Forest SurgeryTel: 01420 477111
Badgerswood SurgeryTel: 01428 713511
Your Big Health Conversation – GP Services Survey
Locally the way in which you can access some of your GP services is changing with the introduction of:
Fareham and Gosport Clinical Commissioning Group and Southern Hampshire Primary Care Alliance would welcome hearing your thoughts on these services as they may make changes to how and where they services based on what local people say.
To find out more and share your views visit the CCG website. Alternatively, you can go directly to the survey asking for your views about GP services at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BigConversationGPServices.
If you think you are pregnant, please make an appointment at the surgery as soon as you know. All the doctors carry out antenatal care, and share your care with our midwife team.
All the partners are accredited for child health surveillance. The Health Visiting Service specialise in general health advice, developmental and hearing checks for pre-school children. They monitor the development of young children and are the first point of contact for problems with childhood feeding, behavioural; bed-wetting and sleep difficulties in the young. Please use their vast range of experience.
Advice on how to give up smoking is available from Quit4Life. They hold a clinic every Monday 16:15 – 17:15 at Forest Surgery to attend you need to book by calling Quit4Life on 01252 335120. Smoking is not allowed within the Surgery building.
You will be contacted by the surgery at the appropriate time and informed of the immunisations required. We have regular immunization sessions run by our specially trained Practice Nursing staff. Please remember to bring your child's Personal Health Record Book.
The asthma clinic is nurse lead and advises and monitors any asthma sufferers. We like to monitor our asthma patients regularly to update you on new advances in asthma care Please ask at reception for an appointment.
Our specialist nurses offer regular follow up for all insulin and drug or diet controlled diabetics. Regular eye check-ups may be arranged through your optician. A mobile Retinal Screening unit aims to do annual screening test on all diabetics and visits Bordon twice yearly. If you have not received an appointment please contact reception.
Appointments can be made with a Health Care Assistant for blood pressure monitoring and if raised you will be referred on to a doctor for advice and treatment as appropriate. Both practices have blood pressure machines available for patients use in the waiting room.
Certain doctors are qualified to provide this service. Excision of minor lumps and skin lesions, joint injections and aspirations are also available if appropriate. Please book for an assessment through reception.
All female patients aged 25 to 64 years should be tested every 3 -5 years. Cervical Smear appointments can be made with the practice nurses.
Social Services specialise in the assessment of care needs of patients over 65 years of age. If you feel that you or a relative or friend is not coping at home, social services can provide help and advice, and depending on your circumstances, to reduce the burden of household chores and help with the daily necessities. It is not necessary to see a doctor or nurse first, please contact them directly.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
When you and your GP have agreed that you need an appointment to see a specialist, the on line service Choose and Book shows your GP which hospitals or clinics are available for your treatment. Your GP will discuss with you the appropriate options that are available for treating your medical condition. You may be given a print out of the choice of hospitals from which you may chose and contact to book an outpatients appointment directly, or your Doctor will book the appointment for you whilst you are with them.
Click here to visit the Choose and Book website
The teenage years can be challenging and difficult times. The following links offer a selection of help and support for a wide range of issues covering such topics as sexual health, drug use and a wide range of other areas. The doctors in the practice are all happy to discuss these problems with young adults in fully confidential way. Teenage Boy Health www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/TeenBoys/ Teenage Girl Health www.nhs.uk/LiveWell/TeenGirls/ Sexual Health www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Sexandyoungpeople/ Teenage Health Freak www.teenagehealthfreak.org/ Embarrassing Problems www.embarrassingproblems.com/ Drug Issues and Questions www.talktofrank.com/ Knife Crime www.knifecrimes.org/ Youth Health Talk www.youthhealthtalk.org/
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