NHS COVID-19 App
The new NHS COVID-19 app, now available to download for free in England and Wales, is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones and community.
The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.
We will have a QR code displayed at the patient enterance so you can 'check-in', helping to protect you and our staff from the impact of the virus.
For more information and to download the app head to the NHS website here.
Flu Vaccines 2020
This year make sure you are protected from seasonal flu.
Patients in the high risk categories will be eligible to get their FREE flu vaccine with us to protect you from seasonal flu.
High risk categories include:
- Adults 65 and over
- Pregnant women
- People with certain medical conditions (including children in at-risk groups from 6 months of age) such as:
- Chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
- Chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
- Spleen problems, for example sickle cell disease or if you’ve had your spleen removed
- A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
- Being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
To book your flu jab, please contact the reception team who will be more than happy to help.
Please note that people in the 50 to 64-year-old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which are eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.
If you are in need of a coronavirus test please do not call the surgery. You can book online or call the NHS coronavirus 119 service. The phone service can be very busy at times; it may be easier to call at 8am or 8pm.
If you have symptoms, get a test as soon as possible. You need to get the test done in the first 5 days of having symptoms.
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE A FAX MACHINE
To put patients first offering a friendly supportive service
To deliver high quality, evidence based care and health promotion to our patients
To deliver a safe, effective and responsive service
To provide the right care by the right person to each patient
To support our staff to grow
For an overview of general information about the Surgery, please click the link to our practice leaflet below.
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
Did you know that you can book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and have access to your medical records through Patient Access.
Patients can also now pre-book telephone appointments with a clinician and send messages about non urgent health queries directly to the practice through using online services.
To register for online access, please speak to one of our Receptionists.
Please note photographic ID is needed to register you for online services.
If you are already registered to use Patient Access, please click the image above to re-direct you to the Patient Access website.
We are introducing an initiative to help people to find the most appropriate source of help when they call our practice or pop in to make an appointment. This means that our specially trained reception staff may ask questions about why appointments are required. You are not obliged to answer the questions they ask, however by doing so we can make sure that those people who really need to see a GP can see them as soon as possible.
Virtually everyone who calls to make an appointment asks to see a GP, but very often help will be available more quickly from other highly skilled medical professionals such as nurses or pharmacists, or from other services, including the voluntary sector, they can support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs. Our trained reception staff will be able to offer you the most appropriate help using the range of information they have access to. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to speak to one of our Reception staff.
Join Our Patient Group
The Aims of the Patient Participation Group
At its simplest, patient participation refers to patients, such as you, who are taking an active interest in health care.
It gives you, the local people, the opportunity to have a say in how services are planned, developed and evaluated, by developing a good working relationship with the practice staff and GPs. Our members get involved with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG); the CCG buy services for the population and influence health decisions.
The Patient Participation Group (PPG) provide important feedback to the Practice, encourage networking with other local service providers and engage healthcare professionals by invitation to meetings. We carry out surveys, seeking your opinion on changes you feel are required to improve services offered. You will be amongst the first to hear about news and updates.
Membership of the group is voluntary and involves attending monthly (the meeting room is supplied by the Practice). The frequency of the meetings may change as the Group progresses.
Point of Contact
The point of contact for the Group will be the Practice Manager who can be contacted by email – firstname.lastname@example.org – or by telephoning the Practice on 01538 704200.
If you would like to become a member of the Group, please complete the PPG Application Form below and return to the practice.
Please see the Patient Participation tab at the top of the home page for more information.
Chair Based Exercise Classes - Cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic
Would you like to have a laugh and make new friends, combined with some easy chair based exercises to improve strengh and muscle balance?
Sessions at Alton Surgery on a Friday 1.30-2.30
If you are interested please speak to Debbie
Coffee Morning - Cancelled until further notice due to the pandemic
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Tell us about your experience
We want to hear from our patients at Alton Surgery. During these unusual times your feedback is incredibly important and will help us to better deliver care services to all our patients.
If you have any comments about the care you have received or feedback on any of our services please do let us know. You can leave a review over on the NHS website here.