IF YOU ARE VISITING THE PRACTICE FOR A FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENT, PLEASE ATTEND WEARING A MASK OR OTHER FACE COVERING.
Please note that, if you are aged between 50 and 64 and not in a clinical at risk group, the earliest you will be offered a flu vaccination is November, providing there are sufficient vaccines available. No appointments will be offered for people in this group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are aged 50 to 64 and are in a clinical at risk group which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from the flu, you will be able to have your flu vaccination either at the surgery or at a pharmacy.
What is happening at Stubbington Practice?
As we resume all services, we want to let you know that although our doors are closed, we are still here for you.
If you have persisting or potentially serious symptoms, please do not delay in contacting us to seek HELP. We can review you by phone or video and if we need to see you, we can arrange to do so. If you need an urgent referral to the hospital then this is still happening.
We are still reviewing patients with long term conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma & COPD. As your review becomes due, you will be contacted by a member of staff who will offer you a telephone appointment with the nurse, or book you a blood test if necessary.
We are continuing medication reviews, so you may receive a call or text from your GP to discuss, when this is due.
If you require a blood test, we can still perform these at the surgery or you can attend Fareham Community Hospital if you prefer. The phone number is 01489 587400.
We are continuing with our immunisation programmes for babies and adults at the surgery as normal.
Smear test appointments are still available. The nurse will call beforehand to cover the necessary administration before you appointment at the surgery.
You can request your prescription using the NHS APP or by using the practice's online access. You can also request REPEAT prescriptions only, by telephone. Please remember to nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to go electronically as you will not be able to collect your prescription at the surgery.
Please remember if you are worried about your health in any way, please contact the surgery.
Making an appointment
Our GP practice has now moved to a total triage system. This means that all requests for appointments must be made via the phone on 01329 664231. We CANNOT make appointments requested by email.
Each request will be passed to a doctor for assessment. You may find that we treat you by phone, by video link, or we may ask you to come to the surgery.
You will only be able to access the surgery premises if you have been asked to do so and there will be clear arrangements discussed with you as to how we can safely do this. Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been specifically asked to do so.
- If you need to attend for a vaccination, please CLICK HERE for more information.
Please request prescriptions in one of the following ways:
- using your online access account if you have one
- via the NHS app (visit www.nhs.uk/nhsapp)
- by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- by phone: 01329 664231, choosing option 3 to speak to our prescriptions team.
Prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy; if you have not already nominated a pharmacy please specify when requesting.
How can you help
- Please be patient – our phone lines are very busy.
- Do you have a condition that you can treat at home? If you do then please try to do this with advice from NHS online or your local pharmacist.
- Do you simply need general advice? If you do, you can call 111 for this or submit an eConsult.
- If you think you may have Covid-19 DO NOT go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Use the NHS111 Online service to find out what to do next: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19.
- If you feel you need to see a doctor for non-Covid-19 symptoms then please call 01329 664231 and we will discuss your needs.
- Please help the receptionist by giving them as much information as possible and answer any questions they may have. This will help us prioritise calls and have the right Clinician call you back.
- You can email the practice at:
(Please do not use this to request appointments - these must be made by calling reception on 01329 664231)
- Please check our website and Facebook page (Stubbington Medical Practice) regularly for updates.
- We do anticipate some staff shortages due to isolation and sickness and aim to continue to give you the best possible care at this difficult time. We appreciate your continued support.
We ask that you please treat our staff with courtesy and respect - thank you for your understanding and co-operation dueing thse challenging times.
Please Seek Alternatives to A&E for
Minor Injuries & Illness where Possible
The NHS is doing all it can to make sure it is able to support all those who will need hospital treatment as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).
Organisations across the NHS are taking a number of steps to prepare for increased demand and you may be redirected if you attend A&E with a minor injury.
Please CLICK HERE for information on where to go if you have a minor injury or illness.
Our Emergency Dept. remains open. If you or someone you know is experiencing a medical emergency you/they can still attend the ED, or alternatively please call 999.
Medical emergencies can include:
- loss of consciousness
- an acute confused state
- fits that aren't stopping
- chest pain
- breathing difficulties
- severe bleeding that can't be stopped
- severe allergic reactions
- severe burns or scalds
Call 999 IMMEDIATELY if you or someone else is having a heart attack or stroke. Every second counts with these conditions.
Also call 999 if you think someone has had a major trauma, such as after a serious road traffic acident, a stabbing, a shooting, a fall from a height or a serious head injury.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), please DO NOT attend the Emergency Dept. or any of the other services.
LINKS TO FURTHER INFORMATION
Self-register as high risk
Guidance on shielding and protecting vulnerable people
Support and advice for talking to children about the pandemic
Advice for people with asthma
Guidance on Self Isolation and Social Distancing for COVID-19
Information from the Hampshire Safeguarding Adults Board
BE CAUTIOUS about CANCER
Your GP wants to know if you have any of these symptoms.
These symptoms may be harmless but can be caused by cancer or other conditions, so contact your GP to discuss them.
Quick assessment means faster reassurance if all is well. If there is a problem, an earlier diagnosis means better chances of a full recovery.
Better outcomes with
Earlier assessment of:
Change in bowel/bladder function
A mouth ulcer or skin problem which isn’t healing
Unexpected bleeding/discharge (eg bowel/vagina/nose)
Thickness/lump in a breast/nipple/elsewhere
Indigestion - severe & persistent/swallowing difficulty
Unusual appearance of a mole/wart
Symptoms of unexplained weight loss/bloating/extreme fatigue/excessive night sweats/unexplained pain
TELL YOUR GP ABOUT ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS.
NHS Health Check Patient Satisfaction Survey
Aged 40 to 74? Take up your free NHS Health Check: contact your GP
Even more people in Hampshire are now taking up this offer – simply ring your GP and ask for your health check. It costs nothing and is easy to arrange. The receptionist will explain more.
Visit www.hants.gov.uk/healthcheck for more information
Once you have had a NHS Health Check we would be grateful if you would complete this short survey.
Freedom of Information
Click here to download our Practice's Freedom of Information Act 2000 Publication Scheme
(We are required to make this available under the terms of the Act)