St Mary's Surgery, Andover
Our mission is to provide appropriate quality healthcare to our patients when they need our support in an efficient, professional and friendly manner.
As well as a source of information about our Practice, the staff & the services we provide, we hope you use the website as a useful resource with links to other reliable websites for health related information.
If there is topical health information we will also add this to the website.
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We are currently having some improvements made to our telephone systems, unfortunately this means that there may be occasions when you are unable to reach us by telephone for short periods of time. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you, we are however, still open as usual.
National Diabetes Audit
St Marys Surgery is taking part in an important national project about diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. The Surgery will share information about your diabetes care and treatment with the NDA. The type of information, and how it is shared, is controlled by law and enforced by strict rules of confidentiality and security. Further information can be found on the patient leaflet below.
National Diabetes Audit Leaflet
Our next Saturday Surgeries will be held on:
8th and 22nd July 2017
5th and 19th August 2017
Please bear in mind that Saturdays are by appointment only, if you require urgent medical care then you can attend the Minor Injuries Unit at Andover War Memorial Hospital, call the NHS 111 service or if your symptoms are extreme then you can call an ambulance via 999.
We have been extremely lucky to have had the pleasure of working with Dr Alexander Rose and Dr Julia Hempenstall recently as they have been covering part of Dr Abi Latham's maternity leave. Unfortunately though, this will be the last week that both GP's will be with us. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much to Dr Rose and Dr Hempenstall for all of their hard work, dedication and exceptional patient care! We will miss you both within our team and we wish you all the best in your plans for the future.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you of the resignation that we have received from Dr Abi Latham who is currently on maternity leave. We wish Dr Latham every success for the future, she will be sorely missed as one of the St Mary's Team. We are in the process of finding a replacement partner to take on Dr Lathams registered patients so this will have minimal affect on her patients. Please read the letter below from Dr Latham to you all. If you have any questions or queries on how this may impact you then please do not hesitate to contact us.
The West Hampshire CCG is currently rolling out a public engagement programme in our area.
The engagement is being carried out by an external research agency on behalf of West Hampshire CCG, North Hampshire CCG and Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in support of the acute services reconfiguration programme for north and mid Hampshire that is currently underway.
This engagement activity includes on-street surveys, which are taking place in the following locations between 26 June and 17 July: Andover, Bishop's Waltham, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, New Alresford, Romsey, Stockbridge and Winchester. If you wish to take part in this survey then you can contact the external research agency via email email@example.com or the agency's dedicated telephone helpline on 0191 269 9880.
Alternatively an online version of the survey can be found at https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90038859/TransformingCareServices.
The GP will no longer see a child with signs of conjunctivitis unless all methods of self treatment have been exhausted.
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If you find it difficult to get active, why not start walking? It is easy to get started and it counts towards your recommended amount of physical activity.
• Maintaining a healthy weight
• Preventing or managing various conditions including heart disease and high blood pressure
• Strengthening your bones and muscles
• Improving your confidence
• Improving your balance and coordination
• Opportunities to socialise, meet new people and explore new places
Childhood Immunisations ... Is your child up to date?
Click on the link for more information - Letter to Parents from NHS England
Patient Participation Group
The next Patient Participation Group will be held:
on: Saturday 14th October 2017
If you have any suggestions and/or ideas that you feel we need to discuss then please do not hesitate to contact Katie at the Surgery or contact her on 01264 361424 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia and Alzheimers Talk
Our Patient Participation Group (PPG) recently organised a Talk on Dementia and Alzheimers for other Surgeries and their PPG groups within Andover. We had guest speaker Sheila Ancient from the Alzheimers Society and a very welcomed visit from The Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Test Valley, Councillor Carl Borg-Neal and Mrs Maria Borg-Neal. The event was very successful and enjoyable, hopefully one of many for our PPG! Thank you to everyone who was involved!
(Site updated 19/07/2017)