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Health News

News from the surgery and further afield ...

This is a live news feed from the BBC bringing you updates about healthcare topics currently in the news. If you hover over any item the scrolling will stop and clicking will take to directly to a more detailed article on the BBC website.

Winter Wellness

December 2016


A new brochure with advice about keeping well and keeping warm this winter. Contact details are included for a variety of charitable sector, NHS and Local Council organisations that can assist at this time of year.

A New Face at Victoria Practice

September 2016


From the begining of September Dr Couderc has left the practice for pastures new and she is replaced by Dr Rachel O'Hara a very experienced GP who joins us from a local practice in Farnborough. Dr O'Hara will hold surgeries on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday each week.

Accesible Information

July 2016


If you, or someone you care for, needs information in a different format, perhaps large print letters or even a phone call instead of a letter, do please let us know and we will do our best to acommodate you. We will add a note to your medical record so that all our staff are aware of your needs when we communicate with you.


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Appointment Reminiders by Text

January 2016


If we have a record of your mobile number you will now automatically receive a text confirmation of each appointment you make along with a reminder 48 hours before your appointment is due. If you no longer need the appointment you can also cancel it from the reminder message. The message we send does not contain any personal infromation but do please make sure we have your correct mobile number so that the messages get to you!


For patients with long term conditions we will also begins sending invitations for your annual check up and flu vaccination reminders by text during 2016.


Fit For Work

September 2015


Watch a short video about a new service designed to help you get back to work after a long period of illness.

Electronic Prescription service (EPS)

July 2015


We can now send your prescription direct to a pharmacy of your choice electronically. Most local pharmacies are signed up to the scheme and all you need to do is 'nominate' one to receive your perscriptions. This saves you the time and effort of collecting your prescription and your medication will be ready for you at your chosen pharmacy, meaning you won't be delayed there either.



Changes to Child Immunisations

September 2015


From September 2015 a new vaccine will be added to the standard NHS Child Immunisation programme to protect against Meningitis B. There will also be a catch up programme for babies aged 2 and 4 months.