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Phone outage Monday 1st July

Phone outage Monday 1st July

We experienced a loss of telephone service this morning for approximately 1 hour.

The issue also caused our back up to fail. We will be discussing this with our provider in order to understand why this happened.

Please accept our apologies for the loss of service during a busy Monday morning.

Regards

Dr's Fellows, Collie and Crisp





Book an appointment using Systmonline

As you may have read earlier this year we have reviewed the number and type of appointment that can be booked online using the SystmOnline application (Android or IOS).

  • Blood test appointments - If you have been invited by us for the blood test. ** PLEASE ENSURE YOU KNOW WHETHER TO FAST OR NOT (If fasting please do not eat for 12 hours before the appointment, but ensure you drink plenty of plain water and take any usual medication) **
  • Medication Reviews (face to face) - Please complete the Pre-Medication review questionnaire prior to attending
  • Annual Asthma / COPD Review - If you have been invited by the Surgery. Please complete the pre-review questionnaire for the relevant condition.
  • Feedback appointment - Your opportunity to meet directly with the Business Manager and a member of the Patient Participation Group
  • Cryotherapy Clinic - If you have been seen by our clinician and invited by the surgery
  • Travel Clinic - Please complete the Travel questionnaire prior to attending
  • Smear Test - Only if you have been formally invited to attend.
  • Stop Smoke - If you want help in giving up Smoking
  • Pill Check - If you have been invited by the surgery
  • Child Immunisations - If you have been invited by the surgery
You can also book online for these ongoing treatments providing you have already started the treatment.


  • B12 injections
  • Hormone Injections - For the majority of patients your injection is delivered to the Surgery. If this is not the case for you please bring it with you.
  • Depo Provera Injection - Only if you are due this (normally every 10 - 14 weeks)
  • HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy) - Only if you are due this (normally every 3 months)

*** APPOINTMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE ABOVE WE MAY HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO REFUSE TO SEE YOU ***




Care Navigation - Whats that?


Coming soon to all Portsmouth doctors surgeries.

Click this link for a quick introduction of what it is.

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For more info click HERE





Electronic Prescribing Services (EPS)

East Shore Partnership is about to begin phase 4 of the EPS process.

For details of what this is and how it may affect you please click here




Bank Holiday - Portsmouth Pharmacies

May Day Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 Spring Bank Holiday Monday 27th May 2019 Late Summer Holiday Monday 26th August 2019

Boots The Chemists 194 - 204 Commercial Road 023 92825248 10:30-16:30 10:30-16:30 10:30-16:30
Morrisons Pharmacy Commercial Centre Anchorage Road 02392 664176 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Tesco Instore Pharmacy Tesco Extra Clement Atlee Way 02392941031 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00 12:00-16:00
Boots The Chemists 31/33 Palmerston Road Southsea 023 92821046 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsburys Fitzherbert Road Farlington 02392 303004 09:00-17:00 09:00-17:00 Closed
Drayton Community Pharmacy 264B Havant Road Drayton 02393 070 624 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00 10:00-22:00
Lalys Pharmacy 1 Guildhall Walk 023 9229 7293 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Asda Pharmacy The Bridge Shopping Centre Somers Road North 02392 841810 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00 09:00-18:00
Lalys Pharmacy 6 London Road North End 02392 666625 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00 10:00-16:00
Boots The Chemists Unit 85a & B Gunwharf Quays 023 92750223 09:00-20:00 09:00-20:00 09:00-20:00




MMR Vaccination - not just for children

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This MMR vaccination catch-up campaign aims to prevent further measles outbreaks, following recent outbreaks in Wales. Speaking at the launch of the national MMR catch-up programme, Professor David Salisbury, director of immunisation at the Department of Health, said that the outbreaks in Wales had been "a wake-up call", and warned that "what is happening in Swansea could happen anywhere in England".

Low levels of vaccination in this generation were caused by an unsubstantiated scare about the MMR vaccine. The scare was based on an entirely discredited piece of research that claimed that MMR could trigger autism. The research has been proven to be worthless and Wakefield has been struck off the medical register for acting "dishonestly and irresponsibly" in his research and “bringing the medical profession into disrepute”.

Sadly, the damage had already been done – there was a drop in coverage rates (the proportion of people vaccinated against a disease) for measles and this has led to the disease becoming more widespread. In the first quarter of 2013, there were a record 587 cases in England.

Many people mistakenly assume that measles is a harmless childhood disease like chickenpox. This is not the case. Immunisation expert, Dr Mary Ramsey, said: “Measles is not a mild illness – it is very unpleasant and can lead to serious complications. Adults and children who are not immune because they missed 1 or all MMR doses when they were younger can have the MMR vaccine on the NHS at any age. This may include:

  • teenagers
  • adults
  • people travelling
  • women preparing for pregnancy
  • people exposed to measles during a measles outbreak

Over the coming months we will be contacting people that we suspect are not immune directly and inviting them into the surgery for the vaccination.

Further information can be found by clicking HERE




GP Earnings

The average pay for GPs working in East Shore Partnership in the last financial year was £68,712 before tax and National Insurance. This is for: 6 part time GPs who worked in the practice for more than six months.

“NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised by 31 March 2019 at the latest. However, it should be noted that the prescribed method of calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice and should not be used for any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparisons with other practices.”




Gabapentin and Pregrabalin prescribing

Changes to the prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin (brand names include Lyrica, Alzain, Neurontin)

In line with National guidance we are reviewing our prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin, this is to ensure we are prescribing within the requirements of the NHS.

The National Guidance for the prescribing of Gabapentin and Pregabalin is changing and will come into effect from April 2019. These changes follow a government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that these drugs become Controlled Drugs (CDs).

What does this mean for patients?

  • Prescriptions will expire 28 days from the date on the prescription
  • Any Pharmacy ‘owing’s’ must be collected by the expiry
  • Prescription quantities may be reduced to a maximum of 30 days
  • Repeat dispensing of these items will no longer be allowed
  • You will need proof of identity to collect from a pharmacy
  • You will need to sign when collecting your prescription from the pharmacy
  • Emergency supplies and loans cannot be made from pharmacies if you run out

Do I need to do anything?

  • Make sure you get any prescription you have dispensed and collected before the 1st April
  • If you are owed any medication from your pharmacy please collect this before the 1st April

For more information follow this link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/pregabalin-and-gabapentin-patient-handout.pdf




Overdue Medication Reviews

With effect from December 3rd we will introduce a revised process to manage patients with overdue medication reviews.

Details can be found by clicking here




EXTENDED ACCESS SERVICE

Need a GP on Saturday?

Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance is offering a same day access GP service on Saturdays and weekday evenings between 6.30pm – 8pm.

If you think you need to see a GP outside of routine opening hours simply call your practice and follow the instructions given. One of our doctors will call you back and if you need to be seen an appointment will be booked for you.




Our Surgeries

St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Milton Park Surgery
St Marys Health Campus
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Your Doctors Surgery in Portsmouth

Located in a central location with ample parking.


Location & Contact

Baffins Surgery
St Cuthbert’s Church
Hayling Avenue
Portsmouth
PO3 6BH
Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Opening Hours

Monday: 07.00 – 19.00
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 20:00
Friday: 07.00 – 18.30

Location and Contact

Milton Park Surgery
St Marys Health Campus
Milton Road
Portsmouth
PO3 6DW

Tel: 023 9282 7132
Fax: 023 9282 7025

Opening Hours

Monday: 08.00 – 18.30
Tuesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Wednesday: 08.00 – 18.30
Thursday: 08.00 – 18.30
Friday: 08.00 – 18.30