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The Surgery will be closed from 12:30 on the 15th Novermber until 08:00 the following day due to a West Hampshire CCG mandated GP training day (TARGET). If you need same day medical assistance within this time please call 111 or try your local Pharmacist. If your medical need is life threating then call 999.
Influenza Vaccination Season Starts in Sept 2018 And Ends Mar 2019
In 2018/19, flu vaccinations may be offered at NHS expense to the following at risk groups via their GP Surgery.
or patients aged 2 years to 64 years of age in any of the clinical at risk group:
Should you fit into any of the above criteria please either book your appointment online or contact our reception team on 01962 853599. Our clinics are held on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings from September running into December.
If you're booking online please select the correct appointment type for your age and ensure you meet the eligibility. The appointment slot types should be self-explanatory. If you’re not eligible or booked into the wrong clinic (aged 55 but booked into a 65 appt slot) you will be turned away.
This year there is a new vaccine (Fluad) for the over 65's which is proven to be more effective. Usually we would receive vaccines mid September and aim to vaccinate all as soon as possible. This year due to production and delivery, which national departments have procured we will receive batches of this vaccine in September, October and into November. There are certain risk groups we need to prioritise first but we will ensure that all over 65's are vaccinated by December which is when typically influenza season begins. Other than the at risk groups appointments will be offered on a first come first serve basis. We will not be able to book you in any earlier than when vaccine is received. This is no fault of our own so please do not take this out on our receptionists.
For more information on eligibility, types of vaccines and myth busting Click here
For more information and Q&A's regarding the over 65 vaccine Click here
2017/18 NHSE Patient Survey Results
Did you know that recently our practice was ranked 679/ 7109 best nationally for patient satisfaction. Top 9% of practices. We're delighted with this achievement but are always striving to do better. For more information on what was scored please review the following links.
Measles Outbreak - Have You Had Your MMR Vaccination or Been Confirmed Pre 1970?
You may be aware there have been over 400 confirmed cases of measles in England since January 2018 with cases close to Hampshire. We're therefore urging our patients to take precautions.
If you have not received two recorded doses of MMR or if born pre 1970 have not had a documented Measles infection then you're at risk and we urge you to make an appointment to be vaccinated ASAP.
2017/18 Inhouse Patient Satisfaction Survey Results
Thank you to the 516/ 18582 patients who participated in our survey. We were overall pleased with the results and we`ve gained some helpful suggestions to take forward. An action plan will be published shortly but here are the RESULTS.
Mid Hampshire Healthcare Evening / Weekend Extended Access Hub
We’re now able to offer evening and weekend routine bookable appointments via our local GP federation. You will be able to see a hub GP, Nurse, Healthcare Assistant, MSK Physio and soon even an IAPT counsellor. The hub is located at Badger Farm Surgery, Winchester. Bookings are to be made via St Paul’s reception. As a surgery we still highly value continuity of care so should your need be relating to an ongoing problem it may be best to wait to see your own named GP. The hub clinicians have access to your full electronic medical record should you consent to share. For more information, please visit www.midhampshirehealthcare.co.uk/gp_access_hubs.htm
Publication of GP earnings 2016-17
All GPs practices are required to declare the mean earnings (i.e. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each surgery. The average pay for GPs working at St Paul's surgery in the last financial year was £58,159 before tax and national insurance. This is for five full-time GPs, five part-time GPs and one salaried GP who worked in the practice for six months or more.
Get Hampshire Walking
If you find it difficult to get active, why not start walking? It is easy to get started and it counts towards your recommended amount of physical activity.
• Maintaining a healthy weight
• Preventing or managing various conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure
• Strengthening your bones and muscles
• Improving your confidence
• Improving your balance and coordination
• Opportunities to socialise, meet new people and explore new places
To find out what's happening near you click here.
Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered
Removal of our online prescription form. Orders to now go through Patient Access online. WE ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
The NHS is currently under great strain in terms of workload, workforce and financial. General Practice is working harder than ever before and were still expected to do more! From 1st April it will become a mandatory requirement for us to offer e-referrals to patients. This requires additional admin workforce to deliver yet is unfunded,we therefore need to look at shifting resources and gaining staff efficiencies from elsewhere to operate this new requirement.
If you complete our online prescription form a member of staff prints the request off and keys the information onto our clinical system. If you order through Patient Access no printing is required and your request uploads directly onto EMIS our clinical system. Patient Access also allows you to book appointments online and view your medication history, allergies, immunisations, change your personal details and from April 16 view blood test results.
If you haven't already done so please register ontoday and start to benefit. We will be switching off our surgery online prescription form on the 30th September. Should you experience any problems please don't hesitate to contact reception on 01962 853599.
National Diabetes Audit (NDA)
We will be taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The project is called the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). To take part, we will share anonymous information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security. Taking part in the NDA shows that this GP practice is committed to improving care for people with diabetes.
What is it?
The National Diabetes Audit is a major national clinical audit, which measures the effectiveness of diabetes healthcare against NICE Clinical Guidelines and NICE Quality Standards, in England and Wales. The audit will collect and analyse data for use by a range of stakeholders to drive changes and improvements in the quality of services and health outcomes for people with diabetes.
Aims and Objectives
Through participation in the audit, local services are able to benchmark their performance and identify where they are performing well, and improve the quality of treatment and care they provide. On a national level, wide participation in the audit also provides an overview of the quality of care being provided in England and Wales.
Patients with diabetes can choose to opt out of this audit and should this be the case, they are requested to contact the surgery so that this can be facilitated.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) GO LIVE 16 Nov 2015
EPS enables prescribers - such as GPs and practice nurses - to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient's choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff. More info below or on the EPS website.
Should this be of interest to you please complete our online Nomination Form.
Accountable Named GP
Since April 2015 its now a GMS contractual requirement for us to attach an accountable named GP (also known as a Registered or Usual GP) to every patient. Here at St Paul's Surgery we have always provided a personal list service and therefore you already have one. You would have been advised of your GPs name as part of our registration process. For those patients where we hold a mobile number on record, we sent a SMS text message during the week commencing 8th June, reminding you of their name. Should you be unaware of who your named GP is then please do contact our reception team who can advise.
We would like to take this opportunity to encourage use of your named GP for routine (non same day urgent) appointments as this provides better continuity of care to which you will benefit from. Click here for further information.
New Online Services
Patients are now able to view their immunisation records online. Visit https://www.patientaccess.com/ or click on the link from our website. You can also book appointments, request repeat medication, view medication and allergy history and update your contact details online. Should you have any problems setting up or accessing your account, please contact us for help.
Free NHS Prescriptions
You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
You are also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:
NHS CVD Health Checks, Are you aged 40-74?
Well then you may be eligible for a Free NHS Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) Health Check. The check is an opportunity to find out how you can improve your health whilst reducing the risk of developing a long term condition such as type II diabetes, heart disease, stroke or kidney disease. The check comprises of a 20 minute appointment with blood tests taken before. Contact our reception team today to book an check 01962 853599.
For more information click here.
Your GP Cares
The NHS is struggling to keep pace with growing demands. People are living longer and have more complex health needs. The NHS out of hospital strategy has added a substantial workload on GP providers with little funding to help resource. These factors have contributed to an increase in routine appointment waiting times within GP practices, which we have also felt.
However we realise how important access is so choose to monitor waiting times weekly and have recently invested in an additional 6 GP clinical sessions (3 days). Note we are better than the national average and this is how we want to stay.
Read more about the challenges on General practice by
NHS Choices A-Z of Health
Sometimes you might want to check something out without contacting your NHS GP. NHS Choices has a useful A-Z of Health resource you might be interested in. Please take a look
Facts about General Practice
for some interesting and surprising facts about General Practice, courtesy of the Wessex Local Medical Committee.
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