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We are sorry to inform you that after an absence of over a year, unfortunately, Dr Warr will not be returning to work at Giffard Drive Surgery. The Partners and Staff thank Dr Warr for her 21 years of hard work, care and dedication to her patients at Giffard Drive Surgery.  Her patients will be allocated to a new GP team and they will personally be informed of this shortly.

NB: Due to rapidly rising cases of Covid-19 in our Farnborough area, some routine appointments are currently suspended.

For minor self-limiting illnesses, please visit www.nhs.uk or speak to your pharmacist for advice first.

If you have an urgent or serious ongoing medical condition please complete an e-consult  or phone reception on 01252 541282.

Repeat Prescriptions: Use the NHS App

 

Do not attend the surgery unless you have a booked appointment.  If, on the day of your appointment, you are awaiting the results of a Covid test or are isolating because you have symptoms, have had a positive test result or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please DO NOT attend you appointment and call the surgery reception team as soon as possible so they can arrange an appointment for another day.


General practice remains OPEN if you need us for an urgent and on-going health need:

  •          Practices have been asked to prioritise the needs of those people we know are at increased risk from Covid-19, including people with long term conditions, frailty, learning disabilities and severe mental illness.

  •         Serious, ongoing and urgent conditions will be prioritised including routine care for those at higher risk

  •         You may notice that you have less contact with your GP than previously if your condition is stable at the moment.

  •         Suspected cancer will be prioritised

  •         Covid-19 infections will be prioritised

Many other services will also continue, but please consider how urgent your request is and whether this could wait.

Our staff have the right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times, so if you need to contact the practice please remember that any abuse of our staff will not be tolerated. 

Thank you for supporting your general practice surgery at this time.

COVID-19 vaccination programme update.

Covid Vaccine Scam- We are getting lots of telephone calls from patients who have received letters, texts or telephone calls inviting them to book an appointment for a vaccine and then requesting bank or credit card details for payment of the vaccine. THIS IS A SCAM and must be ignored - the vaccine is free to everyone. The only letter that you will receive is from NHS England or you will receive a text of call directly from the surgery. If you have any doubts, please call the surgery for reassurance.

Now that more doses of Covid-19 vaccines are available, the NHS is able to open more vaccination services, including the first Vaccination Centres.  People who are eligible and who live near these new vaccination services will receive letters from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service, telling them how they can book their appointment.

 

The NHS is rolling out additional services quickly, but it remains important that the public don’t try to book or go to these services before they receive their booking letter, and when you do book an appointment, please make sure you attend.  You may receive a letter from the national NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service inviting you to book an appointment at a regional Vaccination Centre, the closest of which is at Epsom Racecourse in Surrey.

 

If you receive the letter from the national service and can travel to the Vaccination Centre safely, we recommend that you book using the details the letter provides.  If you are unable or don’t want to go to a Vaccination Centre, you can choose to wait and get your vaccination in Southwood, Farnborough which is the local vaccination hub for patients in this area.

 

We have started vaccinating patients over the age of 80 years of age and are inviting people in according to the criteria and prioritisation set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), and will contact you when it’s your turn.  Like the rest of the NHS we are working to offer vaccines to everyone in the top priority groups by the middle of February.

 

Please do not contact us if you haven’t received an invite yet. We are very busy at the moment and doing so could prevent a patient who needs our help from getting through. We will contact you when it is the right time for you to book your appointment. For more information about appointments please click here.

We have collated some frequently asked questions below in the 'Covid-19 Information' section of the website which may help you further if you have any queries.

This is a link to a video on YouTube for our Nepali patients with details of the Covid-19 vaccine.

 

If you have any queries about the actual vaccine there is lots of information on the NHS website here.

 

If you have booked an appointment at the vaccine clinic but are struggling with transport to get there, Rushmoor Voluntary Services are able to help with their Dial-A-Ride buses.  More details are here.  There will be a small charge payable for this service and to book your place please call their booking line on 01252 398451 which is available Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm.

 

Virtual physio : Click here


Health Visitors : Text 07520 615720

 

 


 

If you have internet access and need advice, please submit an e-consult rather than phoning.  This enables us to help you more quickly as some staff are working from home or self-isolating.  Our admin team, doctors, nurses, pharmacist and physios are ready to help.

To start an eConsult click here 

Please note that you should only attach photos if asked to do so by the clinician who contacts you regarding your eConsult.

 

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To request a prescription click download the NHS app here

If you need to see a dentist during lockdown and beyond, please see the information below. You can find a list of NHS dentists at www.nhs.uk/dentists

NHS Dentist

 


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