Visit Your Pharmacy First!

Most pharmacies are now able to help you with seven common conditions without having to see a GP first. If you have sinusitis, a sore throat, earache, an infected insect bite, impetigo, shingles, or a urinary infection, ask your pharmacist in your local high street.

Pelvic Health Clinic

Our First Contact Practitioners are now hosting new pelvic health clinics for women aged 18 to 60 at all Gosport practices on Fridays based at Waterside Medical Centre. If you are interested, please submit an online consultation to your own practice to arrange.

Digital Access Help

Andrew, our IT Manager is running a clinic on Wednesday 13th December at Stoke Road Medical Centre, to support our patients with digital access to their medical records (Patient Access / NHS App).

Patients can book a 15 minute, one to one meeting with Andrew to understand more about, and how to use, the NHS App, our on-line consultation system Klinik, electronic prescribing and more.

Patients can book their slot through the link below (promoted on our Willow Group Facebook page). Patients are very welcome to bring along a family member, friend, or carer.

EVENTBRITE – IT Clinic

PLEASE NOTE: if the link states “sold out”, you need to click on a different time slot.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week

Fighting infections is natural to us. It may take us a few days, but we get over them without using antibiotics. Using them for viruses like colds and flu will not work because they only work on bacteria. Unnecessary use of antibiotics increases the chance of the bugs becoming resistant.

Here’s a short video to explain what we can do.

Booking Transport for Outpatient Appointments

We have received the following information from South Central Ambulance Service. The booking of transport to hospital outpatient appointments is changing from 1 November 2023 to patient self-booking. Intitially done by telephone but all subsequent appointments can be booked online.

Hampshire & Thames Valley Non- Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) Update
THE NEPTS SERVICE
The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS), provided by South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS), delivers transport for eligible patients who have a medical reason that means they are not able to travel for treatment by another method.
This poster aims to provide you with the key changes to our service. WHAT’S CHANGING on 1st November 2023 Health Care Professionals will no longer have access to book routine outpatient appointments for patients. You, your relatives, and carers can access https://managemybooking.scas.nhs.uk/patientzone to manage the booking process from end to end.
If it is your first use of NEPTS, you will need to book via the telephone and create your record and thereafter the online system will be available.
They will require the following information to set up an account on the SCAS patient hub.
• NHS Number
• DOB
Patients can book via the online platform up to 20 days in advance but no later than 2 working days before the appointment.
• This platform enables the patient to.
- Place a booking on the system.
- Amend a booking.
- Cancel a Transport booking.
- Obtain an Estimated Time of Arrival
Telephone Numbers
For Patients that do not have access to book via the online platform you may use the following numbers
Hampshire Patient Led Line –0300 123 9833
Thames Valley patient Led Line - 0300 100 0015

Willow Welly & Wellbeing Group

Let's get in the garden!

Willow Welly and Wellbeing Group.

Volunteer at the Willow Incredible Garden at Forton Medical Centre.

Wednesdays 13 and 30 November and 14 December from 11am - 12 midday.

Sundays 20 November and 4 December from 10am -11am.

More info at www.loveoutdoors.org.uk/willowgarden or email hello@loveoutdoors.org.uk