Patient Notice - Dr Helen Neuenschwander
We would like to inform you all that sadly Dr Helen Neuenschwander will be leaving New Forest Central Medical Group in September. Dr Neuenschwander’s last working day with us will be Thursday 26th September. We have set up leaving books at both our sites for patients to leave any parting messages for her. ‘Dr Helen’ as she has become known to most will be very much missed by all at NFCMG, but we wish her every happiness and success in her future endeavours.
Patient Notice - Urgent Treatment Centre and GP Extended Access
From 1st July 2019 the services provided by The Practice at Lymington Hospital and the Minor Injuries Unit will be merged, creating an Urgent Treatment Centre and GP Extended Access. This new service will be provided by Partnering Health Limited.
The Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
The UTC will be a walk in service treating minor ailments and injuries, and will be open from 8am to 9pm, 7 days a week.
The UTC will be located in the same place as the former Minor Injuries Unit at Lymington Hospital.
GP Extended Access
GP Extended Access will offer pre bookable GP and Nurse appointments from:
- 6.30pm to 10pm on weekdays
- 8am to 10pm on weekends
These appointments can be booked via our reception staff during working hours and are available for multiple locations, including Lymington, Ringwood and Winchester. For urgent GP/nurse appointments outside of our opening hours please call the out of hours service on 111.
Lymington Extended Access appointments will be located within the same area the UTC works from at Lymington Hospital.
Ringwood Extended Access appointments will be at Ringwood Medical Centre.
Winchester Extended Access appointments will be at Badger Farm.
Should you need to cancel an extended access appointment patients will need to call 0333 321 8834.
Notice from Hampshire County Council
Please see link below regarding a public consultation regarding how HCC is going to balance their budget from April 2021.
Balancing the Budget
Patient Information Event - New Services at Lymington Hospital
Click on the link below to see details of a patient information event regarding new services being provided through PHL (Partnering Health Limited).
PHL Event Flyer
Spring is here again!
Click the following link for advice on how the deal with the symptoms of Hayfever: https://www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/news/spring-is-here-and-hay-fever-2472
Cervical Screening Campaign
Everything you need to know about cervical screening:
Cervical screening, or the “smear test”, is a routine health check that identifies potentially harmful cells and changes on the cervix. Cervical screening is not a test for cancer but catching any changes early can reduce your risk of developing cervical cancer. Cervical cancer kills two women every day. Regular screenings can help reduce that number, which is why it’s so important you attend your screening when invited.
Our nurses are trained to do all they can to put you at ease during your appointment and are on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. However, whether you attend your screening or not, is ultimately your choice.
If you’re due to have a cervical screening, you’ll receive an invite letter in the post. Don’t ignore it, book your cervical screening here today.
If you missed your previous appointment or are unsure if you are due a screening, please contact us and we will book you an appointment if you’re due.
Connect to Support Hampshire
www.ConnectToSupportHampshire.org.uk is a website commissioned by Hampshire County Council to help people make informed choices about care and support that helps them to maintain their independence within their community.
Improving access to general practice: evening and weekend appointments now available!
Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or at the weekends (on Saturday and Sunday). Appointments will take place at The Practice at Lymington New Forest Hospital. Talk to the practice receptionist to find out more or book an appointment.
By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evenings and weekends at a time that is most convenient to them. This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients. Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess
Get Hampshire Walking Campaign
We’re supporting the Get Hampshire walking campaign. We are spreading the word about the benefits of walking to help patients lead healthier and more active lives.
It’s not difficult – a few extra steps, using the stairs and not the lift, getting off the bus a stop early will all help.
Walking can also help you get out more, meet new people and improve your social life.
Click here to find out what you can get involved with in your local area:
Accessible Information Standard
This standard is being implemented by all NHS Organisations, with the aim of establishing a framework and set a clear direction such that patients and service users (and where appropriate carers and parents) who have information or communication needs relating to a disability, impairment or sensory loss receive information that can be easily read and understood, as well as appropriate communication support.
Please see the leaflet below for more details:
Accessible Information Standard Leaflet
Wessex Healthier Together
This new initiative aims to look at how acute care could be better delivered to meet the needs of children and young people.
Visit the following website for advice on the physical and mental health of your child: http://www.what0-18.nhs.uk
Patient Information - Your named GP
All patients registered at the practice are allocated a named GP.
Your named GP is responsible for the overall care you receive at the practice. If you are unsure who your named GP is, or would like to change your allocation please contact a member of our patient services team. This does not restrict who you can see at the practice - you are free to consult with the clinician of your choosing.
There is a Monday to Friday walk in service at Lymington Hospital (7.30am to 3pm).
GP Surgery Clinics
By appointment only clinics run at the following surgeries throughout the week:
- Brockenhurst or Sway Surgery (01590 622272/682617)
Please remember that you MUST bring your request form with you.
Looking after yourself
Click on link to find out more about staying healthy and looking after yourself: https://www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/looking-after-yourself
Contact us on 01590 622272/682617 to book your cervical smear with the Practice Nurse: http://www.jostrust.org.uk