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!Letters from NHS England requesting our patients to re-register with another practice!

Some of our patients have received a letter from NHS England (Primary Support England) suggesting their names will be removed from our patient list as their address is outside of our practice boundary (mainly Marchwood patients.) Please be reassured that this request was NOT made by Forestside Medical Practice and that patients are more than welcome to be registered with us at Forestside. We feel this may have been an error on behalf of NHS England which is outside of our control. Please accept our apologies whilst our team are looking into this. Please contact us 02380 844546/871233 if you have received a letter like this so that we can investigate. Your help is greatly appreciated.

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Flu Message

If you are over 65 or on one of our Chronic Disease At Risk Registers, you can now book an appointment for your Flu Vaccinations. Please speak to one of our Receptionists

West Hampshire CCG annual review

West Hampshire CCG is carrying out its annual review of patient satisfaction with healthcare providers in west Hampshire. We want to hear about when you or your family last used services at our hospitals in Winchester, Andover and Southampton, Bournemouth, Salisbury or Portsmouth, or the health care provided in the community, such as physiotherapy or community nurses.

Please help us by completing the following survey:

http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WHCCGproviders/


 


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PLANNED CHANGES TO OUR SERVICE:-

Please complete our latest patient survey to help

 


SMOKING CESSATION

Do you need help to stop smoking?

Quit4Life, Hampshire’s free NHS stop smoking service, offers friendly support, including advice on e-cigarettes and stopping smoking without putting on weight. They can also supply safe and effective stop smoking products for up to 12 weeks. Go to www.quit4life.nhs.uk or ring 0845 602 4663 for more information.

Increase smoker self-referrals to Quit4Life and reduce the strain on your surgery.

Encouraging your patients to access our help to quit will lead to shorter and fewer GP consultations, improved patient health and lower practice costs.

Quit4Life can also provide:

· Slides for your waiting room screens

· Information to include in your annual letter to smokers

· Small Quit4Life cards for each GP to keep on their desk

· Service leaflets about Quit4Life to put on display

· Posters giving local access points for support

Please contact us if you would like any of the above.


GETTING HAMPSHIRE WALKING

The prevention of ill health forms a large part of West Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Groups Five Year Plan looking at increasing the prevention of ill health.

  • This is by simply promoting Walking for the Good of Your Health.
  • The Health Benefits are directed at the whole population.
  • Walking can help reduce, slow down and even prevent Chronic Disease
  • The NHS is buckling under its current pressures
  • You could help change that!
  • Walking 30 minutes or more daily can benefit in most cases

The West Hampshire walking scheme based on the work of Dr William Bird, GP from Reading who has undertaken research identifying the health and wellbeing benefits of exercise and connection with the outside environment. This work will tie in with local authority, Sports Council and other agency walking schemes.

  • Your breathing
  • Your joints
  • Your muscle tone
  • Your weight
  • Your mood
  • Which in turn could help reduce chronic disease

You could Help Us to Help You By!

  • Keeping Active – Helps to Prevent Disease
  • Tapping into local walking Groups – Could Help Prevent loneliness and Isolation
  • By Encouraging Family and Friends – Is Targeting Whole Communities
  • Advertising Getting Hampshire Walking – Means More People Can Benefit From Better Health
  • Help Reduce NHS Bills – Means We are all Helping to Promote a Sustainable NHS Health Service

Please complete this survey by the 14th of August 

To find out more and complete our survey please click on the link and complete the survey by 14th August 2017. http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/WHCCGAshurst/

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