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Recruiting: IT Apprentice

We are currently looking for an IT apprentice to join our team. If you have an interest in IT and would like to learn more about the medical profession, please see the link below.


Flu Clinics

We currently have flu clinics scheduled for:

- Saturday, 23rd September 2017
- Saturday, 21st October 2017


August Bank Holiday

We are closed on Monday 28th August. Tesco Bursledon and Sainsburys Hedge End pharmacies are both open for collection of prescriptions. If you have an urgent medical problem that cannot wait until we reopen on the Tuesday, please call 111. Our Econsult system can help you if you are over 18 https://hedgeendmedicalcentre.webgp.com/.


New clinical system (EMIS)

We have changed clinical IT system on 25th of May.

What does this mean for patients?
There are three main impacts:
We are currently learning the system - please bear with us if we are slower than usual!

Routine appointments will have a long wait to book as we have had to take out a number of appointments whilst we were installing the new system, so there is a bit of a backlog (we will catch up!).
Patients who were registered to order prescriptions, book appointments or view their notes online will all need to re-register for the new system. Information on how to do this can be found on the Online Services page.

Why did we do this?
For a number of reasons. The other four local practices who we work closely with are on a different clinical system from us, and working together is much more difficult because of this. Also, locum cover for the GPs is easier on the new clinical system, as more locums are familiar with the new one. We think that the new clinical system is more intuitive, more flexible, and better supported for new developments than our current one. And also, the new clinical system integrates better with other software, saving time for clinicians, and money for the Practice.


Get Hampshire Walking

GPs in west Hampshire are supporting a campaign to get people walking more.

Physical activity has a positive impact on health and happiness and even small changes can make a big difference.

Sitting for long periods of time can cause premature aging and diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, dementia and depression. The only thing that can prevent this damage is being more active!

Walking is also a great opportunity to meet new people and help with your mental as well as physical health. Getting out and meeting people face to face helps with local connections, provides opportunities to get to know your neighbourhood better and to make new friends.

And it’s not all about big walks in the country, or walking lots of miles. You can start at your own pace, with a few minutes of additional walking and then increase this over time. You could walk to the shops, get off the bus a stop earlier or park the car further away from work. All these things can help increase your activity levels and will have a positive impact on your health and wellbeing.

If you’ve not been very active, you can speak to your GP or practice nurse about how you can increase the amount of walking you do every day and they can give you advice about what is appropriate for you.

Find more information at:

http://www.westhampshireccg.nhs.uk/Gethampshirewalking 

http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/whats-on/event/walking-for-health--1/ 


Flu vaccinations

We are able to offer flu vaccination to patients who are in one of the at risk groups. We are coming to the end of the flu season, and also we only have limited flu vaccines left. Please contact reception to book if you are eligible.

If you are not sure if you are in one of the at risk groups, please check with reception.


Where is my nearest defibrillator?

There is a great App, developed by South Central Ambulance (SCAS) called "Save A Life". It gives you the nearest defib machine location, and also instructions on CPR, videos and will answer lots of your questions about basic life support. Go to http://www.scas.nhs.uk/news/campaigns/savealife/ for more information, or download it from the App store.


Econsult - Online consultations

We have added online consultations to the options which patients have to communication with the practice. Click the picture on the home page "consult online with my GP" to use the system.

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