A message to our patients
The Partners and staff at Giffard Drive Surgery aim to provide the best primary care to our patients.
Since the start of the pandemic, we have increased the number of GPs and other clinicians working with us to expand what we can offer our patients and to meet the increasing demand for our services.
In the last year, we have employed 3 new GPs, a Paramedic Practitioner, a Clinical Pharmacist, a Pharmacy Technician and Musculoskeletal Practitioners all offering clinical care to our patients, and we are all working at full capacity. This increase has delivered 29 additional clinical sessions per week compared to before the pandemic. Some of our sessions are carried out remotely by clinicians in order for us to provide more sessions due to lack of space within the building or health reasons.
We have invested in a more modern telephone system to allow additional lines in and out of the Practice to accommodate the 300+ calls we receive on a daily basis, which our Reception and Administration Team adhere to answer as quickly and efficiently as possible.
In addition to this, alongside our neighbouring practices, our clinical and administrative staff have spent many hours planning and staffing the Southwood Covid Vaccination Centre to deliver the 1000s of vaccines to the patients of Farnborough.
We have never closed or stopped seeing patients during the pandemic. We have and will continue to see our patients face to face where there is a clinical need, and this will be assessed by a clinician following a telephone conversation or by evaluating an e-consult/email.
Our aim is to continue to deliver safe and effective care to our 9000+ patients.
Dr A Thomas
Dr A Teo
Dr K Redman
Dr R Swart