News

20th May

Deprescribing of Gluten Free products

Please find attached an update from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Intergated Card Board which overseas the provision of healthcare, has changed its position and guidance to GPs on the prescribing of gluten free foods. This means gluten-free goods will not longer be available on prescription. 

This process started across the system in January 2024.

Any patient who has gluten free products prescribed will be contacted. 

Full details and FAQs can be found here -  Gluten Free foods FAQs.pdf

Useful patient resources: Patient webinars: Coeliac Disease - https://patientwebinars.co.uk/condition/coeliac-disease/webinars/

Coeliac UK: Living Gluten Free and Gluten Free Checklist - https://www.coeliac.org.uk/information-and-support/living-gluten-free/the-gluten-free-diet

You can also find recipes and tips for managing a gluten-free diet on the Coeliac UK website - www.coeliac.org.uk/home/ 

17th May

GP update

Dr Goodman has now retired from Chawton Park Surgery.  We wish him luck in his future endeavours. 

All patients that were registered with Dr Goodman have been allocated a new named GP.  However, you can see any of the GPs that work at the Practice. This will show on your NHS app. 

If you would prefer a different named GP to the one you have been allocated, please do not call the Practice, the Patient Co-Ordiantors cannot help with these queries, please email the Practice at hiowicb-hsi.chawtonparksurgery@nhs.net 

 

PCN
3rd May

New - Combined A31 Primary Care Network and Practices Newsletter

Please find attached the first edition of the new A31 Primary Care network newsletter. 

A31 Newsletter May 24

 

Have you also see the PCNs website - Available via this link A31 PCN

van2
3rd May

Roving COVID vaccination health hub

We are providing COVID spring boosters to eligible patients from a new roving health hub vehicle.

The vehicle will be at the following locations:

Tuesday 21st May 2024 9:00 - 15:00  Bentley Memoral Hall - GU10 5NB
Wednesday 22nd May 2024 09:30 - 15:00 Upper Town Square. The Shed, Sergeants Yard, Bordon, GU1- 5NB
Thursday 23rd May 2024 09:30 - 15:00 Medstead Village Hall. Roe Downs Road, Medstead, GU34 5LG
Friday 24th May 2024 09:30 - 15:00 Buckskin Evangelical Church, Chiltern Way, Basingstoke, RG 22 5BB
 

No appointment needed - simply turn up during the hours stated above

 The eligibility is:

  • Adults aged over 75 years of age
  • Residents in Care homes for older people
  • Individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunocompromised.

 

Phio
17th Apr

Back, neck, muscle or joint pain?


The Practice does have first contact physiotherapist available at the Practice that you can book in for an assessment without seeing the GP.

To compliment this service, the Circle MSK service now has an app available, to support you with MSK (musculoskeletal) problems. It:
• Introduces and explains the MSK service, including contact information
• Contains useful information about MSK conditions
• Includes exercises to support you to manage your condition
• Offers advice on “Waiting Well” – if you’re waiting for an appointment
• Allows you to refer yourself to the MSK service for physiotherapy using Phio

 

Full details are avaiable here: https://circleintegratedcare.physiapp.com/ 

11th Apr

South East Water notice

South East Water have informed the Practice that from 22nd April 2024 for approx 8 weeks, there will be roadworks betweek Connaught Road and Beechwood Road.

Access to the Practice will be maintained, however, please ensure you leave plenty of time to attend for appointments. 

10th Apr

NOTICE OF AGM -

 
The AGM for Chawton Park Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) will take place at Chawton Park Surgery on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at 6pm. The AGM is open to all patients but if you plan to attend, please email PPG Chair, Ian Saunders at PPG.chawtonparksurgery@nhs.net by 8th May latest due to limited space in the meeting room. Please also email Ian Saunders if you have a question for the AGM or would like to find out how to join our patient group.
MMR
7th Feb

MMR vaccinations

MMR cases are increasing.

There is a recall system in place where NHS England are proactively contacting all parents and guardians of 6 to 11 year olds regarding the importance of having two doses of MMR. This includes patients whose children are fully vaccinated.

The Practice has been contacting patients directly for those with children aged 6 to 11 years who we believe do require a vaccination. 

However, we are able to offer MMR vaccinations to any patients who have not had two doses before in their lifetime. If you have any queries please do contact the Practice team on 01420542542. Appointments are also available via the NHS app and online accounts.

 

Diabetic eye screening
11th Oct 2023

Diabetic Eye Screening Extended Intervals

Diabetic Eye Screening has changed the frequency of screening for Patients who are at a lower risk of diabetic eye related diseases. 

Patients who are at a lower risk, will now be invited for screening every 2 years instead of every year. 

How can I find out more about NHS diabetic eye screening?

To read more about diabetic eye screening and diabetic retinopathy visit:

Diabetic eye screening - Diabetic eye screening - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Your guide to diabetic eye screening - Your guide to diabetic eye screening - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) 

 

11th Oct 2023

Hampshire & Thames Valley Non- Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) Update

From 1st November 2023, Healthcare professionals will no longer be able to book non-emergency patient transport.

Please read the attached poster for further information -  Whats changing Nov 2023 - Patient Version.pdf

14th Jul 2023

New Chawton Park Surgery Facebook page

The Practice now has a facebook page, which will be used for updating our patients on important information, Facebook

10th Jul 2023

A31 Cancer Care-Coordinator

The A31 has a dedicated cancer care-co-ordaintor who is available to be contacted regarding support for patients with cancer, also to help to keep our patients up to date with what free screening is available to all patients.

 Hannah is available via  hiowicb-hsi.a31cancercare@nhs.net for routine queries and support. For any urgent queries or medical advice please do contact the surgery as normal, or 111 or 999 in an medical emergency. 

 

More information please see the dedicated page by clicking here -  Cancer Care Coordinator advice pages

26th May 2023

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 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.