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Flu Clinics

13.9.2018 UPDATE!! Due to circumstances beyond our control the vaccines for patients aged under 18 will not arrive in time for our first flu clinic; therefore please do not attend the clinic on the 22nd September if you are under the age of 18. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The following clinics have been confirmed for patients eligible for an influenza vaccination:

Saturday 22nd September, 9am to 12pm at Sway Surgery

Saturday 20th October, 9am to 12pm at Brockenhurst Surgery

If you are eligible for a flu vaccination please collect a flu appointment slip from our reception areas. Ensure you bring your completed slip with you to the clinic.

Details on eligibility can be found here Are you eligible for the influenza vaccination this year.pdf

Why should you consider having a flu vaccination? Read the following leaflet for more information: Public Health Flu Vaccination Information

Please note patients under the age of 16 must attend the clinic with a parent/legal guardian.

Please contact our reception staff if you are unable to attend the above clinics.


Forthcoming change in surgery opening times

Please note that from week commencing Monday 30th April we will no longer be alternating Friday afternoon opening between our 2 sites. Brockenhurst will return to opening every Friday afternoon and Sway will be closed every Friday from 1pm.


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


Calling all students!

West Hampshire CCG have created a student health questionnaire, aimed at understanding how young people access NHS services and manage their own health and wellbeing.

If you're a student, please consider taking part in the survey linked below:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BZT92H8


The Practice @Lymington Hospital

Please note that The Practice at Lymington has changed its opening hours to the following and are now able to see New Forest Central Medical Group patients:

Day

Time

Monday

4pm to 8pm

Tuesday

4pm to 8pm

Wednesday

4pm to 8pm

Thursday

4pm to 8pm

Friday

4pm to 8pm

Saturday

8am to 4pm*

Sunday

10am to 2pm*

*Weekend hours subject to change

Please note you will only be able to contact The Practice directly during the above times. Their telephone number remains unchanged - 01590 630545.

Reception staff at New Forest Central Medical Group will continue to be able to book appointments at The Practice during our core opening hours.

 


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:

www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/Gethampshirewalking


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.

 


Phlebotomy Services

Lymington Hospital

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.


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