Clinics We Offer
We pride ourselves in delivering high quality care to our patients with diabetes. This gets regularly monitored by Hampshire CCG and compared both locally and nationally with other practices. There have been many challenges over the last two years with the Covid-19 pandemic, and then with a blood bottle shortage before Christmas. However, we are delighted to announce that, as of March 2022, we are the front runners in North Hampshire for providing the eight care processes in diabetes that are measured! This a fantastic achievement!
We are continuously looking for areas to improve further and will be sharing information about educational sessions for patients with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes over the next 12 months. These are excellent sessions with great patient feedback so we hope the uptake in our community will be good.
Minor Injury Service:
Whitewater Health provide treatment of many common minor injuries for patients who are registered with the surgery. This service aims to reduce the burden on local accident and emergency departments and provide better access to healthcare to patients in our local community.
Patients who wish to access this service should call the surgery first and a telephone assessment will follow. Patients will be triaged and if appropriate a same-day appointment will be offered. Whilst the team endeavour to reduce the burden on accident and emergency departments there may be instances which will require onward referral to A&E for further assessment.
Conditions we can treat include:
- Minor head injuries with no loss of consciousness
- Facial and eye injuries
- Simple foreign body removal
- Assessment of limb injuries
- Minor burns
- Wound assessment and closure (e.g., steri-strips, wound glue and stitches)
Please note we do not have access to same day X-ray facilities and therefore some patients will require onward assessment to our local A&E department.
NHS Health Checks
The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40 to 74. It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia. As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions. An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.
The check is for people who are aged 40 to 74 who do not have any of the following pre-existing conditions:
- heart disease
- chronic kidney disease
- high blood pressure (hypertension)
- atrial fibrillation
- transient ischaemic attack
- inherited high cholesterol (familial hypercholesterolemia)
- heart failure
- peripheral arterial disease
- currently being prescribed statins to lower cholesterol
- previous checks have found that you have a 20% or higher risk of getting cardiovascular disease over the next 10 years
If you're in the 40 to 74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you should receive a letter from your GP surgery or local council inviting you for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. You can also call your GP surgery to book a Health Check. You may want to try this online Heart Age test.
Family Planning Services
The practice offers implants, coils and other contraceptive options, please make an appointment to speak to a nurse of GP about the most suitable contraceptive for you.
Baby Clinic & Health Visitors
Parents with babies can book in at any time for their baby check, we have nurses available Monday to Friday 8am-6pm and so parents are encouraged to book their baby immunisations as early as possible to align the the public health England vaccine schedule.
Hook - 3rd Tuesday of the month from 13.30 -15.00
All parents are welcome to attend with babies and children up to five years. We offer the opportunity to have your child weighed and advise on such topics as weaning, sleep, potty training, temper tantrums, etc.
Child development checks are organised by the Health Visitors. Please contact the Health Visiting Team at Alton Community Hospital, telephone 01420 88336 who will advise when the checks are due and the days and times of the Baby Clinics.
Please see your own doctor when you first become pregnant, who will arrange for you to meet the midwife who will complete the booking arrangements for hospital care and advise you on all aspects of your pregnancy.
Ante and post natal groups are run at each surgery by the midwives and health visitors.
The doctors and practice nurses provide all aspects of health promotion advice and care during booked surgery hours. In addition there are specific clinics run by specially trained nurses, alongside your own doctor, designed to monitor specific medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma and Ischaemic Heart Disease.
Asthma/COPD Clinics are run by Whitewater Health, and while we have had to adapt our approach this year due to COVID-19 we are still liaising with patients on their management plans and self-help for Asthma and COPD. We continue to endeavour to review our patients as per their annual reviews. Appointments can be booked online or by calling the Surgery.
Diabetic Clinics are run several times per week, with our diabetic nurses supporting our patients in their diabetic management. There are monthly multi-disciplinary team meetings with community diabetic providers too, and this is led by our diabetic lead GP Dr Lynne Heathorn. Appointments can be booked online or by calling the Surgery.