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Demfest 2018 - Sunday 7th July at Harold Hillier Gardens

Demfest is an annual dementia festival organised by the Romsey Dementia Action group and held at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens near Romsey. The day is full of information, inspiration and innovation across Hampshire that is free for all to attend. Whether you are living with dementia, provide care to someone with dementia, a dementia service or health professional, or have a general interest in learning more about dementia, all are welcome.

This year the festival is being formally opened by Sir Roy Lancaster MBE at 11am.

Alongside fun and interactive activities, such as exercise and music workshops, are a range of other child-friendly & dementia-friendly activities such as crafts, table tennis, games, reminiscence and more. On the main stage are a selection of musical acts with something for everyone. Our Information marquee will house a range of services from across Hampshire and the reminiscence tent holds a variety of wonderful memories.

Come along, get involved and ask questions.

We can’t wait to share this amazing day with you, so please save the date: Sunday 8th July from 11am-4pm.

For further information regarding the Romsey Dementia Action Group (Romdag) and Demfest, please visit our website: / Facebook page: @Romdag / Twitter page: @RomseyDAG / or email us at

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

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:

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:




4pm to 8pm


4pm to 8pm


4pm to 8pm


4pm to 8pm


4pm to 8pm


8am to 4pm*


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:

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:

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:

  • Chawton House Surgery (01590 672953
  • Lyndhurst Surgery(02380 282689
  • Brockenhurst Surgery (01590 622272

You can attend at ANY surgery for a blood test, but please remember that for a blood test at a clinic other than your registered practice, you MUST take a request form with you.

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