Willow News

  • New Eye Screening Patient Portal
    For those of you who are living with diabetes, you will know it is important to have annual eye screening. The organisation that provides this service has asked us to pass on the following good news: “We are really excited to announce that our Patients will now be able to book and manage their appointments… Read more: New Eye Screening Patient Portal
  • Spring Covid Boosters
    This year’s Covid Vaccine Spring Boosters will be again provided through the local community pharmacies. Willow Group is working with the local Covid Referral Team to advise of our eligible housebound patients for visits to be scheduled. All other eligible patients, should use the National Booking System or the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Covid… Read more: Spring Covid Boosters
  • 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.
  • 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… Read more: World Antimicrobial Awareness Week
  • 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.