26th May

Saturday Primary Care Services: Alton & Four Marks

The practices of the A31 Primary Care Network are pleased to announce that from June 10th there will be additional Saturday appointments in the Alton & Four Marks area available for our patients to book.

These appointments will be run on our behalf by Mid Hants Healthcare and held at Chawton Park Surgery on behalf of the registered patients of The Wilson Practice, Chawton Park Surgery and Boundaries Surgery. This will be a local service provided for our patients and delivered within Alton and you may recognise some of the team members from your usual practices!

The new service will offer a wider range of services for our Alton and Four Marks population than currently offered on a Saturday and run between 09:00 – 17:00.  Please check our A31 PCN Facebook page and your practice websites for more information as the service develops.

To book an appointment please contact your Practice as usual.  Appointments will be available for booking from 1 June 2023.

5th May

Dr Catherine Standing - Maternity leave

We wish to advice our patients Dr Catherine Standing is now on maternity leave.  Dr Stephen Chapman (Locum GP) starts on 9th May 2023 and will be looking after Dr Standing's patients in her absense. 

27th Apr

Spring COVID Booster Programme

The Spring COVID Booster vaccination programme is under way.
You may be offered a seasonal booster if you:
- are aged 75 or over (you need to have turned 75 on or before 30 June 2023)
- live in a care home for older adults
- are aged 5 or over and have a weakened immune system
Appointments are available via 119, the National Booking System or via your registered Practice. The appointments available locally are for the patients who are registered within the A31 Group of Practices.
Invites are being sent out to eligible patients now and you can book via the link, or alternatively you can call the Practice.

More Information can be found via this link link

The Festival Place Health Hub is closing on May 13th at 5pm. Local pharmacist are still offering some COVID vaccinations also. 

You can book via the National Booking System via this link: National Book System Link



23rd Mar

Message from the PPG Chair

Dear Patients

You may already be aware that the Practice is currently experiencing high levels of demand and that regrettably, measures have been put in place to prioritise urgent cases.

In order to maintain the highest possible safety standards and care for all of our patients, our doctors constantly review the demand  being placed on the Practice and have decided that these temporary measures are needed to protect those standards.

I stress this is just a temporary measure and will only be in place for as long as is necessary. We are extremely fortunate in having such a hard working and highly professional team at Chawton Park Surgery  who more often than not, are prepared to go that extra mile in order to support their patients. However, they are not absolved from their personal responsibilities to care for their own families, health and security which as a group, we feel is fundamental to the overall success of the Practice.

Thank you for your understanding

Ian Saunders

Chair of Chawton Park Surgery PPG

3rd Nov 2022

Help needed for Atopic Eczema Study

We are looking for children aged 1 to 15 years who are currently experiencing OR are newly diagnosed with ATOPIC ECZEMA.

Please read the poster by clicking here

For further information contact: Dr Emma Bowen-Simpkins or Joanne Dash at the Practice on 01420 542542. 


2nd Nov 2022

COVID vaccination programme - Autumn Booster Programme update

The vaccination programme is now solely located at:

The Health Hub, Festival place, Basingstoke, RG21 7BA


Information about the programme can be found here

Vaccines are bookable by appointment only. We no longer offer walk ins during this period. These can be booked by NBS which is available by calling 119 or visiting

We will be administering both Covid and Flu vaccinations for our eligible patients. 

Vaccination is also available for those who are housebound – please contact your practice to arrange this. We would ask patients to consider carefully whether they are able to travel to our site, our general practice services are under extreme pressure and the vaccination service is in addition to our normal work.

Eligibility can be found here

 Limited appointments available at the A31 Practices (booked appointments ONLY) for those who will struggle to get to the vaccination site. 

19th Oct 2022

Ethnicity text message

The Practice is currently sending out the following message to make sure we have the most up to date information for our patient population.  This is not a scam, and is from the Practice:

Example SMS:

Dear XX

Please could you take 30 seconds to answer a few short questions about your ethnicity? Your answers are really important and help us to provide equal access to care to people from all backgrounds.