & Family test" is a feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience that can be used to improve services. We have enabled an on-line Friends & Family test and it can be accessed by clicking here or on the "Patient Survey" button at the bottom of the home page.

For more information on the "Friends & Family Test" on NHS Choices, please click here.

SMS Text Message Appointment Reminders

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