Support for Verterans
Blind Veterans UK – life beyond Sight Loss firstname.lastname@example.org – www.blindveterans.org.uk
Blesma The Limbless veterans – here to assist limbless veterans to lead independent and fulfilling lives. Andy Barlow GM, Outreach officer South, tel 07384 834449 Outhreachsouth@blesma.org. www.blesma.org
The Ripple pond A self-help support network for the families of physically and emotionally injured service personnel and veterans. To find out more about the support available please visit www.theripplepond.org 01252 913 021
Veterans Outreach Support – Drop-in service for ex-members of the British Armed Forces and the Merchant Navy and their partners. Held on the first Wednesday of every month from 2pm – 6pm in the Royal marine Club Portsmouth. The drop-in provides a range of welfare support and mental health services. Royal maritime Club, Queen Street. Portsmouth 02392 731767 www.vosuk.org.
Please note that the surgery will be closed on Tuesday 25th September from 12.15 – 13.45 hrs for staff training
Flu Clinics 2018
Seasonal flu is a highly infectious illness caused by a flu virus.
The virus infects your lungs and upper airways, causing a sudden high temperature and general aches and pains.
You could also lose your appetite, feel nauseous and have a dry cough. Symptoms can last for up to a week.
We offer 'at risk' groups the flu vaccine at a certain time each year to protect you against the flu virus.
You may be invited for a flu jab if you are:
- over 65 years of age
- or have:
- a serious heart or chest complaint, including asthma
- serious kidney disease
- lowered immunity due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment
- if you have ever had a stroke
If you have any queries or would like to make an appointment to receive a flu vaccination please contact the surgery.
For more information please visit the websites below:
ARE YOU A MILITARY VETERAN?
Have you previously served in the military?
Are you a family member of military personnel or a military veteran?
In conjunction with the pledge from the UK government, we are aiming to support military veterans with priority NHS care.
All veterans are entitled to priority NHS care for any condition, as long as it is related to their service.
A veteran is someone who has served in the armed forces for at least one day in the regular or reservist forces.
If this applies to you, please inform reception.
Wessex Healthier Together Project
The LMC has been working with local Paediatricians and Children's Services in the "Wessex Healthier Together" project - click here (http://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/) for more information.
Resources available include:
A5 Leaflets for the waiting room - Worried that your child is ill? - A leaflet directing parents to the Wessex Healthier Together website, with excellent self-help information for parents - click here.
A5 Leaflets for the waiting room - Worried that your child's health - A leaflet directing parents to the Wessex Healthier Together website, with excellent self help information for parents - click here.
A5 Leaflets for the waiting room - Know where to go when your child is ill - A leaflet directing parents to the Wessex Healthier Together website, with excellent self-help information for parents - click here.
A5 leaflet aimed at the older child - Who should I speak to about my health - A leaflet directing teenagers to the Wessex Healthier Together website - click here.
Hearing Aid Batteries
Hearing aid batteries will be available from the surgery from Wednesday 18th November. Please ensure that you bring your white card / book to reception for recording purposes.
In accordance with the current government and our NHS contract all patients who are on the practice list prior to 1st April 2015 will have been given a named accountable GP. Newly registered patients will be allocated a named GP on registration.
Your allocated named accountable GP will be responsible for your overall care. If you have a preference as to which GP you are allocated, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. However you can continue to see any GP at the practice. If you wish to know which GP has been allocated to you, please ask reception at your next visit.
If you are 75 and over you will have already been allocated a GP and are entitled to an Over 75 health check.
Your GP Cares Campaign
Visit the Your GP cares campaign
Facts About General Practice
Click here to find out more
We need your views to help us transform local NHS services
Local GP practices, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Eastern Hampshire CCG are working together to improve NHS services in your area.
Local people have told us that they want to see GPs and other health and social care staff working more closely together. They would also like to be able to access urgent GP appointments more easily, and to have the choice of convenient alternatives such as telephone and online consultations. Local people would also like IT services to be used more effectively so that their patient record is available to all of the professionals caring for them.
GP practices are now working together to see how they can transform local GP services and want to hear your views to help them in this work. You can share your views by completing a quick online survey.