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.
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.
Spring COVID Booster Programme
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
Message from the PPG Chair
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
Chair of Chawton Park Surgery PPG
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.
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 https://www.thehealthhubbasingstoke.co.uk/
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 www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination
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 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-autumn-booster-resources/a-guide-to-the-covid-19-autumn-booster#who-is-being-offered-an-autumn-booster
Limited appointments available at the A31 Practices (booked appointments ONLY) for those who will struggle to get to the vaccination site.
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:
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.