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Flu Vaccinations - Book yours now

Flu Vaccinations - Book yours now



The 2019 flu vaccination season is almost upon us with this year seeing 3 different vaccination types being available for different groups of patients. It is important that you are given the right one. Don't worry we will let you know which one you need.

This year we will offer you the option of booking into a specific appointment or using a walk in clinic to receive your vaccination. The options are as follows:

WHAT DATE

TIME

HOW TO BOOK

1.

Saturday 5th October (Over 65's only)

8.30am – 12:30

Book online or in person

2.

Saturday 12th October

8.30am – 12:30

Book online or in person

3.

Each Monday starting 14th October

7am – 8am

Walk in clinic, just turn up

4.

Each Thursday starting 10th October

5pm – 7pm

Book online or in person

5.

Each Friday starting 11th October

7am – 8am

1pm – 3pm

Walk in clinic, just turn up

All clinics will be held at the Baffin's site. Of course if you have an appointment booked already you can ask for your flu vaccination at that time.

So once you receive your invite from us you can make your arrangements to receive your vaccination which is still the best option to protect yourself from the flu virus.





Patient Participation Group AGM

Click here for the minutes of the last PPG AGM along with the Q&A session held.





How do our Patients rate us?


What do our patients think of the services we provide?

Its important for new patients to be able to see what our current patients think of the services we offer. We routinely collect information regarding their experiences and publish them, good or bad, in a number of places to ensure transparency. It also gives us the opportunity to reflect on and improve what we do. Reviews can be found:

  • In each waiting room on the TV screens - shows the Friends and Family results each month
  • On the NHS Choices website - CLICK HERE
  • Working Feedback - see the floating button on the home page

We understand and appreciate that it's challenging to please everyone in an ever changing Primary Care world but we will not shy away from those challenges and encourage patients to tell us what they think.

The current Primary Care world is very different from years gone by and the challenge is to continue to meet your expectations and safely deliver a service that is sustainable both now and in the future.







The all new NHS app



The NHS App lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services.

Who is it suitable for?

The NHS App is for people aged 13 and over who are registered with a connected GP surgery.

You can use some of the app's features without your GP surgery being connected.

95% of surgeries are now connected to the NHS App.

How does it work?

With the NHS App you can:

• check your symptoms – find reliable NHS information on hundreds of conditions and treatments, and get immediate advice

• book appointments – search for, book and cancel appointments at your GP surgery

• order repeat prescriptions – see your available medications and request a new repeat prescription

• view your medical record – get secure access to your GP medical record

• register to be an organ donor – easily manage your preferences on the NHS Organ Donor Register

• choose how the NHS uses your data – register your decision on whether it can be used for research and planning

Report an issue

You can contact the NHS App team directly to report any issue or if you have any questions about this product.

Please share the details through our contact form for our records.

How do I access it?

The NHS App is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play






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 / Diabetes reviews - 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.

Animation

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




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.”




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