Willow News

  • Patient Engagement Evening 17 May
    Following the recent merge of Gosport Medical Centre and The Willow Group, we would like to invite patients to book to join us in the Theatre Room at Thorngate Hall on Wednesday 17 May 2023. There will be a brief presentation at the start of the event to include questions from patients. To effectively manage […]
  • Merger Event 17/04/2023
    Dear patients, Thank you to everyone who took the time out of their day to attend our event last night on the merger between Gosport Medical Centre and The Willow Group (17 April 2023). The turnout was very high, and while it was great to see such a high level of interest, we would also […]
  • Covid Booster 2023 Campaign
    The 2023 Covid booster campaign is underway. People aged 75 and older, residents in care homes for older people, and those aged 5 years and over with a weakened immune system will be offered a booster vaccine this spring. Brune Pharmacy is providing the vaccinations for Gosport. Residents in the above categories may be contacted […]
  • Willow Incredible Garden Spring Open Day
    More information at www.loveoutdoors.org.uk/willowgarden (external link)
  • Update from Gosport Medical Centre and The Willow Group
    Dear Patient, In January we wrote to you outlining our intentions for a potential merger that would see Gosport Medical Centre (GMC) join The Willow Group. We can now confirm that the merger officially completed on 1 April 2023. It is important to stress that this decision was not taken lightly and has been made […]
  • Plans for Gosport Medical Centre to merge with The Willow Group
    Dear patients, We are writing to you to inform you about a proposed plan for Gosport Medical Centre (GMC) to merge with the Willow Group from April 1, 2023. This will hugely benefit Gosport Medical Centre, who would otherwise face an uncertain future; whilst the Willow Group will strongly benefit from GMC’s excellent clinical and […]
  • Vaccination Clinics Update
    We continue to hold flu vaccination clinics and we currently have appointments available. They can be booked online by logging in to NHS App or Patient Access. Our Covid vaccination clinics have, however, now closed at Brune Medical Centre, but eligible people are still able to book a vaccination or booster using the National Booking […]
  • Got a new number?
    If Christmas brought you a new mobile phone, please remember to update us if you have a new number. Most of our communications are now sent by text message, so it’s really important that we have your latest contact details. Messages include invitations to book appointments, confirmation of booked appointments, queries, replies to your queries, […]
  • Strep A – an update
    On top of our normal high winter workload, we, like every other practice nationally, are seeing a large number of calls related to concerns around strep A and scarlet fever, following reports that there has been an increase of cases. While most children will only have a mild illness, some may become seriously unwell, so […]
  • Healthier Together
    The Healthier Together web site has a lot of easy to understand help and advice. https://what0-18.nhs.uk They have a page about Strep A and scarlet fever https://what0-18.nhs.uk/…/worried-your…/scarlet-fever And they have an app you can download and keep on a mobile device to give you quick access to advice. https://what0-18.nhs.uk/about-us/adding-our-website
  • Holiday Activities & Food
    Hampshire County Council and Connect4Communities are working to provide a holiday activities and food programme. A variety of organisations are joining in across Gosport so children can have fun, stay active, and a how meal for those who have benefits-related free school meals. You can download the programme here.
  • What is ‘Social Prescribing’?
    Our friends at Healthy London have made this great video to explain how Social Prescribing can help us all. If you would like to access our Social Prescribing Service in Gosport, please email hiowicb-hsi.socprescgosport@nhs.net
  • Strep A
    Group A Streptococcus are bacteria which can colonise the throat, skin and anogenital tract. It causes a diverse range of skin, soft tissue and respiratory tract infections. Find out more here https://www.nth.nhs.uk/content/uploads/2017/09/IPC473.1-Group-A-Streptococcal-Infection-22.08.17.pdf Or watch this video.
  • Willow Incredible Garden Newsletter
    Our Autumn/Winter newsletter is devoted to our new Incredible Garden that is now beginning to take shape. We’re working with various organisations within the area to create something the whole community can enjoy. You can download the newsletter using the link below. We’re also looking for volunteers to help with the digging, building, and planting. […]
  • Flu Season
    Flu season will be upon us soon.  If you are aged 65 or over, or have a long term condition and you do not wish to have a covid vaccination, we are adding clinics at Waterside Medical Centre for flu only. These appointments can be booked via your NHS App or Patient Access, via Klinik, telephone or […]
  • Ethnicity texts
    In its drive to ensure everyone has access to the healthcare they need, the Government and NHS have asked GP practices to record the ethnicity of patients because some groups of people are more vulnerable to some illnesses. We are beginning to send text messages out to people registered at Willow Group whom we do […]
  • Coronavirus Information
    For the latest information regarding Covid-19, please visit www.nhs.uk.
  • Home and Well wins the Customer Vulnerability Award
    Home and Well wins the Customer Vulnerability Award at the (delayed) 2021 Utility Week Awards at Grosvenor House Hotel – a great celebration of partnership working. Home and Well is a countywide partnership project with Citizens Advice Hampshire, NHS Hampshire Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group, SSEN Distribution, SGN, Southern Water, Portsmouth Water […]
  • Gosport’s two Primary Care Networks set to join forces
    The two Primary Care Networks which serve Gosport are planning to join forces – in a move which will make greater use of resources to improve patient services and could attract new GPs. NHS Hampshire Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has approved the proposed coming together of Gosport Central Primary Care […]

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