Important Patient announcement- Please read the Practice Merger Statement, released on the 15/11/18, regarding how we will be working together with other practices in the local area.
Dr Paul Campbell is leaving the us at the end of November
Mental Health Information
We are supporting World Mental Health Day this October. We have put up a display in our main entrance that aims to encourage people to talk about their mental health. It includes advice about how to ask a doctor for help. For more information please visit https://www.mind.org.uk/…/seeking-help…/talking-to-your-gp/
You can become a member of the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals.
It’s free and is a great opportunity to find out more about your local hospitals and to tell us your views. Find out more: https://www.rbch.nhs.uk/index.php?id=116 and sign up today
West Hampshire CCG is keen to have your feedback about the Extended Access Primary Care hub service.
Please complete the survery https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WHCCGextendedGPhours/
West Hampshire has six health service hubs offering evening and weekend routine GP, Nurse or Healthcare Professional appointments for people registered at 49 surgeries covering Eastleigh, Winchester, Andover and the New Forest.
The services are located at
Andover War Memorial Hospital, SP10 3LB
Badger Farm Surgery, SO22 4QB
Hedge End Medical Centre, SO30 4FQ
Romsey Hospital, SO51 7ZA
The Practice, Lymington Hospital, SO41 8QD
Ringwood Medical Centre, BH24 1JY
Each service offers appointments in the evenings, weekends and bank holidays, apart from Ringwood Medical Centre which is only open on Saturdays.
Patients can book a routine appointment by ringing their own GP surgery. Urgent appointments will be booked by the out of hours GP service via NHS 111 when GP surgeries are closed.
For more information please see our website https://westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/extended-hours-primary-care…
The New Milton Town Council is working to set up a men’s shed.
The New Milton Town Council is working to set up a men’s shed. This is a great project for older men which helps beat loneliness. If you’ve never heard of a Men’s Shed you can find out more here: https://menssheds.org.uk/ There is a public meeting on Thursday 20th September for all who wish to get involved (please see poster below for more info).
Respect the Water.
The coast is an exciting place to be – but it’s easier than you think to get into trouble in the water. Stay safe with The RNLI essential safety advice: https://rnli.org/safety
There have a been a rise in the number of Hampshire toddlers (all aged 3 and under) getting into difficulty in water over the last few weeks. Here is the ROSPA safety advice for parents: https://www.rospa.com/resources/…/keeping-kids-safe/drowning. Remember that pool rules apply to paddling pools too!
Calling all ladies! Are you due a Smear test?
Are you due a Smear test? Or perhaps you would like to learn more about Smears, HPV vaccines and Cervical Cancer? Please come in and see our Cervical Screening display . There are lots of leaflets you can take away with you!
Complete our Friends and Family Test online
Please tell us what you think about your care by completing our Friends and Family Test https://www.leavemyfeedback.com/4565. (Please only leave feedback if you have had recently visited our GP practice and used our services).
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
Type 2 diabetes can lead to stroke, blindness, heart disease, kidney failure, limb amputation and early death. Find out if you are at risk by visiting diabetes risk score . Certain groups are at high-risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. You can help to prevent it by eating healthily, being more active & losing weight. Ask your GP practice about the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme.
Take time to Exercise for your health!
Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long people have neglected to take the recommended dose.
There is strong scientific evidence that being physically active can help you lead a healthier happier life. Find out how you could benefit from being more physically active here.
Dementia Adviser Service.
If you have Dementia or are a Carer of a person with Demetia you can now book an appointment with a Dementia Adviser from the Alzheimer’s Society. They visit us at the health centre once a month. Please call us to book an appointment
Would you like to volunteer at the community cafe based at the New Milton Health Centre?
The cafe is run once a month on a Wednesday Morning. If you are interested or would like to know more please text Sue Wiffien on 07884300641.
Dementia Friendly News
Do you know the signs of a stroke?
Knowing what to look out for could save someone's life, or even your own. Learn to Act F.A.S.T. If you think you or someone else is having a stroke call 999 as you need to get to hospital quickly. Please do not delay treatment by calling us first.